MFAST alumnus Jason Andrew Bowles Opens Residency in Ohio

Jason Andrew Bowles (MFAST 2012) and his wife Tricia Bowles have established the Open Wabi Artist Residency Program, located in a 100-year-old 80,000 sq. ft. factory in rural central Ohio. This unique residency provides an opportunity to work in an industrial space on a rural 20-acre property. Located in Fredericktown, the Open Wabi residency includes studios, unique spaces for installation, modest living facilities, and the opportunity for collaboration and critique with visiting artists and critics. For more information or to apply, visit https://openwabi.com.



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MFAST alumna Laura Borneman opens gallery in Buffalo, NY

2014 MFAST alumna Laura Borneman, along with writer, artist, and restaurateur Michael Pijanowski, are opening Paper Moon Gallery this spring in Buffalo, NY. The Inaugural Group Show, opening April 1st, includes works by Barbara Buckman, Peter Fowler, Michael Pijanowski, Jody Selin, and Richard Rockford. An opening reception will be held on April 8th from 6-9 p.m. For more information, visit www.papermoongallery.net


Image: Jody Selin, Painting #3, mixed media on canvas, 24″ x 48″

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Emily Harris, Brendan Hughes, and Tobin Rothlein featured in an exhibition at Artists for Art Gallery

2013 MFAST alumni Emily Harris, Brendan Hughes, and Tobin Rothlein will be featured in the group exhibition, “On Gravity,” at Artists for Art Gallery in Scranton, Pennsylvania. This exhibition includes installations and sculptures, some using low-tech materials, that focus on tension, balance, and the work responding to its environment.

An opening reception will be held Friday, March 4 from 6-9 p.m. The exhibition will be on view through March 26. For more information on the exhibition, visit www.artistsforart.org or facebook events.

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Emily Harris (MFAST ’13) featured in Huffington Post article by Jacqueline Bishop (MFAST ’16)

MFAST alumna Emily Harris has been featured in a recent article in the Huffington Post, “Artist Emily Harris Investigates How a Body Imprints Itself on an Environment, and Vice Versa” written by Jacqueline Bishop (’16.)

For more articles by Bishop on MFAST alumni, visit the links below:

Mara Pollins Costello

Laura Borneman

Tamara Cedré


Fritz Horstman (MFAST ’11) curates a group exhibition at Ortega y Gasset Projects in Brooklyn

“Uses,” a group exhibition curated by MFAST alumnus Fritz Horstman opens this Saturday, February 27 at Ortega y Gasset Projects in Brooklyn. The exhibition features the work of Mark DionTodd FreemanRichard KleinNaomi Safran-Hon, and Zoe Sheehan Saldaña and is on view through April 3rd.

For more information, click here.

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Sandbox Studio in Chestertown, Maryland hosts a solo exhibition of works by Renee van der Stelt

The Sandbox Studio in Chestertown, Maryland, is hosting “How to Draw the Wind: Notational Drawings,” a solo exhibition of works by MFAST faculty member Renee van der Stelt. This exhibition includes drawings on paper, works made with Big Bluestem (a native perennial grass), a map of bird migration routes, and a video of shifting morning wind. These works represent a search for greater awareness of experiences and relationships with naturally occurring movements and objects as well as with weather events seen or felt in rural locations. “How to Draw the Wind: Notational Drawings” is on view through February 20th.

For more information on the exhibition: Announcement for SANDBOX

For additional information on the artist: www.reneevanderstelt.com