Fellows Notes is a monthly listing of the latest news from awardees in our Artist Fellowships Program.
Four past Mass Cultural Council awardees are taking part in Lesley University’s winter evening reading series: Lisa Gruenberg (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Fellow ’12) on 1/3, 5 PM; Carl Phillips (Poetry Fellow ’90) on 1/4, 6 PM; Sinan Unel (Dramatic Writing Finalist ’07) on 1/5, 6 PM; and Rachel Kadish (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Fellow ’08, ’02) on 1/6, 6 PM.
Charles Coe (Poetry Fellow ’96), Elizabeth Graver (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Fellow ’06), Pagan Kennedy (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Fellow ’10), and John Kuntz (Dramatic Writing Fellow ’15) all have work in Concord Free Press Presents, an anthology by Concord Free Press, which gives away the books it publishes and encourages recipients to donate to a charity or someone in need.
Nicole Duennebier (Painting Fellow ’16), Mary Lewey (Film & Video Finalist ’19), and Mary O’Malley (Drawing & Printmaking Fellow ’06) are among the artists in Plenty, the annual holiday exhibition at 13Forest in Arlington (thru 1/10).
Noy Holland (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Fellow ’08) and Richard Michelson (Poetry Fellow ’16) are among the authors taking part in a Mass Book Award event at the Jones Library in Amherst (12/7, 2-4 PM), and Mira T. Lee (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Fellow ’12) is among the authors at an event at Cambridge Public Library (12/11, 6:30-8:30 PM). Each event features twelve local writers recently honored by the Mass Book Awards.
Lucy Kim (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Fellow ’19) and Naoe Suzuki (Drawing & Printmaking Fellow ’06) are among the artists exhibiting in Celebrating Art and Science at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard (thru 2/7, Gallery Talk and Reception 1/14, 5-7 PM). Please note the exhibition is open to the public by appointment only.
Karl Baden (Photography Finalist ’17, ’13) has a solo exhibition of photography, Mass Ave, Cambridge at Gallery 344, hosted by Cambridge Arts (thru 2/14).
Sari Boren (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Finalist ’14) performs her one-woman show Exhibiting at the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education in Lincroft, NJ (rescheduled to 1/27, 7 PM). The artist recently completed a residency at the Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forrest, IL. Read an ArtSake q&a with Sari Boren.
Edie Bresler‘s (Photography Fellow ’17) solo exhibition The Blues & other possibilities is at at Gallery Kayafas (12/6-1/18, opening reception 12/6, 5:30-8 PM).
Yorgos Efthymiadis (Photography Finalist ’17) exhibits in two shows: Faith In a City: Exploring Religion in Somerville, MA at the Somerville Museum (thru 1/26); and There Is a Place I Want to Take You at Gallery Kayafas (12/6-1/18, opening reception 12/6, 5:30-8 PM). He has published a new book, Domesticated: Seeing Past Seduction.
Basia Goszczynska‘s (Film & Video Fellow ’13) installation Rainbow Cave and other work is on exhibit at Arcadia Earth in Manhattan. She also has two new works, Legacy Oasis and Legacy Pool, at the Brickell City Center in Miami (12/4-12/8).
Holly Guran (Poetry Finalist ’12) wrote poems based on the 19th-century correspondence between Harriet Hanson and William Robinson. Those poems served as the basis for the dramatic reading Harriet and William, performed by Martha Collins and Lloyd Schwartz (with Guran as narrator) at the Parker Lecture Series at the Lowell National Historic Park, this October. The dramatic reading was previously performed at the Omni Parker House in Boston and the Rozzie Reads Poetry Series.
David Lachman (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Finalist ’07) is among the North Adams cohort in the most recently announced Assets for Artists awards.
Stefanie Lubkowski (Music Composition Finalist ’15) will have her composition performed at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston Sound Bites Series (12/11, 6 PM).
Julie Mallozzi‘s (Film & Video Finalist ’15, ’07) documentary film Circle Up has an encore broadcast on World Channel’s America Reframed series (12/3), followed by free streaming 12/3-12/18.
Caitlin McCarthy‘s (Dramatic Writing Finalist ’11) screenplay Wonder Drug was among the Top 50 highest scoring scripts out of 7,302 screenplays that were entered in the 2019 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition. The screenplay is included in the Academy Nicholl Top 50 list.
Laura McPhee (Photography Fellow ’95) has a solo exhibition, Desert Chronicle, at Carroll & Sons Gallery (12/4-2/1, opening reception 12/6, 5:30 PM). She also has work in Women Take the Floor at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston (thru May 2021).
Gary Metras‘ (Poetry Fellow ’84) poetry book White Storm was named a Must Read by the Massachusetts Center for the Book.
Monica Raymond‘s (Dramatic Writing Fellow ’13) monologue Ernesto is being performed as part of the International Human Rights Art Festival‘s Short Play Festival at the Wild Project in NYC (12/10).
Anna V.Q. Ross (Poetry Fellow ’18) reads with Maxine Chernoff at The MIT Press Bookstore in Cambridge (12/7, 4 PM).
James Rutenbeck (Film & Video Finalist ’19, ’11) is the director of a documentary-in-progress about the final concerts of Childsplay, a troupe comprised of musicians using violins created by Bob Childs. The project is crowdfunding on Kickstarter.
Aaron Smith (Poetry Fellow ’18) recently published a new book of poetry, The Book of Daniel, and it’s been favorably reviewed in The New Yorker, The Boston Globe, Publishers Weekly and Booklist. The Poetry Foundation did a major feature on the poet’s body of work.
Sarah Sousa‘s (Poetry Fellow ’16) newest chapbook Hex, which won the Cow Creek Chapbook Prize judged by Chloe Honum, is due out this month. The poet will have 32 tarot card collages in The Sketchbook Project of the Brooklyn Art Library. She began creating the cards as part of the August Poetry Postcard Fest.
Jeffu Warmouth‘s (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Finalist ’05) solo exhibition Urgent Blowout is on view at Boston Sculptors Gallery (12/11-1/26, opening reception 12/14, 4-6 PM, artist talk 1/11, 2-4 PM.
Vladimir Zelevinsky‘s (Dramatic Writing Finalist ’13) new play, The Cricket on the Hearth, a stage adaptation of Charles Dickens’s novella of the same name, is produced by West End Players Guild in St. Louis (12/6-12/15).
Image: Basia Goszczynska’s (Film & Video Fellow ’13) installation Rainbow Cave (created from 44,000 plastic bags and reclaimed fishing nets), exhibiting at Arcadia Earth in New York City.