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Plastic bags are no friends to the environment, but Cambridgeport artist Michelle Lougee transforms them into nature itself.
Cambridge’s “art bar” has its grand opening from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, providing an alternative to a typical night out drinking.
Singer Mali Sastri, curator of the themed Org shows at Oberon, jumps the river Friday for the opening of the “Ten Paintings/Ten Songs” collaboration with artist Steven Bogart.
The Foundry finally opens Saturday – but just for a four-hour arts open house that organizers hope is just long enough to make the argument that the city-owned building should be open regularly and permanently as a community arts space.
Artist Dave Ortega has an entry for the “New Perspectives” T Map Challenge that looks more orderly and airy, provides geographic scale, adds significant green spaces and names some waterways and landmarks. He won’t be entering his map in the T’s contest, though.
The biannual Miller Street Open Studios puts artists’ work on display and, in some cases, for sale. Dozens of artists are allowing the public a peek not only at finished pieces, but at works in progress, raw materials and other insightful aspects of the world where the art is made.
Teen artists are invited to take part in a climate change-themed exhibit April 11 – and help build a youth art community — at Harvard Square’s Democracy Center with the submission deadline being April 1.
The long-term plan to tear down and remake three public schools has caused worry over what happens with the art inside and around them, with the fate of the “Further the Dream” mural at the 100 Putnam Ave. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School being – literally – the biggest concern.
Moses wandered in the desert for 40 years, which is how long artist Michael Bogdanow has been pursuing the same Biblical themes in his paintings. If Moses had a thriving law practice, family and sideline in playing keyboards in rock bands like Bogdanow, he wouldn’t mind the consistency either.
Harvard has the Hasty Pudding awards and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology hosts ROFLCon. Lesley University has clearly tapped into the zeitgeist in its own way with its annual Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo.