Fellows Notes – Jan 13

Woo hoo! It’s a new year, meaning a new start, a blank canvas, and twelve new chances to share the news/notes of past MCC Artist Fellows & Finalists.

Here’s January ’13.

Carrie Bennett and Cheryl Clark Vermeulen both have poetry in the new issue of Caketrain.

Sandy Litchfield and Sage Sohier both have solo shows opening at Carroll and Sons Gallery (1/4-2/16, opening reception 1/4, 5:30 PM).

Ben Berman reads from his new poetry collection, Strange Borderlands, at Brookline Booksmith (1/5, 7 PM). Read his Three Stages essay about writing the collection.

Michal Goldman‘s latest film Nasser: An Egyptian Story, received major National Endowment for the Humanities funding.

Holly Guran has published a new poetry chapbook, Mothers’ Trails, from Noctiluca Press.

Carrie Gustafson and her exquisite glass works are featured on an episode of This Old House.

Caroline Klocksiem has a new poetry chapbook, Circumstances of the House and Moon, published by Dancing Girl Press.

Xixi Umbrellas, the latest public art installation by artists Mags Harries and Lajos Heder, has been completed and officially opened as part of the 2012 West Lake International Invitational Sculpture Exhibition.

Scott Listfield recently had work in Winter Salad at Lot F Gallery in Boston and Print Isn’t Dead at WWA Gallery in Culver City, CA. Scott is one of only 47 artists selected for society6’s first published art book, All Rights Reserved. And next month, Scott has a two person show at Gallery 1988 Venice (opening 2/8).

Congratulations to Melinda Lopez! She made news as one of the playwrights to hold three-year residencies at U.S. theatres (she’ll be at the Huntington), supported by the Mellon Foundation.

Tara Masih‘s book The Chalk Circle (which she edited), was named a runner-up in the New England Book Festival contest.

Mary Bucci McCoy has a solo show, In All, at Kingston Gallery in Boston (1/4-1/27, reception 1/4 5:30-8 PM). Her work is also on view in Ways & Meanings: Work by Eleven Contemporary Painters at Gallery Della-Piana in Wenham (thru 1/5).

Andrew Mowbray is among the artists in Diagram at Drive-By Gallery (1/10-2/23, reception 1/17, 6 PM).

Mary O’Donoghue‘s one sentence, seven-minute audio story Honest, Or Nine Precious Insights is available for listening at The Drum Literary Magazine.

Bill Peters‘s novel Maverick Jetpants in the City of Quality is praised in the New York Times, saying its strong writing confirms that “Bill Peters belongs in the ranks of serious literary artists.”

Anna Ross was selected by Julianna Baggott as the winner of the Robert Dana-Anhinga Prize for Poetry for her manuscript If a Storm.

Tara Sellios is among the internationally-renown artists in Upsodown at New Art Center (1/14-2/22, reception 1/18, 6 PM).

Rodney Wittwer reads from his poetry collection Gone & Gone at Bestsellers Cafe, Medford, MA (1/10, with Fred Marchant) and at Suffolk University Poetry Center, Boston, MA (2/13, with Steven Cramer).

Jeff Zimbalist‘s documentary The Two Escobars was the Fan’s Program pick for ESPN Classic.

Read past Fellows Notes. If you’re a past fellow/finalist with news, let us know.

Image: Mary Bucci McCoy, AFTER ALL (2012), acrylic on plywood, 10x6x1 in.

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