Massachusetts

Geena Matuson, Girl Mirage

The Illusion is Real

Medfield, Massachusetts multidisciplinary artist Geena Matuson on illusion, storytelling, and her body as a landscape for the surreal.

Gails Spilsbury, Red Line Podcast

She Did It for the Red Line

Red Line, a new audio serial by Gail Spilsbury, takes listeners on a bumpy ride through love and learning in Boston.

Alexander Weinsteain, Children of the New World, Martha's Vineyward

Martha’s Vineyard as Muse

New England’s beauty and nature become both setting and character in Alexander Weinstein’s writing and workshops.

Dean McKeever, Tree House brewing can

The Art of the Can

Massachusetts illustrator Dean McKeever is the man behind the cult classic Tree House Brewery craft beer cans.

Mark Guglielmo, APE Gallery

Guglielmo in Transition

Former rapper and hip-hop producer Mark Guglielmo debuts a new series Cuba in Transition at A.P.E. Ltd. Gallery in Northampton

Lisa A. Foster, Tied, 2010 46 x 60 in.

Foster’s Care

Longmeadow artist Lisa A. Foster explores the journey of women through historical materials and nude self-portraiture.

MassMoCA, New construction, Building 6 at Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA. Douglas Mason photo

The Ever-Expanding MassMoCA

New MassMoCA expansion doubles its size, increasing the opportunities for more exhibits and for creating long-term relationships with artists.

Cousin Moon, Massachusetts band

Cousin Moon’s Polyphonic Ride

You can call Cousin Moon many things, but “band” may not be a term all-inclusive enough to fit the breadth of what they do.

CREATE Boston 2016 photo courtesy FrontBurnerSocial

CREATE-ing a Better Boston

CREATE Boston celebrates art, food, drink, and music while developing more opportunities for Boston’s great artists.

Photograph by Shervin Lainez | Photo courtesy the artist

Tender, Forever

Amherst singer/songwriter Mary Lambert wants you to know she is unapologetically fat, femme, and gay as hell.

AcousticaElectronica | courtesy of ToUch Performance Art

Fist Pumping at an Opera Singer

This immersive theater company isn’t just breaking down the “fourth wall”—it’s blasting it to smithereens.

Becoming the Gold Dust Orphans

Becoming The Gold Dust Orphans

The Gold Dust Orphans are to Provincetown what Steppenwolf is to Chicago, The Groundlings are to LA, and the Comédie-Française is to Paris. 

Tanja Hollander Header Image Take Mag

Facebook-to-Face

Artist Tanja Hollander’s exhibit at Mass MoCA examines the nature of friendship in our new world of social media.

And the Kids | Photo by Pierre Manning

The Kids Are Alright

You’ll find Northampton indie folk-rock heroes And The Kids wailing behind NPR’s Tiny Desk, and picking up floor milk.

North Shore Community Development Coalition in Salem MA on November 18, 2016. | Photo Dominic Chavez

From Lemons to Lemonade

Dominican-American artist Silvia Lopez Chavez is teaching Boston about the power of art to transform communities.

Che Anderson | Arlin's POW! WOW! Mural

Che And The City

From New York native to Worcester rabble rouser, Che Anderson is breathing wonder into Wormtown through street art and ingenuity.

Take Place: Long Live Mill City

The mills of New England are humming with new energy, and Mill No. 5 in Lowell, Massachusetts is one of the best examples.

Kristine Roan taken at Milkloaded. Photo by Jena Tegler

Come Closer

In Beverly, MA, multimedia artist Kristine Roan forges magic from found objects—and a hell of a lot of glue.

Finding the Meaning in Making

Turners Falls artist Fafnir Adamites on trauma, ephemeral materials, and creating a placeholder for invisible things.

Tom Pappalardo Illustration

Sit. Sip. Scrutinize. Scribble.

Graphic designer Tom Pappalardo turns his love of drinking coffee and people-watching into a humorous new book.

Chef Charles Draghi Erbaluce Joan Johnson MC Slim JB

Insider’s Take: This is Italian?

Erbaluce serves some of the best plates of food in Boston – eavesdrop on this candid chat we orchestrated earlier this year. 

Gateway City Arts Building | Image courtesy Vitek Kruta

An Artspace Grows In Holyoke

Focusing on creation and community development, Gateway City Arts has become the cultural center of Holyoke.

Abigail Ogilvy

The Art of Emergence

After a year of careful curation and programming, Abigail Ogilvy has South End’s newest artists ready for the market.

The Family Arcana Jedediah Berry

Haunted House of Cards

Jedediah Berry reinvents storytelling with the dark tale of The Family Arcana

Bob Faust, Special Projects Director for Nick Cave, Nick Cave and MASSMoCA Curator Denise Markonish, Photo by Austin Harney

Wait Until You See This

With 10 miles of strung crystal and 16,000 wind spinners, Nick Cave creates the most intricate and astounding community space at MASSMoCA.

Terracotta Presidential-ware by Justin Rothshank | Photo courtesy Pinch Gallery

Justin Rothshank: Politic Potter

Justin Rothshank is making several stops on a tour of Massachusetts this week with his political, pop culture-aware pottery.

What’s that Soundtrack?

Want to own the unreleased soundtrack to your favorite, archaic cult film classic? Jon Solari of Eczema Records tells you how. 

Because we know it’s not all good

The Museum of Bad Art is here for you – a depository for poor technique, wonky perspectives, and the who-is-that-supposed-to-be.

Photo by Piper Ferguson | Courtesy Lucius

Lucius Looks Back While Moving Forward

With beginnings at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, Lucius chats with Take about coming back to the neighborhood where it began.

Justin Caron | Photography by Graeme Swank

An Eye for an Eye

Boston-based eyewear design company IGo’s fashionable sunglasses make you look good while doing good.

POW! WOW! WORCESTER in pictures

Photographer Austin Harney hit the streets of Worcester over two days to capture the artists and their work.

Off the Walls

Western Massachusetts ceramist, designer, and artist Molly Hatch breaks molds and boundaries.

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