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August, 2008

Jennifer Sears, Gregory Moss, Rachel Meuler, Darren McManus, Barbara de la Cuesta, Koji Nakano

Barbara de la Cuesta

Beachwood, NJ – Barbara has lived in Colombia and Venezuela. She has taught Spanish and is currently teaching English as a Second Language at the Ocean County College.  She has a Master’s Degree in Creative Non Fiction from Lesley College in Massachusetts, 1989. She has published a long poem, If there Weren’t So Many of Them, BirchBrook Press, Delhi, N.Y. l990; and Westerly, Professional Publishing Co., Dallas TX,  l994, a work of non fiction in the field of arts therapy; as well as stories in the California Quarterly, and the… more »

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Darren McManus

New Jersey – Darren was born in 1976 in Lowell, Massachusetts. In 1998, he completed his B.F.A. from the University of Hartford / Hartford Art School in Connecticut. He earned an M.F.A. in Painting in 2004 from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI.

Recent residencies include: The Cooper Union Drawing & Painting Residency (NY) in ‘06; The Artists’ Enclave at I-Park Residency (CT) in ‘07; and The… more »

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Rachel Meuler

New York, NY – Rachel received her BFA in Sculpture from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1999, and her MFA in Sculpture from Purchase College, State University of New York in 2001. She recently had several works represented in conjunction with the exhibition Hybrids & Other Sorts at BECA Gallery in New Orleans, was awarded ‘Best in Show’ in the exhibition Trans at Atlantic Works Gallery in Boston, received a fellowship from Skidmore College, and was an artist in residence at the Abrons… more »

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Gregory Moss

Providence, R.I. – Gregory is a playwright, performer and director from Cambridge, MA.  He is an MFA student at Brown University’s Playwriting Program, and he runs Independent Submarine Productions, a DIY production company dedicated to presenting challenging artistic content in various media. Gregory is a recipient of the Lucile Lortel Playwriting Fellowship for 2006-2007.  He received the Denis Johnston Playwriting Prize for Baton Rouge and The Minotaur; the Colin Armstrong Poetry Prize; and a Firehouse Award for Contributions to the Performing Arts in New England.  Recent productions include Play Viewed From A Distance at… more »

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Koji Nakano

Boston, MA – As a composer and an educator, Mr. Nakano\’s musical activities has included community service and outreach to help bridge Western and Eastern musical cultures together.  In addition to being the first recipient of the Toru Takemitsu Award in Composition from the Japan Society of Boston, Mr. Nakano has also received composition awards, fellowships and grants from the Japanese Agency of Cultural Affairs, the Asian Cultural Council, the Tanglewood Music Center (Margaret Lee Croft Fellowship), Meet the Composer (Global Connections Grant), the Composers Conference at Wellesley College, the MacDowell Colony (National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship),… more »

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Jennifer Sears

Brooklyn, NY – Jennifer Sears has published work in So to Speak, Ninth Letter, Fence, The Boston Globe, and Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood and was listed in the Notable Writing of 2006 in Dave Eggers’ anthology Best American Nonrequired Reading 2007.  She has received awards from the Barbara Deming Memorial/Money for Women Fund, the Reynolds Price Fiction Contest, Summer Literary Seminars, New Millennium, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, and George Mason University.  A graduate of Columbia University’s MFA program, she teaches English for New York City College of Technology and belly dance at… more »

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