October, 2009

Darren Floyd, Sabeen Raja, Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi, Nora Maynard, Melissa Sandor, Thomas Smith

Darren Floyd

Brooklyn, NY – Darren is an motion picture artist who works with 16mm film, video, and zines.  His films and videos have used portraiture, letter writing, collaboration, and improvisation as structural elements in experimental narrative films. He is currently working on a film project of supernatural self-portraits that combine landscape cinematography and direct-address narration to trace a narrative and emotional arc.  Darren has been invited to Cornell University as an Artist-In-Residence beginning in the fall of 2009, where he will be working on a public art motion portraiture project.
Darren holds a MFA in Film and Media Art from Temple… more »

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Nora Maynard

New York, NY—Nora is a novelist, short story writer, essayist, photographer, and food-and-drinks columnist and instructor. She was born in London, Ontario, Canada, and received a B.A. from Trinity College at the University of Toronto. After graduation, she worked in publishing in Toronto and New York as an editor and literary publicist. Her short stories, essays, and photo-essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Killing the Buddha, The Rambler, Apartment Therapy, CHOW, and other publications. She been awarded fiction fellowships from the Ucross Foundation, Blue Mountain Center, the Ragdale Foundation, and the Artists’ Enclave at I-Park. An excerpt from her… more »

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Sabeen Raja

Ashburn, VA – Sabeen was born in Lahore, Pakistan, received her BFA in Miniature Painting from the National College of Arts, Lahore, and her MFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, U.S. She has had several solo exhibitions, including It’s a Small World, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. (2004); Sabeen Raja, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, Australia (2005); and Sabeen Raja: New Miniature Paintings, Conner Contemporary Art, Washington, D.C., U.S. (2005). Her work has also been included in group exhibitions such as Paperchase, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne (2005); Twocubes, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, Australia… more »

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Melissa Sandor

Brooklyn, NY — Melissa Sandor was born in Buffalo, New York. She received her BA from SUNY at Buffalo and has completed graduate studies at Pratt Institute and Queens College, CUNY. In addition to being a fiction writer, she was worked for the past 16 years as a writer for artists and non-profit arts organizations including BOMB Magazine, Meredith Monk, New York City Ballet, New York Stage & Film, Queens Council on the Arts and many others. Her writing has appeared in BOMB, Buffalo Spree and ArtVoice magazines. She has been a teaching artist in private schools in NYC and… more »

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Thomas Smith

Milmont, PA – Thomas holds a degree from Temple University\’s Esther Boyer College of Music where he studied with Peter Segal.  As a founding member of the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Trio he has recorded two CDs of Latin American music and toured the Mid-Atlantic states as a roster artist for the Pennsylvania Performing Arts On Tour program. Abroad, the Philly Guitar Trio was the featured ensemble for the 1998 Festival  Internacional de Guitarra de Puerto Rico and for the Third Encuentro Internacional de Guitarra Panamá 1999. In the Philadelphia area the Trio appeared on television and performed at the Kimmel… more »

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