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Patricia Aaron’s (14) solo show, Passport, is currently on display at the Denver International Airport.

Golnar Adili’s (07) art accompanied human rights activist Shirin Ebadi’s story in The New York Times Sunday Review on March 6th. She also had work in a show at the Edward Hopper House Art Center in Nyack, NY.

Ophir Agassi (11) had work in Color Matters at The Painting Center  in NYC, and in a group show, Sideshow: Nation IV Thru The Rabbit Hole at Sideshow Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.

Adrienne Albert (07) had multiple performances throughout CA early in the year. Two works, Dog Tales, commissioned by Palisades Virtuosi and War Stories, commissioned by the Zinkali Trio will be recorded in the summer of 2016.

Joe Arnold’s (05), The Arnold Project, about painting on the high peaks, is currently in progress.

Marianne Barcellona (06) had three Wyoming Paintings included in the group show, Sideshow: Nation IV Thru  The Rabbit Hole at Sideshow Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.

Christopher Beaver’s (88) new film Tulare, The Phantom Lake– Drought Edition, was shown at the Palace Theatre during the Trail Dance Film Festival in Duncan, OK. 

Eve Beglarian (96,10,16) received the Robert Rauschenberg Award through the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.

Ciel Bergman’s (14) painting, #610, Homage to O’Keeffe, will enter the collection of the University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.

Lorna Bieber (97,01) had a solo show, Fabrications, at the George Eastman Museum.

Lisa Bielawa (04) had an album release concert at Spectrum, NYC for The Lay of the Love, released in 2015.

Jean Blackburn (08) showed work in a group exhibition, Ah Wilderness! at the Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art Gallery, and in an exhibit at The Studio at Gulf and Pine in Anna Maria, FL. 

Work by Pat Boas (15) was included in two exhibitions: Logo(s), at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland, OR, and and from this distance one might never imagine that it is alive at The Art Gym at Marylhurst University.

Charles Bock’s (01) new novel, Alice &  Oliver,  was published by Penguin Random House.

Christine Bourdette’s (11)  geologically inspired work, Drawing to Planet Earth, will be on solo exhibition at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery.

Teresa Booth Brown (10,13) had a solo exhibit, Equations: Recent Small Paintings by Teresa Booth Brown, at the Michael Warren Contemporary Gallery in Denver, CO.

Jeff Blumenkrantz (08) will be performing in the Broadway musical, Bright Star, which opened in March at the Cort Theater in NYC.

Halsey Burgund’s (07) audio installation project, Unreserved, debuted in Miami, FL.

Linda Byrne (04) and Ilene Sunshine (01) had work included in a group pop-up exhibition, Altered States, at the Hewitt Gallery of Art at Marymount Manhattan College. Linda also has visuals included in a collaborative installation, Vanishing Oceans, at the Chashama Presentation Space in NYC.

Rachel Cantor’s (06) new book, Good on Paper, was published by Melville House.

Robert Carl (06) is a recipient of a 2016 Arts and Letters Award in Music from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Diane Cook (15) is a 2016 Literature NEA Fellowship recipient.

Sandra Dal Poggetto’s (03,13) artwork and essay, Wildtime, was featured in Basalt literary journal. Wildtime is on view at Visions West Contemporary in Denver, CO through June 10th.

Tina Davidson (10) was part of a TedX Talk, Tina Davidson: Composing Music  with Everyone. She has been commissioned to write new work for the Jasper Quartet and the Cassatt Quartet.

Pierre Degaillande (09) had multiple performances,  including a 20th anniversary celebration of C. Gibbs’ album Sincerity's Ground at the Union Pool in Brooklyn, NY.

Hilary DePolo’s (05) poetry was part of a group show, Prairie Crosswind, at the aBuzz Gallery in Denver, CO.

Joellyn Duesberry (07) participated in the 2016 Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale at the National Western Complex in Denver, CO.

Jessica Dunne (94,03,07) has work on display at Commonweal Gallery in Bolinas, CA, and at Goodwin Fine Art in Denver, CO.

Tanja Engelberts’ (14) new work Bozeman’s Curse , was presented in February during the international art fair Art Rotterdam at the Van Nellefabriek in Rotterdam.

