Fellows Notes is a monthly listing of the latest news from awardees in our Artist Fellowships Program.
María Luisa Arroyo (Poetry Fellow ’04), Amy Dryansky (Poetry Fellow ’18, ’12), and Elizabeth Witte (Poetry Fellow ’16) are among the participants in the Amherst Poetry Festival produced by the Emily Dickinson Museum (9/19-9/22).
Susan Bernhard (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Fellow ’14) and Tara Lynn Masih (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Finalist ’96) are both among the recipients of the Julia Ward Howe Annual Awards, by the Boston Authors Club. The BAC Awards program and reception will take place at the Boston Public Library (9/17, 6-8 PM).
Liza Bingham (Painting Finalist ’10) and Zehra Khan (Drawing & Printmaking Finalist ’12) are among the artists exhibiting in Dot Conference at Room83 Spring in Watertown (9/7-10/26, opening reception 9/7, 4-6 PM).
Sarah Braman (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Finalist ’09), Karen Dolmanisth (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Finalist ’03), and Sean Greene (Painting Fellow ’14) have work in the group exhibition Materialized at the UMass Amherst Hampden Gallery (9/8-10/6, opening reception 9/8, 1-3 PM).
Cheryl Clark Vermeulen (Poetry Finalist ’10) and Anna V.Q. Ross (Poetry Fellow ’18) co-organized (along with Oliver de la Paz and Alana Folsom) Writers for Migrant Justice: Poetry Reading & Fundraiser, the Boston contribution to a nation-wide night of poetry and support for immigrant families and detained migrants. Readers will include Martín Espada (Poetry Fellow ’96), Danielle Legros Georges (Poetry Fellow ’14), and Natalie Shapero (Poetry Finalist ’18), among numerous others. The event takes place at Arlington Street Church in Boston (9/4, 6 PM).
David Hilliard (Photography Fellow ’17) and Sage Sohier (Photography Fellow ’79) have a two-person exhibition, Our Parents, Ourselves, at Fitchburg Art Museum (9/7-1/5/2020).
Elizabeth Alexander (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Fellow ’11) exhibits with artist Tatiana Flis in Remainder Remains at Fountain Street Gallery (thru 9/29, opening reception 9/6, 5-8 PM; Tea and Talk 9/7, 3-4 PM).
Clint Baclawski (Photography Fellow ’19) has a solo exhibition, Fringe, at Abigail Ogilvy Gallery in Boston (9/6-10/13, opening reception 9/6, 6-8:30 PM).
Jodi Colella (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Fellow ’19) is exhibiting in the group shows Take It Outside (thru 10/27) and Human Impact: Stories of the Opioid Epidemic (thru 5/3/2020) at Fuller Craft Museum, Dressed at Danforth Art (thru 12/30), and Look This Way (a three-person show) at Cahoon Museum of American Art (9/6-10/30, reception and talk 9/13, 4:30-6 PM).
Alice Denison has a solo exhibition, Mal de Fleur, at Gallery NAGA (9/3-9/28, opening reception 9/6, 6-8 PM).
Rebecca Doughty‘s (Painting Finalist ’10) exhibition Friendlies is on view at The Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown (thru 9/29).
Nicole Duennebier (Painting Fellow ’16) is exhibiting in Enormous Tiny Art at Nahcotta Gallery in Portsmouth, NH (thru 9/29). She’s also among the artists in 13Forest at 444 exhibition at 444 Commercial Street in Provincetown (9/4-9/10).
Ken Field‘s (Music Composition Finalist ’17) Revolutionary Snake Ensemble gives a free performance as part of the Arlington Pathways Celebration (9/15, 4-6 PM). He participates in the Celebrity Series’ Concert for One at the Harvard Science Center Plaza (9/20, 2-3 PM and 9/23, 4-5 PM). His 3-channel sound installation will accompany a installation of hybrid paintings by Adria Arch at the Fitchburg Art Museum (9/21-11/10, opening reception 9/21, 3-5 PM). He hosts the weekly radio program The New Edge on WMBR 88.1 FM, sharing instrumental creative new music as well as interviews with contemporary composers and musicians.
Georgie Friedman‘s (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Fellow ’13, Film & Video Finalist ’19) exhibition Fragments of Antarctica is on view at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston (thru 9/16). There is a Final Artist Meet & Greet (9/11, 8-10 PM).
Patrick Gabridge‘s (Dramatic Writing Finalist ’17, ’15) The America Plays, the second of two series of site-specific plays, are performed at Mount Auburn Cemetery, where Gabridge is Playwright Artist-in-Residence. Performances of The America Plays (9/12-9/22) are fully staged, 90-minute productions in which the audience walks to various locations in the cemetery.
Margo Guernsey‘s (Film & Video Fellow ’19) film Councilwoman is broadcast nationally on America ReFramed (9/3). The artist will have a live Q&A on the film’s Facebook page on the evening of the broadcast. Also, the film screens this month at the Boston Latino International Film Festival (9/27).
Marky Kauffmann (Photography Fellow ’17) is in the group exhibition Dressed at Danforth Art (thru 12/30, opening reception 9/7, 6-8 PM). She also has work in the Somerville Toy Camera Festival at Nave Gallery (9/5-10/5, opening reception 9/8, 2-4 PM).
