Sandra Gibson (99,12) and Luis Recoder (12) presented their work at the Bozar Electronic Arts Festival, September 20-September 22 at the Center for Fine Arts in Belgium. Opening on March 1 is their first ever public art commission, Topsy Turvy, a walk in camera obscura in Madison Square Park.
Work by Sonja Hinrichsen (05) and Leslie Hirst (03) was featured in the group exhibition Keeping Time, October 4-November 21 at the Kala Gallery in Berkeley, CA.
Benj Pasek (11) and Justin Paul (11) were named Top 25 Under 35 Emerging Broadway Players by BLOUIN ARTINFO. A Christmas Story, The Musical ran November 7- December 30 at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. They performed original songs at 54 Below in NYC on December 5. Katharine McPhee will debut one of several original songs written for season 2 of the NBC series, SMASH.
Heidi Schreck (12) performed in Liz Flahive’s (10) The Madrid which premiered February 5 at the Manhattan Theatre Club, NYC.
Two premieres by Adrienne Albert (07) were performed this spring; Daffodils at St. Peters Church in New York and Proclamation at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY. Various other works have been performed throughout the year, at the Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex, NC; Miami University in Oxford, OH; the San Francisco Community Music Center; and California State University.
New works for an eclectic instrumentation by Laura Andel (07) premiered February 2 at Roulette in Brooklyn, NY.
Louise Aronson’s (08) A History of Present Illness was released January 22 by Bloombury USA.
Olive Ayhens (03) and Sarah McKenzie (12) each received a Joan Mitchell Foundation 2012 Painters & Sculptures Grant .
Devices for Scattering Light, a series by Barbara Baer (04), was featured in the Small Works Show at the Spark Gallery in Denver, CO.
Eve Beglarian’s (96,10) second EP, Songs from the River Project, was released. In April, Building the Bird Mound will premiere in NYC as well as a performance of River Project music in Brooklyn.
Jean Blackburn (08) completed a public art project for the new Riverwalk Park along the Manatee River in Bradenton, FL.
In and Out of Place, a two-person exhibition featuring work by Ruth Boerefijn (10), was at the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, CA .
Eva Bovenzi’s work (93) was included in New Prints 2013 Winter at IPCNY and Editions/Artists Book Fair in New York; Stone Canoe in Syracuse; 528.0 in Denver; New Acquisitions at the Long Beach Museum of Art and Paintings on Paper in California.
Halsey Burgund’s (07) sound art installation project ROUND: Cambridge was launched in October, and was on display at the CAC Gallery in Cambridge, MA.
Everything is a Series of Adjustments, a solo exhibition of work by Charles Burwell (90), showed this past fall at the Bridgette Mayer Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
Mark Campbell (08) wrote the libretto for the opera Silent Night, which received the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Music and was performed in Philadelphia, PA, and Cincinnati, OH. Recordings of his operas The Inspector and Rappahannock County were also released in 2012.
Alan Chan (12) performed his compositions in Winter News at The Stone NYC.
Work by Ross Christy (05,10) was featured in the 5th Annual Big 300, which was at the Settlement Galleries in Portland, OR.
Maya Ciarrocchi (11) participated in a collective exhibit Archipelago at Westbeth Gallery in New York.
Margaret Cogswell’s (11) Wyoming River Fugues project was on display at the University of Wyoming Art Museum in Laramie, WY through December 21.
Work by Hannah Cole (05, 09) was featured in a group exhibition at the Galleria Atlantica in Vincenza, Italy.
Accumulation, a solo exhibition of work by Joan Wadleigh Curran (11), was at Seraphin Gallery in Philadelphia, PA until January 20.
Nathan Currier’s (03) two-part piece Saving the Arctic Ice: Greenpeace, Greenwashing, and Geoengineering was published by The Huffington Post in October.
In December, Sandra Dal Poggetto (03) was featured on the radio show Reflections West.
Work by Shane Darwent (09) was featured in the group exhibition Uncommon Landscapes at The Front in New Orleans, LA.
Pierre de Gaillande’s (09) group, The Snow, played at The Living Room in New York.
Never complain, Never explain, a solo exhibition of work by Jane Waggoner Deschner (03,06,09), showed November 2-December 14 at the Lawrence Arts Center in Lawrence, KS. Another solo exhibition, True Enough: Working with Found Photos, was featured November 30-January 31 at the Jessie Wilber Gallery at Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture in Bozeman, MT.
