News and Notes from MCC Artist Fellows
Forbes Library in Northampton is hosting three former Artist Fellows as part of its ongoing Reading Series. Kristin Bock, Dawn Lundy Martin, and Lisa Olstein, all 2006 Poetry Fellows, will read from recent work in the Forbes Library Coolidge Museum, Dec 5, 7 PM. Go to the Forbes website for bios of these superb poets, as well as more info on the reading series.
Chris Gustin’s (Crafts Fellow ’05) work is featured in “Jet Stream Anagama: East Travels West,” an exhibition of wood fired ceramics by numerous artists from the American East and West. The exhibition runs at the Gustin Gallery in South Dartmouth, through Dec 24.
Timothy Horn’s (Sculpture/Installation Fellow ’05) work is on exhibit at Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum (which is a terrific, nothing-quite-like-it type of place, if you’ve never been). Tim is featured in an exhibition called Andy and Oz: Parallel Visions, which features the work of seven Australian artists and runs until December 30.
Selections from Sherrill Hunnibell’s (Drawing/Printmaking/Artist Books ’04) fascinating “Book of Hours” series of altered books are on exhibit at the The Fleet Library at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, through Jan 25.
Kristen Kieffer (Crafts Finalist ’07) is among the ceramicists featured in “Consider the Cup,” an invitational exhibition of ceramic cups by regional studio potters. The exhibition is at The Artisan Gallery in Northampton, through Dec 31.
Robert Knox’s (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Finalist ’04) short story “The Five A.M. Inquisitor” has been published in an anthology titled “Illness and Grace” by Wising Up Press. The book is an anthology of personal memoirs, stories, and poetry exploring illness and trauma; Robert’s story stems from his hospital stay following cancer surgery. The Wising Up Press site has info on ordering books, as well as submission instructions for future anthologies.
Louise Laplante (Drawing/Printmaking/Artist Books Finalist ’04) is among the artists featured in the New Hampshire Institute of Art 2007 Biennial Exhibition. The juried exhibition of New England artists includes painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and photography, on display through Dec 14.
Marjorie Durko Puryear (Crafts Finalist ’07) is part of the Juried Biennial Member’s Exhibition at the Fuller Craft Museum, through March 3, and in “SMALL WONDERS,” a juried exhibition of small scale work (under 11 inches) at the Maryland Federation of Art Circle Gallery in Annapolis, MD, through Dec 22.
Jane South (Sculpture/Installation Fellow ’03) is among the artists featured in Material Pursuits at University of Vermont’s Fleming Museum. The exhibit, which explores conceptual work made using materials and methods traditionally associated with craft, runs until Dec 14.
Sherry Steiner (Playwriting/New Theater Works Finalist ’03, ’07) recently founded the Artists & Writers Alliance Internationale, a project dedicated to encouraging collaborative creative projects. Artists of all mediums interested in finding creative collaborators can submit a free listing on the project’s website, which will also post info on past collaborations, a forum, and a listing of AWAI events, performances, and exhibits worldwide.