MFA June Residency Public Events

Date: 06.21.2019 - 06.29.2019

Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Location:

Please join NHIA’s Master of Fine Arts program for events open to the public during the June Residency. For additional information please contact, GradAdmissions@nhia.edu.

About the Residency

One of the unique features of our low-residency programs is the fact that MFA students in Writing, Photography, and the Visual Arts share intensive 10-day residencies. Though students are immersed in presentations, workshops, and critiques from faculty and visiting artists in their individual programs, they also engage in interdisciplinary work with faculty and students across degrees. This Concurrent Curriculum is explored through a series of events (presentations, workshops, electives, faculty panels, field trips, etc.), which inspire tangential thinking and new approaches to making. For each residency, there is a thematic lens that helps students reach across disciplines into a collaborative space. Themes have included Food, Migration, Borders, and Fear.


Featured Events

Porsha O
June 22, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
NHIA, French Hall, 148 Concord St, Manchester NH

Black, poet, queer-dyke, hip-hop feminist, womanist Porsha Olayiwola will be performing readied poems and reading from new work. Among many accomplishments, she is currently Boston’s poet laureate and the 2015 National Poetry Slam Champion.

 

Steve Locke
June 27, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00PM
NHIA, French Hall, 148 Concord St, Manchester NH

In his presentation, “Memorialization and the Built Form,” Steve Locke will discuss his work, including his recent installation at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, “Three Deliberate Grays for Freddie”. He has been artist-in-residence at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (2016) and for the City of Boston (2018).


Complete Schedule

June 21, 4-6pm
Roger Williams Gallery
MAAE Thesis Exhibition
Join MFA and MAAE student artists for the thesis exhibition titled Returning Home: The Art of Remembering, which debuts the work of MAAE graduate Ellen Nelson.

June 22, 4:15-5:15pm
French Hall Rotunda
Visiting Artist: Barbara Bosworth
Photographer Barabara Bosworth will present on her work, which explores overt and subtle relationships between humans and the natural world. She has been widely exhibited, notably in recent retrospectives at the Denver Art Museum in Colorado, Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., and the Phoenix Art Museum in Arizona.

June 23, 7-9pm
French Hall Auditorium
Concert Reading: Sesión Improvisada ’72 (Jam Session ’72) by Jason Lasky
A professional ensemble will perform a dramatic reading of graduating MFA in Writing for Stage and Screen student Jason Lasky’s play.
When high-ranking gang member Victor García, entangled in a blood debt, finds out that his dead father left one hundred thousand dollars to an unknown sister living in the Dominican Republic while he and his brother were only left their father’s bodega, he journeys to a country foreign to him to locate her and claim what he thinks is rightfully his before things get more violent.

June 24, 4:15-5:15pm
French Hall Rotunda
Visiting Artist: Anna Von Mertens
The 2010 United States Artists Fellowship in Visual Arts recipient Anna VonMertens will be discussing her current work. Her work appears in collections across the United States, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

June 27, 4:15-5:15pm
French Hall Auditorium
Graduate Student Talks: Michelle Robinson and Rich Pellegrino
Graduating MFA in Visual Arts students discuss the creative, academic and conceptual development of their work throughout the MFA program.

June 28, 4:15-5:15pm
French Hall Auditorium
Graduate Student Talks: Brooke LeBeau, Scott Laursen, and Kate Patterson
Graduating MFA in Visual Arts and MFA in Photography students discuss the creative, academic and conceptual development of their work throughout the MFA program.

June 28, 7-8pm
French Hall Rotunda
Visiting Artist: Jordan Seaberry
Jordan Seaberry is a painter and mixed media specialist. His background as director of public policy and advocacy at the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence influences his work. This focus is best illustrated by the Violences Project, for which Seaberry creates paintings by working with the families of gun violence victims in Providence.

June 29, 5-6pm
Bass Hall, 19 Grove Street
Peterborough, NH
MFA Graduation Ceremony
Join us in celebrating the MFA in Visual Arts, Photography, and Writing for Stage & Screen June 2019 graduates!

June 29, 6-8pm
Sharon Arts Center Gallery, 30 Grove Street Peterborough, NH
MFA Thesis Exhibition
Join MFA student artists for the thesis exhibition debuting the works of our Visual Artists and Photographers.

LOCATIONS
French Hall  |  148 Concord St, Manchester, NH
Roger Williams Gallery  |  77 Amherst St, Manchester, NH
Fuller Hall, Thom Adams Room  |  156 Hanover St, Manchester, NH