Work by Rebecca Doughty (06) was featured in the group exhibition Inkies at The Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown, MA.
A solo show of work by Jenny Dowd (10), Conversations & Confrontations, was shown at the Morris Gallery of Contemporary Art in Marshall, MO.
Joellyn Duesberry (07,08) completed residencies at Whiskeytown National Recreation Center in California and The Horned Dorset Colony in New York. Western Waters, a solo exhibition of her work, was at The MADDEN Museum of Art in Greenwood Village, CO.
Work by Echo Eggebrecht (11) was featured in the group exhibition Probably Science at the Horton Gallery in NYC.
New work by Julie Evans (09) showed at the John Davis Gallery in Hudson, NY.
Janet Feder (12) participated in the charity recording project The $100 Guitar Project, which was featured in December on NPR’s Morning Edition, and performed in December at The Deer Pile and The Walnut Room, both in Denver, CO. Also interviewed on Colorado Matters by Colorado Public Radio.
Charles Fishman’s (93,97) In the Language of Women, received the Paterson Award for Excellence in Literature and his poem, Lament for Federico Garcia Lorca won the New Millenium Poetry Prize.
Ben Fountain’s (09) novel Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (Ecco/HarperCollins, 2012) was nominated for the National Book Award for Best Fiction. The book was also named on the New York Times list of Most Notable Books of 2012.
The Reflection Collection by Christy Funsch (09), premiered at CounterPULSE Theater in San Francisco, CA. In addition, Funsch was awarded a CHIME Across Borders Grant from the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company’s cross-national Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange program. The premiere of Christy’s solo, State, was at West End Theater in New York with a West coast premier following at Studio 2 at Zoomtopia in Portland, OR.
The work of Sarah Gamble (11) was included the group exhibit Henri Michaux: Selected Works & Group Show: Paintings and Drawings at Edward Thorp Gallery in New York, NY.
Seen & Said: Image & Verse, a solo exhibition of new work by Martin John Garhart (02), was at the Plaza Diane Gallery in Powell, WY this past fall.
Bliss Crisis, the first collection of poems from Jules Gibbs (07), was published in 2012 by The Sheep Meadow Press.
Ricky Ian Gordon’s (02,07,12) Green Sneakers, will premiere April 6, 2013, at the Lincoln Center in NYC.
Kristy Guevera-Flanagan’s (06), film, Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, was shown at film festivals around the world.
Susan Hamburger (05) participated in the group exhibition How Much Do I Owe You? at The Clock Tower in Long Island City, NY.
Philip Himberg’s (03,08,10) Paper Dolls premiere at the Tricycle Theatre in London on February 28.
A nine-piece chamber jazz project from Christopher Jentsch (07, 11) premiered at the ShapeShifter Lab on December 20. The project was funded by a NYSCA grant.
Until the Kingdom Comes, a solo exhibition of work by Simen Johan (12), was at the David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University through February 17.
An installation, Altogether We Stumble, by Ron Johnson (04) was at Studio 108 in the New Manchester Flats, Richmond, VA. A solo show, Caught in a stasis, is at Ray’s Living Room Art Gallery in Columbus, OH until April 3.
Keeper, the first book of poems by Kasey Jueds (01), won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Award and will be published by University of Pittsburgh Press in November, 2013.
Younghwa Kang’s (12) 7 adventures project premiered at the Ryutopia Theater in Niigata, Japan, in October, and Benandanti’s and Sookhyang’s Weird Map was performed at the Action Theater in Seoul, Korea, in December.
A solo exhibit of work, Within Without the Space of a Corner, by Nicholas Kersulis (09) was featured at the Devin Borden Gallery in Houston, TX.
Work by Patrick Kikut (02) was featured in the group exhibition Goldmines! which was at the Center for Contemporary Arts Munoz Waxman Front Gallery in Santa Fe, NM, in December.
New work by Karen Kitchel (03, 06) was included in the group exhibition Eye Candy at the Couturier Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. Her work was also featured at the Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe, NM, the Robischon Gallery in Denver, CO, and the Tucson Museum of Art in Tucson, AZ.
Work by Sarah Jane Lapp (08) was featured in the group exhibition Thinking Like The Universe, at K. Imperial Fine Art in San Francisco and Hatch Gallery in Oakland.
Tania Leon (09) was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award in Best Classical Contemporary Composition for Inura, which was released on In Motion (Albany Records, 2011). A Tres Voces, a string trio, premiered at the Leaf Peeper Concerts 2012. NYSCA has awarded Leon Symphony Space Grant to compose a quintet for pianist Ursula Oppens and the Cassatt String Quartet. She conducted the Da Capo Chamber Players at Merkin Hall in NYC honoring Black History.
The exhibit Peter Liashkov with Friends by Peter Liashkov (11) was at LA Artcore Gallery at the Union Center for the Arts in Los Angeles in January.
The Obligation to Endure, a catalog of work from Tracy Linder (07), was published by the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper, WY. Blindsided, a solo exhibition of her work, was on display at the Missoula Art Museum in January.
Ariel Landscapes, a solo exhibition of new paintings and drawings by John Matlack (12), was featured at the Spark Gallery in Denver, CO this past fall.
Songs from the Uproar: Lives and Deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt, a new opera by Missy Mazzoli (12), was released November 13 by New Amsterdam Records. She was also featured on NPR in November.
Paula McLain’s (02) book, The Paris Wife, was published in paperback by Ballantine Books in November.
A solo show by Sue McNally (10) is at The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery at Salve Regina University in Newport , RI through March 20.
Work by Andrew Millner (99) was featured at the Ellen Miller Gallery at PULSE Miami in December at the Ice Palace in Miami, FL.
Of Color Braided All Desire, Eric Moe’s (09) setting of love poems from May Swenson, premiered this past September at South Mountain Concerts in Pittsfield, MA. Tendre Noix au Torchon for violin and piano premiered in the Here and Now Series at Bargemusic in Brooklyn in January.
Work by Laura Moriarty (96) was featured in the group exhibition Heated Exchange at The Upstairs Artspace in Tryon, NC, and in Room-and-Pillar, which was on display on the Snyder Estate in Rosendale, NY. Her work was also featured in the book Making the Geologic Now: Responses to Material Conditions of Contemporary Life, launched by Punctum Books. The piece, Still Time, was in the group exhibit Terra Incognita at the Castle Gallery at The College of New Rochelle, New York.
Ellen Mueller (12) performed a 1.5 hour endurance piece, Monotonized, at Sleeth Gallery in Buckhannon, WV. She also had a solo show, Fractured Identity, at Cafritz Foundation Arts Center at Montgomery College in Takoma Park, MD.
Work by Gerry Murphy (05) was featured in The Royal Ulster Academy’s 131st Annual Exhibition in Belfast this past fall and in Little Boxes of Inner Self, a group exhibition that showed in August at the University Gallery in Belfast.
Work by Leslie Nemour (02) was featured in a group exhibition at Studio J.R.G. in NYC.
Tango, a composition by Charles Nichols (12), premiered November 3 at the Downtown Dance Collective in Kalispell, MT.
Wissahickon Crossing, a new mural by Ann Northrup (07), was unveiled November 10 at Bredenbeck’s Bakery in Chestnut Hill, PA. A solo exhibition, Cultivating the Urban Wild, was at the University City Arts League in Philadelphia, PA, and featured the seminar Easels and Walls: My Journey from the Natural to the Urban Landscape.
Mary Patten’s (97,00) performance-based, multi-channel video/sound installation, Panel, was at Three Walls in Chicago, IL.
Pilgrim was performed as part of Randee Paufve’s (06) 8x8x8 at The Uptown in Oakland, CA.
What Remains, a video project by Joan Perlman (99,09), was at The Niche in The Fine Arts Library at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.
Here Where the Sunbeams Are Green, a children’s adventure novel by Helen Phillips (08), was published November 17 by Delacorte Press/Random House Children’s Division. She also had a piece, Flesh & Blood, published in Tin House, Volume 14, No. 2.
Work by Heidi Pollard (00) was featured in the group exhibitions: The Matter at Hand at the Ventana244 art space in Brooklyn, NY; A Square Foot of Humor at Zane Bennett Contemporary Art in Santa Fe, NM; Art on the Edge, shown at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe, NM; and The Artist Relief Project.
Jason Porter’s (11) first novel, Why Are You So Sad?, will be published by Plume in the winter of 2014.
Work by Letitia Quesenberry (08) was featured in the two-person show Light Box at the Zephyr Gallery in Louisville, KY.
Michael Remson (04) recently collaborated with metal-smith Gabriel Craig on a new installation called SoundForge which opened at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in October 2011 and will be at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland in May.
In the Morning Light, a memoir by Patricia Robbins (01), was published by 2nd Tier Publishing.
Cairns, a solo exhibition of work by Pam Rogers (11) was at the Greater Reston Arts Center in Reston, VA though January 5.
