As we wait out the waning days (?) of the polar vortex, seek shelter in the latest news from MCC’s Artist Fellows/Finalists.
The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) and The New Art Center (NAC) present the MCC Artist Fellows and Finalists Photography Exhibition, thru 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 and read profiles of participating artists.
Claire Beckett is currently exhibiting in Character Study at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (thru 4/13), and recently completed a dual exhibition with Suzanne Opton called Picturing War at the Salve Regina Hamilton Gallery. The artist was recently interviewed in VICE and Art New England, and her series The Converts has been featured on Huffington Post, Feature Shoot, and elsewhere.
Linda Bond‘s exhibition Shadow War (learn more about the project) is at the Southern New Hampshire University McIninch Gallery (thru 4/5, opening reception 3/13, 5-7 PM).
Alexander Chee will have an Amtrak Writers’ Residency, a cross-country train trip sponsored by Amtrak during which he’ll devote himself to writing. The residency was launched after Alexander wished in an author interview that “Amtrak had residencies for writers.” Read more.
Santiago Hernandez‘s solo show Accelerator is on view at Gordon Gallery at Boston Arts Academy (thru 4/2). Another solo show of his work will be on view at Harry Simon Gallery in Morristown, NJ (3/18-4/19, opening reception 3/21, 6 PM).
Ben Jolivet‘s “unromantic” comedy play Get Rough with Me will be performed by Tyrannosaurus Rep at the Hall Library in Cranston, RI (3/7-3/8 and 3/14-3/15, 7:30 PM). Read more about the play, in ArtSake.
Zehra Khan and Tim Winn have published a children’s board book, A Sunny Day for Flowers, that “babies (and adults) can teeth on, if they are so inclined. Intended for art lovers and book lookers of all ages.”
Rania Matar‘s photography is featured in solo exhibitions at the Alliance Francaise de Singapour (thru 3/28), the Arab-American National Museum in Dearborn, MI (thru 8/31) and a group exhibition in FotoFest 2014 in Houston, TX (thru 4/28). The artist was recently profiled in The Week.
Tova Mirvis will read from her new novel Visible City at events at Newtonville Books (3/18), Brookline Booksmith (3/19), Barnes & Noble (3/24) and Greenlight Bookstore (3/31) in NYC, and the Newton Jewish Community Center (4/8). Find a full event schedule. Read a q&a in ArtSake.
Monica Raymond‘s monologue play, Martina’s Story, will be performed as part of She Speaks, a festival of women’s monologues, in Kitchener, Ontario (Canada) (3/29). Monica also has photographs in a group show at the Cambridge Community Television offices, showing thru 4/17.
Allan Reeder, twice a recipient of an MCC Fellowship in Fiction, has launched Hillside Writing, which provides imaginative instruction and inspired guidance to students, writers, and teachers through individual coaching, group workshops, and talks.
Image: Angela Zammarelli, COME OVER, COME OVER (2010), cardboard, textiles, light fixture, extension cord, glue 5.5 ft.