Orrin Evans (13) fronted three different bands at the Jazz Standard in NYC in February this year. 

Janet Feder’s (12) duo Cowhause performed at The Walnut Room in Denver, CO. She was featured in the February issue of Guitar Player Magazine.

Ken Field (97,03) participated in a farewell concert for Johnny D’s Uptown Restaurant and Music Club in Somerville, MA in March.

Jim Findlay (07) received an award in Art/Theatre through the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. He is also involved in the artist-run performance laboratory, the Collapsable Hole.

Charles Adès Fishman’s (93,97) book, Veils, Halos & Shackles International Poetry on the Oppression and Empowerment of Women, was published by Kasva Press.

Sherrie Flick’s (03) new story collection, Whiskey, Etc., was published by Queens Ferry Press.

The novel Disgraced (a Lola Wicks Mystery), by Gwen Florio (02) was published by Midnight Ink.

The Tony Award winning musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, with book and lyrics by Robert Freedman (04,09), music by Steven Lutvak (04,09) is currently on tour throughout the USA and Canada.

Elisabeth Frost (09) had multiple readings throughout April in Los Angeles, CA,  and NYC.

Christy Funsch (09), the first woman to learn Daniel Nagrin’s 1965 solo, Path, performed it on April 24th in San Francisco. In May, she performed a collaboration on Bach’s 5th Cello Suite at San Francisco’s Community Music Center.

Sarah Gamble’s (11) solo exhibition, Vibraspace, was at the Fleisher Ollman Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.

Micah Garen (07,09) and Marie-Helene Carleton’s (07,09) short film, Light on the Sea, with a photo essay and article from Lesvos, Greece, is on

Sandra Gibson, (99,12) along with Luis Recoder (12), had multiple exhibitions: at The University of Mary Washington  in Fredericksburg, VA; at REDCAT and the Young Projects Gallery in Los Angeles, CA (reviewed in Artforum); and at the MIX Gallery in Granville, OH.

Marsha Goldberg’s (91) solo exhibit, Smoke Rises, was recently at the William Patterson University Galleries in Wayne, NJ.

Ricky Ian Gordon’s (02,05,12,16) operas, Orpheus and Euridice, and Green Sneakers, were performed at the Red Mountain Cabaret Theatre in Birmingham, AL.

Ken Greller’s (11) play, Troll, recently debuted at The Secret Theatre in Long Island City, NY.

Kelle Groom’s (12) essay, Destroying Angel, was in the FIGHT issue of The Literary Review.

Julie Gross (96) had work in a group show, Sideshow: Nation IV Thru The Rabbit Hole at Sideshow Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.

At the Ashland Independent Film Festival in April, Barbara Hammer (07) received the Pride Award, as well as  presented her latest film, Welcome to this House.

Sharon Harper (92,03,13) had a solo exhibition, Head and Heartland, at Springfield Pottery in Springfield, MO.

Paintings by Stephen Hayes (15) were on exhibit at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland, OR.

Nellie Hermann (09) is a 2016 Literature NEA Fellowship recipient.

Christine Hiebert (98,13) had a solo show, Art on Paper, at Gallery Joe Booth #409 in NYC.

Sonja Hinrichsen (05) displayed her new series, Snow Drawings, in CO, NY, VT and CA  earlier this year, and her Snow Drawings project We Are the Water was nominated for the 2017 round of the International Award for Public Art.

Kate Hunt (11) is a recipient of the 2015 Artist’s Innovation Award.  Her work was also featured in a new book, Painted Sky: 106 Artists of the Rocky Mountain West, by E. Ashley Rooney.

Travis Ivey’s (09) work was on display at Art Detour28 in Phoenix, AZ.

Ron Johnson (04) had an interview, An Archaeology of Seeing, in Art Pulse Magazine.

Simen Johan (12) has new images and sculptures in a show that opened in May at the Yossi Milo Gallery in New York City.

Vesna Jovanovic (14) had a solo exhibition displaying her series, 16 Case Studies of the Grattan Osteoclast, at the International Museum of Surgical Science. The show marked the end of her two year residency with the museum.

