July, 2012

Vithya Truong, Kenneth Calhoun, Mark Joshua Epstein, Young Hwa Kang, Maria Damon, Catherine Taylor, Brenda Coultas

Kenneth Calhoun

Boston, MA –  “I am a fiction writer and graphic designer currently residing in Boston, where I serve as chair of the Department of Art and Graphic Design at Lasell College. My interest in visual, interactive and traditional storytelling is informed by formal studies in creative writing (MFA from Emerson College) and many years of professional work as a creative director and designer. Though I enjoy working with sound, video, interactivity and design, literary fiction is my first love, and the mode of expression most responsive to my imagination and formalistic schemes. I am applying to Millay Colony, which I… more »

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Brenda Coultas

New York, NY – Brenda  is the author of The Marvelous Bones of Time (2008) and A Handmade Museum (2003) from Coffee House Press. A Handmade Museum won the Norma Farber Award from The Poetry Society of America, and a Greenwall Fund publishing grant from the Academy of American Poets. Since coming to New York City in 1994, she has served as program assistant and series curator at the Poetry Project in NYC, and along with Eleni Sikelianos, she edited the Poetry Project Newsletter. Coultas has taught at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado and at the Study Abroad on The… more »

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Maria Damon

Minneapolis, MN – “I grew up in the Boston area in an intensely charged era of cultural and political challenges (the 1960s and early 70s), and in a household in which, for all its otherwise Victorian strictures, intellectual freedom and linguistic whimsy were hands-off realms of adventure and exploration. Language became both a private passion, a realm of internal freedom, and also a way to connect with others, be it immediate family members or the intriguing literary countercultures and subcultures proliferating at the time. I broke family tradition by attending the then-new, “experimental” Hampshire College rather than the Ivies, continued… more »

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Mark Joshua Epstein

Brooklyn, NY – “I have participated in residencies at MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire, Jentel Foundation in Wyoming, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center in Nebraska, and the Klondike Institute for Arts and Culture, Yukon, Canada, amongst others.
     My work has recently been exhibited at Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, Nurtureart, Brooklyn, TrueSilver Union Gallery, San Francisco, Vane Gallery, Newcastle, UK, Boston Center for the Arts, Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University, NJ, The Hex Gallery, London, UK and Limoncello Gallery, London UK.”

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Young Hwa Kang

Gwanak, Seoul, Korea – “I was born in Seoul, Korea. I have received M.A and B.A at Seoul National University, and studied Eastern philosophy at Sungkyunkwan University in Korea. I have been teaching Korean Classical Music Composition Technique at several colleges. From 2003 to 2004, I participated in Creation Contents Project using Korean traditional music which had been supported by Korea Culture & Content Agency and Arts Council Korea 2010 on Interdisciplinary art.
     I have worked on a project dealing with climate change issue with many artists from diversified fields at 23rd Chuncheon International Mime Festival, one of… more »

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Catherine Taylor

Ithaca, NY – Catherine  is the author of Apart, a mixed-genre memoir and political history of South Africa forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse in 2012. Her first book was Giving Birth: A Journey Into the World of Mothers and Midwives (Penguin Putnam) a book Library Journal described as a “blend of scholarship, exposé, and storytelling that is likely to become a classic.” Taylor worked as a producer, writer, and researcher on a number of documentary film projects in New York City including “The Exiles” which won an Emmy award for historical programming, and she was a Co-Founder and Producer of… more »

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Vithya Truong

New York, NY – “I graduated from the New York Academy of art, MFA, in 2007, and I completed my BS, from Northern Illinois University, in business, in 1991. Here is a list of my past exhibitions: Personal Agenda, 8/6-9/4/2010, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY; Tomer Aluf, David Hornung, & Vithya Truong, 6/29-7/31/2010, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY; Summer Exhibition (4th), 6/9-7/31/2010, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY; Take Home a Nude 2009, 10/7/2009, Sotheby’s, New York, NY; Summer Exhibition (3rd), 6/3-8/2/2009, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY; Small is Beautiful, 11/21-12/20/2008, Flowers Gallery, New York,… more »

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