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SMFA Artists Honored by Massachusetts Cultural Council

Aug 26, 2009

Congratulations to the SMFA-affiliated artists who are among the 50 artists recognized by the Massachusetts Cultural Council's 2009 Artist Fellowship Program: faculty member Greg Mencoff and alumni Christopher Frost (MFA '95), Patricia Shannon (Dip '91), Vaughn Sills (77'85) and Rachel Perry Welty (Dip '99, FY '01).nThe artistsawarded funds for exceptional work in the disciplines of film/video, music composition, photography, sculpture/installation, playwriting and craftswere selected from more than 1,200 applicants.nnMCC's Artist Fellowships recognize the unique contribution made by artists to the cultural vitality of the Commonwealth. The fellowships provide direct assistance to Massachusetts artists to recognize excellence and creative ability, and to support further development of their talentsnnimage: Christopher Frost, Fort, 2008. Cast aluminum and wood.n

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Helga Felleisen (Dip 06, FY '07)

Aug 1, 2009

Helga Felleisen (Dip 06, FY '07) exhibited in the juried competition "Paperworks 2009," August 1-29 at BJ Spoke Gallery (Huntington, NY).

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Danielle Bernstein's (Dip 06)

Sep 16, 2009

Danielle Bernstein's (Dip 06) current project is Mothers of a Nation documentary about a group of Ugandan women living with HIV who, despite their suffering and isolation, have united to empower themselves through sustainable farming methods.Mothers of a Nation was recently included in an article "Saving the Worlds Women" in the New York Times Magazine and will be covered in 100eyes Magazine (www.100eyes.org).

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Dawit L. Petros (MFA '07)

Sep 16, 2009

 Dawit L. Petros (MFA '07) participated in "Young Curators, New Ideas II" exhibition at PPOW Gallery (New York) and had two pieces in the group show "Comet Fever" and has work on view in the group show "Encodings" at the Studio Museum through October 29.

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Boru O'Brien O'Connell (Dip 02, FY '03

Aug 6, 2009

Boru O'Brien O'Connell (Dip 02, FY '03) had work in the group show "The Noble Savage and the Little Tramp" at Mt. Tremper Arts (Mount Tremper, NY) August 6-30.

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Daniel Phillips (MFA '09)

Aug 30, 2009

Daniel Phillips (MFA '09) had a solo exhibition "Tear Down These Walls" at Montserrat College of Art (Beverly, MA) August 31-September 26, 2009. He was profiled in the Salem News on August 27.

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Heather Cox (MFA '98)

Oct 14, 2009

exhibited her project Phalanx at the Islip Art Museum in Long Island, New York and had a solo show at the Nina Freudenheim Gallery in Buffalo, NY, through October 14.

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tChung Adams (Dip '02, FY '03)

Jul 31, 2009

shows Seoul Ideologie at Gallery Korea of the Korean Cultural Service NY from July 1-24.

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tSophia Ainslie's (MFA '01)

Sep 30, 2009

show "Landmarks 16" in the Kingston Gallery Member's Gallery, Boston from September 30-November 1.

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tDaniel Altshuler (Dip '88)

Aug 30, 2009

was featured in "Though Classical Grace the style is the Man" at the North Shore Art Association in Gloucester from Aug 10-Sept 3, 2009.

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