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Jan 2, 2012 - Jan 13, 2012 • Jennifer Bryan •Writing • Lincoln,NE

Jennifer Bryan


Location: Lincoln , NE

Dates of residence: Jan 2, 2012 - Jan 13, 2012

Awards: Mayors Arts Residency Award

Jennifer Bryan received an MFA in fiction from Bowling Green State University and is currently pursuing a PhD in English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her stories have appeared in The Missouri Review, LIT, the GW Review, Fifth Wednesday, The Madison Review and others. In her work she explores themes such as love, loss and growing older. She lives in Lincoln with her husband and daughter, and she is currently at work on a novel set in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Jan 2, 2012 - Jan 27, 2012 • Thomas Cummins •Visual • San Antonio,TX

Thomas Cummins


Location: San Antonio , TX

Dates of residence: Jan 2, 2012 - Jan 27, 2012

Thomas Cummins is a photographer and painter based out of his hometown of San Antonio, Texas. His photographs of architecture capture vast empty spaces and disclose how individuals define themselves throughout surrounding social structures. Thomas received his BA and BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin and his MFA from Maine College of Art. Along with Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, he has received grants and fellowships from the Artist Foundation of San Antonio, ArtPace, Vermont Studio Center, Byrdcliffe, and Yaddo. Upcoming projects include public art commissions for the University Health System and Public Art San Antonio as well as an exhibition at ArtPlace.

Jan 2, 2012 - Jan 13, 2012 • Moon Young Ha •Composition • New York,NY

Moon Young Ha


Location: New York , NY

Dates of residence: Jan 2, 2012 - Jan 13, 2012

Moon Young Ha is a composer from Seoul, South Korea, currently living and working in New York City. His music has focused on combining traditional instruments with electronics and video to affect relevant and meaningful experiences for diverse audiences. His work has been presented at festivals and concerts in Europe, Asia and the Americas by ensembles such as Alarm Will Sound, Empyrean Ensemble, LOOS Ensemble, Ensemble s21, among others. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D in composition at New York University.

Jan 2, 2012 - Jan 13, 2012 • Natalie Sorenson •Visual • Vancouver,BC, Canada

Natalie Sorenson


Location: Vancouver , BC, Canada

Dates of residence: Jan 2, 2012 - Jan 13, 2012

Awards: Transitional Artist Residency Award

Natalie Sorenson is a visual artist based in Vancouver, British Columbia. She paints intricate watercolors, builds absurd sculptures and installations, and makes unsophisticated video art. Her most recent work tells the story of minor historical figures using anomalous artifacts, both real and invented.

Jan 9, 2012 - Feb 17, 2012 • Megan Kruse •Writing • San Marcos,TX

Megan Kruse


Location: San Marcos , TX

Dates of residence: Jan 9, 2012 - Feb 17, 2012

Megan Kruse is a fiction and creative nonfiction writer from the Pacific Northwest. She studied creative writing at Oberlin College and earned her MFA at the University of Montana. Her creative writing has appeared in Narrative Magazine, The Sun, Witness Magazine, Thumbnail Magazine, Portland Noir (Akashic Books, 2009), Bellingham Review, and Portland Queer: Tales From the Rose City (2009), among others. Kruse's short story, "Dollywood," which originally appeared in Witness Magazine, is one of 100 Other Distinguished Stories listed in Best American Short Stories 2011, edited by Geraldine Brooks. Kruse received a residency grant from the Kimmel-Harding-Nelson Center in 2004. She was the recipient of an Oregon Literary Arts fellowship and has received three nominations for the Pushcart Prize. She is currently lives near Austin, TX, where she is at work on a novel titled "Call Me Home".

Jan 16, 2012 - Jan 27, 2012 • Costantinos Dafnis •Composition • Shreveport,LA

Costantinos Dafnis


Location: Shreveport , LA

Dates of residence: Jan 16, 2012 - Jan 27, 2012

Greek-American Costas Dafnis (b. 1989) holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Theory and Composition from Centenary College of Louisiana. When not composing, Costas spends his time playing mandolin poorly and burying himself in all of the strange, obscure poetry he pretends to like.

