May, 2009

Molly Larkey, S Whitney Holmes, Laura Andel, Mark Read, Nicholas Boggs, Chris Kardambikis

Laura Andel

New York, NY-  Composer Laura Andel was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After living and working in her native Buenos Aires, and for several years in Boston, Ms. Andel moved to New York City in 2000, where she currently resides. She has performed her music in New York, Boston, Berlin, Caracas, Buenos Aires, and other cities. One of Andel\’s passions is the sound generated by large ensembles comprised of unusual combinations of instruments. For this purpose, she creates her own ensembles to perform her instrument-specific compositions. Ms. Andel’s recent music commissions include a commission by The Kitchen, a commission by… more »

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Nicholas Boggs

Washington, D.C.-  Nicholas grew up in Washington, D.C. and received his B.A. in English from Yale, his Ph.D. in English from Columbia, and most recently, his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from American University.  From 2005-2006, he was an Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Humanities at Wesleyan University.  For his fiction writing, he has been awarded a 2008 Artist\’s Fellowship from the DC Commission on the Arts as well as residencies at the Blue Mountain Center, Ragdale, and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts (the latter as a Cafritz Foundation Fellow).  His writing has appeared or is forthcoming… more »

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S. Whitney Holmes

Tuscaloosa, AL-  S. Whitney was born and raised in north-central West Virginia.  In the spring of 2009, she successfully defended her M.F.A. thesis in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Alabama, where she was a Teaching Writing Fellow and served as Poetry Editor for Black Warrior Review.  Her poems appear or are forthcoming in Third Coast, The Laurel Review, Cave Wall, Ninth Letter, and elsewhere.

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Christopher Kardambikis

Pittsburgh, PA- Christopher has studied at the Lamar Dodd School of Art in Cortona, Italy, the Carnegie Mellon University Inquiry and Vision Program in Sparta, Greece and holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University. Kardambikis is the co-director of Encyclopedia Destructica, a self-published and hand made book operation that presents sketchbook and journal work from artists and writers.  He was awarded Full Fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center and was a recipient of the Sprout Seed Award, PA Partners in the Arts Award, and is a resident artist at the Pittsburgh Center of the Arts. He has exhibited his drawings,… more »

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Molly Larkey

Brooklyn, NY – Molly received a MFA from Rutgers University, New Jersey and a BA from Columbia University, New York. Her work has been featured in exhibitions at The Drawing Center, New York; PS1, New York; Samson Projects, Boston; and Bobbie Greenfield Gallery, Santa Monica; among others.

Larkey playfully incorporates elements of formalist abstraction with symbolism. Constructed from a variety of materials, Larkey gives her sculpture a rainbow treatment of brightly coloured paint, each rough hewn component compiling as a topsy-turvy monument, inciting both Modernist art history and hippie psychedelia. With her theatrical assemblages, Larkey frames these disparate ideas… more »

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Mark Read

Brooklyn, NY-  “I was born in Connecticut, grew up in Maine, went to a boarding school in Massachusettes (Northfield Mt. Hermon School), and a college in upstate New York (Hamilton College, class of 1992, B.A. in Religious Studies).  I went to Bread and Puppet in Glover Vermont and it changed my life.  I received an MA in Media Studies from the New School in 2002.  I went to Seattle in 1999 during the WTO protests as a member of Paper Tiger Television, setting up the first Indymedia center, and producing the series “Showdown in Seattle.”

\”I am currently an… more »

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