This Valentine’s month, we *heart* this news from past Fellows/Finalists.
The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) and The New Art Center (NAC) present the MCC Artist Fellows and Finalists Photography Exhibition, February 28-March 23, 2014 at the New Art Center in Newton, MA. The exhibition showcases the MCC’s Artist Fellowships 2013 awardees – a selection of the Commonwealth’s most talented photographers. Learn more.
Elizabeth Alexander‘s intricate solo exhibition Treacle Well is at Boston Sculptors Gallery (thru 3/9). A showcase of several bodies of sculpture, collage, and installation, the exhibition suggests a garden party, with infusions of memory and fairy tale. There will be a Tea & Cake event 3/1, 3-5:30 PM and closing reception 3/7, 5-8 PM).
Linda Bond‘s exhibition Shadow War (learn more about the project) will be at the Southern New Hampshire University McIninch Gallery (2/27-4/5, opening reception 3/13, 5-7 PM).
Mary Jane Doherty‘s film Secundaria was recently (2/3) shown at the Dance on Camera Festival at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, NYC. It will also show in the FICCI festival in Cartagena Columbia in March.
Rosalyn Driscoll‘s work will be in exhibitions this spring in Cuzco (Peru), Nancay (France) and Berlin. In June, her London-based collective, Sensory Sites is producing an installation-event, Water Water Everywhere, in collaboration with The Center for the Study of the Senses in London, a group of scientists and philosophers researching and rethinking the senses.
Ralf Yusuf Gawlick‘s new 8-voice a cappella Mass, Missa gentis humanæ, will receive its world premiere (2/17, 8 PM, Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola) by Julian Wachner and the elite, Grammy-nominated Choir of Trinity Wall Street from New York. The work will also be recorded for the internationally distributed label Musica Omnia at that time.
Lisa Kessler‘s solo photography show Seeing Pink will be the inaugural exhibition at Fitchburg State University’s new Hammond Hall Art Gallery (thru 3/28, talk and reception 2/12, 5 PM). Another show of her work, In the Pink, will be exhibited at Danforth Art, Museum\School, Framingham, MA (4/5-6/15, Artist Talk and Reception 4/6, 4 PM).
Rania Matar has photography exhibitions, currently or upcoming, in Houston TX, Dearbon MI, and Bangkok Thailand. Other recent highlights: The Daily Beast and Sebastian Smee from The Boston Globe, respectively, selected She Who Tells a Story at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston as a Must-See and Best Contemporary Group Show of 2013.
Rachel Mello‘s installation piece This is a Long Distance Call! is featured in this video of Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone, Somerville Arts Council’s Rachel Strutt, and Pauline Lim discussing the Phone Art Box project.
John Schoneboom, past winner of an MCC Artist Fellowship Award in Playwriting, is publishing his first novel, entitled Fontoon, through Dedalus Books (based in Cambridge, England). It’s due out in April – see a promo video.
Elizabeth Whyte Schulze, part of the All Things Considered VII: National Basketry Juried Exhibition at the Fuller Craft Museum, has a talk to mark the closing of the exhibition, at the Fuller on 2/23, 2-4:30 PM.
Image: Rachel Loischild, FALLEN, BELCHERTOWN, MA (2011), color photograph, 24×30 in. Rachel is one of the photography artists in MCC Artist Fellows and Finalists Photography Exhibition at the New Art Center.