News and Notes from MCC Artist Fellows
We compile a monthly list of presentations, honors, publications, and events featuring past and present MCC Artist Fellows & Finalists. As you’ll see, the news is good – not just about these award-winning artists, but also about the breadth and vitality of contemporary arts throughout the Commonwealth and beyond.
Julie Mallozzi (Film & Video Finalist ’07) has announced the launch of 60.30.1, an 11-site installation over three campuses of Harvard University. The light installation commemorates the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Julie is the project’s artistic director, and the official launch is at 5pm on Monday, December 8 outside Widener Library (Harvard Yard, Cambridge).
Rania Matar (Photography Fellow ’07) is one of four finalists for the ICA Boston’s prestigious James and Audrey Foster Prize, and the finalists are exhibiting through March 1. There will be an Artist Talk on Sunday, December 7, 1 PM. See a slideshow of Rania’s and the other artists’ work.
Stephen Mishol (Painting Fellow ’08) has shown in two recent exhibitions. He had a painting in Calculating Art: Mathematics in the Visual Field at the Theresa A. Maloney Art Gallery at the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ. His work was also featured in TERRA FIRMA – A Survey of Approaches to Landscape at the Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center in Cincinnati, OH.
Monica Raymond’s (Playwriting/New Theater Works Finalist ’07, Poetry Finalist ’08) monologue “Tracy” from her 10-minute play CRECHE is included in the anthology Singular Voices: Monologues from the International Centre for Women Playwrights. The entire script of CRECHE is in 35 in 10: 35 Ten-Minute Plays (Dramatic Publishing 2005). A production of CRECHE in Boston won a prize in the Playwrights Platform festival in 2002. CRECHE has also been produced by the Looking Glass Theater in NYC and by Stage Left at the 2004 MATC Conference in Chicago.
Rachel Perry Welty’s (Drawing/Printmaking/Artist Books Fellow ’04) art is featured in several current and upcoming events/exhibitions. Her work is showing at the Lehman Art Center in North Andover, Massachusetts through Jan. 16. She’s part of the show Under the Influence, at Girls’ Club in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Her video installation work is part of San Francisco Cinematheque’s technology, nature, and other at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, on Dec. 7.
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