Visual Art

2.1.18

The Chroma Line: Bridging the Gap

At the end of 2017, after many months of community listening, project planning, and municipal red tape, lead artist Jillian Wiedenmayer installed her Creative City project, The Chroma Line, a curated art walk across Allston’s Franklin Footbridge, located between Lincoln and Cambridge Streets in Allston.Read more »

7.11.17

Creative City Summer Info Sessions

The Creative City application is now live, and with the final application deadline of the program’s pilot phase just over two months away (11:59PM EDT on Monday, September 25, 2017, to be exact), it’s not too early for Boston-area artists to start thinking through their projects! NEFA is hosting a series of information sessions for those interested in learning about and applying for the program.Read more »

6.26.17

Seven CreativeGround Profiles We Love: June 2017

CreativeGround is filled with eye-catching profiles, but this collection of artists, creative businesses, and cultural nonprofits really grabbed our attention. Now featued on the CreativeGround homepage and about page, this cohort features NEFA award winners, newcomers to the site, and longtime cultural partners. Read more about each of these engaging profiles and maybe get some inspiration for ...Read more »

9.3.15

Artist Voices: Creating Play

Four years ago, I set myself in-Motion to foster an artistic practice that was physically, visually and playfully explorative; one that was rooted in methods of tinkering, a fondness for materials, colors and textures, and born from vivid childhood memories of running amok and unconventional innovation; a practice that distanced itself from the new-media hungry culture around me. Coincidently, at the time, I fled from the athletic sphere where I had competed and coached for a decade, and abandoned the traditions of painting with an urgency to adapt a more physical process as an installation artist (one with a performative/theatrical flare). In the past year, my projects emerged with the intention of creating a structure and/or apparatus that revealed implied functionality or activity from its curious user. When named artist in residence (summer 2015) at the Boston Center for the Arts and presented with the challenge to create a public interactive installation, it became a reality that the work must come to life and that participants, the materials and the maker must be on the move!Read more »

6.15.15

Honoring the memory of Rebecca Blunk

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On April 24, NEFA staff gathered to honor the memory of Rebecca Blunk with the installation of a work painted by her father, distinguished American artist Robert Blunk.

Born in Salyards, Kansas in 1923, Robert Blunk served in the Pacific with the...Read more »

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