Add a Dash of Art to Your Workout

Boston’s awash in delicate colored blossoms. Ladies, let’s get out of the gym and savor this city’s brief flirtation with Spring. Go on, grab a great walking shoe, e.g. a pair of Adidas supernova’s, or New Balance 1063s, and explore our quirky urban landscape.

Frog sculpture found on a walk

Frog sculpture found on a walk

I have been trotting around town as part of a choreography fellowship sponsored in part by a grant from the Somerville Arts Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Today I spotted a guitar and several beat up buoys hanging in a tree and a frog sculpture installed in a downspout. Who knows what you might discover.

And if you are looking to stretch your creativity as you tone your thighs, you should dash over to the SOWA Art Walk on May 16th and 17th from 11 – 6. You will be sure to get a workout wandering through all the studios, galleries, open air stalls, and brand new SOWA antiques market.


Stiletto, an acrylic shoe portrait by Ellen Rolli

Even if your wallet has gotten somewhat scrawny in this uncertain economy (Can you believe tickets to the Met Costume Gala cost $7500?), this fabulous, free fete will fit in everyone’s budget.

Oh, and there are plenty of ways to feed your footwear fixation. Between one of a kind vintage finds at Bobby from Boston’s, eccentric accessories in the Bead and Fiber fashion show, and Ellen Rolli’s acrylic portraits of stilettos, cowboy boots and flip flops, you will have plenty of reasons to roam through the funky brick buildings. Check back on Tuesday and I will introduce you to one of the artists and perhaps let you know how to get your kicks included in an upcoming exhibit.


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