Fellow Exchange with Schwandorf, Bavaria

Patti Capaldi in black and in light blue, Heiner Riepl, director of Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus
Photo from Der Nueu Tag newspaper
Photographer: Peter Steger

While three Bavarian artists and a writer are working at the Mt. San Angelo studios in Amherst, four VCCA Fellows are working in the studios of Künstlerhaus II in Schwandorf. It's all part of the VCCA exchange program with Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus.

Describing it as a "fairy tale land", Patti Capaldi of New York is using her residency in Schwandorf to work on photography and image manipulation. Becky Simmons of Pittsburgh is working in a mixed media of drawing, painting and textile art.

Celebrated Chinese composer Dr. Hung Ruo (currently living in New York) is also in Schwandorf working on an opera in the Vella Kebbel; while Indian writer Anjana Appancha, author of Listening Now and Incantations and Other Stories (currently living in Tempe) is working on her two latest novels.

And in Virginia, Mt. San Angelo is welcoming Bavarian artists Shoshanna Ahart of Eichstatt, Ingrid Floss of Munich and Monika Schultes of Augsburg as well as writer and translator Barbara Krohn of Regensburg.

To learn more about Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus
or other VCCA international exchange programs


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