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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.

Follow the POW! WOW! Artists

For more information on the artists at POW! WOW! Worcester – here’s a complete list of the their social media links.

Hite in the Shadows

A Robert Hite twofer – sited sculptures, paintings, and photography call to each other from the Shaker Village to the Berkshire Museum.

Putting the WOW! in POW! WOW!

Point your mural compass to Wormtown as it literally goes to the wall and paints the town – starts this weekend!

A Hive Mind for Great Parties

For Lance Davis and Graham McKissock of Hive, taking the party on the road is all in day’s work.

Comfort & Discomfort

Noel’le Longhaul’s unique style and approach to the centuries-old practice of tattooing transcends our narrow, worldly expectations. 

Catastrophe in Provincetown

There’s been a Catastrophe at Albert Merola Gallery in Provincetown…and John Waters willfully takes the blame.

Denise Markonish and Nick Cave | Photo By Nooshig Varjabedian

Taken: Nick Cave at MASSMoCA

  April 12th, artist Nick Cave engaged in a talk with Denise Markonish, curator of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.

Form and Substance

Berkshire-based ceramic artist, Michael Boroniec has 30 skulls in his studio that you probably haven’t seen—yet.

Much Ado About Nothing | Photo by Nile Hawver | Nile Scot Shots

A Midsummer Night’s Dram

What happens when you mix a bottle of whiskey with the most revered playwright of the 16th century? Shit-faced Shakespeare.

Take Place: Hotel on North

By sourcing almost everything locally – from decor to food – the Hotel on North guaranteed itself international attention.

Sounds of Silents

Berkshires composer and former MoMA music director gives voice to three silent films from the mid-twenties

The Fire Within

Fire Cider is not just for health nuts and food purists. The Average Joe crowd bangs back the potent Kool-Aid, too. 

Some Like it Hot

Kitchen Garden Farm turns up the heat with standard, habanero, and an extra-spicy, ghost pepper edition of Sriracha.

This Ain’t No Game

Let Abby Weems of Potty Mouth guide you through the winding, precarious and sexist road to indie rock success.

Textile-icious

Can’t walk by a rack of clothes without touching an item? Your Mecca for all things woven is in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Letters From Yesteryear

Celebrating letterpress printers, papermakers and bookbinders in Northampton with the city’s first annual Book and Book Arts Fair.

Cynthia Wade | photo by Devin Stinson

Wading In

Academy Award–winning director Cynthia Wade has solved the issue of how to work successfully in the film industry using the Berkshires as a home base.

Final Take: Colors on Silver

Bears, caterpillars and all manner of characters populate Eric Carle’s world, but, did you know his art goes beyond books?

Line, Color, and Barns

Artist Don Munson’s 50-year career. “It’s the allegorical stories that I’m trying to tell that are the real driving force.”

True Life Epic

Two African filmmakers’ unlikely paths unite at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

Curiouser and Curiouser

Springfield Museums’ collection of oddities is creepy in a good way, reminiscent of 17th century cabinets of curiosity.

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