Catherine Kernan (Drawing & Printmaking Finalist ’16) is co-author of the recently-published book Singular & Serial: Contemporary Monotype and Monoprint, and Soprafina Gallery in Boston will present an exhibition of singular prints selected from the book (thru 9/28, opening reception 9/6, 5:30 PM; book signing 9/14, 3-5 PM).
Colleen Kiely (Painting Fellow ’98) has a solo pop-up exhibition, Women on the Verge, at The Cost Annex at 59 Wareham St. in Boston (9/6, 6-9 PM).
Congratulations to Balla Kouyaté (Traditional Arts Fellow ’10), who was announced as a 2019 National Heritage Fellow by the National Endowment for the Arts. Watch a video exploring the artist and his work. The artist will be honored at a Washington, DC ceremony at the Library of Congress (9/18) and concert at Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Sidney Harman Hall (9/20, 8 PM, available through a live webcast).
Mira T. Lee (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Fellow ’12) has an essay in the New York Times Modern Love column.
Congratulations to Keith Maddy (Drawing & Printmaking Finalist ’16), who is on the shortlist for the 2019 Young Masters Art Prize from the Cynthia Corbett Gallery in London. His work is included in the Young Master Art Prize Exhibition (9/30-10/5).
Tara Lynn Masih (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Finalist ’96), along with receiving the Julia Ward Howe Award from the Boston Authors Club (see above), has received the Florida Book Award, the Skipping Stones Honor Award, and the Foreward Book of the Year distinction for her novel My Real Name Is Hanna. The book is also a Litsy Award Nominee and a Goodreads Best Book of the Month.
Adam Mazo‘s (Film & Video Finalist ’17) film with Ben Pender-Cudlip, Dawnland, was nominated for two Emmy Awards, with winners announced later this month. The pair’s next film, a short called Dear Georgina, premieres this month at Camden International Film Festival (9/15).
Caitlin McCarthy‘s (Dramatic Writing Finalist ’11) screenplay Wonder Drug is a Semifinalist for the Academy Nicholl Fellowship. Read an article about the distinction in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
Steve Novick (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Fellow ’99), solo show Approximation at the Art Complex in Duxbury (thru 11/10).
Monica Raymond‘s (Dramatic Writing Fellow ’13) monologue “Nausicaa” (part of work in progress Four Riffs for a Sailor) was published in the latest issue of NonBinary Review, which is filled with work inspired by Homer’s Odyssey. Her play A to Z will be part of the QWERK Festival, Glasgow, Scotland’s first ever festival of gay and lesbian theater. The reading is at Category is Books (9/28).
Pavel Romaniko (Photography Fellow ’19) was interviewed by University of Massachusetts-Lowell about his work and his 2019 fellowship.
Marian Roth‘s (Photography Fellow ’97) exhibition A Cure for Pessimism is on view at On Center Gallery in Provincetown (thru 9/9).
Tara Sellios (Photography Fellow ’19, ’11) will have a solo exhibition, Infernalis, at Gallery Kayafas (9/6-10/12, artist receptions 9/6 and 10/4 , 5:30-8 PM).
Karen Skolfield (Poetry Fellow ’14) reads from her new collection Battle Dress (and joins poets Doug Anderson and Paul Richmond) at the Garlic & Arts Festival in Orange (9/28, 1:30 PM).
Sarah Sousa‘s (Poetry Fellow ’16) will read poetry at Stockbridge Coffee and Tea (9/12, 7 PM) and at the Third Annual Festival of American Poets at Amherst College (9/13, 6:30 PM). Recently, her poetry collection See the Wolf was named a Must Read Book by the Massachusetts Center for the Book in the 19th Annual Massachusetts Book Awards. Her textile erasure United is currently on display at a bus kiosk in Boston as part of Mass Poetry’s project Revision: A Collection of Blackout Poetry. Read about the artists participation in the August Poetry Postcard Festival and the collaged tarot card project that ensued.
Tracy Heather Strain and Randall MacLowry (Film & Video Fellows ’19, ’07), aka The Film Posse, created The Feud which premieres on American Experience on PBS (9/10, 9 PM). MacLowry wrote and directed.
Naoe Suzuki has a solo exhibition, Excerpts, at the Babson College Hollister Gallery (9/12-11/1, opening reception and artist talk 9/12, 5-7 PM).
Tabitha Vevers (Painting Finalist ’87) has a solo exhibition, Seeking Symmetry, at the Albert Merola Gallery in Provincetown (thru 9/18). The paintings reflect on the work and life of the artist’s mother, painter Elspeth Halvorsen.
Frank Ward‘s (Photography Fellow ’11) exhibition The Last Empire – The new countries of the Soviet Union is on view at the A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton (9/4-9/28, artist reception 9/13 5-8 PM).
Yu Wen Wu (Painting Fellow ’04) is one of three finalists for the inaugural Prilla Smith Brackett Award. The award is a $15,000 prize for a female artist in the Boston area.
Image: Tara Sellios (Photography Fellow ’19, ’11), NO. 1 (FROM THE SERIES TESTIMONY) (2015), Digital Chromogenic Print, 60×50 in.