Nicholas Kersulis (09) had work in a group show, Punk Povera, in Los Angeles, CA.

Porochista Khakpour (09,12) was a visiting writer at the New Leaves Writer’s Conference at George Mason University in Washington D.C. in March.

Mayme Kratz (10) has new work on display at Littlejohn Contemporary in NYC.

Margaret Lanzetta (10) curated and had work included in a group show, Portable Mind, at the Spring/Break Art Fair in NYC.

Paraic Leahy’s (11) work, The Absence of Shadow, is included in the 186th RHA Annual Exhibition at Charles Gallagher Gallery in Dublin, Ireland.

Cree LeFavour’s (14) memoir, Lights On. Rats Out, will be published by Grove Atlantic in the spring of 2017.

Terry Leness (12) was included in a group exhibition at Skidmore Contemporary Art in Santa Monica, CA.

RoseMarie London (00,04) had work in The Art of the Pickup at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum Western Spirit Art Show.

Karan Mahajan’s (10) novel, The Association of Small Bombs, was published by Viking.

Nancy Manter (13) had work in a group exhibition, The Onward of Art, at the Americas Art Gallery in NYC.

Brian Mark (10) was selected as a composer to attend Bang on a Can’s annual summer festival in North Adams, MA in July.

Mary Jo Maute’s (13) work was in an art/music improv performance, The Nature of Form & Color Moved with Sound, at the Hatch 2.0 Space in Bellingham, WA.

Joyce Maynard’s (09) novel, Under the Influence, was published by William Morrow.

Missy Mazzoli (12) received an award in Music/ Sound through the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.

Sue McNally’s (10) work was in a group show, Portable Mind, at the Spring/Break Art Fair in NYC.

Philipp Meyer’s novel The Son (07) will be made into a series on AMC, debuting in 2017.

Marisa Michelson’s (15) Song of Songs of Songs was performed by  the Heartbeat Opera at the Theatre at St. Clements in NYC.

Laura Moriarty (96) was awarded  a 2016 Individual Support Grant from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, and had work on exhibit at the Kenise Barnes Fine Art gallery in Larchmont, NY through May.

Ellen Mueller’s (12) book, Elements and Principles of 4D Art and Design, was published by Oxford University Press.

Koji Nakano’s (10) Spring Breathes II  for Japanese, Korean and Chinese traditional wind instruments, had a world premiere at Guangfu Auditorium, Traditional Arts Festival, Taipei, Taiwan. He has an upcoming lecture concert, Traditional and Contemporary Music of Japan and Taiwan, as part of the Burapha’s Music and Performing Arts International Festival in Taiwan.

Laini Nemett (14) had work in Assembled,  a two person exhibit at Collar Works in Troy, NY.

Kristen Neveu (12) has work on display at the Evanston Made Art exhibit in Evanston, IL.

Charles Nichols (12) has several upcoming events throughout the spring in GA, VA, SC, CO, and MA, and participated in the College Music Society Mid Atlantic Regional Conference at Winthrop University in February.

Timothy Nolan (01) has pencil drawings in the group show, Measure, Gesture, Form, at the Portland Art Museum through July 31st.

Stephen O’Connor’s (14) new book, Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings, was published by Viking.

Elizabeth O’Reilly (94) has two paintings on display in the 186th RHA Exhibition at the Charles Gallagher Gallery in Dublin, Ireland, through June 11th.

Peggy Orenstein’s (15) new book, Girls & Sex, was published by HarperCollins.

Erika Osborne (13) gave a Visiting Artist Talk at the University of Wyoming in March.

Frank and Francine Ozereko (15) were included in the 12th annual Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail in Western Massachusetts. Frank also had work in a show at the Loomis Chaffee School in MA.

Cecily Patterson (93) had a piece in the March publication of the Kenyon Review titled, How to Make Dark Blue.

Steven Petrow’s (15) article, Opening Up About Depression, was published in The New York Times.

Ryan Pierce (13) was part of a two person show, Eyeshine, at Portland State University’s Autzen Gallery, and had work in a two-person show, Nocturne, at the Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta.

