Norvin’s Beloved ‘Silver Bears’ Sculpture Part of Connecticut Public Art Exhibition

Morris Norvin's beloved sculpture of two silver bears is actually called The Discarded. It's been seen around Jamaica Plain through the years, and this summer it migrated to Connecticut to participate in a public art exhibition. The Discarded is one of seven Norvin sculptures participating in the Art Collective in Stamford Downtown through August. There are 34 sculptures in the rolling exhibition on streets and parks in Stamford. Being named The Discarded is apropos to Norvin's style of art.


Coronavirus Collateral Damage: Funerals, Animal Vets, Art Schools, Wake Up The Earth Festival, All Affected

The damage wrought by COVID-19 is permeating all aspects of society. Our funerals are being affected, our woodworking classes are being cancelled, and our beloved Wake Up The Earth Festival is not happening May 2. The Forest Hills Cemetery was consecrated in 1848, and it's not clear if there's ever been restrictions placed on the number of attendees allowed at funerals. But now there are -- in accordance with Governor Charlie Baker's executive order, burials are now limited to 25 people, according to Forest Hills Cemetery's website. Along with the 25 person limit, there are other new protocols:
We are requesting that all family members remain in their cars until the casket has been placed at the gravesite and the Cemetery personnel have left the area.


Sculpted Beauties

Hey pretty ladies #jamaicaplain #sculpture #artwork A photo posted by Kate Frisher (@kfrish) on Jan 17, 2015 at 10:58am PST

Kate Frisher caught these Stonybrook Fine Arts beauties relaxing the other day. Each weekday we post an image from around the neighborhood. If you have a photo that screams (or even whispers) "Jamaica Plain," here are four ways to nominate it as our "Photo of the Day":

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