Jan 16, 2012 - Jan 27, 2012 • Josh Mak •Writing • Diamond Bar,CA

Josh Mak


Location: Diamond Bar , CA

Dates of residence: Jan 16, 2012 - Jan 27, 2012

Josh Mak is a fiction writer based in Los Angeles. He is currently at work on a novel set in the San Gabriel Valley, California.

Jan 16, 2012 - Feb 10, 2012 • Elysia Mann •Visual • St. Louis,MO

Elysia Mann


Location: St. Louis , MO

Dates of residence: Jan 16, 2012 - Feb 10, 2012

Elysia Mann is a book artist and printmaker with a B.F.A. in printmaking from Washington University in St. Louis. Originally from Nebraska, she now lives in St.Louis where she helps run the collaborative print shop All Along Press.

Jan 30, 2012 - Feb 24, 2012 • Kerry Dolan •Writing • San Francisco,CA

Kerry Dolan


Location: San Francisco , CA

Dates of residence: Jan 30, 2012 - Feb 24, 2012

Kerry Dolan's stories have appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies. She was a recent fellow at the MacDowell Colony and a finalist for the Tartt First Fiction Award. She is completing a collection of stories and a novel.

Jan 30, 2012 - Feb 24, 2012 • Kerry Hirth •Visual • Columbia,MO

Kerry Hirth


Location: Columbia , MO

Dates of residence: Jan 30, 2012 - Feb 24, 2012

Kerry Hirth is a painter, illustrator and musician from rural central Missouri, where she grew up on her parent's small farm. She attended the University of Missouri, Columbia, receiving a B.A. in Philosophy with a minor in music performance, while also performing at the Aspen Music School for two seasons. She later received an M.A. in Philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Kerry has worked as an artist throughout her life, including providing nature illustrations for the Katy Trail Guidebook, spending two months in Central America drawing artifacts for the University of Texas, Austin, as well as doing architectural renderings. She now paints with soft pastels in her studio near Columbia, Missouri, using her natural synesthesia to capture musical harmonies in color, and focusing on the music of Bach, Chopin and Scarlatti. Kerry is a member of ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation in Chicago, Illinois.

Jan 30, 2012 - Feb 24, 2012 • Amir Rabiyah •Writing • Oakland,CA

Amir Rabiyah


Location: Oakland , CA

Dates of residence: Jan 30, 2012 - Feb 24, 2012

Amir Rabiyah lives in Oakland, California. He received his BA in Women's Studies from Portland State University and his MFA in Writing and Consciousness from the New College of California. He has performed and read his poetry, fiction and non-fiction all over the US. His work has been featured in Mizna, Riffrag, Tea Party Magazine, the Kearny Street Workshop's anthology: I Saw My Ex at a Party, Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation, Left Turn Magazine, Collective Brightness: LGBTIQ Poets on Faith, Religion and Spirituality and the Asian American Literary Review. He was a finalist in Cutthroat Magazine's 2008 Joy Harjo Poetry Contest. Amir has also participated in the Men's Story Project at UC Berkeley, a performance and dialogue performance project which explores social ideas about masculinity.

Feb 13, 2012 - Mar 23, 2012 • Andrew Zimmerman •Visual • Arlington,VA

Andrew Zimmerman


Location: Arlington , VA

Dates of residence: Feb 13, 2012 - Mar 23, 2012

Andrew Zimmermann was born and grew up in the Washington, DC area, primarily Northern Virginia. While in Prescott, Arizona, at college, he made the acquaintance of several artists connected with the photographer Frederick Sommer. Exposure to the photographs of Sommer and to the works of his contemporaries and predecessors played a major role in developing his understanding of photography and of visual art in general. Andrew works with a large-format camera that conveys images onto 8x10 inch sheet film. His photographs are gelatin-silver contact prints, created by pressing the negative between sensitized photographic paper and a sheet of glass, exposing the materials to light, and developing the paper in traditional darkroom chemistry. This method preserves the highest level of detail from the negative, leading to razor-sharp definition and a rich palette of tonal values.

