April 2017

New Goddard College MFAIA Concentration in Performance Creation

Bienvenue, Company SBB, 2017 – Stefanie Batten Bland, MFAIA’20. Photo: JC Dhien   In February 2017, the Goddard College MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts (MFAIA) program inaugurated an exciting new academic concentration in Performance Creation. Twenty students—including actors, theater directors, choreographers, musicians, playwrights, and performance artists—elected the concentration in its first semester. Building upon the interdisciplinary […]

April 2017 Community News and Events

Image Left: Cease Wyss leads the MFAIA-WA through a walk through the forests of Fort Worden, as participants receive the teachings of northwest coast plants. Image Right: Patrisse Cullors leads participants through the ceremony of having each others’ backs in radical acts of remembrance. Photos: Goddard College Ceremonial Activism with Cease Wyss and Patrisse Cullors The […]

January 2017

February 2017 Community News and Events

Image Left: Lisa D’Amour, Laurie Carlos, and Shay Youngblood in Austin. Image Right: Robbie McCauley, Daniel Dodd Ellis, Daniel Alexander Jones, Jason Phelps, and Laurie Carlos, in Minneapolis, 1997. Photos courtesy of Daniel Alexander Jones. In Memory of Laurie Carlos It is with sadness that we mark the passing of award-winning American actor and avant-garde performance artist, playwright, theater […]

Laurie Carlos: It Began With This Picture by Daniel Alexander Jones

Photo courtesy of Daniel Alexander Jones It began with this picture. I walked into Rice Hall in the Main Branch of the Springfield Public Library, in the spring of 1985, charged with finding a monologue to perform in drama class in my public high school. Not a year before, I was a hopeless introvert, with […]

December 2016

December 2016 Community News and Events

Experimental Music Pioneer Pauline Oliveros, guest artist at the MFAIA-WA in 2009, spent time with students, with explorations in Deep Listening in the Dan Harpole Cistern at Fort Worden. Image right: Pauline with Monique Fleming (MFAIA-WA ’11) and Stacy Dawson Stearns (MFAIA-WA ’12). Photos: Goddard College In Memory of Pauline Oliveros It is with sadness that […]

November 2016

Featured Alumna: Tracey Pilch (MFAIA ’07)

Artist and amateur astronomer Tracey Pilch (MFAIA ’07) is an adjunct professor in the Liberal Studies Department of Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage, where she was honored as outstanding adjunct this year. She is also active in annual art projects which raise funds for local youth programs and charities in Alaska and Hawaii. “My time […]

October 2016

October 2016 Community News and Events

Hanna Satterlee and Eliot Gray Fisher, recipients of the Fall 2016 Goddard Alumni Art Project Awards. Photos courtesy of the artists Goddard Alumni Art Project Awards We are proud to announce alumna Hanna Satterlee (MFAIA-VT & WA ’16) and alumnus Eliot Gray Fisher (MFAIA–WA ’15), are the Fall 2016 recipients of the Goddard Alumni Art […]

September 2016

First MFAIA Group Study in Decolonial and Indigenous Art Practices

by Ju-Pong Lin MFAIA faculty advisor Devora Neumark and I offered a group study in Decolonial and Indigenous Art practice last semester. The co-learning experience was truly collaborative, transformative, and inspiring in the depth of the work of co-constructing collective knowledge. Participants engaged deeply with questions of decolonial practice and the challenges to indigenous well-being; we […]

August 2016

VIDEO: Petra Kuppers | Detroit Performs Clip

MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts advisor Petra Kuppers was featured on Detroit Public TV’s show, Detroit Performs, for her community art work about disability and dance at the Northville Art House. “Art is the transformation of everyday into something else,” she says. Watch the 8-minute video clip above.  

August 2016 Community News and Events

Diego Piñón. Photo credit left: Rafael Perez Evans; right: courtesy of Diego Piñón. Diego Piñón, Upcoming MFAIA-WA Guest Artist and Centrum Artist-in-Resident We are pleased and privileged to welcome internationally renowned movement/dance artist Diego Piñón as our upcoming guest artist for the fall 2016 MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts residency at Fort Worden, Port Townsend (September 16-24, 2016). […]