It’s a back to school edition of Fellows Notes. Curriculum includes Emily Dickinson, Boston history, woodshop, and other recent works (and news) from past MCC Fellows and Finalists…
Sophia Ainslie and Mary Bucci McCoy are included in the exhibition XXX: Kingston Gallery Annual Members’ Exhibition, celebrating thirty years as an artist run gallery (9/5-9/30, opening reception 9/7, 5:30 PM).
Elizabeth Alexander, Matt Brackett, Chris Faust, and Scott Listfield are among the artists in Elsewhere, an exhibition at Distillery Gallery (9/20-10/26, opening reception 9/20, 7 PM) curated by Liz Devlin of FLUX Boston.
Along with showing in Elsewhere (mentioned above), Elizabeth Alexander will exhibit her collage series BELLINGRATH Gardens & Home at Beard and Weil Watson Fine Arts Gallery at Wheaton College (thru 10/5, opening reception 9/6, 6 PM). She’ll also take part in a panel discussion, “Land (re)Formations with Elizabeth Alexander, Ellen Driscoll & Elizabeth Mooney” (9/11, 6:30 PM).
John Cameron‘s furniture works are at The Currier Museum of Art (9/21-9/22), part of the NH Furniture Masters Annual Art Auction (9/22, 6 PM), and will also exhibit at The Gallery at Frenchman’s Bay (9/28-9/30, opening reception 9/29, 6 PM).
Nona Hershey has three exhibitions this opening this month, two solo shows – All of the Above at Soprafina Gallery in Boston (thru 9/29); ReWired at Trustman Gallery at Simmons College (thru 10/4) – and a group show at The Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown (9/21-10/24). She’ll speak about her artistic process on 9/25, 5:30 PM, at Trustman Gallery.
Rania Matar has exhibitions/booksignings featuring her A Girl and Her Room series at The Photographic Resource Center in Boston (9/6-11/3, opening reception 9/6, 6:30 PM) and the Southeast Museum of Photography in FL (9/14-12/14). Her work will also exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston 9/19, 6-8 PM, an event for Friends of Photography.
Nathalie Miebach has had artist talks at the Thinking Digital conference in Newcastle, UK and The Eyeo Festival at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and on 9/22, she’ll be speaking at Betascape, at the Maryland Institute of Art. Furthermore, she just finished The Persistence of Play, a commissioned installation for the New Residency Hall at Massachusetts College of Art and Design – ribbon cutting by Mayor Menino on 9/10, 2 PM! Current exhibitions include Audio-Visual at Salisbury University in MD (thr 9/29), Jane Marsching & Nathalie Miebach at Brant Gallery at MassArt (9/17-10/5), and a group show of “data artists” at Beall Center for Art and Technology in CA (9/25-Jan. ’13). She’s also collaborating in a project called Synergy, which partners artists with oceanographers, with a resulting exhibition to show at the Boston Museum of Science later this year.
Bill Peters is publishing his first novel, Maverick Jetpants in the City of Quality, which got a great early review in Publishers Weekly. He’ll read from the novel at The Brooklyn Book Festival (9/23), the Basilica Hudson (9/24, 7 PM), and Talking Leaves Bookstore (9/26).
Monica Raymond reads poetry at Mobius at the launch of a new, bi-monthly reading series there (9/30, 4 PM). Two scenes from her plays Four Riffs for a Sailor will be performed as part of Page to Stage at the Kennedy Center, Washington DC (9/1, 1 PM).
Daniela Rivera has a solo show at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santiago, Chile (opening 9/7). In Santiago, she’ll also be participating in the Chaco art fair (9/28). Additionally, she will give talks in Universidad Alberto Hurtado and Universidad Catolica de Chile. Recently, she participated in the exhibition Everyday Angles, curated by Liz Munsell for the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.
Raising David Walker, a new play by Peter Snoad, will receive a staged reading at The Democracy Center in Cambridge (10/3, 7 PM). The play tells the contemporary story of a young woman’s discovery of David Walker, the 19th century Black abolitionist, and how it changes her life. The reading will follow hard on the heels of the formal launch of The David Walker Memorial Project at the Museum of African American History on 9/27.
Image: cover art for EMILY’S DRESS AND OTHER MISSING THINGS by Kathryn Burak (Roaring Brook Press, 2012).