Urban Sprawl

September 22nd, 2007 – Artists came to create and display their work for “Splash” an event held at Re-Up in Brighton, MA last Saturday. The urban street fashion store provided canvases and allowed the artists show up and paint while listening to hip-hop provided by DJ Neebor.

September 22th, 2007 – Ivan “Heat” Cofield, a Mass Art senior painting major, cuts into cardboard that will be used for the art work he creates for “Splash” at Re-Up in Brighton, MA last Saturday. He intends to give his work to the store as a gift.

September 22nd, 2007 – Ivan “Heat” Cofield pastes his character onto a spray painted canvas for his “Splash” creation at Re-Up in Brighton, MA last Saturday. While other artists use a set group of characters for their work, “Heat” said his was created randomly.

September 22nd, 2007 – At right, Mass Art Student Ivan “Heat” Cofield shows Jeff Steinbrink,28, a break dancing move that inspired the character for his “Splash” creation outside of Re-Up in Brighton, MA last Saturday. “Heat” is also a breakdancer who at one time had the opportunity to compete in Tokyo with his dance group “Floor Lords.”


September 22nd, 2007 – Ivan “Heat” Cofield uses broken pieces of pavement to hold cardboard buildings of the Boston skyline after gluing them onto a spray painted canvas for his “Splash” creation outside of Re-Up in Brighton, MA last Saturday.


September 22nd, 2007— The artwork pictured was created from a blend of spray paint and cardboard by “Heat,” a Mass Art senior for “Splash,” an event held at Re-Up last Saturday in Brighton, MA. It took about seven hours for “Heat” to complete this gift for the store.
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Glass Blowing in Roxbury M.A.

A Series from the Diablo Glass Blowing School in Roxbury, M.A.

October 2nd, 2007 – Sean Clarke gathers molten glass from the “Gloryhole” in order to begin creating a glass vase at the Diablo Glass School in Boston, MA on Monday. Clarke is the owner and “Gaffer,” a chief glass blower, of the school and has been toiling over this 2,000+ degree oven since the school opened seven years ago.

October 2nd, 2007 – Sean Clarke “papers” cooled molten glass in order to give shape to a glass vase he is creating at the Diablo Glass School in Boston, MA on Monday. Clarke considers papering to be the best part of glassblowing because according to him, its one of the few times “you actually get to feel the glass.”


October 2nd, 2007 – Sean Clarke blows into the “marver,” a metal tube used to shape, chill, and center the glass piece, in order to add dimension to a glass vase he is making at the Diablo Glass School in Boston, MA on Monday. According to Clarke, glass blowing was invented by Ancient Egyptians 3,000 years ago, and was perfected by the Ancient Romans later on.


October 2nd, 2007 – Sean Clarke uses the bladed side of a tool known as a “jack,” to add indentations to a glass vase he is making at the Diablo Glass School in Boston, MA on Monday.


October 2nd, 2007 – From left, Sean Clarke tells Emily Lombardo to “keep blowing” while he uses folded newspaper to “paper,” or add shape to a glass vase he is working on at the Diablo Glass School in Boston, MA on Monday.


October 2nd, 2007 – This trash can of glass represents mistakes that occur at the Diablo Glass School in Boston, MA on Monday. While trying to create a glass vase Sean Clarke, the owner of the school, had difficulty centering the semi-molten glass piece on the metal tube known as a “marver,” and made a curve in it that was irreparable.
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March from White House to the Capitol Building




An estimated 100,000 people took to the streets to march and rally against the war in Iraq in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. The protesters, led by veterans from Iraq and their family members, marched from the White House to the Capitol building. During the march down Pennsylvania Avenue, the street was packed shoulder to shoulder with people holding antiwar signs. Nearly 5,000 people participated in a "die-in" on the grounds of the Capitol. Shouting, "This is my house!" Many protesters jumped the barricade to the steps of the Capitol and were arrested by Capitol Police. The police arrested close to 200 protesters and used pepper spray on at least two individuals.


September 15th, 2007 -- From left anti-war activists Melida Arredondo and Julie Webster hold images of their sons who served in Iraq during a rally in front of the White House in Washington D.C. last Saturday. In front of them are the boots and a memento filled coffin of Arredondo’s stepson Alex, who was killed in Najaf, Iraq in 2004.

September 15th, 2007 -- Thousands of Iraq war protesters pack Pennsylvania Avenue as they march from the White House to the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. last Saturday. On the grounds of the Capitol building at least 5,000 protesters took place in a “die-in” to demonstrate the number of U.S. casualties in Iraq.

September 15th, 2007 -- An Iraq war protester dressed as the “Grim Reaper” stops to display the number of U.S. casualties in Iraq on Pennsylvania Avenue during a march to the Capitol building in Washington D.C. last Saturday. An estimated 100,000 protesters participated in the march against the war.

September 15th, 2007 – Former Marine Sgt. Adam Kokesh, a veteran of the Iraq war and member of Iraq Veterans Against the War, prepares to jump over a barricade set up by police on the steps of the Capitol building to voluntarily get arrested at a protest in Washington D.C. last Saturday.

September 15th, 2007 -- A protester is taken into custody by police on the steps of the Capitol after jumping a barricade set up to deter the mass of protesters rallying on Capitol Hill from storming the building in Washington D.C. last Saturday. At least 200 people were arrested for crossing the blocked off area.

September 15th, 2007 – An unnamed protester gets help after being sprayed with chemicals by police at the steps of the Capitol building in Washington D.C. last Saturday. At least one other individual had the same action taken against him.





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