2019 Alumni news

Hewnoaks alumni are out in the world doing amazing things! We’ll keep a running list here. To see alumni news from 2018 and before, click here.

(If you are a past participant in our program, please drop us a line so we can celebrate what you’ve been doing.)

December, 2019

Oliver posted a new video, The Museum: Desktop Museum

Sandell Morse published Transit Camp: Myths and Realities of Prague’s Lost Jews with Concordia College’s journal Ascent.

Julie Poitras Santos launched a new project in Sweden: Walking the forest imaginary: a breath between us , a site-specific audio artwork that invites the audience to walk into the forest imaginary populated by things magical and unseen. She also started a new job as Director of the ICA at the Maine College of Art.

Jenna Crowder‘s The Chart has published its newest print anthology, incluing  writing by Hewnoaks alumni: Hilary Irons interviewing Anna Hepler and Jon Calame, and Myron Beasley interviewing Gina Adams.

J.E. Paterak opened a new studio recently with lots of work to see: bloomstudiojewelry.com

On December 7, a new anthology co-edited by Meghan Sterling will launch at SPACE Gallery. Titled A Dangerous New World: Maine Voices on the Climate Crisis, it includes work by 65 writers and 20 artists who responded to a call for essays, poetry and art work on the effects of climate change

Also at SPACE you’ll find a new window installation by Pamela Moulton, on view through January 2.

Douglas Millikin just launched his new novel Our Shadows’ Voice, available where fine books are sold.

Sarah Meadows also just published a book, called AMPAMOMP, drawing on research she conducted at Hewnoaks in 2018.

Amanda Marchand has a book, too! Nothing Will Ever Be The Same Again is available through Datz Press.

July, 2019

Elisabeth Tova Bailey recently premiered her film The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating at the Maine International Film Festival.

Sarah Meadows launched a seasonal edition of prints, available through her website. Here’s the first set:

Jennifer Lunden wrote about Concentration Camps in Trump’s America for The Progressive.

Devon Kelley-Yurdin is engaged with two different fellowships they were awarded this year: with the Maine Women Writers Collection at the University of New England and the Open Waters In Kinship Archives & Performance Fellowship.

June, 2019

Julie Poitras Santos‘ Walking Backwards (Birger’s Walk), created last year in Karlskrona, Sweden, will be on view during the Maine International Film Festival, MIFFONEDGE in Waterville, Maine July 12-21 in a beautiful old post office downtown.

Tad Beck‘s “Technique/Support” opens tomorrow at the Grant Wahlquist Gallery in Portland and runs through August 10. Tad’s work is also included in “Be Seen: Portrait Photography Since Stonewall” at the Wadsworth Antheneum, Hartford CT,  June 22-September 15, 2019.

Amanda Marchand‘s work is included in Traywick ContemporarySummer Show: She was Moving Even when She Stood Still. This is an exhibition “exploring the extensive influence of female vision and thought.” The show highlights a handful of artists whose work and deep engagement in the world has been shaped in profound ways by the female perspective. It opened on June 15 in Berkeley CA. 

May, 2019

Portland Stage Company will present two workshop readings of Bess Welden‘s “Death Wings” on May 23 and 24.

Douglas W. Milliken will celebrate the release of Blue of the World, his new collection of stories, at SPACE on May 30

Anne Britting Oleson recently published her third novel, Tapiser. 

Sarah Baldwin has a new show of ink drawings on paper and fabric at Frank Brockman Gallery through June 1. 

Meghan Brady will show wall-sized paintings at SPACE beginning May 17.

February, 2019

Sandell Morse‘s “Hiding” is in the latest issue of The Woven Tale Press.  http://online.flipbuilder.com/eovs/kjan/#p=39

Chris Patch has a new show at Perimeter Gallery in Belfast, Maine called LORE through March 10 and another show called Chiroptera at NHIA in Peterborough, NH through May 26.

Meg Hahn curated Flavor Profile, at Border Patrol in Portland, Maine, on view through March 23.

Hilary Irons curated “Perfection” at Able Baker Contemporary in Portland, Maine, including work by Carly Glovinski and James Mullen.

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