Wednesday, February 29, 2012

State of the Hub: Boston Bikes


February 28, 2012 - Emily Mailloux, left, and Janie Katz, second from left, of Green Streets Initiative speak with Marcy Ostberg, right, of Boston's Day and Evening Academy at the 4th Annual State of the Hub presentation at the Boston Public Library located at 700 Boylston Street in Boston. Green Streets Initiative is a nonprofit organization that promotes the use of sustainable and active transportation. Above Mailloux, Green Streets Initiative's Somerville Coordinator, and Katz, the group's overall supervisor, speak with Osterberg about the benefits that biking to work could have for her and her co-workers at the Boston Day and Evening Academy. State of the Hub is an annual presentation given by Mayor Menino's office on the state of the Boston Bike's initiative.


February 28, 2012 - Above free bike maps of Boston and other free literature on cycling in the city of Boston were provided by the Mayor's office and other groups at the 4th Annual State of the Hub presentation at the Boston Public Library located at 700 Boylston Street in Boston. State of the Hub is an annual presentation given by Mayor Menino's office on the state of the Boston Bike's initiative. Though Mayor Menino was not present members of his office presented on the improved state of bike use and bike safety in the city highlighting bike and helmet distribution programs and an increase in bike lanes on city streets.











February 28, 2012 - Richard Giordano, center, asks the presenters a question during 4th Annual Hub on Wheels presentation at the Boston Public Library located at 700 Boylston Street in Boston. "Can we work with the Boston Public Library to get some spots for bikes," asked the Boston resident, who has been riding a bike in Boston since 1972. Hub on Wheels is an annual presentation given by Mayor Menino's office on the state of the Boston Bike's initiative.


February 28, 2012 - Jessica Mink, a longtime bike activist and founder of MassPaths, receives a Lifetime Bike Activist Award from the Mayor's office on Tuesday night at the 4th Annual State of the Hub presentation at the Boston Public Library located at 700 Boylston Street in Boston. State of the Hub is an annual presentation given by Mayor Menino's office on the state of the Boston Bike's initiative. The Mayor's office issued other awards to different individuals and businesses that promote bike use and safety within the city of Boston.


February 28, 2012 - Jessica Mink, left, is congratulated for winning a Lifetime Bike Activist Award from the Mayor's office by Renata von Tscharner of the Charles River Conservancy group after the 4th Annual State of the Hub presentation at the Boston Public Library located at 700 Boylston Street in Boston. State of the Hub is an annual presentation given by Mayor Menino's office on the state of the Boston Bike's initiative.


February 28, 2012 - Jessica Mink, a longtime bike activist, rides her bike back to her home in Rosindale, MA after the 4th Annual Hub on Wheels presentation at the Boston Public Library located at 700 Boylston Street in Boston. Mink received an award from the Mayor's office for her bike activism at the State of the Hub presentation. State of the Hub is an annual presentation given by Mayor Menino's office on the state of the Boston Bike's initiative. Mink said of her bike, "It's new, it's a little flashy. It kind of reminds me of a pimp's bike because of all the white and gold adornments."

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Post-Baccalaureate Show at SMFA


February 17, 2012 - Micah R.O. Litant is a 25-year-old Boston-based artist studying in the School Museum of Fine Art's  Post-Baccalaureate program. The artist poses for a portrait in his studio space in SMFA on 130 St. Alphonsus Street in Boston on Friday night during the spring Post-Baccalaureate group show. "I've been getting a lot of good feedback on my art, but I've also been getting a lot of comments on my hat. People have been saying it makes me look Amish," Litant said. Photo by Ali Donohue. 


February 17, 2012 - Above a closer look at Micah R.O. Liant's studio space is shown which is located in the School Museum of Fine Arts at 130 St. Alphonsus Street in Boston. Micah R.O. Litant is a 25-year-old Boston-based artist studying in SMFA's Post-Baccalaureate program where studies painting and printmaking. His chair reads, "PLACE MICAH HERE." In the background an unfinished portrait of a man resting can be seen. Photo by Ali Donohue. 


February 17, 2012 - A woman takes one of Micah R.O. Litant's print off the wall at the School Museum of Fine Art's Post-Baccalaureate spring show on Friday night located at 130 St. Alphonsus Street in Boston. "Printmaking is great because it allows the artist to create multiples of a single artist. I'm giving out my art for free because I want to share my art with as many people as possible," Litant, not shown, said. Photo by Ali Donohue. 


