November 2015

living within tension: collaborative learning in the arts

In his essay, “Thirteen Ways of Looking at Community,” Parker Palmer writes, “The most common connotation of the word community in our culture is intimacy, but this is a trap.” Too often I fall for the trap, avoiding a more complicated reality. Unlike intimacy, which is always a choice, and which requires reciprocity, in the […]

October 2015

The Launch of a New Alumni Gathering

   Alumna Imani Uzuri (MFAIA-VT ’12) conducts the Revolutionary Choir at the Haybarn Theatre, Goddard College, to launch the pilot MFAIA Alumni Gathering that was held concurrent to the July 2015 residency in Plainfield, Vermont. Photos: Goddard College by Tyson Pease (MFAIA-VT ’15) In the spirit of its residency theme, “Artist in the World: Working Collectives,” the […]

September 2015

October 2015 Community News and Events

  MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts Washington group visit Learning from Orcas: The Story of Hope, Port Townsend Marine Science Center. Photo: Laiwan VISITING HOPE Sue Long, Port Townsend Marine Science Center Board Member and Port Townsend Community Life Staff Member at Goddard opened the Center for a personalized visit by MFAIA-WA Workgroups and Faculty Advisors Sharon Siskin, Devora […]

August 2015

Goddard Announces the Recipients of the Spring/Summer ’15 Alumni Arts Project Award

PLAINFIELD, Vt. – Goddard College is proud to announce the recipients of the Spring/Summer 2015 Alumni Arts Project Award, a bi-annual grant that aims to bring the arts to communities by supporting new work by graduates of the MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts Program. Three alumni artists with collaborative community art projects received $500 each to […]

MFA Alumni Portrait and Commencement Speech – Jessica Plumb

Jessica Plumb is a 2010 graduate of Goddard’s MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts (MFAIA) program in Port Townsend, Washington. She is a writer, co-director and producer of the film, Return of the River, which documents the plight of wild salmon and the fight to un-dam the Elwha river in the Olympic Peninsula. The film has received ten international and […]

Alumni Portrait — Anjali Austin

Video podcast profile of Anjali Austin upon graduation in Spring 2015. Anjali Austin is an alumna of Goddard College’s MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts (MFAIA ’15) program and was a returning professional to our program. A former member of Dance Theatre of Harlem for 13 years, she has worked with noted teachers and choreographers such as Agnes de Mille, Louis […]

July 2015

Community News and Events, August 2015

  Still from Baba Israel’s upcoming project The Spinning Wheel. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes The Spinning Wheel: a Son Remixes a Father’s Radical Archive Steve Ben Israel was a New York jazz musician, poet, stand-up comic, political activist and core member of the iconic ensemble ‘The Living Theatre’. He passed away in 2012, leaving behind a legacy […]

Devora Neumark — Mansura Revisited

MANSURA REVISITED: A Brief Overview of the Project [DE] COLONIZER: RESEARCH/ART LABORATORY FOR SOCIAL CHANGE (Eitan Bronstein Aparicio and Eléonore Merza Bronstein Co-Directors) and DEVORA NEUMARK JULY 2015 Mansura Revisited is a multilayered life/art project involving the living histories of several generations. It is at once an aesthetic inquiry into the role that the beautification […]

June 2015

Alumni Gathering Session Proposals

Hey there fellow MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts alumni, I’m Tyson, a 2015 graduate with specialties in comics / illustration and creative facilitation. I’ve happily accepted the task of helping to organize alumni sessions for the upcoming pilot MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts Alumni Gathering on July 24-26. I’m excited to be part of this effort along with […]

May 2015

Alumni Portrait – Neel Murgai

Neel Murgai (MFAIA ’10) at the Brooklyn Bowl Hi, I am Neel Murgai, a 2010 Goddard MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts graduate. I am a sitarist, composer, overtone singer, frame drummer and teacher. My practice draws from many traditions, including Indian classical, jazz, minimalism, experimental music and more. I had already been a professional musician for […]