MCC Artist Fellows Notes

September 2015

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

From the ONE TO ONE project by Linda Bond

The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) and The New Art Center (NAC) will present the MCC Awardees in Crafts and Sculpture/Installation/New Genres, 9/18-10/17) at the NAC, with an opening reception on Friday, September 18, 2015 from 7-9 PM, and MCC Support for Individual Artists, a talk about state grants and services for artists, on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 7-8:30 PM.

Harriet Diamond co-created the installation Rising and Falling, exhibiting alongside the exhibition Human Impact (which includes work by Rachel Perry Welty), at the Deerfield Academy von Auersperg Gallery (9/20-10/30).

Rebecca Kaiser Gibson, Christian McEwen, Anna Ross, and Rodney Wittwer are all participating in the New Hampshire Poetry Festival on 9/19 – schedule.

David B. Harris and Mimi Rabson join drummer Phil Neighbors in the band Triarky, which will give a free performance 9/10, 7:30 PM, at the Berklee Uchida Building in Boston.


Sophia Ainslie has been commissioned to create a new, site-specific work for the new Collaborative Learning and Innovation Complex at Tufts University, and the exhibition In Person—574: Sophia Ainslie (9/10-12/6) in the Remis Sculpture Court explores the creation and installation of the commission. The artist also has her first solo show with Gallery NAGA, Pata Pata (9/8-10/3, opening reception 9/11, 6-8 PM).

Amy Archambault and her artist residency at the Boston Center for the Arts are featured on the New England Foundation for the Arts blog.

Simeon Berry has published his second book of poetry, Monograph. His first book, Ampersand Revisited, was published in April. Both books won the National Poetry Series (2013 for Ampersand Revisited and 2014 for Monograph).

Linda Bond has a solo exhibition, Reconnaissance, at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis (thru 10/27, opening reception 9/17, 5-8 PM).

Prilla Smith Brackett has a solo show, Fractured Vision IICatamount Arts in Vermont (9/16-10/25, reception 10/2, 5-7 PM, artist talk at 6 PM). She is also in a 3-person show, Reveal, at 13 Forest Gallery (9/19-11/13, opening reception 9/19, 4-6 PM, artist talk 10/17, 4-6 PM).

Vico Fabbris will teach a painting workshop at the Provincetown Association and Art Museum (9/26-9/27) and a five week course at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Watercolor and Inventive Thinking (11/2-11/20).

Georgie Friedman‘s large-scale sculptural video installation Eye of the Storm is on view in the Roberts Gallery at Lesley University’s Lunder Arts Center (thru 11/1). Also, her works Sky Study I (premiere), Snow Study II, and Snow Study III will be on view in the Vandernoot Gallery.

Steven Gentile‘s film A Pirate Named Ned screened at the National Gallery of Art in D.C., in July, as part of the Black Maria Film & Video Festival.

Christy Georg has an upcoming solo exhibition at the Gardiner Art Gallery at Oklahoma State University and was awarded a John Michael Kohler Arts/Industry residency in 2016.

Rebecca Kaiser Gibson has published a new book, Opinel, and will read from it at Broadside Bookshop in Northampton (9/16, 7 PM), at the New Hampshire Poetry Festival (9/19, 9:15 AM), the Grolier Book Shop in Cambridge (9/29, 7 PM), and more.

Joo Lee Kang is exhibiting in the group show No Dead Artists at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans (thru 9/26).

Barry Kiperman had work in three exhibitions this summer: Picture This! Community of Artist exhibition at Danforth Art, Art of the Northeast at the Silvermine Arts Center (where his work Of Rhetoric and Reason 2 was voted “Best in Show”) and the National Juried Competition 2015: Works on Paper at the Long Island Beach Foundation of the Arts and Sciences.

Dawn Lane‘s new dance work ALL RISE: Court Dance will be performed at Shakespeare and Company’s Tina Packer Playhouse 9/24-9/26, 8 PM.

Scott Listfield is exhibiting in LAX/LHR at Thinkspace Gallery in London (9/3-9/26). Recently, he had a “Hot Wheels”-inspired painting in the official Mattel show at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles.

Sarah Malakoff has a solo show, Sarah Malakoff: Second Nature, at the Vermont Center for Photography (9/4-9/27, opening reception 9/4, 5:30-8:30 PM).

Jane Marsching is co-organizing (with Andi Sutton) Stitching the Shore, a day of environmentally-focused art events, including a collectively-stitched shoreline tarp map of Boston Harbor, on 9/12, 10 AM-1 PM, on the banks of the Mystic River. Visit the Facebook page for more info. Jane is the Fall 2015 Artist in Residence at the Boston University Dept of Earth and Environment. She’ll be moderating an event, Footprint: Building a dialog at swissnex Boston 9/30, 6 PM.

Tara Masih is series editor of the new collection Best Small Fictions, coming in October 2015.

Lisa Olivieri‘s film Blindsided was an August selection for the Just Film Awards Festival in San Francisco.

Cecelia Raker has a play in Eager Risk Theater’s Shoebox Festival at John DeSotelle Studio in NYC (9/3-9/6).

Evelyn Rydz has work in Gyre: The Plastic Ocean at Fisher Museum of Art in Los Angeles (thru 11/21).

Jenine Shereos was recently featured in the art journal HiFructose.

Peter Snoad‘s new multi-media play, The Draft, about personal experiences with the military draft during the Vietnam War, premieres at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury (9/10-9/20), where Peter has been Visiting Playwright. The play will then go on the road for performances at Westfield State University, The Academy of Music in Northampton, and Trinity College in Hartford, CT, a tour supported by a crowdfunding campaign.

Rachel Perry Welty‘s fifth solo exhibition at Yancey Richardson Gallery in NYC, Chiral Lines, runs 9/10-10/17. The works are ambidextrous, two-panel drawings made using every writing instrument in the artist’s home.

Linda K. Wertheimer‘s new book Faith Ed: Teaching about Religion in an Age of Intolerance has gotten recent reviews in the Boston Globe, New York Times Sunday Book Review, and Publishers Weekly, among others. She’ll read from the book at Newtonville Books (9/10, 7 PM), Cary Library in Lexington (9/17, 7 PM), and BookEnds in Wichester (9/27, 2 PM).

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

Image: from the ONE TO ONE project by Linda Bond.

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