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Comic Relief: Part 2

A few months ago, I posted the first in a series of funny artist roundups. As I gather artists for Part 2, it does seem that the collective weight on our shoulders is slowly lifting. At this point, a majority of my friends and family have either signed up for or have received their first… Read More

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Colorless Cars Continue

As a young person in the 1970s and 1980s, my family and my friends had cars in all shades of colors. My Dad’s ’75 Plymouth Fury sported a frost green paint job. My neighbor’s ’72 Ford Fairlane shined a bright calypso coral. My aunt’s ’74 Oldsmobile Cutlass turned heads in Sebring yellow. So why are… Read More

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Structural Battery Breakthrough

Chalmers University researchers have created a really useful battery. Called a “structural battery,” these types of batteries are so unique because they are able to be used in the core construction of structures and vehicles and are able to support the weight. Why is this cool and unique? Current batteries used in cars, for instance,… Read More

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Whaling Walls

When Robert Wyland was 14 years old, he and his Mom traveled to Laguna Beach, California from their home in Michigan. A few years later, Wyland moved to Laguna Beach and was commissioned to paint a mural on the side of a hotel which he titled Gray Whale and Calf. The mural was inspired by… Read More

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Underground at Ink Block

Underground at Ink Block is a beautiful transformation of an eight-acre underpass located under I-93 between Boston’s South End and South Boston neighborhoods. The area has been transformed into an active urban park, cultural attraction, parking amenity, pedestrian boardwalks, and bicycle paths. At present, it displays 18 murals, nine of which were added last summer.… Read More

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JPGs For Sale

The JPG image above is named Everydays—The First 5000 Days. It is a digital collage of all the images that the artist Mike Winkelmann, known as Beeple, has been creating and posting each day since 2007. It’s a beautiful piece, especially when examined up close. But what makes this artwork noteworthy is that it sold… Read More

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Creativity for Social Change

Artists for Humanity (AFH) is a thriving non-profit for the creative, young, under-resourced teens of Boston to express and explore their creative abilities. AFH was established to address the lack of art experience within the Boston Public School system. Located in the heart of South Boston (aka Southie), AFH helps introduce young people from urban… Read More

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Knitters Will Knit

There is little doubt that this pandemic has affected all of us in some way, shape, or form. Many of us have been profoundly affected by various types of insecurities and loss. Isolation has exacerbated our reliance on the Internet for entertainment and made “doomscrolling” a popular new pastime. Fortunately, in contrast, many of us… Read More

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2021 Beer Packaging Trends

As an avid beer drinker and artist, I’m not ashamed to admit that on more than one occasion I have made my brew selections solely based on the label art. In general, liquor and beer label designs are afforded a creative license that not many other products enjoy. They can be artsy and edgy, or… Read More