Feb 20, 2012 - Mar 9, 2012 • Evelyn Sharenov •Writing • Portland,OR

Evelyn Sharenov


Location: Portland , OR

Dates of residence: Feb 20, 2012 - Mar 9, 2012

Evelyn Sharenov is a Portland, OR based author of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, book reviews and commentary. She is currently at work on a literary non-fiction manuscript about working with persons diagnosed with mental illness, and is outlining a novel at the same time. She has been awarded grants from Oregon Literary Arts and the Oregon Arts Commission. Her work has been published in Glimmer Train, Fugue, the Oregonian newspaper, Willamette Week, the New York Times, Mediphors, Bitch Magazine and numerous anthologies: 'Love You To Pieces,' Beacon Press, 'View From the Bed: View From the Bedside,' Wising Up Press, and Best American Short Stories. When she isn't writing, she still works in the field of mental health as an advanced practice nurse. "I believe the two worlds complement each other in ways that nurture the creative spirit in both."

Feb 27, 2012 - Mar 23, 2012 • Mia Capodilupo •Visual • Chicago,IL

Mia Capodilupo


Location: Chicago , IL

Dates of residence: Feb 27, 2012 - Mar 23, 2012

Mia Capodilupo is a sculptor and installation artist originally from Boston, MA. She received a BA in Anthropology from University of Chicago, studied sculpture at Massachusetts College of Art and received an MFA in Sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute. She has participated in solo and group shows and residencies in museums, galleries and alternative spaces around the country. She was a recipient of grants from the City of Chicago in 2006, 2009 and 2011, an individual arts grant from the City of Urbana, IL in 2010 and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council in 2011. Mia currently builds sculptures and installations out of hundreds of found, cast and fabricated parts using fabric, rubber, metal, plaster, foam and plastics. In addition, she has worked as a manager and arts administrator for organizations including the San Francisco Art Institute, Lillstreet Art Center, Visual Aid and Kartemquin Films

Mar 3, 2012 - Mar 30, 2012 • Naomi Lore •Writing • Brooklyn,NY

Naomi Lore


Location: Brooklyn , NY

Dates of residence: Mar 3, 2012 - Mar 30, 2012

Naomi Lore is a writer, musician and photographer based in New York City. She was the 2008 Tomaselli Award winner for Poetry at SUNY New Paltz, where she completed her minor in Creative Writing. Poetry and non-fiction work has appeared (or is forthcoming) in Bellevue Literary Review, Naugatuck River Review, Monkey Puzzle Magazine, among other periodicals and anthologies. She was a 2011 finalist for Writebloody publishing's annual manuscript contest.

Mar 12, 2012 - Mar 23, 2012 • Nathanael Brown •Writing • Iowa City,IA

Nathanael Brown


Location: Iowa City , IA

Dates of residence: Mar 12, 2012 - Mar 23, 2012

Nate Brown is a graduate of the MFA program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has received fellowships from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing; the Vermont Studio Center; and a work-study scholarship to the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. Currently, he's a coordinator at the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa and an instructor of English at Kirkwood Community College.

Mar 12, 2012 - Apr 27, 2012 • Keane Southard •Composition • Northborough,MA

Keane Southard


Location: Northborough , MA

Dates of residence: Mar 12, 2012 - Apr 27, 2012

Keane Southard (b. 1987) writes music that is an amalgamation of his many diverse musical influences, from medieval chant to 70's rock, Bach to the Blues, and German romanticism to Latin dance forms. His compositions have been performed by ensembles such as the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Longfellow Chorus and Orchestra, Juventas New Music Ensemble, Tesla Quartet, Playground Ensemble, Encore Wind Ensemble, and Ars Nova Singers. His music has been described as "highly-professional and well-orchestrated" (Portland Press Herald). He has been a recipient of many awards including the Cecil Effinger Composition Award and George Lynn Prize from The University of Colorado-Boulder, and First Prize in the Longfellow Chorus International Composers Cantata Competition. Keane earned his M.M. in composition at the University of Colorado-Boulder where he served as a graduate assistant in music theory. His composition teachers include Kenneth Girard, Loris Chobanian, Daniel Kellogg, Jeffrey Nytch, Carter Pann, and Richard Toensing.

Mar 26, 2012 - Apr 27, 2012 • Aaron Holz •Visual • Lincoln,NE

Aaron Holz


Location: Lincoln , NE

Dates of residence: Mar 26, 2012 - Apr 27, 2012

Aaron Holz's work explores the materiality of paint and the psychological space in and around the figures and objects he depicts. Often referencing painters as divergent as Goya and Darger, Holz combines this dialogue with past practitioners with found contemporary images of wrestlers, sunbathers, floral arrangements and landscape. The diverse nature and utilization of mediums pushes the paintings into a purposely-conflated world of illusion and abstraction. The result is work brimming with desire and longing for a world rendered illusory through unusual juxtapositions of subject matter, heightened and saturated colors, and vertiginous special arrangements.

