Periodically, we pose questions about issues artists face in their work and lives. This month, we revisited a question we first posed on 2017: What's something people often misunderstand about your art? Karl Baden, photographer First, I believe that from an historical standpoint, at least since the beginning of modernism, most art, especially good art, has been … [Read more...]
Highlighting the work and voices of individual artists.
I'm not an engineer. I make a lot of buildings, but I'm not an architect. My only title is an artist. - Matthew Mazzotta On the Mass Cultural Council's Creative Minds Out Loud podcast, Matthew Mazzotta (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Fellow '19, '11) discusses how he uses dialogue within a community to inform his projects and imbue them with significance. "If … [Read more...]
Sari Boren (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Finalist '14) writes prose and plays and is an independent museum exhibit developer. She's about to perform her one-woman show Exhibiting at the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education in Lincroft, NJ (Monday, December 2nd, 7 PM), having premiered it at the Newton Theatre Company in April 2019. Here, she discusses … [Read more...]
ArtSake recently caught up with the artist Colleen Kiely. She and her artist book group are participating in a group exhibition based on the book The Odyssey's recent translation. Rumor has it that ArtSake has spotted Argos wagging his tail in approval of this show. My work is included in The Odyssey Project: An Old Story for Modern Times at the Museum of Art, University … [Read more...]
Jodi Colella, of Somerville, is an artist, teacher and community builder. She uses needlework to infuse renewed power to craft practices. The resulting works convey both whimsy and threat, as they capture that place where anxiety and beauty can co-mingle. She pushes the boundaries of traditional techniques to create works that imply an inner vitality and a self-awareness of … [Read more...]