Kate Hooray Osmond (MFAST ’19) named Griffith-Reyburn Lowcountry Artist of the Year 2017

Kate Hooray Osmond has been named Griffith-Reyburn Lowcountry Artist of the Year by the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina.

In conjunction with this award, an exhibition of 20 new paintings by Osmond will be on view at the Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston. The show, titled “Get Low”, runs through November 10. For more information, click here.

Osmond’s paintings – depictions of industry and coastlines from aerial view – offer a different perspective “from how we usually view our life.” She continues, “we go through life each day and drive on streets that are familiar; when we get to view a bigger picture of that daily experience, things shift inside of us.”

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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.