New year, new possibilities, and new notes/news from MCC Artist Fellows & Finalists.
Two past MCC awardees were nominated in the Best New Work category of the 2015 Arts Impulse Theatre Awards: Patrick Gabridge for his play Quack and Peter Snoad for his play The Draft.
Congratulations to Joy Ladin and Mehdi Okasi for receiving National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships.
A concert of work by composer Kati Agocs takes place at the New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall (1/24, 8 PM).
Sachiko Akiyama has a solo exhibition, Untold Stories, at the Milton Academy Nesto Gallery (1/15-3/4, opening reception 1/15, 5:30-7:30 PM).
Marilyn Arsem continues to present the performative solo exhibition 100 Ways to Consider Time at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art (various times, thru 2/19).
Hannah Barrett was one of the 10 Artists Every Art Fan Should Know About in Time Out New York.
Photography by Pelle Cass was featured in the online journal Creative Boom.
Mark Cooper is presented in a collaborative exhibition between Samson Gallery and Yuan Art Museum, called Yu Yu China Blue (1/12-2/29), Yuan Art Museum, Beijing, China.
Janet Echelman is an Honorable Mention for Boston Globe’s Bostonian of the Year.
Samantha Fields has work in BRINK v2: Space and Intimacy at the Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts (1/15-3-26, opening reception 1/22, 6-8 PM with other events in Feb), exploring artists who practice in a “media-rich and medium-agnostic art world.”
Christy Georg has a solo exhibition, Christy Georg: 20 Years, at the Gardiner Art Gallery at Oklahoma State University (1/11-2/12).
Holly Guran was interviewed by Mass Poetry about her new poetry collection River of Bones.
Along with winning an NEA Literature Fellowship, Joy Ladin is also featured in a newly published video featuring her November 2015 talk at TEDxBeaconStreet, discussing gender transition and “what makes a woman.”
Danielle Legros Georges presents the lecture “Fluid Beautiful Identity” as part of the Labouré Lecture Series at Labouré College (1/8, 1:30 PM). As Boston Poet Laureate, she’s also holding Poet Laureate “visiting hours” at the Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library (1/9, 2 PM).
Sandy Litchfield has a solo show, Filterscape, at Carroll and Sons (1/8-2/27, opening reception 1/8, 5:30-7:30 PM).
Rania Matar‘s Unspoken Conversations series of photos of mothers and daughters was featured in Slate’s “Most Beautiful” of 2015 article.
Jo Ann Rothschild is in a dual exhibition with Elizabeth Yamin at Selena Gallery in Brooklyn (1/19-2/26, opening reception 1/19, 5-8 PM).
Hannah Verlin has a solo show, What Began, What Remains, at Boston Sculptors Gallery (1/20-2/21, opening reception 1/23, 4-7 PM). The work is based on the artist’s travels visiting ossuaries for the SMFA Traveling Scholars Fellowship.
Joe Wardwell‘s new painting Need More is in the group show Gimmie, Gimmie, Gimmie at Weston Art Gallery in Cincinnati (thru 1/17).
Rachel Perry Welty‘s wall mural for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, What Do You Really Want?, premieres this month, and will be on view on the museum’s New Wing façade (thru 6/2016). Read about the creation of the work.
Read past Fellows Notes. If you’re a past fellow/finalist with news, let us know.
Image: from Rania Matar’s UNSPOKEN CONVERSATIONS series of portraits of mothers and daughters.
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