Greg Cook is an arts reporter and critic for WBUR.org and The Providence Phoenix. His writing has also appeared in The Boston Phoenix, The Boston Globe, Art New England, Juxtapoz Magazine, Art & Antiques, PoetryFoundation.org and several newspapers in suburban Boston. He is the founder of The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research, which won a 2009 Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant.
Cook is a leader in fostering art making in the New England. He oversees the New England Art Awards, an annual open-source, community project to honor art made in the region. He organizes the “Quiet, Please” arts and cultures talks at the Malden Public Library. And his writings sparked a community effort that got Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts to relaunch its Maud Morgan Prize for local women artists in 2011 after the museum neglected to award it for five years.
Cook teaches at Montserrat College of Art. His own pictures have appeared in fancy publications like Nickelodeon magazine, Publishers Weekly and The Believer, and have received honorable mentions in the 2006 and ’07 editions of “The Best American Comics.” He’s exhibited his artwork in Italy, France, Canada, Abu Dhabi, the United States, and the bathrooms of Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.
Despite all this apparent liveliness, Wikipedia once declared him dead.
Somerville resident Matt Kaliner’s marvelous creations are celebrated on design websites—and have even inspired an Internet hoax that Scientific American tried to debunk.
The festival aims to break down the wall between spectator and have everyone participate.
Our guide to the bands, dance troupes, hula hoopers and circus performers.
Pintastic New England offers some 200 pinball games for visitors to play.
This is how JP Porchfest works: Lots of local musicians sing and strum and drum on porches of Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood. For free.
The goals of the Isles Arts Initiative are “making art accessible and seeing the islands in a new way.”
“These are animals we remember from childhood stories,” artist Amanda Parer says. “I use them as a hook to get people in. Hopefully, they’ll dig a little deeper.”
“Scientists and mathematicians are an integral part of what we’re doing. Not just because they’re providing tools, but because they’re stimulating the storytellers and the artists,” says Ed Catmull, one of the founders of Pixar.
An interview with the Stoughton author who swept the fantasy prizes a few years ago, and is back now with a major new novel.
Thousands gathered to celebrate the Boston-born disco legend.
It’s sort of like regular dogsled races. Except instead of dogs, four people strap on harnesses to pull sleds.
How to financially sustain existing cultural institutions in an ever more technological world?
Check out video of five harpists performing a Michael Jackson medley.
The Commonwealth Awards honor contributions the arts, humanities, and sciences.
Cézanne “very much looks forward to the experiments of the next generation of painters,” says Museum of Fine Arts Assistant Curator Emily Beeny.
“For most of us it starts when you’re 3-years-old and you see a train,” says Bob Fallier of the model railroad club Northeast N-Trak, “and it sticks with you for the rest of your life.”
“We’re not pooh-poohing urban centers,” says Modern Times Theater puppeteer Justin Lander. “We’re promoting a different pace.”
The Massachusetts Cultural Council awarded $127,500 to individual artists and writers active in crafts, dramatic writing, and sculpture and installation.
“The response has been crazy,” said Rachel Strutt of the Somerville Arts Council, which is organizing the “Copy Cat Festival.” “The event sold out in 24 hours. And so we had to add a second show.”
Bassist Peter Hook shares his memories of the band in his new book “Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division.”