Monthly Archives: September, 2012

Articles Susan Metrican Dodgeball, Acrylic on Canvas, 72X60"
Inside Out: Starry Night

Last night I dreamt I was painting a tiny copy of Starry Night. It was one of those canvases that’s about an inch and a half tall. Sean accidentally bumped my arm, and I painted the whole thing blue in…

Articles Partch's Cloud Chamber Bowls
Harry Partch was not a Purist

Harry Partch was not a Purist. And I quote. I quote Dean Drummond from the September 19 workshop at New England Conservatory entitled Partch’s Tuning: Beyond 43. Harry Partch was a composer and inventor best remembered for the creation of…

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Ann Carlson and Mary Ellen Strom
Photo © The Artists and Alexander Gray Associates, New York
Something Along Those Lines

“Something Along Those Lines” is formed loosely around Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing #118. His piece, as explained thoroughly in both the wall text and the press release, has close ties to the SMFA. As the story goes, in 1971 LeWitt…

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MA Independent Comics Expo 2012

Not being a comic guy, I had no idea that I’ve been walking past an exhibition of New England comic artists at the Atrium Gallery (1815 Mass ave Cambridge) for the last week. The third annual Mass Independent Comic Expo…

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Thanks To Our Sponsors

By The Editors September 28, 2012    We would like to take a brief moment to thank this month’s sponsors. These are the organizations and companies that keep us publishing, so be sure to check them out! Featured Advertisers Brooklyn Museum- GO…

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Last Minute Shindig Info

So with our Kickstarter at 126% funded we have a lot to celebrate. Thank you again for your generosity and don’t forget to come to the free Shindig tomorrow evening at the Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts. Everyone…

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FREE Saturday Admission to Many Local Museums

We all know that this Saturday it’s the Big Red Shindig, but it is also Museum Day. Hosted by Smithsonian Magazine, on Saturday September 29 more than 1500 participating museums across the country will offer free admission. Restrictions apply. Visit…

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Inside Out: Susan Metrican

Our Daily Red is pleased to launch an artist-in-residence series titled Inside Out. Every month, a new guest artist will have access to the platform to publish images and jot down thoughts about inspiration, obsession, creative failures and insights. Unlike…

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Fall Open Studios

A few weeks ago we published a back to school post that discussed the world class museums, art galleries and more than 100 colleges and universities located in the Boston area. Fall in Boston is also a great time to…

Articles Zoe Dance performing Echo during Movement at the Mills. 2011
Big Red Shindig Performance Previews

It’s not a Shindig without performance art! Here’s a preview of our illustrious line-up. Jessica Gath is no stranger to Big Red & Shiny. In 2010, BR&S was there at MEME Gallery to cover her performance The World Famous Secretary…

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Raqs Media Collective: The Great Bare Mat & Constellation

The Persian, Arabic and Urdu word raqs describes the dervish’s trance attained while whirling: it stands for reflection in motion or, as Delhi-based Raqs Media Collective call it, ‘kinetic contemplation.’ Central to their collaborative practice as artists, researchers, curators, is…

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Party Time!

Hey party people! Saturday we will be throwing all of our readers a FREE Shindig at the Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts! Some important facts- Saturday, September 29, 2012 Mills Gallery 539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116 From…

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Artful Adventures: Amazing Armenia

“The Artist can make an ordinary lump into a valuable object.” This wise Armenian proverb comes vividly to life in the excellent work on display at the Armenian Library and Museum of America located right in the middle of Watertown…

Magazine Aaron Siskind, Rome, Gelatin silver print, 1963.
Circa 1963, a History Lesson

Opening a year of exhibitions celebrating the 50th anniversary of Harvard’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts is Circa 1963. The work on display is supposed to represent the artistic context that birthed both the Carpenter Center and these works.…

Articles El Topo (1970 Mexico)  aka El topo. Directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky
Still from Alejandro Jodorowsky's El Topo (1970)  Photo © Douglas Films
@fter Midnight

The phenomenon of the cinematic “midnight movie” emerged, not surprisingly, out of local television. Facilitated by a new agreement under a Screen Actors Guild residuals payment plan, stations in the 1950s United States began the practice of lacing late-night programming…

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