February 17, 2012 - Shown above is a work of art by Musine Alagoz, a student in the School Museum of Fine Art''s Post-Baccalaureate program which offers students an intensive year of studio art study and practice, according to the school's website. SMFA's Post-Baccalaureate spring show on Friday night located at 130 St. Alphonsus Street in Boston. The piece is titled "Lamentation of Mothers" and is made up of braids made of synthetic hair. Photo by Ali Donohue. 



February 17, 2012 - Chris Blakey, left, of Harvard, Massachusetts talks with Jon Meyer, right, of Allston, Massachusetts at the School Museum of Fine Art's Post-Baccalaureate spring show on Friday night located at 130 St. Alphonsus Street in Boston. Behind them is an acrylic painting by Seyoung Chung titled "Play With Me." Photo by Ali Donohue. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Night of Music and Books


February 13, 2012 - Marissa Paternoster, frontwoman of the New Jersey based band Screaming Females, performs at Lorem Ipsum Books located at 1299 Cambridge Street in Cambridge, MA. The Screaming Females are currently on a record-store tour and played the used bookstore in Cambridge Monday night. "Everyone be sure to patronize this lovely bookstore, stop buying things off of Amazon.com," Paternoster said to the crowd. Photo by Ali Donohue.




February 13, 2012 - Chris Lee, an employee at Lorem Ipsum Books in Cambridge, MA, walks through the makeshift backstage area of the bookstore which is normally where the Papercut Zine Library can be found. Lorem Ipsum Books hosted a concert featuring the Screaming Females, Parasol and Modern hut Monday night. The bookstore also houses the Papercut Zine Library, the library's hours can be seen printed and framed above. Photo by Ali Donohue.



February 13, 2012 - Members of the band Parasol, Vicky Cassis, left, and Lily Richeson, right, perform to a crowd in Lorem Ipsum Books in Cambridge, MA on Monday night. Lorem Ipsum Books is a used bookstore in Inman Square in Cambridge houses the Papercut Zine Library and also hosts shows. Photo by Ali Donohue.



February 13, 2012 - Joe Steinhardt performs under the moniker Modern Hut at Lorem Ipsum Books in Cambridge, MA on Monday night. Steinhardt also runs Screaming Female's record label, Don Giovanni Records, a New Jersey based band that also performed at the show in the used bookstore. Photo by Ali Donohue.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Ladyfest Boston



February 4, 2012 - Michelle Northam, vocalist of the DC-based hardcore band Sick Fix, performs at Ladyfest Boston at the Cambridge YMCA located at 820 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge. "I joined by first band when I was 30, and now I'm 35. It's awesome to see all these women here and I'm hoping that by the time I'm 40 there will be more 30-year-old women in punk and hardcore," said Northam before performing. Photo by Ali Donohue.



 

February 4, 2012 - Organizers of Ladyfest Boston provided the event-goers with supplies to contribute to a  Ladyfest "zine," which is a self-published mini magazine at Ladyfest Boston at the Cambridge YMCA located at 820 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge, MA. Ladyfest Boston is a female-centric music festival that aims to showcase women in music while raising money for the Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund. Photo by Ali Donohue.





February 4, 2012 - Annie Saunders of the Chicago-based punk band This Is My Fist performs at Ladyfest Boston at the Cambridge YMCA located at 820 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge, MA. This Is My Fist is a female-fronted four-piece punk outfit that has been active since 2001. The band is politically minded, singing songs about "hating George Bush, still," according to Saunders. Photo by Ali Donohue.




February 4, 2012 - Christine Wolf plays bass and sings in the Chicago-based punk band Daylight Robbery at Ladyfest Boston at the Cambridge YMCA located at 820 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge, MA. Ladyfest Boston is a female-centric music festival that aims to showcase women in music while raising money for the Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund. Photo by Ali Donohue.



February 4, 2012 - A crowd of people reacts to Chicago-based punk band This Is My Fist at Ladyfest Boston at the Cambridge YMCA theater located at 820 Massachusetts Ave. This Is My Fist is a female-fronted band that has been active since 2001. The band headlined the Saturday show of the three-day festival which aims to showcase women in music while raising proceeds for the Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund. Photo by Ali Donohue.