News about our past fellows and finalists just keeps materializing, like florescent jellyfish in seawater (and didn’t florescent jellyfish just win somebody a Nobel Prize? So there’s gotta be some good karma in those critters.)
Here are a few of the recent updates to the October Fellows Notes:
Director Juan Mandelbaum (Film & Video Finalist ’07) has five screenings of his stirring documentary Nuestros Desaparecidos (Our Disappeared) at the Museum of Fine Arts, October 16-November 1. Our Disappeared is a highly personal investigation of the military kidnapping and torture of Argentinian women between 1976 and 1983. Juan will be present at each screening, along with a number of special guests.
Elizabeth Hughey (Poetry Fellow ’08) and Michael Teig (Poetry Fellow ’08) will read as part of the jubilat/Jones Reading Series. Theyll read Sunday, October 19, 3 PM, at the Jones Library in Amherst. A Q&A will follow the free reading.
Deb Todd Wheeler’s (Sculpture/Installation Fellow ’03) latest project, The Launch, is part of the exhibit Body Prop at the University of Northern Iowa, through Sunday, October 26. Curator Erica Duffy explains that the four participating artists “present objects that negotiate the relationship between the body and its environment.” Also, Deb is showing drawings and models in Figment’s Imagination at Miller Block Gallery, along with work by Tanit Sakakini and Jane D. Marsching (Photography Finalist ’03). October 17-November 29, opening reception Oct. 17, 6 PM.
Image: Installation view of THE LAUNCH, Deb Todd Wheeler (work in progress)