Fellows Notes is a monthly listing of the latest news from awardees in our Artist Fellowships Program.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions and cancellations, you should always double-check any event details with the listed venues.
Sophia Ainslie (Painting Fellow ’12) has an essay in (re)Tell, an exhibition of stories at HallSpace in Dorchester (thru 3/20).
Sally Bellerose (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Finalist ’04) has a new novel, Fishwives, from Bywater Books.
Pelle Cass (Photography Finalist ’15) has a solo show of photographs Crowded Fields at Abigail Oglivy Gallery in Boston (thru 3/21).
Harriet Diamond (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Fellow ’13) has work in the virtual exhibition Refugees, Resistance, Resilience: Creating Emotional Resonance, hosted by Springfield College (thru 4/9).
Amy Dryansky (Poetry Fellow ’18, ’12) is reading in the Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series, a virtual event hosted by the Emily Dickinson Museum (3/25, 6 PM ET).
Nicole Duennebier (Painting Fellow ’16) has a solo exhibition, Floral Hex, at 13Forest Gallery in Arlington (thru 4/16).
Ken Field (Music Composition Finalist ’17) has released a new album, Transmitter.
Lisa Gruenberg (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Fellow ’12) will have a free virtual event for her book My City of Dreams, hosted by Temple Concord in Syracuse (3/22, 7:30 PM ET).
Marky Kauffmann (Photography Fellow ’17) has a chemigram work in the 5th Annual Alternative Process Exhibition at the Image Flow Photography Center in Mill Valley, CA (3/15-5/28).
Colleen Kiely (Painting Fellow ’98) has a solo exhibition, This Ain’t No Party, This Ain’t No Disco, at Steven Zevitas Gallery (thru 3/25). Her portfolio of Gone to Feed the Roses drawings will be included in the six-artist exhibition Keep the Light at the Brattleboro Museum of Art (3/17-6/13).
John J. King (Dramatic Writing Fellow ’19) is releasing Season 2 of Home Office, the comedic web series he co-created with his wife. The five episodes, which explore the couple moving to New York City mid-pandemic, will be released on their YouTube Channel (3/8). Watch a trailer and read about Season 1 in the Boston Globe.
Melinda Lopez (Dramatic Writing Fellow ’19, ’03) wrote the play Mr. Parent, based on the stories of and starring Maurice Parent, directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian. The play, produced by TheaterWorks Hartford, is streaming on demand (thru 3/26). In April, she’ll have a streaming workshop production of a new play under the working title Young Nerds of Color, directed by Dawn M. Simmons, produced by Central Square Theater (4/8-4/11).
Michael Lowenthal (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Fellow ’00) publishes a new short story collection this month, Sex with Strangers. Among his upcoming events are Brookline Booksmith in conversation with Christopher Castellani (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Fellow ’16) (3/24, 7 PM) and East End Books Ptown (3/31, 6 PM).
During the pandemic, Nathalie Miebach (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Fellow ’17, ’09) has launched Spiders and Birds with support from the Creative Business Incubator at MassArt. It’s a business that specializes in creating handmade, colorful, woven lamps.
Evan Morse (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Fellow ’17) received a grant from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation (he previously received a grant from that organization in 2018). The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center has an archived video of a conversation featuring Evan and Taylor Apostol.
Monica Raymond (Dramatic Writing Fellow ’13) reads her short fiction The Photographer (inspired by a Fran Forman photo) at the Flash Fiction Forum (3/10). She reads her poem Prayer (after Psalm 15) at the Congregation Beit Shalon’s Celebration of Psalms (3/16). She wrote 13 Short Plays for Elijah McClain, which was included in a project led by playwright Erik Ehn. McClain was a 25-year-old black man who died in a police incident in Aurora, CA in 2019.
Susan Rivo‘s (Film & Video Finalist ’11) film Left on Pearl explores a pivotal event in feminist history, the takeover of 888 Memorial Drive. The Cambridge Women’s Center has organized a series of events to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary (3/5-3/14). The film will be available to stream 3/5-3/7, followed by a screening/discussion panel (3/7, 7 PM ET).
Jo Ann Rothschild (Painting Fellow ’98) has a solo exhibition, Hope for the Future, at HallSpace (4/3-5/8). She has cellphone size etchings in the Boston Printmakers Traveling Exhibition Connect at the Providence Art Club (3/28-4/16).
Peter Snoad (Dramatic Writing Fellow ’09) has a film version of his play The Draft screening on the Hibernian Hall’s Youtube page (thru 3/18). The Hibernian Hall will produce a virtual reading of Peter’s play Seeing Violet (4/22-4/24). Liars and Believers is currently streaming his short plays Entitled and The Greening of Bridget Kelly.
Jake Strautmann (Poetry Fellow ’18) is among the poets in the Bootleg Reading Series (3/3, 8 PM ET).
Shilpi Suneja‘s (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Fellow ’18) novel A House of Caravans has been accepted for publication by Milkweed Editions. Hear the author read a section of the work.
Read past Fellows Notes. If you’re a current or past fellow/finalist with news, let us know.
Image: Nicole Duennebier (Painting Fellow ’16), FLORAL HEX (2020), acrylic on panel, 12×16 in.
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