It’s July, which means it’s summer, it’s really really summer. Tip up your sun visor and read this months news from current and past MCC Fellows/Finalists.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Image: Christy Georg at work during the Kohler Arts Industry Residency.