Holz' solo exhibitions include A Heart's Hot Shell, RARE Gallery, New York, New York (2011); Of Heads & Hands, Focus Gallery, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, USA (2010).Portraits, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, USA (2009); Takedown, Rourke Art Museum, Moorhead, Minnesota, USA (2009). Group exhibitions and Projects include [When We Dead Awaken]; Beers.Lambert Contemporary, (Feb 2012); [After School Special], University Art Museum, Albany, New York (2011); What Would Dante Do?Rourke Art Museum, Moorhead, Minnesota, USA (2011); Single Fare, 224 Grand, Brooklyn, New York, (2010); and Face Forward, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, New York, New York, (2009), He is recipient of the Harold & Esther Edgerton Assistant Professor of Painting Award (2009); and the Nebraska Artists Council Distinguished Artist Award (2007). His work has been published in the New York Times, Lincoln Journal Star, and NY Arts Magazine. He holds a Master's degree from University at Albany, New York.

Mar 26, 2012 - Apr 6, 2012 • Allison Landa •Writing • Berkeley,CA

Allison Landa


Location: Berkeley , CA

Dates of residence: Mar 26, 2012 - Apr 6, 2012

Allison Landa is a Berkeley, Calif.-based memoir and fiction writer who is thrilled to be returning to KHN. She has held other residencies at The MacDowell Colony and The Julia and David White Artists' Colony and received her MFA in creative writing from St. Mary's College of California. Her work has been featured in Salon Magazine, Word Riot, CherryBleeds, Prick of the Spindle and Swill Magazine, among other venues. She has performed on stages in San Francisco, New York, and Austin, Texas.

Apr 2, 2012 - Apr 13, 2012 • Kristin Bauer •Visual • Phoenix,AZ

Kristin Bauer


Location: Phoenix , AZ

Dates of residence: Apr 2, 2012 - Apr 13, 2012

Kristin Bauer is a multimedia artist based out of Phoenix, AZ. She has a BFA from Arizona State University (2004) and her Masters in Expressive Arts Therapy from Ottawa University (2010). Kristin has a professional background in art consulting, curatorial work, arts education and Art Therapy, and is a mother of two daughters. In 2010 she opened Squeeze Gallery, a pop-up gallery on Marshall Way with her creative partner and husband Emmett Potter. The gallery ran for a full fall and spring season. Kristin currently is a fulltime artist. Her work incorporates text and image in sculptural works, paintings and multimedia installations. Kristin has exhibited in and curated many shows in Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ, and is included in the permanent collection at Mesa Contemporary Arts. She has also been a guest speaker at Phoenix Art Museum, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Arizona State University.

Apr 9, 2012 - May 4, 2012 • Brooke Wyatt •Visual • Philadelphia,PA

Brooke Wyatt


Location: Philadelphia , PA

Dates of residence: Apr 9, 2012 - May 4, 2012

Brooke Wyatt is a visual artist who works in collage and mixed media. She holds an MFA in painting from the Slade School of Fine Art in London, England, and a master's degree in counseling psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, where she also earned a BA in Fine Arts. Brooke recently exhibited work in the group show Taken Away, organized by the London-based curatorial collective Wobble & Squint, and worked as a teaching artist through the Center for Emerging Visual Artist's Hand-in-Hand community arts program. She currently lives in Philadelphia, where she runs a small business and volunteers with Girls Rock Philly, a non-profit music and mentoring organization. Brooke is originally from Pittsburgh, PA.

