Month: June 2011

Children’s Museum – Art Gallery

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 It came as a surprise to me when I visited the Children’s Museum of Boston to stumble across an art gallery. Quaint but functional, it’s still a lovely place to check out artist’s work. If you don’t want to pay the $12 to check out the exhibits (which are quite entertaining even for adults might I add) you can get a discount on Fridays for $1 during the summer. When I visited there was a stop motion film of small vinettes, paintings and mixed media.
FYI – For those of you who don’t have children be warned that they will give you a special “visitors badge”. It’s not as bad as it sounds it’s just a little sticker badge but it does feel a little weird to be labeled as someone who doesn’t have children.

    

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Free Artsy Activities around town?

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As you know by now, I love art and try to consume it for free as much as possible. I recommend visiting the MFA as an activity you should include in your life at least once a month. Ok, so that might be a little ridiculous but you should at least check out the MFA of Boston at least once. This Friday – July 1st for the first Free Fun Fridays of 2011. Each summer, the Highland Street Foundation helps to fun FREE opportunities at local area institutions of culture. Find out about Free Fun Friday at the MFA here.If you can’t catch it next month, there’s always Wednesday’s when admission is free!

I’ve actually be able to see a traveling exhibit or two on Free Wednesday’s. Donation is requested but not necessary. I recommend donating even if it’s a pocket full of change because it’s free opportunities like these that allow everyone to appreciate the value of a local cultural institution.

I’ll be sharing some of my experiences at some of these institutions of the next coming months. Stay tuned! Until then, Download the Free Fun Friday event schedule!

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5 Pointz
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This one has been here a while. If you look closely you’ll see that it’s one of Meres’ pieces.

1 Year Later…

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I’m on vacation in NY. Where else would I go other than to 5 Pointz. I hopped on the E train headed towards Manhattan and got off at 23rd and Ely. It’s a short trip from the train station to building which starts right underneath the 7 train. My best friend and I spent about and hour and half goofing off, taking photographs, and trying to identify where the graffiti from the last time we visited was located. Considering that it’s been a year since the last time we were there, a lot of the pieces closer to the bottom had changed. Probably 100 times since. As usual there were a few “writers” as one guy identified himself as preparing the wall for yet another piece. Over the next couple of day’s I’ll be sharing some of the photos I took. Mind you, I’m on vacation so I may fall behind, but I’ll try my best. Enjoy! 
 
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I’ve become a fan of sidewalk graffiti since I’ve been in Boston. Rather frequently, I’ll find a stencil or random tag while meandering the streets. I found this one as I was headed to find some grub for lunch today in Chinatown. I like it, simple.

New Featured Artist – Spoken Word by Rosebaby

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Check out this month’s new featured artist, Rosebaby. Her spoken word is rather powerful as it addresses the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti. Her poem is rather timely considering the multitude of natural disasters occurring around the world. I can’t imagine how many people are suffering in the same ways Rosebaby portrays in her poetry. My thoughts go out to all those who are suffering.

Pim @ 5 Pointz

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I met this gentleman when I was visiting 5 Pointz one day with my best friend. I revisited the same spot a week later and his piece has disappeared. =/ ‘Tis the life of a 5 Pointz artist.

Sketch
Sketch first
Outline
Outline
Just about done
Just about done