Category Archives: Art & Film

Call for artists: Finland building

The Boston Public Health Commission, Mayor’s Office of Recovery Services, Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, and Boston Art Commission have issued a call to artists to submit conceptual designs for consideration for a temporary public artwork on the Finland Building at 774 Albany Street Boston, MA 02118.

Call released: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Deadline: 12:00 pm Tuesday May 9, 2017
For more information about the opportunity visit here.

Boston Finland Building

Saturday morning comic: Adam and Andy

gay cartoon, gay comic, gay humorClick on the comic strip to enlarge

While James Asal Jr. takes a break, I thought I’d share one of his posts from last spring that I really enjoyed (and could relate to – guess which character is me and which is Sergio).

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about this strip by visiting, adamandandy.com.  To see previous Adam and Andy cartoons link here.

Saturday morning comic: Adam and Andy

gay cartoon, gay comicWhat 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.  To see previous Adam and Andy cartoons link here.

Saturday morning comic: Adam and Andy

gay comic, gay cartoonWhat 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.  To see previous Adam and Andy cartoons link here.

Popular gay novel “call me by your name” coming to theaters this fall

Andre Aciman, gay literature, LGBT novelLast week I asked for some book suggestions and as always happens when I put out such a request Call Me By Your Name  was suggested. This is one of my favorite gay-themed novels so imagine my surprise when one of the people who left a comment said that the book is being made into a movie.

Elio the young man that the book centers on is played by Timothée Chalamet and the American graduate student who moves in with Elio’s family for the summer, Oliver, is played by Armie Hammer. If you are unfamiliar with the book, I would highly recommend reading it and then keep an eye out for the movie which according to IMDB will open in late November 2017.

Matisse in the Studio opens at the MFA April 9

art, painting, sculpture, Henri Matisse, Museum of Fine Arts BostonApril 4- 8, 2017 MFA members preview
April 9 – July 9, 2017 open to the public

Later this week members of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston (MFA) will be able to see the first major international exhibition (and only showing in the US) that examines the importance of Henri Matisse’ s personal collection of objects, offering unprecedented insight into the artist’s creativity. The exhibit opens to the public next Sunday, April 9th and will run through July 9, 2017.

The exhibit includes 36 paintings, 26 drawings, 11 bronzes, 9 cut-outs, 3 prints, and an illustrated book by Matisse along with approximately 39 works from his studio collection (many on loan from private collections and publicly exhibited outside of France for the first time).

Matisse in the Studio – MFA Exhibit

Henri Matisse (December 31, 1869 – November 3, 1954) was a French artist, known for his use of color and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. Matisse is commonly regarded, along with Pablo Picasso, as one of the artists who best helped to define the revolutionary developments in the visual arts throughout the opening decades of the twentieth century. His mastery and impressive body of work that spans over a half-century, won him recognition as a leading figure in modern art.

Saturday morning comic: Adam and Andy

gay comic, gay cartoonWhat 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.  To see previous Adam and Andy cartoons link here.