June, 2009

Janet Jieru Chen, Rick Lewis, Christine Evans, Jarod Rosello, Jennifer (Rose) Levonian, Ryan Black

Ryan Black

Jackson Heights, NY – Ryan has published previously in AGNI Online, LUNA, TriQuarterly, The Saint Ann’s Review, and elsewhere. He also published a limited edition broadside for The Center For Book Arts in New York City. In 2004, Ryan received his MFA in poetry from New York University.  Currently, he lives in Jackson Heights, NY, and teaches at Queens College/CUNY.

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Janet Jieru Chen

Durham, NC –  A native of Taiwan, Janet Jie-ru Chen holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from Taipei National University of the Arts, under the instruction of Dr. Shyhji Pan-Chew. Her compositions have been performed by groups, such as the Luxembourg Sinfonietta (Luxembourg), the Orchestre National de Lorraine (France), the Présence Contemporaine (France), the Kochi Ensemble (Japan), the Alarm Will Sound (USA), the Eighth Blackbird (USA) and the Banff Chamber Ensemble (Canada). Ms. Chen has won several prizes including ISCM-ACL Young Composers Awards, William Klenz Prize, Tzu-chi Artistic Scholarship, Shi-an Artistic Creation Prize on music, and the nomination for 2007 Taiwan… more »

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Christine Evans

Providence, RI – Christine is an internationally produced Australian playwright now based in the U.S. Her plays have been developed and produced at venues including the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), the New Vic (London), RADA (London), Belvoir St. Theatre (Sydney), the Adelaide International Festival of the Arts, the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, hotINK International Festival of Play Readings, Magic Theatre, Perishable Theatre, Bricolage, Synchronicity, New Jersey Rep, Kitchen Dog Theatre, Providence Black Rep, Theater Simple, Crowded Fire and Cutting Ball Theater.  Ms. Evans’ honors include a Fulbright Award, two MacDowell Colony Fellowships and Perishable’s Women’s Playwriting Award (2000 and 2001). … more »

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Jennifer Levonian

Philadelphia, PA – “I am a Philadelphia-based artist working in cut-paper animation and painting. I received my MFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design in 2006. In recent years, I have shown my work in group and solo exhibitions in Philadelphia, New York, Seattle, Houston, and Washington, D.C. My animations have been screened around the U.S. and in Germany and the United Kingdom. I attended residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2007 and the Atlantic Center for the Arts in 2008.”

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Rick Lewis

New Paltz, NY – Rick was born in Texas and grew up in the Gulf of Mexico Coastal region. Rick received a B.S. in Graphic Design at  Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas and an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of North Texas. His influences range from among others Joan Miro, Antoni Tapies, Paul Klee, Alberto Burri, Texan visionary painter Forrest Bess, Far Eastern calligraphy, and the philosophy of the Far East. Mr. Lewis has exhibited in Hong Kong, Indonesia, New York, and Texas. He has received numerous awards including a Carol Cook Foundation Arts award for excellence in… more »

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Jarod Rosello

State College, PA – Jarod was born and raised in Miami, FL and feels more and more Cuban the older he gets. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Florida International University when he wanted to be a psychologist. That didn’t quite work out, and now he is one year away from completing his M.F.A. in creative writing at Penn State University. He used to teach history at a public high school in Miami and really loved it. He also used to be a manager at a comic shop and really loved it. He is trying to find a… more »

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