Fellows Notes is a monthly listing of the latest news from awardees in our Artist Fellowships Program.
Sachiko Akiyama, Toni Pepe Dan, and Nona Hershey are among the artists exhibiting in A Few Conversations Between Women at the Boston University 808 Gallery (9/4-9/28, opening reception 9/7, 6-8 PM). In conjunction with the exhibition is a panel discussion, Creative Capital: Building Collaborative Art Spaces at 808 Gallery (9/22, 3 PM). Nina Bellucci is among the panel speakers.
Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro has a play in The Asian American Playwright Collective: An Anthology of New Plays, now available for purchase.
Sonia Almeida is among the artists exhibiting in the 2018–19 Visual and Environmental Studies Visiting Faculty exhibition at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts (thru 9/23).
Nina Bellucci has a painting in the exhibition Painting in the 21st Century at Site:Brooklyn (9/21-10/21, opening reception 9/21, 6-9 PM). As mentioned above, she’s among the speakers in Creative Capital: Building Collaborative Art Spaces at 808 Gallery (9/22, 3 PM).
Laura Blacklow will present the talk Contemporary Artists Using Historical Photo Processes at the Photographic Resource Center at Lesley University (9/20, 8 PM). She will also be signing copies of her just-released 5th edition of New Dimensions in Photo Processes: A Step-by-Step Manual for Alternative Techniques (Focal Press, an imprint of Routledge).
Georgie Friedman created the installation Film Haiku: Water Cycle, part of an exhibition of new digital art curated by Boston Cyberarts and located at Boston Properties new video wall at 100 Federal Street in Boston (reception 9/14, 6-8 PM).
Regie Gibson will serve as a Poet in Residence at the galleries in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, with workshops 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, and 9/26. The residency is a collaboration between the MFA and Mass Poetry.
Holly Guran published a new poetry book, Twilight Chorus, from Main Street Rag. Recently, she along with Martha Collins and Lloyd Schwartz performed poems she wrote based on the 19th-century correspondence between Harriet Hanson and William Robinson, at the Omni Park House. Finally, Holly Guran is one of the organizers of Rozzie Reads Poetry Series, which launches this year 9/27.
Nona Hershey is exhibiting at The Schoolhouse Gallery (thru 9/26). As mentioned above, she’s also exhibiting in A Few Conversations Between Women at the Boston University 808 Gallery (9/4-9/28, opening reception 9/7, 6-8 PM).
Pagan Kennedy is co-creator of the new podcast The Great God of Depression, which was featured in The New Yorker. New England Public Radio and Radiotopia will host a podcast listening event at Gateway City Arts in Holyoke (9/13, 7 PM).
Robert Knox‘s second poetry chapbook Cocktails in the Wild was published by Unsolicited Press in May 2018. His short story “Behind Bars” was a prize winner in Beneath the Rainbow‘s story competition in February. Recent publications also include his short story “Hour of the Moth: The Candidates” published by Duende in June and poems in TheNewVerseNews and on Verse-Virtual.com, where he serves as contributing editor. His new serial-novel The Country/The Country is currently available online on Inkitt and Medium.
Rania Matar, who recently received a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship, has current or upcoming exhibitions in Cleveland, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Newport, Cologne (Germany), Landskrona (Sweden), Beirut (Lebanon), and Milan (Italy). Read a feature about the artist on Artsy.
Brendan Mathews‘ novel The World of Tomorrow (Little, Brown) came out in paperback in June. This month, he’s reading at Newtonville Books (9/13) and will be at the Brattleboro Literary Festival (10/13-10/14).
Suzanne Matson‘s fourth novel Ultraviolet, which received a starred Publisher’s Weekly review, launches at Newtonville Books on 9/6 at 7 PM, and at Boston College on 9/13 at 4:30 PM. Find more upcoming events.
Adam Mazo, along with screening Dawnland (his film with Ben Pender-Cudlip) at Camden International Film Festival (see above), has screenings this month including Salem MA (9/21), Brunswick ME (9/27), and Cambridge MA (9/28).
Caitlin McCarthy is being honored as a Red Sox Most Valuable Educator at Fenway Park (9/15). She’s among the authors of the recently published anthology Idol Talk: Women Writers on the Teenage Infatuations That Changed Their Lives.
Congratulations to Sean McCarthy, whose novel In the Midst of the Sea was accepted for publication by Pace Press, May 2019 expected publication. A Gentleman of His Word (the story he submitted to receive the Artist Fellowship) was just published in a new magazine called Furtive Dalliance. Recently, he’s published stories in The Hopkins Review, Water~Stone Review, The Wagon Magazine, Transmundane Press’s Fire Anthology, Kairos Literary Magazine, and Zymbol Literary Magazine (forthcoming).
Richard Michelson wrote the lyrics for music-theater piece Dear Edvard, which has a special reading/performance at Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse (9/3, 7:30 PM). Also, his picture book Fascinating: The Life of Leonard Nimoy (illustrated by Edel Rodriguez) will be the Massachusetts book celebrated at this year’s Library of Congress National Book Festival. He’ll present at the Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival (9/29).
Nathalie Miebach has art in Data Flow: an Exhibition of Algorithmic Art at Boston Cyberarts Gallery (9/15-10/28, opening reception 9/15, 6-8 PM). The artist recently had a concert/artist talk at CIRCA Art Actuel in Montreal, Quebec as part of the Canadian Biennale Nationale Sculpture Contemporaine.
Susan Rivo was a guest on WGBH’s “Under the Radar with Callie Crossley” to discuss her film Left on Pearl. The film screens in the Newburyport Documentary Film Festival at the Firehouse Center for the Arts (9/16, 1:45 PM).
Evelyn Rydz has a solo exhibition, Unravel to Splice, at Ellen Miller Gallery in Boston (9/7-10/13, opening reception 9/7, 5:30-7:30 PM). Recently, she was named as a CINTAS Knight Foundation Visual Arts Finalist (annual fellowships to artists of Cuban citizenship or lineage). She’ll exhibit work in conjunction with the honor at Lowe Art Museum in Miami, this October. This month, she also have work in Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Oregon (9/22-12/30).
Sarah Sousa will read poetry written in conjunction with the exhibition We Grow Accustomed to the Dark at the Herter Art Gallery at UMass Amherst (9/21, 5 PM). Also, she is among the poets with work in art/poetry book Mother Monument, published this month by Lucia Press with a book launch at the Arthur Ross Gallery in the Fisher Fine Arts Library on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania (9/12, 5:30 PM).
Image: Kat O’Connor, HOLD (2018), oil on board, 32X43 in.