MCC Artist Fellows Notes

July 2014

A monthly list of the news and honors of MCC Artist Fellows & Finalists.


Video by Gallery NAGA of installation of the show On the Wall, which features MCC awardees Sophia Ainslie, Masako Kamiya, David Moore, and Randal Thurston, with John Guthrie (thru 7/11).

Elizabeth Alexander, Beth Galston, and Sarah Wentworth are among the artists in Winter at NAVE Gallery Annex in Davis Square, (7/17-8/16, opening reception 7/17, 6-8 PM).

Congratulations to Janet Echelman and Liz Nofziger, both of whom will create public art projects supported by NEFA’s recent public art grants. Janet will create an aerial sculpture in Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway, and Liz will create an interactive community ping pong court at the Boston Center for the Arts.

Nona Hershey, along with artists including Linda Bond and Joel Janowitz, is exhibiting in The Cloud in the Paper at The Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown (thru 7/16).

Ellen Lebow and Julie Levesque join Michael Snograss for an exhibition at Rice Polak Gallery in Provincetown (7/16-7/30, opening reception 7/18, 7 PM). Later in July, Joshua Meyer and Dawn Southworth join Lizbeth Firmin for an exhibition (7/31-8/13, opening reception 8/1, 7 PM).

Sophia Ainslie is now represented by Gallery NAGA.

Linda Mieko Allen has a solo show, Figmenta, at Nancy Hoffman Gallery in NYC (thru 7/31).

Denise Bergman published a new book, A Woman in Pieces Crossed a Sea, from West End Press.

Sarah Braman was profiled in The Believer Magazine.

Timothy Coleman‘s Birdseye Maple Desk is in the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Annual Exhibit (multiple locations July-October).

Beth Galston has a large-scale permanent public artwork, Prairie Grass, at the Northwest Service Center in San Antonio, TX. Recent, current, or upcoming exhibitions include the Middlesex School Wood Gallery in Concord (March-May), Suffolk University Art Gallery (June-August), and Peabody Essex Museum (opening September).

Congratulations to Eric Gottesman who, with Daniel Debebe Negatu, received a LEF Foundation Moving Image Fund Pre-Production Grant for his Oromaye project.

There’s a fascinating profile of Elizabeth Graver in The Boston Globe.

Sarah Stewart Johnson‘s O-Rings was selected for the Best Science and Nature Writing 2014 anthology.

Congratulations to Ann Kim, who won a Chicken and Egg Follow-up Grant.

Justin Kimball has a solo photography show, Where We Find Ourselves at Carroll and Sons Gallery (thru 9/6).

Brian Knep‘s generative art installation Chunky Frog Time is now at the Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center located on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. The installation, commissioned by Boston Cyberarts, features an animation of a frog morphing through its life cycles and swimming against an ever-changing landscape and can be experienced after sunset.

Niho Kozuru has a piece in the group show Recently Acquired at The Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, MA (thru 9/7). Also, her sculptural beeswax candles are now available at Room 68 in Provincetown.

Jesse Kreitzer is holding a series of events screening his short films in an effort to raise funds for his film-in-progress Black Canaries. The films will screen in Newton and Cambridge, as well as venues in Vermont and Iowa. Also, his film Lomax about folklorist Alan Lomax’s 1941 journey through the Mississippi Delta has been an official selection at film festivals across the country and just had its international premiere at the Biografilm Festival in Bologna, Italy. Upcoming screenings include the Woods Hole Film Festival (7/26), and the Museum of the Moving Image in NYC (8/8).

Scott Listfield co-curated and has work in the exhibition Lost Moment at Gauntlet Gallery in San Francisco (thru 7/19). He is profiled by FLUX.Boston founder Elizabeth Devlin in the June issue of Juxtapoz.

Rania Matar is in the exhibition The Middle East Revealed: A Female Perspective at the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York (thru 8/29). Read about the exhibition in the Huffington Post.

Caitlin McCarthy will discuss her film Wonder Drug, her DES activism, and other topics on the WNTN talk show REEL TALK with The Hollywood Kid. Also, The Worcester Telegram & Gazette ran an article about her recent award from the Massachusetts Teachers Association.

Anne Neely has collaborated with sound artist Halsey Burgund to create Water Stories: Conversations in Paint and Sound, at the Museum of Science. The exhibit, an exploration into water’s unifying role in our world and the many ways humans affect it, will be on view until January 2015. Read about the project in The Boston Globe.

Masha Obolensky‘s The Bluebeard Project (created with Melia Bensussen) will have a public reading as part of the Huntington Theatre’s Summer Workshop, on 7/20, 1:30 PM.

Robert Oppenheim is in a show called Manufactured by Hand at Miller Yezerski Gallery (thru 8/15).

Congratulations to James Rutenbeck who, with Diana Fischer, received a LEF Foundation Moving Image Fund Pre-Production Grant for The Clemente Project.

Janet Rickus has a solo show at Quidley and Co. in Nantucket.

Evelyn Rydz, whose solo exhibition Forever Yours is at MFA Boston thru 9/14, will give a talk and exhibition tour on 7/17, 1 PM, with curator Al Miner.

Work by Sarah Slifer Swift is part of the Summer dance performances at Windhover in Rockport (7/18-7/20).

Joe Wardwell‘s solo show at LaMontagne Gallery received a glowing review in The Boston Globe.

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

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