Some news & notes from past MCC Fellows/Finalists to accompany this month’s turkey (or turkey alternative) suppers.
This month features three opportunities to experience work specifically by MCC Fellows/Finalists!
- MCC Artists Fellows and Finalists in Painting, October 28 – November 15, 2014 at the New Art Center, 61 Washington Park in Newtonville, MA (opening reception Thurs, Nov. 6, 6-8:30 PM)
- Commonwealth Reading Series: two events left in a series featuring poets & writers from MCC’s Artist Fellowships Program – Tuesday, November 11, 7 PM, at the New Art Center in Newtonville and Thursday, November 13, 7:30 PM, at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, co-sponsored by the Gloucester Writers Center
- MassNewMusic: a concert featuring works by 2013 MCC Music Composition Fellows/Finalists, on Saturday, November 22, 7:30 PM, at the Davis Square Theatre in Somerville
Congratulations to the 2014 Boston Artadia Award Finalists, including past MCC awardees Sonia Almeida, Ria Brodell, Niho Kozuru, Irina Rozovsky, and Jill Slosburg-Ackerman! Find a full list of finalists.
Diane Arvanites, Lorraine Chapman, and Anna Myer are all participating in Holding Hands While Dancing, a collaborative dance event with both Green Street Studios and The Dance Complex, 11/2. 6:15 PM reception, 7 PM show, 9 PM post-show reception.
Alexandra Anthony‘s documentary film Lost in the Bewilderness will have its official Boston premiere 12/4, 7 PM at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The film will also screen as part of The Best of the New York Greek Film Festival program at Kendall Square Cinema (11/6, 7 PM). The film had its New York City and Latin American premieres in October. More news.
Amy Archambault has an installation, Futile Ascent as part of the exhibition TEEM at GRIN Gallery in Providence (11/20-1/10, opening reception 11/22, 12-9 PM). She’s also a new member at Boston Sculptors Gallery.
Sarah Bliss will have a work, Laundry Line, displayed on the 80-foot-tall multi-screen LED Marquee at Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, as part of the Public Media Art Commission in Boston. It can be seen 12/11-2/24, with an artists’ reception 12/11, 6-8 PM. Also, Sarah’s work You Leave Here travels to Airspace Projects in Marrickville, Australia, on 11/22.
David Bookbinder has published a book of his Flower Mandala images. Fifty-two of the images, along with essays, are collected into the book, part of the fulfillment for a Kickstarter campaign (see a preview).
Prilla Smith Brackett recently had four pieces from her Dreams of Home Series acquired by Danforth Art. She has an dual exhibition with Amy Ragus, called Fractured Visions, at Danforth Art opening in March 2015. This month, she’s part of the invitational exhibit Plenty at 13Forest Gallery in Arlington (11/21/14-1/9/15, opening reception 11/21, 7 PM).
Regina Hansen (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Finalist ‘98) has a short story called The Horn of Isafel published in the collection All the Night Tide (Aadenian Ink 2014), a group of stories based on the poems of Edgar Allen Poe.
Tara L. Masih‘s essay “Be Prepared to Evacuate,” which appears in Facing the Change: Personal Encounters with Global Warming (Torrey House Press), was excerpted and adapted Stephen Clapp of Dance Box Theater as part of its performance Windswept.
Rachel Mello recently created, on commission, a set of brightly colored paisley sheep and their sheep-dog companion in Somerville’s Union Square. She’ll also be exhibiting photographs in the group show Illuminated at the Nave Gallery (11/15-12/14, opening reception 11/15, 3-5 PM). Rachel is co-curating the exhibition The Sketchbook Show at Nave Gallery. Submissions are due 11/16. More info.
Monica Raymond wrote the lyrics for the winter song After Harvest (for two sopranos and a harp, music by Timothy Takach). The song is having its world premiere at the Schubert Club in Minneapolis on December 18th at noon as part of the courtroom concert series. Also, Monica’s short play Novices will be performed as part of a student festival at Boston University Student Theater (12/5 & 12/6, 8 PM).
Peter Snoad is having the world premiere of his award-winning comedy Identity Crisis at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury (11/21-12/7). This is the third of four full-length plays by Peter being produced by Hibernian Hall, where he is Visiting Playwright. Identity Crisis was winner of Centre Stage-South Carolina’s 2010 New Play Festival.
Johanna Warwick has two solo photography exhibitions: Between the Ground & Sky (Part 1) at The Center for Theoretical Physics at MIT (thru 8/15/15); and Between the Ground & Sky (Part 2) at Mayor’s Gallery in Boston City Hall (11/3-12/24, opening reception 11/21, 4:30 PM).
Rachel Perry Welty was Artist-in-Residence at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, living in the Museum for the month of October, working and reading and thinking and photographing and accessing archives and letters and collections. She recently exhibited work in Open Studios at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in NYC.
Image: Joo Lee Kang, Still Life with Shells #1 (2014), ballpoint pen on paper, 29″ x 40.5″, courtesy of Gallery NAGA, Boston.