MCC Artist Fellows Notes

July 2016

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

Christy Georg at work during the Kohler Arts Industry Residency

Amy Archambault and Leslie Schomp are in the Regional Exhibition of Art and Craft at Fitchburg Art Museum (thru 9/4).

Congratulations to Sari Boren and Aaron Krol, each awarded 2016 Emerging Artist Grants from the St. Botolph Club Foundation.


Deborah Abel is one of three choreographers featured in Dance International this summer. Deborah and her husband, co-director/music director Lee Perlman of the Deborah Abel Dance Company, along with Ronald K. Brown and Santee Smith, are featured in the cover story “Spirit in Dance” by Kimerer LaMothe. It is available currently on newsstands.

Elizabeth Alexander will have a solo exhibition, Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year at Boston Sculptors Gallery (thru 7/17).

Linda Bond is one of the artists exhibiting in Up in Arms: Taking Stock of Guns at Brattleboro Museum (thru 10/23).

Congratulations to Ambreen Butt, who will have a work of art purchased and donated to the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA). The Massachusetts State Committee of the NMWA have purchased her work The Great Hunt I, which will exhibit as part of the NMWA’s Women to Watch biennial exhibition in September.

Laura Chasman‘s portrait Lydia will be included in The Retrieval of the Beautiful, a group show at The Painting Center in NYC (thru 7/22).

Timothy Coleman has work in two exhibitions with New Hampshire Furniture Masters this month: New Hampshire Historical Society in Concord, NH (7/12-7/23, reception 7/21, 5 PM) and Moffatt Ladd House in Portsmouth, NH (reception 7/30). See the full exhibition schedule.

Samantha Fields is among the artists in Contexture at Jane Lombard Gallery in NYC (thru 8/31). She’s also exhibiting in CounterCraft: Voices in the Indie Craft Community at Fuller Craft Museum (thru 7/10). At Montserrat College of Art, she’ll exhibit in SEVEN: A Performative Drawing Project (Reunion) (7/30-9/10).

Georgie Friedman is creating a large-scale, site-specific video installation for the Cleveland Museum of Art’s SOLSTICE 2016. The work, called Our Freezing and Melting World, progresses from intense snow storms, glacial ice and small icebergs, to ice melt/waterfalls, and abstracted deep sea waters. Also, Georgie is one of the three artists taking part in the inaugural Boston Artists-in-Residence Program. Read about her project.

Patrick Gabridge will have a public reading of his new play Drift as part of the Huntington Theatre Summer Workshop. The reading is directed by Marti Lyons and takes place 7/23, 6 PM at the Calderwood Pavilion. RSVP to attend.

Beth Galston‘s retrospective exhibition, Recasting Nature, Selected Sculptures by Beth Galston, 1998-2016, has opened at the Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg, PA (thru 9/18).

Christy Georg is artist-in-residence in the Kohler Arts/Industry Program thru this month.

Basia Goszczynska has a solo exhibition, Rainbow Credits, on view at the Mid-Manhattan Library (thru 8/1). She will discuss her work with guest Raphael Montañez Ortiz during an Artist in Dialogue Series event (7/30).

Congratulations to Masako Kamiya, selected to receive a 2016 Grant from the Provincetown Art Association and Museum Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation.

Cristina Kotz Cornejo will screen her film 3 Americas at the 2016 Distrital Formación event at Cine Tonalá in Mexico City, in July.

Congratulations to Jesse Kreitzer, whose film Black Canaries received the Jury Award for Best New England Short Film at the 18th Annual Provincetown International Film Festival in June.

Julie Levesque has a solo exhibition at Rice Polak Gallery in Provincetown: Carte Blanche (7/27-8/17, reception 7/27 7-9 PM).

Scott Listfield has a solo show of new work, LAX, at Gallery 1988 East in L.A. (thru 7/20, reception 7/15, 7-9 PM). In August, he’ll have a solo show at Lancaster Museum of Art as part of the Made in America series.

Julie Mallozzi is celebrating 20 years of Julie Mallozzi Productions.

Mary Bucci McCoy has a solo exhibition at Gray Contemporary in Houston (7/9-8/20, opening reception 7/9 5-9 PM). She recently exhibited in the pop-up group show Drishti: A Concentrated Gaze at Heskin Contemporary in NYC.

Ethan Murrow‘s Project Atrium, a large-scale drawing at MOCA Jacksonville (FL), is on view 7/16-10/30. See the drawing progress.

Cecelia Raker‘s play La Llorona, which recently received an Honorable Mention on the 2016 Kilroys List, will have a reading at Company One (7/24), where she is a PlayLab Fellow. The play will go on to have a workshop at Fresh Ink Theatre in September, with a full production planned for May ’17.

Camilo Ramirez recently had a solo exhibition of photographs, The Gulf at ArtsWorcester. The Worcester Telegram published a photo gallery of the opening event.

Daniel Ranalli has work in the group show Small Things Considered II at Lawrence Miller Gallery in NYC (7/5-8/19).

Irina Rozovsky is exhibiting in the three-person show Exalted Position at Peter Blum Gallery in NYC (thru 9/2).

Ann Strassman currently has work on view at the Mercury Gallery in Rockport.

Bill Thompson has a solo show at Carroll and Sons Gallery in Boston (thru 7/28).

Linda K. Wertheimer will be a writer-in-residence at the Chautauqua Writer’s Center, in August. Her book Faith Ed: Teaching Religion in an Age of Intolerance was recently featured on the CBS Religion and Democracy program.

Debra Weisberg has wall sculptures in the group show Surface Appeal: Material Perception at DeDee Shattuck Gallery in Westport (thru 7/31, opening reception 7/9, 5-7 PM). On 7/24, at 2 PM, composer and musician Ken Field will perform, and the artist will speak about the relationship between her sculptural works and sound/music.

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

Image: Christy Georg at work during the Kohler Arts Industry Residency.

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