News and Notes from MCC Artist Fellows
The Albany Symphony Orchestra presents the world premiere of Peter Child’s (Music Composition Fellow ’86, ’89, Finalist ’03) “Washington Park,” part of an event titled “A Special Evening with Joshua Bell.” The performance will take place on Saturday, January 26, 7:30 PM, at The Palace Theater in Albany, NY.
Karl Iagnemma (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Fellow ’02) has just published a new novel, The Expeditions. The novel, which follows Karl’s highly acclaimed short story collection On the Nature of Human Romantic Interaction, is a powerful work of historical fiction about an ill-fated 19th-century expedition into Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Karl will read from the novel at events at Newtonville Books on January 24 and Porter Square Books on January 29.
Brian Knep (Sculpture/Installation Finalist ’07) is one of the artists featured in “Some Sort of Uncertainty” at Axiom Gallery. The exhibition, presented in collaboration with Art Interactive, includes fascinating work marked by immersive and/or interactive elements. Brian describes his new piece, Expand, this way: “Small creatures churn through the walls, becoming visible only when viewers are present. Their frantic lives are spent repeating the same, unsuccessful attempt to free themselves… They seem to cover all available surfaces, waiting only for us to turn our attention, in the form of a projected light, upon them.”Liz Nofziger (Sculpture/Installation Fellow ’05) is also among the participating artists. The exhibit runs through February 17.
Rania Matar (Photography Fellow ’07) has a new exhibition opening at the Chicago Cultural Center Art Gallery. The show, called “The Veil: Modesty, Fashion, Devotion or Statement?” runs through March 30, 2008.
Megumi Naitoh’s (Crafts Fellow ’03) one-of-a-kind ceramics works will be included in the exhibition “The Human Impulse: Figuration from the Diane & Sandy Besser Collection,” at the Ceramic Research Center, Arizona State University, in Tempe, AZ. The show runs January 26 to April 27, 2008.
Monica Raymond (Playwriting/New Theater Works Finalist ’07) was an artist in residence Atlantic Center for the Arts this October, where she studied the relationship between written and oral literatures with Gioia Timpanelli. Also, her poems “Sestina with Random Peacewords” and “In Cana” (previously published in the Colorado Review) were featured on versedaily.org on November 19th and 29th, respectively, and her poem “Moth and Rat” appeared in the online poetry journal qarrtsiluni. Bravo!
Peter Jay Shippy (Poetry ’02, Playwriting/New Theater Works ’07) reads from his book-length poem How To Build the Ghost in Your Attic as part of the Redivider Magazine Launch Party on Saturday, January 19, 7 PM, at Brookline Booksmith.