Wouldn’t it make more sense if they named the eighth month of the year, rather than the tenth month, October? I just thought of that…
(Actually I just checked Wikipedia, and it turns out October was the “eighth month in the old Roman calendar.” They just kept calling it that after it became the tenth month, like how we all still “dial” a phone number even though dials are long gone with old Roman calendars…)
Anyway, this October, tenth month of the year, check out the latest news and notes from past Artist Fellows and Finalists.
Sheila Gallagher, Raul Gonzalez, Chuck Holtzman, Fred H.C. Liang, Cynthia Maurice, Jill Slosberg-Ackerman, Randal Thurston, and Debra Weisberg are all exhibiting in Cannot Be Described in Words: Drawing/Daring at the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury (thru 1/16). Debra Weisberg gives a gallery talk with curator Deborah Davidson (10-8).
Deborah Abel celebrates 35 years of the Deborah Abel School of Modern Dance with a Gala Celebration at the National Heritage Museum in Lexington on 10/17, 6:30-10 PM, featuring performance, food and drink, a silent auction, and film and slides of the Deborah Abel Dance Company.
Alexandra Anthony‘s film Lost in the Bewilderness is an Official Selection in the Arlington International Film Festival, screening at the Kendall Square Cinema on 10/16, 2:55 PM, q&a with the director to follow. It will also screen at the Wellesley College Collins Cinema on 11/5, 6 PM, q&a to follow. The film is also an Official Selection of the London Greek Film Festival in England (10/19-10/25).
Steven Bogart is directing the play Dry Land at Company One, Plaza Theatre, Boston Center for the Arts (10/2-10/30). Watch a trailer.
Alice Bouvrie‘s new documentary A Chance to Dress will screen at the Arlington International Film Festival at the Kendall Square Cinema, 10/19, 7:30 PM, q&a with the director and with the film’s subject Dr. Southard and his wife Jean to follow.
As director of the Provincetown Community Compact, Jay Critchley organized the 28th annual Swim for Life in September, which raised an estimated $200,000 for AIDS, women’s health & the community with the support of 404 swimmers, 75+ kayakers and safety boats and 150 volunteers.
Dana Filibert‘s work is featured in the Monsters Art Project at MAP Gallery, Eastworks, Easthampton, MA (10/9-10/31, opening reception 10/10, 5-7 PM). Her work is also featured in Artists/Artisans at PC580 Gallery in Holyoke, opening reception 10/9, 6-9 PM.
Georgie Friedman‘s large-scale sculptural video installation Eye of the Storm, on view in the Roberts Gallery at Lesley University’s Lunder Arts Center thru 11/1, was featured on a segment on CBS News, Boston.
Duncan Gowdy has work in A Long Engagement: Wendy Maruyama and Her Students at the San Diego State University Gallery (10/9-10-30, opening reception 10/9, 6-9 PM).
Vanessa Irzyk has a solo show, Intricasies at the Boston City Hall Mayors Gallery (10/14-11/13).
Rebecca Kaiser Gibson will read from her new poetry collection Opinel at The Bookstore in Lenox (10/18, 2 PM), Trident Cafe and Booksellers in Boston (10/20, 7 PM), the Concord Festival of Authors (11/1, 3 PM) and the Suffolk University Poetry Center (11/4, 7 PM).
Zehra Khan has work in Last Stop Vacationland at artSTRAND in Provincetown (thru 10/12). Also, she designed the 2015 Provincetown Swim for Life image.
Brian Knep created two large Healing Pools for the Illuminus nighttime contemporary art series in Boston’s Fenway 10/3-10/4. Also, work from his Worms/Traces series (made while he was artist-in-residence at Harvard Medical School) are exhibiting in Sizing It Up: Scale in Nature and Art at Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA (thru 9/18/16).
Sandy Litchfield has work in the upcoming exhibition at the Fitchburg Art Museum, Land Ho! (thru 1/10/16).
Julie Mallozzi and co-creator Melissa Ludtke have just launched their transmedia story Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods over iBooks, Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and the story’s website.
Nathalie Miebach has a solo show at Peeler Arts Center in DePauw University in Greencastle Indiana (10/27-12/11), has work in Off The Charts: Exploring Climate Change through the Arts at 516 ARTS in Albuquerque, NM (thru 10/31), and will give artist talks at the FutureM Conference, Hynes Convention Center in Boston (10/7) and DePauw University (10/29). She was also recently a guest on the BBC Forum radio show on the topic of Wind.
Mary Bucci McCoy has a solo exhibition at CG2 Gallery in Nashville, TN (10/3-10/30, opening reception 10/3, 6-9 PM).
James Morrow presents an evening of dance, Sweaty Epiphany, at the Dance Complex in Cambridge (10/23-10/24, 8 PM). In August, the artist launched a crowdfunding campaign to support the performance. Read about the event on ArtSake.
Monica Raymond has a monologue from her play The Owl Girl included in the new published Best Stage Monologues for Women 2015 from Smith and Kraus.
Laurel Sparks has a solo show, Rubedo at Kate Werble Gallery in NYC (thru 10/24).
Leslie Starobin has a solo show, Dear Dearest Mother: Leslie Starobin’s Wartime Still Life Montages at Danforth Art in Framingham, (thru 1/3, artist talk 10/7, 2:30 PM).
Joan Wickersham has a story in The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015 anthology, published this month.
Cary Wolinsky produced the film Raise the Roof, directed by Yari Wolinsky, and it screens this month in a number of cities, including in Boston the The Vilna Shul Center for Jewish Culture (10/4, 7:30 PM) and at Temple Emanu-el in Providence (10/24, 7:30 PM).
Yu-Wen Wu has a solo show, Proximities, exhibiting at the Montserrat College of Art Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery (thru 10/17, reception 10/5, 5-7:30 PM).
Michael Zelehoski has his first solo show in France, Object Permanence, 10/15-11/28. He’s also exhibiting in the group show Wood at the Montserrat College of Art Monsterrat Gallery (10/5-12/5).
Read past Fellows Notes. If you’re a past fellow/finalist with news, let us know.
Image: Debra Weisberg, installation view of (un)SEA(n), pulp covered wire, foam, sand, and polymer.