PHOTOS

January 4, 2021
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Mural Team Vise1 and Julz Bring Color, Highlight Diversity in Cambridge – PHOTOS

by joeyphoenix
Images by Hannah Bailey This past fall, BioMed Realty in Cambridge selected Cedric “Vise1” Douglas (he/him) and Julia “Julz” Roth (she/her) to paint a vent shaft in off Kendall St in Kendall Square. The recently revealed mural wraps around four sides of the vent shaft in an inconspicuous corner of the Canal District, adding a pop of color to a
January 4, 2021
December 14, 2020
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These Holiday Trees are Sleighing It – PHOTOS

by joeyphoenix
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and you and your tree – let’s call him “Spruce Springsteen” – are ready to have your halls decked. Pour some eggnog and pull out the 138 year old fruitcake because here’s some festive trees from North Shore residents that will help you and Spruce get dressed to the nines. Editor’s Note:
December 14, 2020
December 14, 2020
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Embracing the Light with Susannah Bothe Photography – PHOTOS

by joeyphoenix
by Joey Phoenix It was below freezing and windy in Salem, MA when I met up with photographer Susannah Bothe (she/her/hers) for a portrait session. The sun was bright on the Punto Urban Art Museum murals and the steam from laundry vents filled the alleys with a strange yet beautiful mist.  I couldn’t feel my fingers but I didn’t care.
December 14, 2020
December 8, 2020
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2020 in Photos: Strength and Community with Creative Collective

by joeyphoenix
It’s the beginning of a new decade and the end of year unlike anything most of us have ever experienced. But that hasn’t stopped small business owners, creative, makers, and community members from coming together to collaborate and care for one another. Here are some of the moments we were proud to be a part of. All photos are by
December 8, 2020
October 12, 2020
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#Pumpkinspiration: Up Your Pumpkin Carving Game this Halloween – PHOTOS

by joeyphoenix
It’s Octoberween! Which means it’s time to pick out the best pumpkin and stab it repeatedly and then light it on fire. Or, you know, you could carve a jack o’lantern into a pumpkin, squash, turnip, apple, watermelon, or whatever else you have lying around. And although carving two eyes and a mouth is a great idea that anyone can
October 12, 2020
September 28, 2020
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Awards Announced for Inspired by PEM and ArtOberfest – Photos

by joeyphoenix
From Salem Arts Association Take a virtual tour of the gallery Inspired by PEM The Salem Arts Association presents an exhibition by local artists inspired by the Peabody Essex Museum collections of art. Artists were welcome to draw inspiration from any of the work in the PEM’s outstanding special exhibits and permanent collection – virtual or in-person. Possible subjects include
September 28, 2020
September 18, 2020
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Scenes from #ParkingDay Around the World

by joeyphoenix
PARK(ing) Day 2020 is today, September 18th, and art parklets and vibrant community spaces are popping up all over the world, reimagining how parking lots and spaces can be activated for the community. The event exists to draw awareness to how much car parking takes up space in city centers, and to rethink what could potentially take its place if
September 18, 2020
September 3, 2020
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Local Venues Go Live for #WeMakeEvents – Photos

by joeyphoenix
Images by Creative Collective On September 1st, local venues across the country went red for #WeMakeEvents, a coalition of trade bodies, businesses, unions, and live events workers. They lit up venues, homes, and cities red in over 1,500 locations across North America to raise public and media awareness in support of the live events sector. Live events employ over 12
September 3, 2020
August 28, 2020
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Unity Path on Salem’s Artists’ Row – Photos by Espinal Creative

by joeyphoenix
Photos by Espinal Creative Public artist Liz Lamanche has led a team of collaborating local artists o create new installation called “Unity Path,” on Salem’s Artists’ Row inspired by Salem’s diverse history and cultural identity which includes Latinx, African American, Indigenous, Middle Eastern, Albanian, Brazilian, Dominican, Afrohispanic, Afro-Caribbean, Puerto Rican, South Asian, and European cultures.  To celebrate the (safe) reopening
August 28, 2020
August 24, 2020
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Gardenspiration: COVID Victory Gardens Community Gallery – PHOTOS

by joeyphoenix
After being cooped up inside this Summer, it’s no wonder that people have taken to elaborate crafting and innovative gardening. It draws to mind the creative Victory gardens of the early to mid-twentieth century, with people planting their own food in their backyards and on public lands to supplement supplies during national food shortages. We asked our community to submit
August 24, 2020