Nolan Preece (89) had work selected for various shows around the US in 2016, including a solo exhibition in the Kathy Chan Gallery in Gadsden, AL., and Currents in Photography, a solo show at the Walter Wickiser Gallery in NYC.

Annie Proulx’s (90,92) new novel, Barkskins will be published in June 2016 by Scribner.

Abby Rabinowitz’s (15) story, The Surrogacy Cycle, was this spring’s Virginia Quarterly Review cover story.

Lisa Reisman (05) was the second runner up for The Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Awards Program with her book, 5 Months 10 Years 2 hours.

Nancy Ring’s (13) solo exhibition, I Will Touch A Hundred Flowers, was recently at the Rosalind and Alfred Lippman Gallery in Short Hills, NJ.

Zoe Sheehan Saldaña (08) had work included in Uses, a group exhibition presented at Ortega y Gasset projects in Brooklyn, NY.

Kristen Schiele (09) had new work presented at VOLTA, NY, an invitational fair of solo artist projects.

Andrea Schwartz-Feit’s (10) work was included in  two group exhibits, Visions and Revisions: A Five Year Conversation at the Jeffrey Thomas Fine Art Gallery, and in Spring Forward, at Butters Gallery Ltd., both in Portland, OR.

Forrest Solis (11) had a solo exhibition, L+D Day, on display at the ASU Community Services Building in Tempe, Arizona.

Ellen Sollod (87,92) had a permanent art installation included in the  12th Avenue Square Park in Seattle, WA, with a grand opening celebration on April 14th.

Kirsten Stolle’s (10) mixed media collages were included in a two person show at the ROY G BIV Gallery, in Columbus, OH.

Randall Stoltzfus (04) had a solo exhibit, Penumbra, and several paintings included in a group exhibit, Coast to Color. Both shows were at the Laura Korman Gallery in Los Angeles.  Another solo exhibition, Clearing, will be at the Blank Space Gallery in NYC through June.

Nancy Takacs’ (05, 14) new book, The Worrier,  published by University of Massachusetts Press, won the Juniper Prize for poetry.

Pamela Talese (02) will have her work on display in the group shows, Vanishing Worlds, at the Village West Gallery in Jersey City, NJ; and Mystique, at the St. Joseph’s College Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.

David Evan Thomas (01,05) has multiple new songs out, including Fantasy on a Yiddish Song, Te lucis ante terminum and The Mystic’s Prayer, Green Thoughts in a Green Shade, and What’s Cookin’, a viola sonata.

Dennis Tobenski (09) released a debut album,  And He’ll Be Mine, in February. 

Gregor Turk (97) had a solo exhibit early this year at the Ponce City Market in Atlanta, GA. He also had work in a group show, Atlanta MADE, in Atlanta GA.

Josette Urso’s (95, 14) exhibition, Non-Stop, was at the Arthur M. Berger Gallery at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY, and her latest exhibition, Along the Way, will be on display at the Kathryn Markel Fine Arts Gallery in NYC through mid-June.

Virginia Wagner (15) was awarded a Lotos Foundation Prize for painting.

Ellen Waterston’s (04) verse novel, Via Lactia, will premiere as an opera in Bend, OR  in June.

Barbara Weissberger (09) had work in a two person exhibit, Hive and Double, at GRIN art gallery in Providence, RI.

Daniel Wiener (13) is included in a group show, Laughing Out Loud, at the Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn, NY through June 3.

Quintan Ana Wikswo (09) has video and image installations and projections in the multi-media opera, Luminosity: The Passions of Marie Curie.

Joy Williams (09) won the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story for her book, The Visiting Privilege.

Anne Wilson (08) was a recipient of the USA Distinguished Fellow Award from the United States Artists.

Cedra Wood (13,14) has a solo exhibition, A Residency on Earth, at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, NV through May.

Susan York (12) had work in a show, Carbon, at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, NM, on display through April.

Jennifer Yorke (08) had a solo exhibit, Savage Breast, at the Northeastern Illinois University Art Gallery in Chicago, IL.

Barbara Zucker’s (94) work was in a group exhibition, In a Field With No Bounds, at the New City Galerie in Burlington, VT.