MCC Artist Fellows Notes

September 2014

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


Stacey Alickman and Mary Bucci McCoy are exhibiting in the group show Ground Cover at Kingston Gallery in Boston (thru 9/28, opening reception 9/5, 5:30 PM.

Andrew Mowbray, Cristi Rinklin, Deb Todd Wheeler, and Joe Wardwell join Dana Clancy, Audrey Goldstein, John Guthrie, and curator Resa Blatman for the exhibition Forecasted: Eight Artists Explore the Nature of Climate Change at Northeastern University’s Gallery 360 (10/1-11/5, opening reception 10/9).

Vaughn Sills and Stephen Tourlentes are both exhibiting in Artadia’s 15th Anniversary Exhibition at Longhouse Projects in New York (9/13-10/25, opening reception 9/13, 5 PM).

Elizabeth Alexander was voted Boston’s Best Artist by the Improper Bostonian, and her work is in the group exhibition State of the Art at Crystal Bridge Museum of American Art in Arkansas (9/13-1/19/15), featuring over 100 contemporary artists “informed by the past, innovating with materials old and new, and engaging deeply with issues relevant to our times.”

Steve Almond has published a new nonfiction book, Against Football, and will have a number of reading events in the Boston area and beyond.

Ben Berman will read in the Newton Library Poetry Series (9/16).

Simeon Berry‘s poetry collection Monograph was among the winners of The National Poetry Series 2014 Open Competition. Denise Duhamel selected his book, to be published by University of Georgia Press.

Liza Bingham is exhibiting in siteChunks at room83Spring in Watertown (9/6-10/16, opening reception 9/20, 5-7 PM).

Georgie Friedman‘s solo exhibition Into the Wind is at Foster Gallery in Dedham 9/2-9/30, opening reception 9/11, 5-7 PM).

Christy Georg has work in the group exhibition Tools at Axle Contemporary in Santa Fe in September 2014. She was invited to a residency at De Fabriek in Eindhoven, the Netherlands in the spring of 2015.

Joel Janowitz has work in the group show Singularity: The Unique Print at the University Gallery at UMASS Lowell (9/3-9/30). He’ll give a talk, Singular and Generative: The Monotype Process 9/18, 3 PM, at the O’Leary Library, reception to follow at the gallery. He’s also participating in the South End Open Studios (9/20-9/21).

Joo Lee Kang has a solo exhibition, Troubled Paradise, at Gallery NAGA in Boston (9/2-10/4, opening reception 9/5, 6 PM).

Suzanne Matson‘s story, Your Best Yet, appeared in Harvard Review 45. Her story, Pie, is a new Ploughshares Solo, available as a Kindle Single. These new works are part of a collection of linked stories in progress.

Greg Mencoff has a solo exhibition, Chasing Artifacts, at Carroll and Sons Gallery in Boston 9/10-11/1, opening reception 9/25, 5:30 PM).

Nathalie Miebach‘s Three Pieces is at Miller Yezerski Gallery in Boston (9/5-9/30). She also has a solo exhibition, The Weather is Turning Weird, at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon, GA (9/16-1/4/15). She’ll be part of Sound / Sculpture at the Bowling Green State Willard Wankelman Gallery in Ohio (9/9-10/25). She’s part of the group exhibition State of the Art at Crystal Bridge Museum of American Art in Arkansas (9/13-1/19/15).

Liz Nofziger is currently Artist-in-Residence at the Boston Center for the Arts. BOUNCE, her mutant amplified pingpong table, is set up for play on the plaza at the BCA (thru 10/15).

Lynne Potts‘ book Porthole View, which was awarded the book prize by National Poetry Review Press has just been released. A second book, Mame, Sol, and Dog Bark is forthcoming from the same press.

Samuel Rowlett‘s work was featured on the cover of the Spring “Walking” issue of Toronto based arts quarterly, C Magazine.

Nancy Selvage has a solo exhibition, Forecast, at Boston Sculptors Gallery in (9/3-10/5, opening reception 9/7, 4-7 PM).

Deb Todd Wheeler‘s solo exhibition … in the atmospheres will be at Miller Yezerski Gallery 9/5-10/21, opening reception 9/5, 6-8 PM. She’s also in the group show Forecaster: Eight Artists Explore the Nature of Climate Change at Northeastern University’s Gallery 360 (10/1-11/5, opening reception 10/9) and will have work in Walden, revisted at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (10/31-4/26).

Evan Ziporyn has performances at Intersection in Toronto (9/5-9/7), including a special performance of In My Mind and In My Car, created with Christine Southworth. Read more about that project on ArtSake.

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

Image: painting by Liza Bingham, exhibiting this month at room83Spring in Watertown.

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