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.
Hundreds of people flew kites along the shore.
“Keytar Bear shows what our city can do for the little person,” Abby Taylor says when talking about the May 8 “Keytar Bear and Abby Taylor Day: Street Performer Fest” in Cambridge.
As the first generation of AIDS survivors reaches retirement age, new memorials are planned in Provincetown, New York and West Hollywood.
The seventh poetry fest also features a former U.S. poet laureate and the poet who spoke at President Obama’s second inauguration.
Hundreds of students hurled handfuls of vividly colored powders at each other in a rollicking free-for-all.
“Her drawings are very humorous,” a friend says of the Cambridge artist, who died early this year. “She was a very serious person.”
“The Riot Grrrl movement is really important because it’s the intersection of arts and culture and feminist activism,” says Boston Chief of Policy Joyce Linehan.
“We’re proud to announce today that we’ve added a new instrument to the pedagogy of Berklee … the kazoo,” Berklee President Roger Brown says in a new video.
“I was walking around and I encountered this poetry. It was a sort of quiet discovery.”
A first look at plans for the museum honoring the beloved creator of “The Cat in the Hat” that is expected to open next year.
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.”