“Going to galleries and museums is going to be very different, because people are not going to be willing to stand in a room with one hundred other people.”
Artists are seeing their worlds close during the pandemic. The exhibits, displays, and sales that provide their income have come to a halt, and artists in and around Boston have found themselves alone and unsupported by the government while struggling to find their footing financially.
“Maybe we’ll see readers come out of this with a reinvigorated interest in comics, maybe it’ll be a fresh start and an end to the cynicism that comes with comic book and movie fandom these days.”
In my dreams, the MFA and ICA will organize a major survey of art, science, and technology in Boston. John and his peers deserve that long-overdue recognition.
As the fourth cohort of Neighborhood Salon Luminaries settles in, and the previous three continue to inform, claims Vedro, “not only the community engagement programs, but now, more and more, other types of programming, and collaborations throughout the museum.”
"Perspective, belief, memory, social class, education—among many other things—all play a role in shaping how we see and act in the world, but ultimately we are the creators."
"I was talking about things that I didn’t even know I wanted to be talking about. I didn’t even know this album was going to be coming out. I just knew I wanted to make it, and then see if I wanted to share it with the world."
“By putting cameras on drones, I could explore new perspectives. Drone cinematography offers a variety of new storytelling perspectives. It opens new creative doors.”
"I think that aesthetic nostalgia can draw people in and then the content can force them to engage in a different way, ideally with more than the project—and start to think critically of what is actually going on around us."
There will also be an online auction of unique prop jewelry pieces from Sept 19-27 as well as a creative workshop on creating jewelry for an appearance on the screen, date and time TBA.