News of recent creative projects by Goddard Undergraduate Students, Alumni, and Faculty. As you’ll see, lots of exciting news!
This winter, Matt Hogan (IBA ’16) was artist-in-residence at Generator Makerspace in Burlington, Vermont. While at Generator Makerspace, Matt created the lighting design for portraits that he took during the recent UGP2 residency, including this stunning portraits of fellow student, Michael Utz.
Emi Knight (IBA ’15) and David Runge (IBA ’13), both members of the band Strawberry Runners, performed at Austin’s famous South by Southwest SXSW festival in March and were featured in Wired Magazine as a “band about to blow up.”
Grace Lowe’s (IBA ’15) documentary about gentrification, “Razing Up,” premiered at her senior study presentation in March.
Rebekah Green’s (IBA ‘14) senior thesis, “This,” (part poetry, part philosophy, all mind-blowing) was published by Two Plum Press, a small independent publisher based in Portland, Oregon.
Damon McCloskey’s (IBA ’14) solo show of paintings, entitled “Lipstick Collars and Power Couples,” opened on May 1 at Converge Gallery in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The show continues throughout May.
Otto Muller (Faculty) reports that a 50-min choreographic piece, “Animal,” that he composed sound for premiered at Spruce Peak Performance Art Center in Stowe, Vermont, in April. The choreographer, Hanna Satterlee, is a Goddard MFA-IA student. Otto collaborated on the sound with Sean Clute, a composer/sound artist who teaches at Johnson State College.
Baco Ohama (Faculty) received a Visual Arts Project Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. Baco writes, “I’ll be focusing on themes of loss and beauty, intimacy, remnants, and the resonant found. As a part of this work, I’ll be heading back to Washington, D.C. to spend time with Martha (who of course was the last surviving passenger pigeon and who died more than a hundred years ago).” This spring, Baco also completed her artist bookwork, a frail history: thirteen poems disguised as a passage.
Narelle Thomas (HAS ‘18) brought down house with her spoken word performance at Goddard’s Haybarn Theater during the spring UGP1 residency. Narelle was the opening act for Heartbeat, a group of Palestinian and Israeli musicians who performed to a packed Goddard and public audience. Check out the video!
Karen Werner’s (Faculty) audio documentary, “Laws of Lost and Found Objects,” will be broadcast on the Australian Broadcast Corporation’s national documentary radio program, Earshot in mid-May.