Category Archives: Art & Film

Mount Gay rum now on Harrison

Mount Gay RumA week or two ago this advertisement for Mount Gay Rum was painted on a rather decrepit single story commercial building in my neighborhood. I kind of dig it and think of it as street art.  What do you think? I wish there were more painted building advertisements like this around Boston.

MFA Boston free on Columbus Day

Museum of Fine Arts BostonMonday, October 13th The Museum of Fine Arts Boston will be open and free to the public.

The  MFA would like to invite you to spend Columbus Day visiting their exhibit “Goya: Order and Disorder” or checking out their eye popping, “Hollywood Glamour” exhibit that includes glittering gems and gowns.  More information about the MFA Free Fall Open House, here.

Saturday morning comic

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. Below are the past week’s comic from James Asal.

Click on the comic strip stories below to enlarge. James Asal Adam and Andy by James AsalAdam and Andy by James AsalAdam and Andy by James AsalAdam and Andy by James Asal

You can learn more about this strip by visiting,

Paint OUT Loud: The dancing witches of Salem

Go Out LoudWicked Art Bar and Go Out Loud are hosting a night of painting and sipping at Finz in Salem, MA next Tuesday on October 14th.

The cost for the event is $35 and only a handful of seats remain so don’t hesitate if interested.  Don’t worry if you’ve never held a paint brush, they will provide  the supplies and there is an instructor on hand to help you create your masterpiece on a 16×20 canvas.

Doors open at 6:30pm, painting instruction starts promptly at 7:00pm. Link here to learn more and to register – Hurry!

Saturday morning comic: Adam and Andy

James AsalClick on the comic strip to enlarge.

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about this strip by visiting,

First Friday at South End studios

Photographer: Ali Horeanopoulos

Photographer: Ali Horeanopoulos

Looking for something different to do?  Tomorrow, Friday, October 3rd is the SoWa Artist Guild First Friday celebration.  Visit 450 Harrison Ave in the South End to meet the local artists, walk through their art studios and check out their work.  More than 60 artists routinely open their studios for the “First Friday” of every month.

For more details check out the SoWa First Friday Facebook Page.

Bostonians love local cultcha

Free Fun FridaysA recent study conducted by the MFA Boston has concluded that Bostonians attend a greater number of cultural events per month when compared with the national average; and for those wondering sporting events were not factored into the survey.

The study found that 78% of Boston-area audiences participate in at least one cultural event each month, while only 69% of national audiences do.  The most culturally active audiences around Boston are Millennials (18 to 29) and Generation X (30 to 49).

The survey results really don’t surprise me.  Boston has a large number of cultural venues (more than most cities its size) as well as an affluent, young, educated population.  You can read more about the findings here.