The Independent Film Festival Boston (IFFB) kicks off Wednesday and runs through April 30. Andrea Shea spoke with Nancy Campbell, the new program director.
Jon Imber is seen as a New England master by many, and may be best known for his abstract expressionist landscapes.
More than a dozen Boston-area cultural institutions have been collaborating on a project called #BostonBetter, creating a series of events and spaces for reflection on and around the anniversary.
The designers behind the book “102 Hours” say their goal was to distill the essence of the story, “and then tell it in a way that transcends language barriers and that isn’t sensationalized.”
A number of Boston-area organizations are holding arts events to help communities reflect and hopefully heal. “All of these forms — including the arts and including the public events — are ritual ways that a society moves through, and enacts, and comes to terms with changes and loss,” explains therapist Vivien Marcow-Speiser.
Mayor Marty Walsh called the exhibition a “tribute” to how the community comes together when tragedy strikes.
Unlike something created in response to the bombings — a note, collage or piece of artwork — curator Rainey Tisdale says the running shoes are different because they already had deep personal meaning before they were left at the memorial.
The tale has been years in the making, but it appears the fate is set for a public sculpture of native son Edgar Allan Poe.
“Playing With Other Peoples’ Heads,” by Bill Banfield’s Jazz Urbane, explores the complex relationship between mentors and mentees through collaboration in jazz.
The young players in the Chiara String Quartet have challenged themselves to perform and record iconic compositions from memory.