Joy Moore (’14) receives Idea Fund

Joy Moore (MFAST ’14) recently received a $4,000 Idea Fund from Diverse Works in Houston to fund her project, “Titanic.” In this project, Moore will dismantle the myths, stereotypes, and institutional blocks that have contributed to the number of non-swimmers (especially females) in the African American community through interviews with participants and community members. She will provide swimming lessons to a group of African American women and will shape the project so that it sees participants through from their first strokes to a realized, rudimentary synchronized swimming routine tailored to their abilities. In addition to video documentation of the synchronized swimming routine, the results of the group’s talks and activities will be shared online and at the Emancipation Park Community Center.

Joy Moore (’14) awarded MICA’s Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship

Joy Moore (MFAST ’14) recently received MICA’s Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship. This competitive fellowship with a $10,000 cash award is granted to an exceptional graduating MFA student working in painting, sculpture, mixed media or performance art. The mission of the Toby Fund is to support programs and people with ideas and abilities to foster creativity and encourage new approaches to arts, education, environment, civic, health, and social services. The fellowship is named for a philanthropist, art collector, author, and curator who served as curator for the Progressive Corporation’s art collection, one of the top contemporary art collections in the country. Please join us in congratulating Joy!

Laura Borneman (’14) to show at Alliance Gallery in Narrowsburg, NY

“Structures,” a solo exhibition of works by Laura Borneman (’14,) will feature recent paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by this Buffalo-based artist. In her work, perception of place is fictionalized into invented structures and scenes that are not literal, but are expressive of states of mind, imagination and fantasy. “Structures” will run May 15 through June 6 at Alliance Gallery in the Delaware Arts Center, Narrowsburg, NY. An opening reception will be held Friday, May 15 from 7-9 p.m. For more information, visit