Revisiting 1994: A Governor’s Lapse in Judgment

Part 2 of my soliloquy will have to wait, there are more pressing issues.

Namely, the arts in Massachusetts are on the chopping block. Again.

“On Friday (July 8th), Governor Charlie Baker issued a budget veto that would slash funding for the arts, humanities, and sciences through the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) by more than half. The cut would exceed the value of MCC’s two largest grant programs, reducing state cultural funding to levels not seen since 1994.”

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Leaving June in June: Unpacking #bosarts News pt.1

Last month I had the pleasure of attending Art Basel in Switzerland, a jam-packed visit onto which I appended a multi-city excursion and an Icelandic stopover.

As you do.

And while I had an incredible time experiencing the grandfather of all art fairs firsthand and embarking on a spirit quest through the Alps, that’s a story for another day.

For now, I wanted to unpack some thoughts I had when I made the mistake of catching up on #bosarts news from afar.

It’s not that all the news was ‘bad’ per se, actually some of it was ‘good’, but it just felt like something was in the water last month. Or maybe something was in my water and I’m slowly dying of dysentery.

Either way, let’s leave June in June..

..by talking about it in July.

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The July Wrap-Up

 outside x body language x flowers of evil x sun & salt

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The June Wrap-Up

first light x grounded x nonchalant poetry x close to me 

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Lunchtime: This N’ That

Is it just me, or has this been a particularly busy month?

My inbox has become a graveyard of memos I send to myself and my desk is somewhere under these post-its.

It’s time to de-clutter.

I’m about to share a pile of BostonCreates info, art opportunities, job postings, local news, & videos I just happen to like with you.

Ready? Let’s go.

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The May Wrap-Up

protecting the wounds x the more you struggle, the faster you sink x all of everything

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Lunchtime: The Age Issue

When I speak with artists about their craft, whether formally in a portfolio review or informally over coffee, 2% of the conversation is in the realm of “what do you think of this color combination?” and the other 98% is related to the psychological factors surrounding the creative process, the creation/production of the art itself, and the day-to-day complexities of living as a working artist.

And it doesn’t matter your age.

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Artists & Criminals

“The only important elements in any society are the artistic and the criminal, because they alone, by questioning the society’s values, can force it to change.”

Samuel R. Delany 

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Make a Weekend of It : Beacon, NY

TGIF!

According to Google, Beacon, NY is 3 hours and 10 minutes from Boston by car, 62 hours by foot.

You should probably go.

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Want List: MassArt Auction

This Saturday April 9th, a room full of finely dressed folks will be raising their paddles at MassArt’s 27th Annual Art Auction which supports student scholarships and academic programs. Last year they raised over $1,000,000 (!)

The live auction in the Bakalar & Paine Galleries boasts 36 pieces by internationally renowned artists and regional favorites, as well as over 300 works in the silent auction.

And the silent auction is currently live on Paddle8 with many of the works already selling out in advance of the big night! So in the event a secret benefactor is reading FLUX., I decided to post a few of my favorite auction items.

Ya nevah know.

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