Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Mary D. Edwards Establishes New VCCA Fellowship

Sarah Stanley Gordon Edwards and
Archibald Cason Edwards Endowment for Fellowships
Funded by Mary D. Edwards

Writer and VCCA Fellow Mary D. Edwards has funded an endowed fellowship in honor of her parents, Sarah Stanley Gordon Edwards and Archibald Cason Edwards. Sarah Stanley Gordon Edwards was a professor of biology at the University of Central Oklahoma. Archibald Cason Edwards, a Greek and Latin Major at Harvard, was a businessman who published stories in Prairie Schooner.

Mary established the fellowship to fund an annual two-week residency for women painters age thirty or more, with a preference to be given to Native American painters. 

Mary D. Edwards is co-editor of Gravity in Art: Essays on Weight and Weightlessness in Painting, Sculpture and Photography, (McFarland, 2012) with VCCA Fellow Elizabeth Bailey. Her short story, "Relativity," appeared in the PATERSON LITERARY REVIEW in 1999.  Edwards is co-author with N.C.C. Couch of Wind Chant and Night Chant Sand Paintings (non-fiction, New York, 1978).  Her articles have appeared in STUDIES IN ICONOGRAPHY, JOURNAL OF SOCIETY FOR ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS, ART EDUCATION, SOURCE, KONSTHISTORISK TIDSKRIFT, and other publications. Edwards has been a faculty member since 1985 at Pratt Institute.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Technical Problems on VCCA Website

As some of you already know, the VCCA website is down due to technical problems. We are working on them, and will have the site up and running as soon as possible.

Thanks so much for your patience!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

A Jazzy Mix of Words and Music - July 17

"Jodi Beder's cello and Kay Lindsey's voice overlap, trade 8's, and loop in a jazzy, electric mix of words and music at Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville, Maryland.  Among the highlights: Bach Inside Out; The Origins of Applause; Notes from a Firing Pin and a haiku song cycle taken to the outer limits with original poetry and music, storytelling and music from classical celtic and other traditions."

Wednesday, July 17
8 PM
5331 Baltimore Avenue
Hyattsville, Maryland

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

"Bright Shiny Me" on WVTF Radio IQ

Sandy Hausman interviewing Luis Hilario Arévalo during the installation of Bright Shiny Me at Morven Farm
Sandy Hausman, Charlottesville Bureau Chief for WVTF Radio IQ, did a beautiful story on the multi-media arts installation Bright Shiny Me, which was featured at The Commission on June 1. Aside from interviews with the creators of Bright Shiny Me, visual artist Maja Spasova (London and Berlin) and composer Luis Hilario Arévalo (Mexico City), Sandy interviewed several guests who had glowing reflections about Bright Shiny Me.

Listen To or Read the Radio IQ Story Here

If you missed The Commission this year, never fear -
there will be another Commission in 2014

Bright Shiny Me - the multimedia arts installation by VCCA Fellows Maja Spasova, visual artist, London and Berlin; and Luis Hilario Arévalo, composer, Mexico City. Photo by Michael JN Bowles, photographer, Charlottesville, Virginia and Sydney, Australia

Guests strolling to the Bright Shiny Me installation at VCCA's The Commission on June 1.
Photo by Medford Taylor, VCCA Fellow and photographer, Richmond, Virginia 

 More photos of The Commission Here

Friday, July 5, 2013

VCCA Open House on Bastille Day!

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Tour open studios and visit working writers, artists and composers
Explore the beautiful Mt. San Angelo grounds
See the outdoor sculpture collection
Meet the staff and enjoy refreshments

4:00 to 6:00 pm
154 San Angelo Drive
Amherst, Virginia

TOP ROW: “VCCA Morning” Studio Barn by Shoshanna Ahart, visual artist, Germany; Joshua Gottlieb-Miller, writer, Maryland (photo by Bernard Handzel, photographer, New York); VCCA studio barn by Brett Gamache, New Hampshire.
MIDDLE ROW: Joan Weber, visual artist, New York (photo by Medford Taylor, photographer, Virginia); VCCA Studio Barn sign (photo by Bernard Handzel); J. Walter Hawkes, composer, New York (photo by Bernard Handzel).
BOTTOM ROW: “Light Tower” by Israel Hadany, Israel, visual artist (photo by Medford Taylor); gathering at a performance of Jens Barnieck, composer, Germany (photo by Medford Taylor); “Persephone’s Renewal” by  Ivy Parsons, visual artist, Maryland (photo by Joelle Wallach, composer, New York)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Last Week! Olive Ayhens' Exhibition At Grand Central Station

"Exquisite Colossus" by Olive Ayhens, 2012
You can still catch Olive Ayhens' work at the ONTIME / Grand Central at 100 exhibition. The posters are sold out, but if you're interested, contact her.

In the New York Transit Museum at Grand Central Station
Curated by MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design

Open through Sunday, July 7
Monday through Friday
8 am to 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday
11 am to 6 pm