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Articles Medford just says Yes to Krispy Kreme.
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MEDFORD JUST SAYS NO TO ARTISTS

By THE EDITOR Print this article According to the Boston Phoenix, The Medford City Council voted down the proposed Medford Arts Center by one vote in their meeting on March 16. The Arts Center would have provided stable, long-term, affordable…

Articles Chinatown buses line Canal in NYC.
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TURF WARS ESCALATE WITH CHINATOWN BUSES

By THE EDITOR Print this article According to several news sources, including the New York Daily News, the Chinatown bus wars have escalated with the most recent murder of a bus driver named De Jian Chen. Apparently, it is public…

Articles The one-time home to Elias Fine Art in Allston.
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ELIAS FINE ART CLOSES ITS DOORS

By THE EDITOR Print this article According to our news sources here at Big, Red and Shiny, Dan Elias recently closed his gallery after six years of operation. Showing the work of artists like Taylor Davis and Frank Egloff among…

Articles American, A. H. Davenport/Irving and Casson, manufacturers, Sack-back Windsor armchair, ca. 1920. Pine, maple and oak. Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design. Gift of FleetBoston Financial.
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WINDSOR CHAIRS @ THE RISD MUSEUM

By MICAH J. MALONE Print this article Spindles and Spokes: Windsor Chairs and their Legacy in America, now on display at the RISD museum, is a show of one of the most prolifically produced chairs in the last two centuries.…

Articles Wainapanapa, Hawaii, 2003; Iris print.
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YOUNGSUK SUH @ CLIFFORD SMITH GALLERY

By BEN SLOAT Print this article In his new “Instant Traveler” show at Clifford Smith Gallery, Youngsuk Suh displays a large-scale photographic series of magnificent national park settings in Hawaii. The stage is what one would expect in such a…

Articles Mark Hansen and Ben Rubin; Listening Post, 2002 (as installed at the Whitney Museum of American Art, N.Y., N.Y.); 231 miniature text display screens and other electronic components, copper wire, aluminum, loudspeakers, and software; 21 x 14 x 3 feet; Courtesy of the artists; Photo by David Allison.
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SON ET LUMIERE @ MIT LIST VISUAL ARTS CENTER

By TYLER CANN Print this article Some forty years ago, “Sound and Light” gallery shows were all the rage. The art world buzzed with rhetoric about pop, participation and the merging of art and technology. Synched-up multi-sensory artworks trumpeted the…

Articles Voice of the Theatre, Jessica Rylan, 2004: installation view.
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SEVEN QUESTIONS WITH JESSICA RYLAN

By MEG ROTZEL Print this article Many of the works you do are hand-built electronics made from vintage parts. I’m curious as to how you position your piece historically within an art world that is crushing on new medias of…

Articles How can a city this beautiful not have a thriving art community?
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SURVEYING THE BOSTON ART SCENE

By JAMES HULL Print this article Boston has some of the same self-image issues that Atlanta does, the city where I lived until 1996. Both cities think of themselves as conservative and strive to be “World Class Cities”. They overlook…

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NEW LEADS IN ART’S BIGGEST WHODUNNIT

By THE NEWS EDITOR By now, almost every art-goer in Boston is eerily familiar with the empty, ornate frames hanging on the walls of the Isabella Stewart Garnder Museum – reminders of a tragic and heartbreaking theft. The armed raid…

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

By SEAN HORTON Why Big, Red and Shiny? Because it is exactly what Boston needs – something to stand up, big and tall for the art and artists of this fine city. This humble arts journal was started with the…

Articles Benjamin Draper, Untitled, 2003. Oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist.
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SINCERITY REIGNS AMONG TRAVELING SCHOLARS

By WESLEY PIERCE “Discover cutting-edge work in SMFA alumni show” the museum states in its promotional material – as if the school across the street is nurturing some sort of present day avant-garde phenomenon. In all actuality this year’s exhibition…

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PAT O’NEILL’S DECAY OF FICTION

It’s rare to find a entirely cohesive work—that is to say, one where the medium, the subject, and the work’s presentation all work together for a synergistic product that is resistant to any knit-picking art student. But for a work…

Articles Home to a fine Monet collection!?
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CONTEMPORARY THEORIES OF DISPLAY PART ONE

By THE NEWS EDITOR Print this article In case you haven’t heard, the MFA is reported to have loaned twenty-one Monet canvases (over half of its permanent collection) to the Bellagio hotel and casino in Las Vegas in exchange for a…

Articles k'vetsh founder Sara Seinberg
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A LETTER ABOUT K’VETSH

By SARA SEINBERG Print this article k’vetsh… the all-queer all-gender open mic cabaret mayhem has temporarily relocated from the delightful, but closed, Oni Gallery to the glamorous theater at the YMCA in central square. Each month there are two featured performers…

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