Italy may take off the whole month of August, but past MCC Fellows/Finalists are busy bees! Here are this month’s news and notes from past MCC awardees.
Ben Berman‘s book Strange Borderlands won the 2014 Peace Corps Writers Award for Best Book of Poetry. He’ll be reading in the Newton Library Poetry Series (9/16).
Santiago Hernandez won the The Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) 2014 Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant.
Mary Bucci McCoy is in the two-person show Reconfiguring Abstraction at the Fort Point Arts Community Gallery (thru 9/18, reception 8/21, 5-7 PM). The artist is now represented by Gray Contemporary in Houston, Texas. She’s in a group exhibition (8/15-9/25). She was awarded a residency and merit-based grant from the Vermont Studio Center for the month of February 2015. Also, she will be the Visiting Critic for the Senior Fine Arts Seminar at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA for the fall semester.
Anne Neely has collaborated with sound artist Halsey Burgund to create Water Stories: Conversations in Paint and Sound, at the Museum of Science. The exhibit, an exploration into water’s unifying role in our world and the many ways humans affect it, will be on view until January 2015.
Image: Anne Neely, BENEATH (2012), oil on linen, 60×80 in.