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 […]

Community News And Events, June 2015

Andrea Parkins Andrea Parkins is a 2015 Grantee for Wave Farm’s Media Arts Assistance Fund for NY State Artists MFAIA-VT Faculty Advisor Andrea Parkins is a 2015 grantee for Wave Farm’s Media Arts Assistance Fund, a Regrant Partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Electronic Media and Film Program. The fund […]

Alumni Portrait – Stacey (Zebith) Thalden

Photograph by M. Walker My name is Stacey (Zebith) Thalden. I graduated from Goddard College, Vermont Campus, in 2012 with a degree from the MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts (MFAIA) program. As a nature illustrator, I delight in the bold shapes decorating the shell of a beetle and the iridescent sheen illuminating the feathers of a bird. […]

Practicing Presence: Dialogic Education in the MFAIA

Excerpts from talk about the MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program presented for a panel, “Distance Making? Studio Pedagogy On and Offline,” at College Art Association, Feb. 2015 In reflecting on how students and faculty are present to one another, I would like to begin with the words of recent graduates. This is how they describe […]