Periodically, we pose questions about issues artists face in their work and lives. This month, we wanted to revisit a question we first posed in 2018, How do you deal with stress and burnout, as an artist? Artists Clint Baclawski, Tsar Fedorsky, Marilyn Pappas, Jessica Rizkallah, and Debra Weisberg respond. Marilyn Pappas, textile artist For more years than I care to … [Read more...]
Highlighting the work and voices of individual artists.
On March 8, 2022, 7 PM ET, Heather Kamins (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Fellow '16) has a virtual book launch event for her young adult novel The Moth Girl (G.P. Putnam's Sons Books 2022), hosted by Odyssey Books in South Hadley. We asked the Western Massachusetts author about the origins of her new novel, the twists and turns of writing it, and her inventive work as a literary … [Read more...]
Periodically, we pose questions about issues artists face in their work and lives. This month, we asked a group of artists, How do mythology, fables, folk tales, and traditional stories impact your art? Poet Kirun Kapur, visual artist Ethan Murrow, printmaker Debra Olin, Bharatanatyam dance artist Soumya Rajaram, and photographer Astrid Reischwitz … [Read more...]
Artist Nilou Moochhala has embarked on a heartfelt work, "Reflecting on our Pandemic Experience: A 2021 Public Art Project". The work consists of 100 mixed media drawings printed on meditation flags at Menotomy Rocks Park, 129 Jason Street, Arlington along with 26 meditation flags hosted at Kickstand Café, 594 Mass Avenue in Arlington’s Cultural District. Here's a peak into her … [Read more...]
Periodically, we pose questions about issues artists face in their work and lives. About a year ago, we asked artists how the pandemic had impacted their art. For good or ill, COVID-19 forced many artists to reimagine their creative practice. Now, as the pandemic starts to ebb and society begins to reopen, we asked, What possibilities do you see for your art? Katrina … [Read more...]