Here’s some spook-tacular news about the current goings-on with past MCC fellows/finalists. (Actually, it’s not really spooky at all, but, you know, Halloween month and everything… just tryin’ to get in the spirit!)
Marc Cooper, Warren Mather, and Megumi Naitoh are all included in Earth and Alchemy, a show of contemporary ceramic sculpture, at the Stephen D. Paine Gallery at Massachusetts College of Art & Design (thru 11/24).
Self/Fabricated, an exhibition curated by Candice Smith Corby and Leslie Schomp, includes work by the curators, Ilona Anderson, David Curcio, Wylie Sofia Garcia, Jan Johnson, and Joetta Maue. The show, which explores autobiography through cloth and stitching, is at the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury (thru 1/13/13). Read a q&a with the curators.
Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge has a bustling exhibition schedule, including shows featuring MCC grantees. Both Mariko Kusumoto and Elizabeth Whyte Schulze showed work in September, and Leslie Sills will be part of The Tea Pot Redefined 2012 (thru 11/15).
Danielle Legros Georges will read from her poetry collection Maroon at Pine Manor College (10/2, 12:10 PM). Later this month, she’ll read as part of Dorchester Open Studios at Humphreys Street Studios (10/20, 2:50 PM). (Two other past MCC awardees, Anna Ross and Daniel Tobin, will read as part of the same event.)
Gival Press just published Perry Glasser’s new novel, Riverton Noir.
Zehra Khan, along with partner Tim Winn, have two installations (entitled Separation and Shipwrecked) in the 10 Days That Shook the World: the Centennial Decade multi-media exhibition at the Herring Cove Beach Bathhouse in Provincetown, MA (thru 10/7).
Along with exhibiting in Elsewhere (mentioned above), Scott Listfield has work in Intergalactic at The Dunedin Fine Art Center in Florida (thru 12/21), Invitational Dartmouth Alumni Exhibition at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH (thru 12/1), and Bad Dads at Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco (10/26-11/24). And he’s got a solo show, Astronaut at the Gallery in Sanders at Fitchburg State (10/24-11/27, opening reception 10/24 6 PM, artist talk at 6:30 PM).
Mary O’Malley is part of two shows this month: Pattern Recognition at Aviary Gallery in Jamaica Plain 10/4-10/25, reception 10/4, 6 PM) and Nature Vive and Nature Morte at the Simmons College Trustman Gallery (10/9-11/8, reception 10/11, 5 PM). She’ll also teach a one-day drawing workshop at Eliot School in Jamaica Plain on 10/28, 10 AM-3 PM.
Dave Ortega let us know that he used his finalist award to publish a limited edition comic on newsprint entitled Insurrectos. The comic was made available at the Small Press Exposition in Bethesda, MD in September. Both this comic and his comic Abuela Y Los Dead Mexicans were acquired by the Library of Congress for their collection.
George Rosen is publishing a new short story collection, The Immanence of God in the Tropics, in November. (Read this starred review in Publishers Weekly, where it was a “Pick of the Week.”) The book includes the story “A Second Language,” which George submitted for his MCC grant. He’ll read from the book at the Gloucester Writers Center (11/28).
Peter Snoad‘s new play, Raising David Walker, which received a staged reading at The Democracy Center in Cambridge, MA on October 3, is set for another staged reading on November 11 – this time by Mixed Phoenix Theatre Group in New York City as part of their Fall Reading Series. Raising David Walker tells the contemporary story of a young woman’s discovery of David Walker, the 19th century Black abolitionist, and how it changes her life.
Joan Wickersham publishes a new short story collection, The News from Spain: Seven Variations on a Love Story in October. It was included in Vogue’s “Fall’s Standout Fiction” list. Find her upcoming readings on her web site.
Image: Dave Ortega, cover art for the comic INSURRECTOS.