Arts

Beyond Walls to Brighten Downtown

3/23/17 Disclosure: LynnHappens editor Seth Albaum is volunteering as a downtown resident for Beyond Walls. This is as much an appeal as it is an effort to inform. First, the video: Beyond Walls is a group of community partners, downtown residents and business owners organized by Al Wilson and Amanda Hill, seeking funds for a placemaking…

5 Questions: Julie Arvedon Knowlton

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy –   Julie Arvedon Knowlton along with her partners in the business have over 25 years of casting experience in the Boston market. They are always looking for new local talent who want to break into show business.   SD: What can you tell us about Slate…

Did you die of dysentery on the Lynnway?

If you’re of a certain age, seeing this sign on the Lynnway likely brought back memories of elementary or middle school computer labs, and teachers who thought spending all that time playing Oregon Trail would either teach us something about history or qualify us as computer whizzes. This is mainly because we knew how to put the…

Paul Nathan Solo Exhibit at LynnArts

3.19.17 An opening reception was held Saturday for the current exhibit at LynnArts featuring works by Paul Nathan. ARTIST’S BIO: This is the first public showing of my work. I have finally been convinced the pieces are ready. I am 68 years old and live and work in Lynn. There have been two major ‘periods’…

The Healing Powers of Art with Christie Connolly

Lynn artist Christie Connolly has an opening reception at Michael Naimo Studio & Gallery in Salem Sunday, March 19, 4:30pm to 7pm. by Carla Scheri – Lynn artist Christie Connolly has always tapped in to her creative side. She started sketching at a young age and capitalized on her love of music to become a…

5 Questions: Norman Lear

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy –   TV pioneer Norman Lear has produced some of the greatest shows in television history. He is the creator of hits that include “All in the Family, “The Jeffersons” and “Good Times.” In the ’80s, he dropped out of television to become a full-time activist, but…

5 Questions: Tom Atwood

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Kings & Queens in Their Castles has been called the most ambitious photo series ever conducted of the LGBTQ experience in the USA. Over 15 years, Tom Atwood photographed more than 350 subjects at home nationwide (with over 160 in the book), including nearly 100 celebrities…

Moving and Shaking with Justice Born of WRECKSHOP Movement

by Carla Scheri – Justice Born is a community organizer dedicated to equal opportunity and social justice. To that end, he formed WRECKSHOP Movement, a collective of socially aware musicians, writers, artists and makers. The mission of WRECKSHOP is To Unite, Educate and Empower. The short-term goals of the movement are to continue to build…

“Old and New: Barry Ridlon, New England Impressionist” at LynnArts

2.20.17 Story and photo by Holly Dow –        Barry Ridlon’s art show “Old and New Paintings” had an opening reception at the Lynn Arts building on Exchange St. on Saturday, February 18th.  The show features New England images in oil and water color paint. Art lovers of different ages were in attendance. The New England impressionist has…