Category: Arts

The Mind of Russell Richards: The local artist on his new short film “Fiji Mermaid”

In a spare bedroom of his Belmont house, the McGuffey artist-in-residence Russell Richards stands next to one of the stars of his latest short film, a grotesque stop motion model he built by hand. A replica of a 19th century phenomena called a Fiji Mermaid, the foot-and-a-half figure is grey-skinned, with shriveled breasts that hang…

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Saving face: The Bridge proposes an art-over for the “Landmark”

Well, its been 5 years and 351 days since the groundbreaking ceremony for the proposed “Landmark Hotel,” according to the DTM’s construction clock, and finally someone has come up with a sensible, if temporary solution to dealing with the concrete eye-sore. The Bridge Progressive Art Initiative has proposed doing a series of collaborative art projects…

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Tomtoberfest coming…

Get ready, the The Tom Tom Founders Festival is returning to the Downtown Mall this fall, September 25-28. The three-day “block party” has been a huge success and has turned the street in front of the McGuffey Art Center into a festival atmosphere. To find out more, check out the Tom Tom website.

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