Periodically, we pose questions about issues artists face in their work and lives. This month, we asked: What's something people often misunderstand about your art? Sonya Larson, writer I find that white readers often experience my fiction differently than readers of color. "This is a story about addiction," they say. Or about dating, heroics, or shame. But readers of … [Read more...]
Highlighting the work and voices of individual artists.
Heather Clark is the first artist-in-residence at the Woods Hole Research Center, the leading climate change think tank in the country. From her interviews with climate scientists, she developed an DISSONANCE, an artwork that was produced off the coast of Woods Hole, Cape Cod this past summer. The piece was a performance on a barge in the ocean. The DISSONANCE project … [Read more...]
Periodically, we pose questions about issues artists face in their work and lives. This month, we asked curators, editors, and presenters: If you could convince artists to change ONE thing about the way they approach you/your organization for opportunities, what would it be? Peter DiMuro, Executive Artistic Director of the Dance Complex; Creative Director of Peter … [Read more...]
Amherst writer Lou Cove recent published the memoir Man of the Year, his debut book (though technically, it's his second - more on that, below). The author will discuss the book at the JCC of the North Shore in Marblehead (11/9, 7 PM). Here, he discusses the memoir, the Massachusetts locales that have impacted him as a writer and person, and more from his career creating and … [Read more...]
Mass Cultural Council and New Art Center will present the 2017 Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellows Invitational in Photography, Sculpture/Installation/New Genres. Included in the exhibition is Mark Cooper, a multimedia artists who explores the multifaceted layers of life and its interconnectivity through the creation of ceramic vessels to large scale installations will be … [Read more...]