Art & Design

MOODBOARD | JUNE 6TH PM

[© 2011 Tristan Govignon: painter, sculptor, photographer, interior designer. In short, a wildly-talented-fellow of whom I am unwaveringly jealous.] It’s no secret that I have a creative crush on the charming Mr. Govignon, but what you may not know about our oft-featured photographer is that he is a superlative and widely-recognized fine artist. It is for that …

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ACROSS A CITY FROM YOU, I AM WITH YOU*

I have not, regrettably, spent altogether too much time in Provincetown since my move to Boston about three years ago (read: I HAVE NOT BEEN, WHAT IS THIS MADNESS?), so you may or may not find me at Marc Jacobs today drooling over the photographs in the compendium. Whether I decide to have my copy autographed …

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PHAEDRA BRUCATO: How ‘Abstraction, Figuration, Criticality’ Changed Her Life, and other Pub Tales

At 23, Phaedra Brucato is one precocious artist-in-training.  She’s made a home, if a temporary one, at the School of Museum of Fine Arts, and in the Q&A that follows Brucato not only elucidates her love of abstractionism, but also opens up about being a West Coast transplant, her Catholic school upbringing, the myriad stresses of finishing her graduate …

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SMFA, BOSTON: SENIOR THESIS SHOW 2011

As yet another school year comes to a close, the School of Museum of Fine Arts is hosting its fourth annual Senior Thesis Show, featuring the works of 46 artists, at 230 Fenway, Boston, MA 02115. The exhibition is open to the public for viewing from now until May 31, 2011, Mon-Sat 12-7pm.  For more information, visit http://www.smfa.edu, …

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POP REVOLT | PLAYLIST REVAMP

Obviously, I don’t expect reality stars to make resounding contributions to art… society, politics, business, anything at all, really… but my even my fairly low standards have been forced lower and lower by this onslaught of cochlea-harassing club tracks, courtesy of Hollywood starlets and their awful-yet-ascent-inspiring career decisions (e.g. Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, …

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BOSTON BALLET’S BELLA FIGURA

Full disclosure: the Boston Ballet’s Bella Figura had me spellbound long before I passed through the doors of the Opera House. The Italian idiom, the stunning promotional images, the roster of some of ballet’s most arresting–and provocative–choreographers. I could hardly claim objectivity. Instead, I attended anticipating a contemporary work of the earth-shattering variety, a giddy, hyper-stimulated fanboy. Bella …

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DR. STANLEY SAGOV & THE REMEMBERING THE FUTURE JAZZ BAND PRESENTS “JAZZ JUST JAZZ” PARTY

Dr. Stanley Sagov & The Remembering The Future Jazz Band will present the “Jazz Just Jazz” Party at the Regattabar at the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square this coming Saturday, April 9 at 7:30 and 10pm.  Had the chance to catch up with the band leader, Dr. Sagov, about his journey from South Africa to …

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR | MARCH 28, 2011

Nick Wooster, inimitable Men’s Fashion Director for both Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman, is coming to Boston this Thursday (details to follow tomorrow) for a presentation at Neiman Marcus Copley. I’m happy to say I have the opportunity to interview the gentleman before the presentation for a segment for StyleBoston. Could not be more excited. The past …

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CAVERSHAM PRESS EXHIBITION COMES TO BU

  Boston University’s School of Visual Arts invited South Africa’s Caversham Press for an exhibition, highlighting works from the press’ numerous local and international artists, artists-in-training, writers and educators.  The show is on display until March 27 at the 808 Gallery (808 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston), and is free and open to the public. The work, both sorrowful …

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KISSIN COMES TO BOSTON

Evgeny Kissin, a legend among mere men (and, incidentally, an idol of mine since I began playing (violin) as a boy…), is coming to the BSO next weekend for a concert that combines two monuments of the pianist’s repertoire: Grieg’s Concerto and Chopin’s Concerto No. 1 in e minor. An interesting aside: The Chopin Concerto was one of the …

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Q&A: COURTNEY LEWIS

I could not be more excited for the critically acclaimed Discovery Ensemble’s upcoming program: Three Faces of Romanticism: Music of Wagner, Schreker and Schumann. I recently sat down with the ever-charming Courtney Lewis, Conductor and Founding Music Director, and he dishes about his history, the ensemble, traveling, and the future of classical music in the Americas. …

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