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Nancy Holt locates the cosmos

Holt is part explorer, part surveyor, part hippie/New Age dreamer. And this thorough survey of her art from 1966 to '80 shows her finding her way to becoming one of the pioneers of the "Land Art" or "Earthworks" movement.
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By GREG COOK  |  February 17, 2012
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The tale of the tape in Providence

A tree grows on the floor of Kennedy Plaza's skating rink, sketched in blue tape and cheap plywood.
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By NICOLE FRIEDMAN  |  June 17, 2011
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Slideshow: Andy Goldsworthy and Ursula von Rydingsvard at the DeCordova

The DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum hosts two new artists' installations starting May 29, 2011: Andy Goldsworthy's "Snow" and sculptures by Ursula von Rydingsvard.
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By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 03, 2011
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Photos: American History of Graffiti

The Phoenix presents a small collection of works to be showcased in Caleb Neelon and Roger Gastman's American History of Graffiti .
Photos from Neelon and Gastman's American History of Graffiti
By RIME, JOHN SLYMON, RYZE, JAMES MARSHALL, AND SMITH  |  April 01, 2011
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One person's graffiti is another's whitewash ...

A message from the Office of Artistic Relativism.
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By DAVID KISH  |  April 01, 2011
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A look at Portland's graffiti history

Back in the early '90s, Eli Cayer had just finished art school in Boston and headed to Maine, where he continued creating street art.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  April 01, 2011


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Cambridge author Caleb Neelon traces graffiti's hidden history

'TAKI 183' SPAWNS PEN PALS, announced the headline in the July 21, 1971, New York Times .
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By GREG COOK  |  April 01, 2011

Call for public art

Seeking designs for a 36-foot-long, 8-foot-tall mural to replace a degenerate, "one-sided" mural at the Maine Department of Labor office in Augusta. Please e-mail jpgs to  jinglis@phx.com .  
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By EDITORIAL  |  April 01, 2011
UPDATE -- Ashmont Moon Mystery: What about fried turkeys, now?

UPDATE -- Ashmont Moon Mystery: What about fried turkeys, now?


Peabody Square's Sleeping Moon (which snoozes on the plaza outside the Ashmont T station in Dorchester) is no stranger to festive adornment. The Santa hat...
By Shaula Clark  |  January 08, 2011
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Jenny Holzer's projections remake buildings

Jenny Holzer is not an architect, but in 2004, when she projected those words onto the stone facade of the Hotel Pennsylvania in Manhattan's Times Square, the historic building acquired a character it had never before seen.
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By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  December 03, 2010
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The tyranny of nice

Over the past several weeks, Mikyoung Kim's new $480,000 public art installation Horizon Garden has taken shape at southwest corner of Providence's Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence.
Assessing public art in Rhode Island
By GREG COOK  |  November 05, 2010


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The tyranny of nice

Over the past several weeks, Mikyoung Kim's new $480,000 public art installation Horizon Garden has taken shape at southwest corner of Providence's Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence.
Assessing public art in Rhode Island
By GREG COOK  |  November 05, 2010

What is public art?

Life is short; art is forever. At least until someone trips on it.
And can it be by someone from away?
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  October 01, 2010
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Dropping Science

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By SCOTT FAYNER  |  September 18, 2010
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Worst Public Art Manifesto No. 1

Long-term public art has a greater responsibility to the community, to the public, than regular gallery art.
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By GREG COOK  |  September 10, 2010
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AS220's Fairey mural in progress in Providence

It's a muggy Wednesday and Johan Bjurman stands atop an 85-foot aerial lift along Aborn Street in downtown Providence, a paintbrush in his hand and a thermos of ice water at his side.
The Art of the City
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 06, 2010


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He put a spell on you

Brandon Nastanski had e-mailed me a map to his Unofficial Franklin Park Research Outpost, but it's a good thing he met me at the park's Glen Road entrance to lead me in, because I would have never found it on my own. Even when I went back by myself later
An 'unofficial' installation raises questions about what's right and wrong with public art
By GREG COOK  |  July 09, 2010

Letters to the Portland Editor - August 14, 2009

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By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  August 14, 2009

World AIDS Day observances


As Maine slashes the last of its AIDS-prevention funding in an attempt to somehow "save taxpayers mo...
By Jeff Inglis  |  December 01, 2008
Another oil-tank proposal not chosen

Another oil-tank proposal not chosen



 


By Jeff Inglis  |  October 10, 2008

The winning oil-tank design is...


The artist whose design may one day grace some of the oil tanks overlooking Portland Harbor is ......
By Jeff Inglis  |  October 08, 2008


Oil-tank art - some proposals that didn't make the cut

Oil-tank art - some proposals that didn't make the cut


Since our package on the proposal to paint art on some South Portland oil tanks ran a couple weeks back (see "It's Not About the Art," by Jeff Inglis, and "Words Over Pictures," by Ken Greenleaf, both in the September 5 issue), we've heard from a few artists whose proposals weren't selected

Were we interested in seeing what they had proposed? You bet, and we're guessing you are too.

Here is the first installment of what I hope will be a series of posts showing the people of Maine what proposals weren't selected.

So first, a plea: If you are an artist who submitted an entry to the "Art All Around" competition, please send me your designs. I'll get them online and we can start a great discussion.

Pictures after the jump.


By Jeff Inglis  |  September 16, 2008