Fellows Notes is a monthly listing of the latest news from awardees in our Artist Fellowships Program.
Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro (Dramatic Writing Fellow ’11), Patrick Gabridge (Dramatic Writing Finalist ’17, ’15), Greg Lam (Dramatic Writing Fellow ’19), Nina Louise Morrison (Dramatic Writing Fellow ’17), and Cassie M. Seinuk (Dramatic Writing Finalist ’17) all have plays in The 9th Annual Boston One-Minute Play Festival at Boston Playwrights Theatre (1/4-1/6).
P. Carl (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Fellow ’18) discusses his memoir Becoming a Man: The Story of a Transition at a book launch event at Trident Booksellers and Cafe (1/28, 7 PM). Carl will be in conversation with Grub Street Artistic Director Christopher Castellani (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Fellow ’16).
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.
Mags Harries (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Fellow ’03) and Nora Valdez (Crafts Fellow ’17) are among the finalists to develop proposals for a public artwork in Cambridge to celebrate the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment.
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.
Naoe Suzuki (Drawing & Printmaking Fellow ’06), Deb Todd Wheeler (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Fellow ’03), and Yu-Wen Wu (Painting Fellow ’04) have art in Charting the World: Subjective MapMaking at Suffolk University Gallery (1/30-2/27, opening reception 1/30, 5:50-7:30 PM).
Howard Axelrod (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Fellow ’16) launches his new book The Stars in Our Pockets at Brookline Booksmith (1/7, 7 PM). He’ll be in conversation about his with Atlantic staff writer James Parker. The book has already received starred reviews from Booklist and Kirkus.
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).
Denise Bergman (Poetry Finalist ’14) reads with Susan Eisenberg at Concord Free Public Library, as part of the Poetry at the Library Series (1/12/ 3 PM). She’ll also read at First Church Cambridge as part of the Hastings Room Reading Series (1/15, 7 PM). The poet’s most recent book is Three Hands None.
Liza Bingham (Painting Finalist ’10) is among the artists in the group exhibition Soft Shoulder at Cambridge Art Association (thru 2/1). The show is curated by Cathleen Daley.
Sari Boren (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Finalist ’14) is among the readers in Tell-All Boston at Porter Square Books (1/23, 7 PM). She performs her one-woman show Exhibiting at the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education in Lincroft, NJ (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.
Matt Brackett (Painting Fellow ’04) has a solo exhibition, Bitter Chill at the Southern New Hampshire University McIninch Art Gallery (1/23-2/29, opening reception 1/23, 5-7 PM).
Edie Bresler‘s (Photography Fellow ’17) solo exhibition The Blues & other possibilities is at at Gallery Kayafas (thru 1/18).
Harriet Diamond (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Fellow ’13) has two installations in the solo exhibition Exiled at the Loomis Chaffee School Mercy Gallery in Windsor Locks, CT (thru 1/23, artist talk 1/12, 1-4 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 (thru 1/18).
Marky Kauffmann (Photography Fellow ’17) has work in The Director’s Choice at the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts in Providence RI (opening 1/16).
Alla Kovgan‘s (Film & Video Fellow ’09) 3D film Cunningham screens at the Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge (beginning 1/3). The filmmaker will conduct q&a’s on 1/3 and 1/4.
Louise Laplante (Drawing & Printmaking Finalist ’04) has a solo exhibition, Creatures Big and Small, at GR Gallery, Stamford, CT (thru 3/2020).
Mattia Maurée (Music Composition Finalist ’19) was selected for the Boston 2020 cohort of the New Leader’s Council, a 6-month intensive training program for progressive leadership. They also recently received a City of Boston Opportunity Fund grant, and they are one of ten artists selected for the 2020 Boston Capacity Building Grant from MASS MoCA Assets for Artists. Short films they scored have recently screened in 13 countries and won numerous awards.
Monica Raymond‘s (Dramatic Writing Fellow ’13) play A to Z has a staged reading, directed by Sasha Bratt, at Playhouse on Park in Hartford, CT (1/26, 7-9 PM).
Vaughn Sills (Photography Fellow ’09) has work in The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology at the MIT Museum in Cambridge (thru 2/23 and again 3/9-6/21).
Candice Smith Corby (Painting Fellow ’08) exhibiting in Blue at Drive-By Projects in Watertown (1/11-2/29, opening reception 1/11, 4-6 PM).
Peter Snoad (Dramatic Writing Fellow ’09) play Seeing Violet will have its first staged reading at the Firehouse Centre for the Arts in Newburyport, MA as part of their New Works Festival (1/17, 8 PM). The play won the Pestalozzi Prize for the best full full-length play submitted to the festival. Also, his short play Imposter premieres at The Secret Theatre in Long Island City during their upcoming one-act festival in January/February, and his short play The Life of Trees is produced by the Winters Theatre Company in Winters, CA (1/24-1-26).
David Valdes‘ (Dramatic Writing Finalist ’19, ’03) play The Last Catastrophist will be produced by Fresh Ink Theatre at the Plaza Blackbox at the Boston Center for the Arts (1/24-2/8).
Jeffu Warmouth‘s (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Finalist ’05) solo exhibition Urgent Blowout is on view at Boston Sculptors Gallery (thru 1/26, artist talk 1/11, 2-4 PM.
Image: Lucy Kim (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Fellow ’19), detail of DR. MELISSA DOFT, PLASTIC SURGEON (2016), oil, acrylic, resin, epoxy, fiberglass, wood, framing, 92x60x3 in.