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.
“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 a march, it’s not a parade. It’s not that this isn’t a celebration, but we’re always focused on political aspects.”
The Squeezebox Slam, which returns June 13, began with a dream: to get 1,000 accordion players and take over Somerville.
Thirty years after the last sculpture race here, a noble band of artists is bringing the madcap competition back from the dead.
Including a hydrangeas festival, a wetland restoration, and the birthplace of the American Beauty Rose.
“You take a path and you enter another secret room,” says longtime superintendent Dan Bouchard.
Explore the inflatable tunnels and domes—”one part science-fiction space station, one part colorful dream, one part futuristic playground”—temporarily at the Boston Convention Center.
Hundreds of people flew kites along the shore.
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.”