Fellows Notes is a monthly listing of the latest news from awardees in our Artist Fellowships Program.
Many of the news items from this list include public presentations and events. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, all venues (galleries, theatres, museums, etc) are closed until at least May. We’ve made a note where online exhibitions or presentations have been substituted. But we’ve also put together the gallery embedded above, to find another way to share the work of our past Fellows and Finalists despite social distancing.
Rosanna Alfaro (Dramatic Writing Fellow ’11), Patrick Gabridge (Dramatic Writing Finalist ’17, ’15), John Kuntz (Dramatic Writing Fellow ’15), Greg Lam (Dramatic Writing Fellow ’19), John Minigan (Dramatic Writing Fellow ’19), Nina Louise Morrison (Dramatic Writing Fellow ’17), R.D. Murphy (Dramatic Writing Finalist ’15), and Cassie Seinuk (Dramatic Writing Finalist ’17) are among the playwrights whose plays in the Boston Theater Marathon XXII (4/1-5/17). The Marathon includes 10-minute plays, usually performed over the course of a day, in Boston. But due to the COVID-19 crisis, the selected plays will be performed via live reading on Zoom, daily. Proceeds from the Marathon go to the Theatre Community Benevolent Fund.
Hannah Barrett (Painting Fellow ’04) and Laurel Sparks (Painting Fellow ’04) have work in Love Match, an exhibition of work by artist pairs who are life partners, at Drive-By Projects in Watertown. Due to COVID-19, the gallery is currently closed, but you can see images from the exhibition online.
Amy Borezo (Drawing & Printmaking Finalist ’12) and Linda Price-Sneddon (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Fellow ’01) are among the artists exhibiting in FeministFuturist at the Boston Center for the Arts Mills Gallery. Though the Gallery is closed, you can see an online exhibition.
Christopher Castellani (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Fellow ’16), Charles Coe (Poetry Fellow ’96), Oliver de la Paz (Poetry Fellow ’20), Patrick Donnelly (Poetry Fellow ’08), Raul Gonzalez III (Painting Fellow ’16), Brendan Mathews (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Fellow ’12), Jill McDonough (Poetry Finalist ’18), J.D. Scrimgeour (Poetry Finalist ’08), Karen Skolfield (Poetry Fellow ’14), Dariel Suarez (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Finalist ’18), and Grace Talusan (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Fellow ’02) have books in the recently announced Must Reads (long lists) of the 20th Annual Massachusetts Book Awards from the Massachusetts Center for the Book.
Erica Licea-Kane (Painting Fellow ’18) and Vaughn Sills (Photography Fellow ’09) are exhibiting in the Kingston Gallery online exhibition A New Poignancy, on Artsy through 4/18.
Nina Bellucci (Painting Fellow 18) was scheduled to be in a two-person exhibition with Kathleen Kennedy, called Quick, Quick, Slow, at Musa Collective in the space it shares with Room83Spring in Watertown (currently closed).
Jodi Colella (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Fellow ’19) was scheduled for a solo exhibition, Faculty of Utterance, at Boston Sculptors Gallery (currently closed).
Congratulations to Lara Egger (Poetry Fellow ’20), who won the 2020 Juniper Poetry Prize for First Book. Her collection How to Love Everyone and Almost Get Away with It will be published by UMass Press, and she will receive a $1,000 award.
Jane Gillooly‘s (Film & Video Fellow ’19, ’13, ’07, ’96) film Where the Pavement Ends, a documentary exploring the history and racial divide of the area surrounding Ferguson, MO, will have its Broadcast Premiere on America ReFramed on PBS World Channel (5/5).
Magdalena Gomez (Dramatic Writing Fellow ’01) has launched a new podcast called Jazz Ready: Poetry and Stories to Uplift, Inspire and Encourage. Gomez is the Poet Laureate of Springfield, MA.
Basia Goszczynska (Film & Video Fellow ’13) has work in the group exhibition Mother Boat at Pinto International in New York City (currently closed). The exhibition explores ocean health and the global impact of human civilization on ecology.
Carrie Gustafson (Crafts Fellow ’11) has work in two exhibitions: New Glass Northeast at the Gallery at Guilford Art Center in Guilford, CT (currently closed); and Chroma: A Contemporary Survey of American Glass at The Gallery at Fort Houston in Nashville, TN (currently closed).
Marjorie Kaye (Painting Finalist ’18) was scheduled to have a solo exhibition, Foundation, at the Pine Manor College Hess Gallery (currently closed).
Julie Mallozzi (Film & Video Finalist ’15, ’07) co-produced and edited My Louisiana Love, which was recently re-broadcast on America ReFramed. Mallozzi’s films are streaming on New Day Films, a social justice distribution co-op, which is offering free 14-day streams of many films through June 1.
Adam Mazo‘s (Film & Video Finalist ’17) documentary films with Ben Pender Cudlip, Dawnland (broadcast edition) and Dear Georgina (short) will have a special online screening (4/21, 8 PM). It’s the online world premiere of Dear Georgina. Mazo and several collaborators will take part in a Q&A after the screenings.
Mary O’Malley (Drawing & Printmaking Fellow ’06) is a finalist for the 2019 Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. This program provides financial support to artists and craftspeople in the Piscataqua Region to promote their artistic growth. There will be an exhibit featuring the winner and the two finalists at the University of New Hampshire Museum of Art, scheduled for April 2020, postposed until Fall.
James Rutenbeck (Film & Video Finalist ’19, ’11) wrote about making his nonfiction film InVISIBLE on the Harvard University Film Study Center website. In 2019, Rutenbeck was awarded the inaugural Film Study Center/LEF Foundation Fellowship, a collaborative effort by LEF and Harvard University.