Apr 16, 2012 - Apr 27, 2012 • Betsy Barnum •Visual • Seattle,WA

Betsy Barnum


Location: Seattle , WA

Dates of residence: Apr 16, 2012 - Apr 27, 2012

Betsy Barnum was born in San Francisco in 1982, and has lived on the west coast and various places around the country. She has exhibited widely throughout the United States and Canada, and her work is included in private collections including the Kirkpatrick Foundation in Oklahoma City. In 2007 she received the prestigious Art 365 grant, which allowed her to create a body of work for a year, and was then exhibited throughout the Midwest. Betsy holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute, and received her Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design, Magna Cum Laude with Honors in Art from Anderson University in 2004. She currently resides in Seattle with her husband

Apr 16, 2012 - May 11, 2012 • Olivia Kate Cerrone •Writing • Peabody,MA

Olivia Kate Cerrone


Location: Peabody , MA

Dates of residence: Apr 16, 2012 - May 11, 2012

Olivia Kate Cerrone is a graduate of the MFA program in creative writing at New York University, where she studied under E.L. Doctorow, Francine Prose, and Chuck Wachtel, among others. She was recently awarded an artist's grant and writing residency by the Vermont Studio Center. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in a wide variety of journals, including The Dos Passos Review, Night Train, Word Riot, and others. She is currently at work on The Hunger Saint, a novel involving the carusi, the child-aged sulfur miners of Sicily. Chapter excerpts have appeared in Hot Metal Bridge and were translated in the Italian literary journals El-Ghibli and ScrittInediti. She teaches writing at York College in New York City.

Apr 30, 2012 - May 25, 2012 • Jenny Johnson •Writing • Pittsburg,PA

Jenny Johnson


Location: Pittsburg , PA

Dates of residence: Apr 30, 2012 - May 25, 2012

Jenny Johnson's poems have appeared in The Southern Review, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Blackbird, Best New Poets 2008, and The Collagist. She was the 2011 winner of the Chad Walsh Poetry Prize, and she has received a scholarship from the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference. She earned her MFA from Warren Wilson College. Currently, she is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh.

Apr 30, 2012 - Jun 8, 2012 • Jenny Sidhu Mullins •Visual • North Bethesda,MD

Jenny Sidhu Mullins


Location: North Bethesda , MD

Dates of residence: Apr 30, 2012 - Jun 8, 2012

May 7, 2012 - May 18, 2012 • Kris Maloy •Composition • Oklahoma City,OK

Kris Maloy


Location: Oklahoma City , OK

Dates of residence: May 7, 2012 - May 18, 2012

An eclectic composer of many interests and influences, Kris Maloy writes music bridging many styles and genres. His music has been described as "beautifully paced," and "of great elegance...expansively lyrical" (David LaMarche, New York Concert Review), and his work has received honors and awards in music composition from the American Composers Forum, the Minnesota Orchestra Composers Institute, the Cleveland Chamber Orchestra's Young and Emerging Composers Series, the New York Virtuoso Singers, the Meistersingers, the North American Saxophone Alliance, the University of Kentucky New Music Festival, and numerous awards and honors from the Society of Composers, Inc., and ASCAP. Recent commissions include Quartet in Four Actions for the chamber music group BrightMusic (recently performed at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall), White Heat for the University of Central Oklahoma's award-winning Jazz Orchestra, Flourish for Duo Clarion (clarinetist Chad Burrow and pianist Amy Cheng), Visions & Fantasies, a concerto for soloist and orchestra commissioned by the St. Louis School of Music, and Flight of Spirit and Bountiful Sky, both for high school wind ensembles. He has recently been awarded artist residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada, and the Ucross Foundation arts colony in Wyoming. His next major commissioned work in progress is a Double Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra to be premiered in the summer/fall of 2012.

May 7, 2012 - Jun 1, 2012 • Deborah Zlotsky •Visual • Delmar,NY

Deborah Zlotsky


Location: Delmar , NY

Dates of residence: May 7, 2012 - Jun 1, 2012

Deborah Zlotsky is represented by Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in New York and had a solo exhibition in October 2011. In 2010, she exhibited her work at Pierogi Gallery as the "Artist of the Week" and, in 2006, her work was included in Twice Drawn, a contemporary drawing exhibit curated by Ian Berry at the Tang Museum. This past summer, she received a residency fellowship at Yaddo. Zlotsky's drawings are in the curated flat files of Pierogi Gallery and The Boston Drawing Project at Joseph Carroll and Sons Gallery, as well as the online-curated registry at The Drawing Center. In recent years, Zlotsky has had one-person exhibitions at galleries and museums across the country. Her work is in public collections, including Nordstrom, Progressive Insurance, Rutgers University, and the Albany Institute of History and Art. Zlotsky received a BA in Art History from Yale University and an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Connecticut.

