Fellows Notes is a monthly listing of the latest news from awardees in our Artist Fellowships Program.
Liz Duffy Adams‘ play Or, was produced at Round House Theatre in DC and got a rave review in the Washington Post. Locally, two Boston theater troupes, Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company and Simple Machine, have launched an IndieGoGo campaign to support a Fall 2017 production of the same play.
Sachiko Akiyama has a solo exhibition, Long Hand Poem, at Kniznick Gallery at Brandeis University (thru 10/27, artist talk and reception 9/27, 5-8 PM). She’s also exhibiting in a group exhibition, Right Side Out, at Able Baker Contemporary in Portland, ME (8/18-9/17).
Kim Carlino has a solo show, Visions of a Fragmented Landscape, Part I at Hope and Feathers Framing and Printing in Easthampton (8/3-9/2, opening reception 8/3, 5-8 PM). She’s also exhibiting in the group exhibition Select at Garvey/Simon Gallery in NYC (thru 8/12).
Allison Cekala received a LEF New England Moving Image Fund Pre-Production grant for her new film project, working title The End of the River.
Along with exhibiting at Boston City Hall (see above), Mark Cooper has a solo show, Uncertainty, at Street Museum in Seoul, South Korea. Recently, he had a solo exhibition of the same title at Lesley University – read Greg Cook’s review.
Ken Field performed at the 2017 ANIMATOR Festival in Poznan, Poland. He presented new live arrangements for alto saxophone quartet & drums of his soundtracks for a selection of the animated films of his late wife, and 2011 Artist Fellow, Karen Aqua.
Jesse Kreitzer will offer a “first look” at his film Caregivers at the The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival at Middlebury College’s Robison Hall (8/27, 1 PM). The film, currently in-development, is a hybrid documentary about eldercare in the hills of rural Vermont. The event will feature live accompaniment by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, along with portions of Jesse’s film.
Jake Meginsky has a sound installation at Le Laboratoire in Cambridge, exhibiting all summer. Also, his sound installation Incision Objects is at A.P.E. in Northampton as part of its ARC series (thru 8/5).
Rick Park had a staged reading of his new play Knock Down, Drag Out at the Calderwood Pavillion this Spring, as part of the Speakeasy Stage Company’s Boston Project series.
Sarah Slifer Swift is opening a dance and movement center in Gloucester called MAGMA. Congratulations! Also this month, she presents a one-day installation called Sphere, including dance films, visual/textual elements, live performance, and participatory actions, at the Cape Ann Museum’s White-Ellery House (8/3, 11 AM-3 PM).
Peter Snoad‘s short play My Name is Art will be reprised by Little Fish Theatre in San Pedro, CA as part of its “Best of Pick of the Vine” series (8/4-9/2). And with Ken Burns’ new documentary on the Vietnam War set to air on PBS in September, the video of Peter’s full-length play, The Draft, about personal experiences with the military draft during the war, is being distributed by the Media Education Foundation as a complimentary educational resource. The play, which earned best play nominations from IRNE and ArtsImpulse, premiered at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury and subsequently toured in western Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Nora Valdez received a New England Foundation for the Arts Creative City grant to support her Immigration Nation project, a public art installation featuring 400+ suitcases. She recently completed commissioned work for the Duxbury Free Library Reading Garden, and in September, she’ll exhibit in Close to Home at the Art Complex in Duxbury.
Image:Leslie Sills, BLUE HILL BOY, recently acquired by the Fuller Craft Museum.