Holiday Stroll (Medfield)

Bellforge Arts Center announces the return of the Holiday Stroll to downtown Medfield. The annual event, now in its 8th year, takes place on Friday, December 2nd from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM. All events are within walking distance with free admission and parking available. The Holiday Stroll will welcome 30+ local artist vendors at … Read more

30,000 Stitches: The Inspiring Story of the National 9/11 Flag

Local author and art educator Amanda Davis discusses her debut nonfiction children’s book. By Maria Allen This year marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and offers an opportunity to remember and honor the lives lost that day as well as the courage of the first responders. For Weymouth resident Amanda Davis, … Read more

Turning the Tide on Trash

A Hull artist finds inspiration and purpose in beach cleanups. Written by Jennifer H. McInerney Photography by Kjeld Mahoney Gazing out the windows of her contemporary hillside home in Hull, artist and activist Jackie Ranney can’t help but be moved by the brilliant expanse of blue stretching infinitely toward the horizon. In this, she’s not … Read more

Making Waves

Painting has become a passion for South Shore musician Aldous Collins. Story by Maria Allen Photography by Jack Foley Hanover resident Aldous Collins was an artist long before he became known as a singer-songwriter and front man of the Aldous Collins Band. A New Hampshire native, he got his degree in studio art from the … Read more

Art Couture

Holly Nichols Illustrations

Quincy artist Holly Nichols reveals the magic behind her fabulous fashion illustrations. By Maria Allen – Photography by Derrick Zellmann A rainbow of Copic Sketch markers fans out atop a desk in Holly Nichols’ home office. An artist who specializes in fashion illustration, she gently shifts the angle of her wrist and tightness of her … Read more

Hometown Designer

Raised on the South Shore and trained in Italy, Mya Royal returns to her roots to launch a bespoke apparel business on the Plymouth waterfront. By Kelly Chase Photography by Julia Cumes and Ella Farrell Photography A salty sea breeze blows off the harbor as fashion designer Mya Royal opens the doors to her second-floor atelier … Read more

Honoring Dia de los Muertos at Native

The Scituate Harbor shop Native, which recently celebrated its 15-year anniversary, is filled with indigenous folk art, jewelry and accessories from diverse cultures around the world, including the American Southwest, Mexico, India, Africa, Nepal, Thailand, South America and New Guinea. Leading up to the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos, the shop comes alive with … Read more

Painting Through Quarantine

The last few months have been filled with a mix of emotions for Hull artist Pamela Copeman, who documented her time in quarantine by creating a COVID-19 series of paintings. Thus far, she has created six paintings, each with a specific focus and dedication. The first few images in the collection are dark and moody, … Read more

Bringing Beauty to the Beach

Written by Kate Rogan Photography by Derrick Zellmann “It was nice to see this neglected part of town come back to life.” — Charlie Robinson Charlie Robinson put pencil to concrete on the side of the Dalat building, a restaurant located across the street from Nantasket Beach in Hull. He carefully sketched the outline for … Read more

Shop Local

One fun way to remember your trip to Plymouth is to pick up some commemorative memorabilia. Here are just a few items that are available at local businesses. Be sure to call ahead for store hours and product availability. Plymouth 400 Celebration Rose, by 1620 Winery in Plymouth. Made from Catawba grapes, this semi-sweet rose … Read more

Striking Gold: Fuller at Fifty

Fuller Craft Museum is marking its 50th anniversary with a commemorative exhibition that celebrates the museum’s rich past and brilliant future—and shines a light on all things golden. “Striking Gold: Fuller at Fifty” explores the storied traditions, contemporary interpretations, skillful applications, and conceptual rigor of gold as an artistic material, while investigating the multitude of … Read more