Opp: Hot Steam III Call for Video + Films Due: March 6

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HOT STEAM is an annual screening organized by Cambridge Community Television that takes place in Cambridge, Massachusetts during the Cambridge Science Festival. This year the screening will be held on April 23, 2020 at the MIT Museum.

The goal of this event is to bring scientists and artists together to explore the intersection of art and tech in an accessible and exciting way (meaning videos should appeal to a wide audience – children and adults alike). We are looking for films/videos that are short, interesting, strange and bizarre. Interpretation of the theme can be very loose.

The curators for HOT STEAM III are Keaton Fox (Boston Cyberarts + Cambridge Community Television), Caroline Castro (Frost Science Museum), and Isabella Achenbach (Cranbrook Art Museum).

The videos must be 5 minutes or less. There is no submission fee.
Content is due by March 6th.

The Submission Form is available here.

For more information visit www.cctvcambridge.org/hotsteam

If you have any questions, you can email us.”

Spotlight + Event: Disrupting the Daily Routine Exhibition + Performance, Feb 7

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Performance at 7 pm February 7th with Thalia Berard and Willoughby Lucas Hastings. https://www.facebook.com/events/2430689647245951/
Situated in the lobby of Commerce Place, in Malden Center, Disrupting the Daily Routine is an exhibition presenting conceptual works in sculpture, new media, installation, and performance to the patients and practitioners that interact with this site daily. The artists in this show challenge themselves and viewers to begin the 2020 year by evaluating the ways in which we react to the failures of our habitual actions and worldviews. Anja DuBois grapples with the unknowability of living things to recognize any perspective or consciousness other than their own. Paulina MacNeil visualizes feelings of comfort and uncanniness from the inaccuracies in digital recreations of the physical world. Krystle Brown contends with the entanglements of familial memory within the myth of American meritocracy. Willoughby Lucas Hastings and Thalia Berard embody and subvert the tropes of performative patriotism to interrogate the ways aesthetics maintain ideological control. In the season of New Year’s Resolution and at the start of an election year, this exhibition proposes behavioral change and personal investment to confront the obstacles impeding the future health of our society. Exhibiting Artists:
Thalia Berard
Krystle Brown
Anja DuBois
Willoughby Lucas Hastings
Paulina MacNeil Curated By:
Willoughby Lucas Hastings


Spotlight: SMFA Grad Alumn Cullen Washington Jr. Solo Show at University of Michigan Museum of Art

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https://umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2020/cullen-washington-jr-the-public-square “This expansive look at the work and concerns of emerging contemporary artist Cullen Washington, Jr. pivots around the artist’s most recent series, Agoras. The compositions explore the ancient Greek public space as a site for activated assembly and the heart of the artistic, spiritual, and political life of the city. UMMA’s installation is designed with an actual public square at its center, complete with sound components featuring noted political and aesthetic discourse and surrounded by Washington’s soaring monumental collages. Works from four earlier series by the artist form the perimeter of the Museum’s largest special exhibition space. The artist describes his work as “abstract meditations on the grid and humanity.”

OPP: St. Elmo Residency, Austin TX

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SMFA alumn Merideth Hillbrand (BFA 2010) is the 2nd Fellow since the residency’s formation in 2018. https://art.utexas.edu/st-elmo The application deadline for the 2019–20 Fellowship has passed. Please check back here in early 2020 for information about the 2020–21 Fellowship!

“The St. Elmo Arts Residency is a joint project of the Department of Art and Art History and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin that offers one fellowship each academic year to a newly minted MFA artist in painting, drawing, print, photo, sculpture or multimedia.” Funded 9 Months, PT teaching experience at UT Austin, PT teaching at Wildflower center, Solo show at Wildflower center, 19th century carriage house gallery, 1800 square foot studio.