Fellows Notes is a monthly listing of the latest news from awardees in our Artist Fellowships Program. To see samples of their work, be sure to visit our online Gallery.
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Sara Hendren (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Fellow ’18), Kirun Kapur (Poetry Finalist ’18), and Ethan Murrow (Drawing & Printmaking Fellow ’16) are among the artists honored by the 21st Annual Massachusetts Book Awards.
Steve Locke (Photography Finalist ’17, Painting Finalist ’14), Daniela Rivera (Painting Fellow ’20, ’12) , and Joe Wardwell (Painting Fellow ’12) are exhibiting with LaMontagne Gallery at Untitled Miami Beach 2021 (11/30-12/4).
Kati Agócs (Music Composition Fellow ’15) will have a Portrait Concert of her compositions performed by Third Sound Ensemble and mezzo-soprano Lucy Dhegra at Miller Theatre at Columbia University in New York (12/9, 8 PM ET). Read about the concert in The New Yorker and Operawire.
Denise Bergman (Poetry Finalist ’14) will read poetry in the virtual New England Club Poetry series (12/12. 3-5 PM ET). She reads with Cammy Thomas and Kyle Potvin, followed by an open mike.
Kristin Bock (Poetry Fellow ’06) has a new collection, Glass Bikini, from Tupelo Press.
Cheryl Clark Vermeulen (Poetry Finalist ’10) reads with Enzo Silon Surin as part of MassArt’s Creative Writing Minor Reading Series (12/6, 6:30-8 PM ET).
Cristina Kotz Cornejo‘s (Film & Video Fellow ’13) short 360º documentary film The Root Is More Important Than the Flower screened at the Aesthetica Short Film & Media Festival in York, England in November.
Madge Evers (Photography Finalist ’21) has a solo exhibition, Hidden Worlds: A New Herbarium at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston (thru 2/6). The artist was recently interviewed by New England Public Media.
Dana Filibert (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Fellow ’15) has work available in the Cranbrook Academy of Art Virtual Alumni Art Sale (12/1-12/10).
Michael Gandolfi‘s (Music Composition Fellow ’03) new composition Stepping Up, a fanfare in honor of Richard Pittman, has its world premiere at Dreams of Love and War by the New England Philharmonic at the Boston University Tsai Performance Center (12/5, 3 PM ET).
Lisa Gruenberg (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Fellow ’12) discusses her memoir My City of Dreams at a free, virtual event hosted by the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics (12/7, 10 AM PT/1 PM ET).
Joel Janowitz‘s (Painting Fellow ’16, ’08, ’79, ’75) painting series Refuge is on view at Gallery Kayafas (12/10-1/22, receptions 12/10 and 1/7, 5:30-8 PM ET). He also has work in The Contemporary Print: 20 Years at Highpoint Editions at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (thru 1/9).
Wendy Jehlen‘s (Choreography Fellow ’04) performs Lilith, her one-woman dance performance, at Boston Center for the Arts (12/10-12/11 8 PM ET).
Daniel Johnson‘s (Poetry Finalist ’20, ’18) second book of poetry, Shadow Act: An Elegy for American Journalist James Foley, will be published by McSweeney’s in early 2023. He has poems forthcoming in Barrow Street and Southern Review, and poems appeared recently in Tin House and Hinchas de Poesia.
Marky Kauffmann (Photography Fellow ’17) has photographic work in Soho Photo Gallery’s International Alternative Processes show which will run online both on the Soho Photo Gallery website and on the Griffin Museum of Photography website (12/10-2/27). Her work was recently featured on the international online gallery YourDailyPhotograph.com.
Catherine Kernan (Drawing & Printmaking Finalist ’16) has a solo exhibition, Against the Grain, at Soprafina Gallery in Boston (12/3-1/1, First Friday opening 12/3, reception 12/11, 3-5 PM ET).
Balla Kouyate (Traditional Arts Fellow ’10) is featured on the BBC World Service program In the Studio, airing 12/28.
Anne Lilly (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Fellow ’19) exhibits this month at Gallery Kayafas in Boston (12/10-1/22, receptions 12/10 and 1/7, 5:30-8 PM ET).
Scott Listfield (Painting Finalist ’10) has a solo exhibition, Suns and Moons, at Beinart Gallery in Melbourne, Australia (12/5-12/24, opening reception 12/5).
Stefanie Lubkowski (Music Composition Finalist ’15) is creating a new opera, The Plague Bearer, and Strange Trace will perform an aria from the opera at its Holiday Spectacular (12/4, 6 PM ET).
Rania Matar (Photography Fellow ’21, ’11, ’07) presents a webinar, From the Personal to the Universal: The Tools to Create Intimate Portraits, with the Los Angeles Center of Photography (12/4, 1 PM ET). Her photography exhibits at Robert Klein Gallery in Boston (thru 12/15), Art Miami with C. Grimaldis Gallery (thru 12/5), and in her new photography book SHE.
John Minigan‘s (Dramatic Writing Fellow ’19) new play Covenant is performed by North Shore Readers Theatre, on Zoom followed by talkback (12/11, 10 AM ET).
Dahlia Nayar (Choreography Fellow ’16) and the Uh-Oh Trio perform at the Wattis Institute in San Francisco (12/3-12/4, live movement 3-6 PM PT, sound and video projection 12-6 PM PT).
Caleb Neelon (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Fellow ’07) is curator of I Could Do That! The Picture Book Art of Ed Emberley at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst (12/18-6/12). Neelon, who co-wrote a retrospective book about Emberley, has painted several of Emberley’s images directly on the gallery walls.
Wilhelm Neusser (Painting Finalist ’20) has a solo exhibition of paintings, RE/VISIT, at Kunstverein Koelnberg in Germany (12/10-12/22).
Debra Olin (Drawing & Printmaking Finalist ’18) has a solo exhibition, Every Protection, at The Museum at Eldridge Street, NYC (thru 4/24).
Monica Raymond‘s (Dramatic Writing Fellow ’13) flash fiction Lion in the Living Room was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. It’s part of a series of poems and short tales inspired by the surreal photocollages of Fran Forman.
Astrid Reischwitz (Photography Finalist ’21) has a solo exhibition, The Fabric of Memory, at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMoPA) in Tampa (thru 1/23).
Nancy Selvage (Crafts Fellow ’13) has a solo exhibition, Solstice, at Boston Sculptors Gallery (12/10-1/23, receptions 12/11 4-8:30 PM ET, 1/1 3-6 PM ET, SoWa First Friday 1/7 5-8:30 PM).
Johnetta Tinker (Drawing and Printmaking Fellow ’20) collaborated with artist Susan Thompson on the Mentoring Murals project with Now+There. The three murals, titled Deeply Rooted in the NeighborHOOD, homage to Allan Rohan Crite, will be displayed for three months at 345 Blue Hill Ave, Roxbury, MA. Unveiling and reception 12/11, 12-2 PM ET.
Joe Wardwell‘s (Painting Fellow ’12) collaborative mural project Love Letters to Roxbury, installed at the Roxbury branch of the Boston Public Library, was featured in The Boston Globe. His solo exhibition, I’m Afraid of Americans, is on view at LaMontagne Gallery in Boston (thru 12/18).
Read past Fellows Notes. If you’re a current or past fellow/finalist with news, let us know.
Image: Madge Evers (Photography Finalist ’21), TEND (WILD GRAPEVINES ON PETERS HILL) (2021), 11×14 in.
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