Boston Sculptures Gallery has launched their first outdoor art exhibit called, Convergence, at the Christian Science Plaza. Although the exhibit formerly opens today, some sculptures have been on display for several weeks. This free exhibit open to the public will run through the end of October.
For more information visit the exhibit’s blog, convergenceexhibit.blogspot.com.
The third Thursday of each month the Isabella Gardner Museum hosts their After Hours series that allows you to experience the Gardner Museum’s new wing, soak up the atmosphere, enjoy live music, and cocktails.
Courtyard Bar featuring Bellini | 5:30 pm-9 pm
Rumor has it that when Giuseppe Cipriani invented this cocktail, the color reminded him of a pink toga in a painting by 15th century Venetian artist Giovanni Bellini. We’ll drink to that!
Gallery Game: Italia! | 6 pm-8:30 pm
Try your hand at a lighthearted gallery game – focused on some of the exquisite Italian works in the collection.
Gardner After Hours costs $15 ($5 if you are a student). For more information about tonight’s After Hours or to purchase tickets link here.
The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA Boston) is a fantastic local museum that is located on the water in the heart of the Seaport District.
Each Thursday evening The ICA Boston is free from 5 – 9pm. The ICA is currently exhibiting San Francisco graffiti artist, Barry McGee. More about the ICA Boston here.
Every Thursday from 5-9PM The ICA Boston is Free
Ohio-based artist, Paul Richmond, is currently being featured on HuffPost’s Gay News section here. Putting a twist on gender stereotypes with his “Cheesecake Boys” series Richmond depicts men in roles traditionally portrayed by women. Among those images featured is this cute rendition of Albany-based blogger and part-time Bostonian, Alan Ilagan. Is that Ptown or Ogunquit Alan?
I love the colors and depictions that gives a nod to early and mid 20th century pin-up artwork. You can see the other depictions from Paul Richmond and read about this talented artist, here.
Mark your calendars guys, “Sip the Rainbow” will celebrate the opening of The Bear Sessions: Portraiture, on Friday, May 17, 2013 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Boston Center for Adult Education at 122 Arlington Street, Boston MA.
The Bear Sessions is a compilation of over 80 images of men that embraces and presents their masculinity in unique and individual ways. In this selection from the project’s portraiture, the subjects confidence and self-acceptance encourage the viewer to find and celebrate those qualities within themselves.
The Bear Sessions
Friday, May 17th
6:00 – 8:00 pm
At the Boston Center for the Adult Education: 122 Arlington St.
Register to attend this event. More information is available here.
The city of Boston has so many events going on Sunday one’s head could spin trying to see and do everything. However, if you end up in or near the South End, in addition to the Oyster Festival and the SoWa Open Market, from 11AM to 6PM on Sunday is the SoWa Art Walk. If you’ve never attended, come down and check it out; support the local art scene – I think you’ll be impressed.
More information here, www.sowaartwalk.com.
This art installation made of drawing marker and wire by Hamburg based Turkish artist Sakir Gökçebag made me laugh. I’m of the mindset that if an installation can evoke an emotional response or foster dialog there is probably merit to it even if you don’t always understand or appreciate it. I have to say I completely understand this and appreciate it. I’ve often said one of the best things about being a guy is being able to pee standing up.
Source: We Waste Time blog
Not sure if you’ve seen this video clip, but apparently students in Tralee, Ireland have dubbed scenes from Tarantino’s film Pulp Fiction in a Kerry accent. I love it when Vince (John Travolta) and Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) say “royale with cheese” in the Kerry accent, it is absolutely hilarious.
Game of Thrones Season 3 starts at the end of March and CinestirTV has created a masterful mash up video called “The Princess Bride Promo”.
I’ll admit I’m hooked on this HBO series, and i am looking forward to the third season. I would also rank Reiner’s fantasy parody, The Princess Bride as an all time personal favorite movie so I couldn’t resist sharing this when I found it. Enjoy the mash up.
On a related note, a talented friend of mine here in Boston has created his own mash up video of the movies, Mean Girls and Evil Dead. I love his write up about the video. “When the queen bee’s reign is threatened by the new girl in school, Mia’s (Regina George) plan of attack turns sour when the Burn Book unleashes something far more sinister.”
Check out Dejan’s mash up video here.
Pick up the current issue of The Improper Bostonian’s “Spring Arts Preview”. Starting on p. 49 is Jonathan Soroff’s article, Unsung Heroes, that spotlights Boston’s local performing arts scene.
The article opens “Bostonians are spoiled. A world-class orchestra playing in one of only three acoustically perfect concert halls in the world. An equally excellent ballet. Then there are the New England and Boston conservatories, the A.R.T. and the Huntington, free Shakespeare on the Common, the Celebrity Series and pre-Broadway runs at the Shubert, the Colonial, the Cutler Majestic…”
I like his boasts, but even like his article more. It provides glimpses into ten of Boston’s performing arts organizations that are often overlooked but very worth checking out.
Brenton Parry who writes the entertaining blog Aussielicious has a photography exhibition opening on February 15th in Sydney Australia, and I wanted to wish him much success in this – his second show in as many years.
A few months ago I posted a teaser video Brenton had created to give you a taste of what one can expect from his show Freedom Teaser.
You can see more of Brenton’s photography here.
Did you know that the MFA Boston is open and free to the public each Wednesday, after 4pm?
If the holiday season put a dent in your wallet, this is a very affordable way to get out after work to meet with friends. Note that the this will also be the last Wednesday before the Testino exhibit closes on Feb. 3rd.
Looking for something fun to do tomorrow night? Opus Affair is hosting January’s monthly get together at the very cool West Bridge in Kendall Square.
When: Tuesday, Jan. 22nd at 6:00 PM
Where: West Bridge, 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge
Opus Affair is comprised primarily (but not exclusively) of young professionals and artists from the area who meet up each month to socialize. Keeping with the group’s interest in supporting the local arts community, there is also a charitable drinking game (a.k.a the Punch Bowl Fund) where you may contribute $5 (cash only). In exchange for your contribution, you receive a drink ticket good for a glass of punch and a ballot to vote for one of the three featured arts groups. The organization with the most votes that night gets the money.
The ICA Boston is free each Thursday from 5 – 9pm.
The ICA which stands for Institute of Contemporary Art is a fantastic local museum that is in the Seaport District.
No matter how much money you spent last month and no matter how steep your credit card statement, the ICA Boston has made it easy for you to plan a fun evening out for a date or with friends.
Every Thursday from 5-9PM The ICA Boston is Free
If you have not been to the museum recently, note they have a fantastic exhibit called This will have been: Art, Love and Politics in the 1980s.
More about the ICA Boston here.
Drawing by Diego Fazio
I stumbled upon this amazing drawing (you read that correctly) on BuzzFeed. Diego Fazio is a 22 year old self-taught artist living in Italy who began his career designing tattoos. He has perfected his photorealism technique over a period of several years to make his drawings appear as photographs. I would love to see an exhibit of his work here in Boston.
There are a few more of his works here, but note the site is in Italian.