Tag Archives: Art and Film

Saturday morning comic: Adam and Andy

James Asal Jr.Click 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, adamandandy.com.

International Fine Arts Show, Nov 14-16

International fine arts show bostonCalling all art lovers.  Forty top galleries from Boston and beyond exhibit works at the International Fine Arts Show here in the South End starting tomorrow and running through the weekend; paintings, sculpture, prints, photography, and mixed media are all represented.

When: November, 14-16th
Where:   Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts (539 Tremont Street)
Tickets:  $15 Friday – Sunday

For more information about the event visit their website, Fine Arts Boston.


Local artist Fernando DeOliveira’s wearable art

Fernando DeOliveira Pledge PhotoA South End artist and friend named Fernando DeOliveira wants to make his beautiful abstract art wearable by making limited edition silk scarves of some of his favorite creations.

Check it out here

He has created a kickstarter campaign to help him get the money necessary to manufacture four scarf designs.  I believe in Fernando’s work and think he is an exceptionally talented artist. Sergio and I actually have one of his paintings in our home – I wrote about it back in 2010 in my post, Hanging The Painting.

Fernando DeOliveiraCheck out Fernando’s kickstarter page and help him spread the word. One of the things I most love about my neighborhood is the influence of our vibrant, local art scene so let’s support them and in this case, Fernando, if you believe in his work and like what you see.

Saturday morning comic: Adam and Andy

James Asal Jr. Click 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, adamandandy.com.

First Friday in South End from 5-9PM

Photographer: Ali Horeanopoulos

Photographer: Ali Horeanopoulos

Come down to the South End (450 Harrison Ave. to be exact) to meet local artists and view their work from 5-9PM tonight. The First Friday of each month more than 60 artists open their studios in the 450 Harrison building making it easy to walk around, socialize and see artists in their studios no matter what the weather is like outside.

Local galleries in the South End also support First Fridays by remaining open like, Boston Sculptor’s Gallery at 486 Harrison Avenue.  After chatting with local artists and viewing some of their work head over to one of your favorite South End restaurants to grab a cocktail and dinner. If you need any suggestions, give me a shout and I’m happy to play the role of concierge.

You can get more information about this monthly event by visiting the SoWa First Fridays Facebook Page.

Harvard Art Museums

Photo Source: Boston Magazine

Photo Source: Boston Magazine

Six years and $350 million dollars later, the Harvard art museums – the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler – have now been combined under one roof.  The Harvard Art Museums as they are being called open to the public later this month, starting Sunday, November 16th.

The expansion gives the combined museums 40% more gallery space to house their 250,000-piece art collection.  Not surprising, Harvard spared no expense with this thoughtful redesign, hiring Pritzker Prize winning architect, Renzo Piano, to create an impressive new home for Harvard’s most prized artwork.  The new Calderwood Courtyard is a great example of Piano’s work, which brings plenty of natural light through the glass-and-steel roofing and upper-level glass walls.   I’m looking forward to seeing this space open to the public and encourage you to check out the Harvard Art Museums.

Boston Athenaeum open house 12-4PM today

Boston AthenaeumLast week I wrote about today’s Boston Athenaeum open house which is today from Noon to 4PM.  With the weekend weather in Boston a bust, finding cool things to do indoors is a must so check out the open house.

Did you know the Boston Athenaeum is one of the oldest independent libraries in the US? It is also one of only sixteen extant membership libraries; meaning that patrons pay a yearly subscription fee to use the Athenæum’s service.

Boston Athenaeum Open House Noon – 4pm at 10 1/2 Beacon Street