May 14, 2012 - May 25, 2012 • Rachel Sitkin •Visual • Baltimore,MD

Rachel Sitkin


Location: Baltimore , MD

Dates of residence: May 14, 2012 - May 25, 2012

Rachel Sitkin lives and works in Baltimore, MD. She is a painter, curator and arts writer, and she recently became a career development professional at her alma mater, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). She received her BFA in painting from MICA in '02 and her MFA in studio art from American University in '10. Rachel has exhibited her work widely throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, as well as in Vermont, Italy, and Peru. Her paintings were recently featured in New American Paintings #87 MFA annual. Her writings have been published in FiberArt Magazine, BMORE Art Blog and The Studio Visit Online Journal. When she is not painting, writing or working with other artists, Rachel likes spending time with her family, friends and dog Bodhi, traveling and being outdoors

May 21, 2012 - Jun 1, 2012 • Suzanne Sorkin •Composition • Wynnewood,PA

Suzanne Sorkin


Location: Wynnewood , PA

Dates of residence: May 21, 2012 - Jun 1, 2012

Suzanne Sorkin (1974) is active as a composer and educator. She has received awards and commissions from the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University, Chamber Music Now, Violin Futura, Third Millennium Ensemble, counter)induction, ASCAP, and others. Her work has been programmed on Piano Spheres in Los Angeles, Washington Square Contemporary Music Society in New York City, Denison University New Music Festival, Chamber Music Quad Cities, Florida State University Festival of New Music, and Vassar Modfest. She has written for ensembles including the Mannes Trio, Cabrini Quartet, Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Third Angle, and Aspen Contemporary Ensemble. She has been a composition fellow at the Wellesley Composers Conference, the Ernest Bloch Composers Symposium, the Advanced Masterclasses in Composition at the Aspen Music Festival, and the Oregon Bach Composers Symposium. Residencies awarded to her include Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Ragdale Foundation, Artists' Enclave at I-Park, ART342, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, and Atlantic Center for the Arts. She received her Ph.D. in composition from the University of Chicago through the support of a four-year Century Fellowship in the Humanities. Suzanne Sorkin is an Associate Professor of Music at Saint Joseph's University, where she teaches music composition and theory and serves as Chair of the Department of Music, Theatre and Film

May 28, 2012 - Jun 8, 2012 • Christina Collins •Writing • Arlington,MA

Christina Collins


Location: Arlington , MA

Dates of residence: May 28, 2012 - Jun 8, 2012

Christina Collins earned her B.A. in English, creative writing, and women's studies with honors from the College of the Holy Cross, and studied abroad at the University of Oxford. While abroad, she volunteered as a creative writing tutor for local schoolchildren and backpacked to over a dozen countries. Her short fiction has appeared in publications such as Weave Magazine, Otis Nebula, Status Hat, and Cliterature Journal. She was recently awarded the Lawrence Sanders Fellowship by the MFA program in Creative Writing at Florida Atlantic University, but she has chosen to wait a year before beginning an MFA program. She currently works as a magazine editor just outside of Boston, Massachusetts, and is at work on a novel titled "Birdwatcher".

May 28, 2012 - Jun 22, 2012 • Monica Macansantos •Writing • Austin,TX

Monica Macansantos


Location: Austin , TX

Dates of residence: May 28, 2012 - Jun 22, 2012

Monica earned her bachelors degree in Creative Writing, magna cum laude, from the University of the Philippines in 2007. Her fiction, poetry, and non-fiction have appeared in the Philippines Free Press, Phati'tude Literary Magazine, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Sunday Inquirer Magazine, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Panorama, Home Life, and The Evening Paper. She taught literature and writing at the University of the Philippines for three years. She is currently taking her MFA in Fiction at the Michener Center for Writers.

