Periodically, we pose questions about issues artists face in their work and lives. This month, we asked, How do you deal with stress and burn-out, as an artist? Kavita Pillay, filmmaker If being stressed out earned awards, I'd have a shelf lined with trophies. And for those of us who excel at stress, what a time to be alive! Last summer, after too many late nights … [Read more...]
Highlighting the work and voices of individual artists.
Nina Louise Morrison is one of the four playwrights commissioned to write new plays for The Greenhouse Playlab: A Climate Change Theater Incubator. An excerpt of her new play THE VAULT will be read at the Museum of Science (5/4, 70-10 PM), and there will be a workshop performance at the Democracy Center in Cambridge (5/6, 7 PM). We asked the 2017 Mass Cultural Council … [Read more...]
Periodically, we pose questions about issues artists face in their work and lives. The concept of "meaning" can be fraught when it comes to creating and engaging with works of art. How does a work's meaning interact with an artist's intention, or with its audience's perceptions? Does the meaning of the work change as its creation progresses? This month, we asked, Do you … [Read more...]
Meg Alexander, a multiple-year awardee in the Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowships Program, is exhibiting in the two-person show How Little Is Enough? at Drive-By Projects, in April and May. Here, the accomplished artist offers a peek into her studio and creative process. The word that best characterizes my studio is flexible. Since my work ranges from large … [Read more...]
Periodically, we pose questions about issues artists face in their work and lives. What is it that distinguishes a truly exceptional work of public art? What does a work of public art owe to its community? As Cambridge Arts Council Executive Director Jason Weeks observes in the Creative Minds Out Loud Podcast, "One of the great hallmarks of public art, besides... that it … [Read more...]