Arts / Theater / Dance

Albers was also interested in ambiguous shapes, such the ones in this 1972 screenprint, "Rolled Wrong." Image courtesy of the Mead Art Museum.

Color & science: Josef Albers at the Mead

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

New Mead Art Museum director David Little says he’s interested in staging exhibits that look at the intersection of art with different disciplines — science, music, media studies and other fields. As it turns out, he’s arrived just as the Amherst College museum has opened exactly such a show. “Intersecting Colors: Josef Albers and his Contemporaries” takes a close look … 0

Eric Carle Museum opens new exhibit on late illustrator Fred Marcellino

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Fred Marcellino knew from an early age that he wanted to be an artist and, as a young man, he imagined he’d make his way as a painter. As it turned out, he didn’t — but the publishing world and readers were better for it. Marcellino, who died in 2001 at 61, became … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Looking at the ‘crazy redhead’ with new eyes

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

“I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” — Vincent van Gogh The re-creation of history by dramatists in pursuit of a deeper glimpse into its larger-than-life protagonists often turns out more to be the re-invention — perhaps even the betrayal — of their allegedly revered heroes. From … 0

The sound of surprise

Thursday, November 8, 2012

I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.” American composer,  John Cage It is not every composer’s gift to be able to offer us music which is not only truly fresh but genuinely unimaginable — incapable of being conceived beforehand. … 0

‘Rocky Horror’ at The Shea

Friday, October 26, 2012

Strange — isn’t it — the lure, the enduring attraction of horror? Why, there’s even a special holiday dedicated to the “dark side,” the hallowed Halloween – or, in its original incarnation, All-Hallows’ Eve, which was, in traditional … 0

‘Willy Wonka’ opens Saturday at Shea

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Sweet tooth, anyone? Talk about your dark chocolate! It’s “Willy Wonka,” the stage version of Roald Dahl’s deliciously malicious “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” by the Arena Civic Theater, showing Saturdays, Oct. 13 and Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays, Oct. … 0