Gardening at Gropius House and Where?, new concertos by Neil Rolnick (10), premiered November 2 at The Juilliard School’s Beyond the Machine: eVirtuosos Festival. Kinected and Horny Music were presented by CCi Serial Underground at Cornelia Street Café in NYC.
In November, Andrew Rudin (11) participated in the XXV Festival of Contemporary Music in Havana, Cuba.
Karen Russell (06) had a piece, Reeling for the Empire, published in Tin House, Volume 14, No. 2. Her new book, Vampires in the Lemon Grove, was published by Knopf.
Works by Roberto Salas (02) were featured in the group exhibition Connecting Liminal Nowhere: Land Arts of the American West 2012 at CCA Munoz Waxman main Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
The Strangest, Betty Shamieh’s (05) new play, premiered at Columbia University’s Miller Theatre February 27. She also wrote and performed in The Alter-Ego of an Arab-American Assimiliationist (a performance art-lecture) January 28 at Minor Latham Playhouse at Barnard College NYC.
Call It Rape, an essay by Margot Singer (11) was published in The Normal School Fall 2012 issue.
Far from the Tree, a new book of nonfiction by Andrew Solomon (09), was published in November by Scribner. It was included on the New York Times Most Notable Books of 2012 list.
Work by Kathryn Spence (10) was featured in Winds Ground Hollow last fall at the Stephen Wirtz Gallery in San Francisco.
The Crooked Mirror: a Memoir of Jewish-Polish Reconciliation, a new book by Louise Steinman (05,06), will be published by Beacon Press in 2013.
Prints by Randall Stoltzfus (04) were featured at the Cullowhee Mountain Arts Holiday Gallery in December. Expanding the Palette: Enriching Paint with Mixed Media, a class developed by Stoltzfus, is upcoming in July.
Torch, a novel, and tiny beautiful things, a collection of essays, both by Cheryl Strayed (94), were released in paperback by Vintage.
Ellen Sussman’s (08) new novel, The Paradise Guest House, was published by Ballantine.
Work by Daniel Talbot (09) was featured in November at 186 Carpenter St. in Providence, RI.
Pamela Talese (02) participated in an open studio event at The Brooklyn Navy Yard, which ran during The Open House New York weekend in October, and exhibited work in Sugar & Fat, in the lobby of 350 Bleecker Street in NYC. Her work, Sweets in the City, will be shown at the George Billis Gallery in NYC January through February 23.
Being Time: Inversions, a solo exhibition of paintings by Emma Tapley (09), was featured at the Fischbach Gallery in NYC through December15.
Psalm and Dance, written by David Evan Thomas (05), premiered October 9 at the Sigma Alpha Iota musicale in the Wayzata Community Church in Wayzata, MN. His oratorio The First Apostle premiered at Houston’s Christ Church Cathedral in a Grace Song production.
Justin Torres (08) was honored at the National Book Foundation’s annual 5 Under 35 Celebration of Emerging Fiction Writers.
Douglas Trevor’s (07,12) novel, Girls I Know, will be released May 7 by SixOneSevenBooks.
Taking Place, a solo exhibition featuring drawings by Josette Urso (95), was at Gallery 221@HCC in Tampa, FL. The exhibit, Josette Urso: Snow Day, will be shown through March 9 at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, Chelsea, NY.
Tom Virgin (08) participated in The Sweet Broadsheet Collaboration at Miami Dade College.
Red Yellow Blue, a solo exhibittion of work by Merrill Wagner (02), was at the Sundaram Tagore Gallery in NYC.
New poetry by G.C. Waldrep (02) was published in the Green Mountain Review, volume 25, #2.
In Nature, a solo exhibition of work by Sandy Walker (93) , is at Elizabeth Harris Gallery in NYC through March 9.
Quintan Ana Wikswo’s (09) group, Flash Point, performed at Dixon Place, NYC, January 22.
Work by Karla Wozniak (12) included in Three Paintings: A Work & Discussion as part of the This Red Door series at Galapagos in Brooklyn.
A solo exhibition by Jennifer Yorke (08) Sieve: New Work in Collage was at Weyers-Sampson Art Gallery at Thiel College in Greenville, PA,
In November, Susan York (12) won the Alumni Achievement Award from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her drawings were featured in a group exhibition at the Museum of Art in Santa Fe, NM.
Brenda Zlamany (87,99) performed in the second annual SkowheganPERFORMS! on September 29 at the Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, NY.