After getting his start as a busker on the streets of Boston, Gene Shinozaki has gone on to become a world class professional beatboxer, musician, performer and artist. He sat down with me recently via telephone to answer a few questions abou the state of beatboxing and what he has planned for the upcoming All … Continue reading Gene Shinozaki, from Boston Busker to Professional Beatboxer
*Guest post by Anna Rae ©2017. *Illustration by Kip Lyall Not long ago I was on a walk with a friend of mine who is a male musician. I was railing about the fact that young females are forced to think about adorning their bodies and pandering for male attention, while young males are … Continue reading Female in Rock: Engaging Males, Embracing Allies
Life as an artist is never easy and “making it” is even more of a challenge than most people realize. Join me as I sit down with Tracy Levesque, also known as “the Birch Lady” and discuss some of the ins and outs of making your way in the art world. As my first attempt at … Continue reading Making Your way in the Art World. A Discussion with Tracy Levesque, A.k.a., “The Birch Lady.”
When I was in high school in the mid- to late 90’s, I’d occasionally visit Tacoma. It wasn’t without some trepidation that adults agreed to chaperone whichever trip we were taking. Local legend pegged it as a rough place that shared an airport with Seattle, a city with much better PR. Even now, whenever I … Continue reading Road Tripping: A Prodigal Son Rdiscovers the American Northwest. Part 2
There’s something indescribable about the Northwest. I took the vastness of the place for granted when I was a kid: the great open spaces; the epic mountains; the beauty of the hills and rivers and lakes. I go back to the Northwest because there is something incomprehensible about it, something intangible. I don’t live in … Continue reading Road Tripping: A Prodigal Son Rediscovers the American Northwest.
If the past summer has proven anything it’s that when art and science are brought together the results can be nothing short of amazing. It was hard to know what to expect heading over towards Fenway Park around 7pm on October 10th. I knew that there would be light based installations but that was pretty … Continue reading The Ultimate Immersive Art Experience at Illuminus Boston