MCC Artist Fellows Notes
A monthly list of the news and honors of MCC Artist Fellows & Finalists.
Rosalyn Driscoll and Chris Frost are among the Boston Sculptors Gallery artists exhibiting in Convergence, an outdoor exhibition of monumental, site-specific art at the Christian Science Plaza (thru 10/31).
Congratulations to Michael Mack and Monica Raymond, who were profiled in the Cambridge Chronicle for receiving 2013 Artist Fellowships. In other news, Michael is featured in this month’s “artist to artist” discussion on ArtSake, and Monica just participated in the Massachusetts Poetry Festival.
We’re thrilled to share that David Binder‘s film Calling My Children will have its national television broadcast on PBS this month, in conjunction with Mother’s Day. Check listings. The Magic Johnson Foundation has joined in supporting the film, and the PBS broadcast.
Janet Echelman will create a monumental public art piece for the TED2014 conference. She is also among the finalists to create a temporary, site specific public art installation along the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway in 2015/2016.
Taylor Mac has received a MAP Fund grant to support the premiere of his play The Fre at Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis. The play draws on Old Comedy conventions to tell an unconventional love story, set in an actual mud pit.
Todd McKie‘s solo show Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Look at Art Again was at Gallery NAGA in April.
Nathalie Miebach has two pieces in Trouble the Water at the Legion Arts Center in Cedar Rapids. The show features a dozen contemporary artists from around the world who explore issues related to water: drought, floods, climate change and economics. Also, some of her music scores (read about her process) are in the group show Datascape at The Block at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. Nathalie was recently featured in Surface Design Magazine.
Masha Obolensky‘s play Marvelous Fruit was selected to be a PlayPenn 2013 Conference Finalist and was a Eugene O’Neill Theatre Festival semi-finalist.
Sarah Slifer Swift‘s Enter, Dance Floor will be part of the Dance for World Community Festival in Cambridge, MA (6/8). Recently, she participated in the Massachusetts Poetry Festival and the Bananas Fashion Show Fundraiser for Gloucester City Hall.
Peter Snoad‘s new play The Draft had its first staged reading May 2 at Smith College in Northampton. The play is a multi-media documentary piece that tells the stories of 10 people who made different and life-changing decisions in response to the military draft during the Vietnam War.
Deb Todd Wheeler‘s solo exhibition The Sea of Knowledge and Nonsense was at The Volen Center for Complex Systems, Brandeis University.
Media: excerpt from CALLING MY CHILDREN by David Binder.