Sara Shelton Mann (1995, 2002, 2011, multiple winters) Dos Rios: Drop Your City Armor and The Anatomy of More, advanced movement workshop. See details at Sara's website.
Emily X.R. Pan (2017) has an upcoming book, The Astonishing Color of After, and that book has a cover! The YA novel behind the cover will be presented to the world in March 2018. The book has already made the American Booksellers Association’s “Indies Introduce” list of potential top sellers for independent bookstores. Cover as shown by Paste Magazine
Cover: Sasha Illingworth
Christy Funsch (2006, 2012) presents a Technique and Repertory Workshop at Shawl Anderson Dance Center. Oct 1, 2017, 2704 Alcatraz Av., Berkeley.
Ayad Akhtar (2015) is featured in The New York Times. Taking On Wall Street’s Church of Big Money discusses Ayad’s new play, Junk, and the financial chicanery of the 80s and the era’s influence on today’s blind worship of affluence. Read the full article in the New York Times
Vincent Tullo for the New York Times
Ann Weber (1999) lists 3 recent acquisitions by Northern California museums: Float and Sting, 2010, Oakland Museum of California; Roll Me, 1999, Crocker Art Museum; and Gotcha, 2008, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum. See Ann's upcoming shows in Los Angeles and Massachusettes: Sept 23 to Oct 16, 2017 group show, Loft of Liz’s in Los Angeles, 453 S. La Brea Av., Los Angeles; and thru Oct 17, 2017, Paper Work, sculpture, 145 Lincoln Rd., Lincoln, MA.
Photo: William Wareham
David Politzer (2013) has completed a residency at Artspace in Raleigh, North Carolina, and has begun a new residence through January at Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CA. David invites collaborators to join his project studying how our behaviors are developing in tandem with Smartphone technology. See David's website
Brian Quirk (2014) worked with choreographer Donald Byrd and the Spectrum Dance Theater in Seattle, WA in June on a new work: (IM)PULSE. The Seattle Times said, the work “opens at fever pitch and never lets up. It’s fueled by love, fear, fury and bewilderment.”
Lava Thomas (2003) has work on display at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM). Requiem for Charleston is an elegy to the nine men and women who died in the senseless church attack. Lava is currently in residence at Marin’s Headlands Center for the Arts, and will begin an artist-in-residence program at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley on November 1. See her work Sep 23 - Oct 8, 2017 'With Liberty and Justice for Some' at the Berkeley Art Center, 1275 Walnut St., Berkeley. She will also be giving a lecture on Oct 24 at the San Francisco Art Institute as part of their ongoing Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (800 Chestnut St., San Francisco). Renwick Gallery
Margaret W Sexton (2017) was a National Book Award long-list Finalist for 2017. Her debut novel A Kind of Freedom was released in August. Margaret attended Jane Vandenburgh’s (2010, winter 2013) workshop held at the Ranch earlier this year.
Emily X.R. Pan (2017) has an upcoming book, The Astonishing Color of After, and that book has a cover! The YA novel behind the cover will be presented to the world in March 2018. The book has already made the American Booksellers Association’s “Indies Introduce” list of potential top sellers for independent bookstores. Watch this space (and Facebook and Instagram) for more Emily news. Cover as shown by Paste Magazine
Cover: Sasha Illingworth