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note: entire contents copyright 2003 by Beverly Creasey


An Extended Blue Period

by Beverly Creasey

Those blue masters of modern art mayhem are still splashing and trashing the medium over at the Charles Playhouse but his last weekend BLUE MAN GROUP hosted a reception at the Museum of Science for the four top artists who submitted work which “explored the impact of art on a community.” A jury which included a curator from the ICA chose the “Vortex” winners, with the grand prize ($2500) going to Suzanne Gainer of Cambridge for her Iris Print of two houses. The photo has all the correct proportions but one house is right side up and its neighboring home is inexplicably upside down. It’s whimsical, it’s disturbing, it’s clever and it’s blue!

Did you know that the Museum of Science offers mini-dramas all day long? Local playwrights like Jon Lipsky pen “presentations” so that visitors can “meet” with famous explorers and inventors and ask them how they did it. And while you’re there, you must see the optical exhibit, as in optical illusions, some of which are actually cultural illusions. While the kids are hunting for dinosaurs, you can find out if you’re an adult or a child at heart by the way you see things.


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