Jun 11, 2012 - Jun 22, 2012 • Andres Laracuente •Visual • Brooklyn,NY

Andres Laracuente


Location: Brooklyn , NY

Dates of residence: Jun 11, 2012 - Jun 22, 2012

Andres Laracuente, (b. 1982) is a New York based artist working primarily with sculpture, moving image, performance, and photography. He has presented works at venues including White Box, Light Industry, and P.S.1 MoMa in New York. Additional exhibitions include Yale Sculpture Gallery in New Haven, Autocenter in Berlin, the National Gallery of Arts in Albania, and Brown Gallery in London, as well as Paris, Brussels, Tokyo and Taipei. He was featured as panelist at the MIT 5 international conference moderated by Bill Arning, and a visiting artist at Yale School of Art and Cornell College of Art. Laracuente is the recipient of the Kimmel Harding Nelson 2012 Residency award. His work can be seen in the exhibition catalogue Eslöv Wide Shut, published by Eslövs Kommun, and Malorca Landings, Sweden. Laracuente graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2006 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

Jun 11, 2012 - Jun 22, 2012 • Sarah McKinstry-Brown •Writing • Omaha,NE

Sarah McKinstry-Brown


Location: Omaha , NE

Dates of residence: Jun 11, 2012 - Jun 22, 2012

Winner of the 2011 Nebraska Book Award for Poetry for her debut collection, Cradling Monsoons, Sarah McKinstry-Brown studied poetry at the University of New Mexico and the University of Sheffield, England. She's been published everywhere from West Virginia's standardized tests to literary journals such as Chicago Quarterly Review. Published in a number of poetry slam anthologies, her poems were featured alongside Poet Laureates Billy Collins and Ted Kooser in The Spoken Word Revolution Redux. McKinstry-Brown has taught performing and writing workshops in libraries, lockdown facilities, colleges, universities, and everywhere in-between. She currently teaches Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. When she's not reading or teaching, you can find Sarah in Omaha with her husband, the poet Matt Mason, and their two beautiful, feisty daughters

Jun 11, 2012 - Jun 22, 2012 • Jake Rosenweig •Composition • Los Angeles,CA

Jake Rosenweig


Location: Los Angeles , CA

Dates of residence: Jun 11, 2012 - Jun 22, 2012

Jake Rosenzweig was born in New York City in 1986 and moved to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1988 when his father accepted the position as composition chair at the University of Utah. He and his friends discovered their love for music at the age of 13 and it was decided that he would play bass. At the age of 14, Jake discovered that music could be improvised and began to write his first compositions. He attended and graduated in 2009 from the University of Utah where he performed and wrote with the Derek Howa Trio and Joshua Payne Orchestra. In 2011, he received his masters from the California Institute of the Arts where he studied with Charlie Haden, Darek Oles, Vinny Golia and Wadada Leo Smith. He has worked with thrash jazz unit Stupid Man Suit, afrobeat ensemble The Sogo Takeover, garage prog projects Realization Orchestra and Secret Friends, Zappa tribute band The Teenage Prostitutes, acoustic noise duo Lumber Party, and continues solo bass project.

Jul 9, 2012 - Aug 3, 2012 • Dave Beck •Visual • Menominee,WI

Dave Beck


Location: Menominee , WI

Dates of residence: Jul 9, 2012 - Aug 3, 2012

Awards: Board of Directors Residency Award

Dave Beck is a practicing 3D digital artist and sculptor, living in northern Wisconsin. He is the recipient of the 2010 International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge Award, given by the National Science Foundation. Beck's artwork has been featured in publications such as the New York Times, National Geographic, the journal Science, and the book GameScenes: Art in the Age of Videogames. He has shown his work in exhibitions across the country, including Miami, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Memphis, LA, Minneapolis, Boston, Milwaukee, and San Diego. In 2009, Beck was a distinguished fellow at Nebraska's Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. The Science Museum of Minnesota chose him as a distinguished fellow and visiting artist for the summer of 2010. In the past two years he had solo exhibitions at Wisconsin's Overture Center for the Performing Arts, the State University of New York's Gibson Gallery, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's SARUP Gallery. Beck currently teaches at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY, where he directs the Digital Arts & Sciences Program, which has recently been the recipient of "2010 Innovative Program Award" by the International Digital Media and Arts Association. The program was also included in The Princeton Review and GamePro Magazine's "Top 50 Game Design Programs in the Country" for 2010. He has also taught sculpture and contemporary art history at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Beck's areas of specialization include traditional sculpture and 3D digital modeling & animation, with a special focus in rapid-prototyping and stereo-lithography. Beck was a visiting artist at University of Wisconsin-Madison and his artwork was chosen to represent University of Wisconsin-Madison at the National Big-Ten Conference Center. Beck received his B.A. in studio art & ancient studies from St. Olaf College (Northfield, Minn.) and his M.A. and M.F.A. in sculpture & extended media from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

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