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Artist Update October 2021

Photo credit: OJ Slaughter for WBUR

Anthony Peyton Young (Feldman 2019) is one of the ARTery 25 Artists of Color this year. His series They Have Names is a collage of portraits presenting Black lives cut short by white violence.



Ngoc-Tran Vu’s (CEF 2019) exhibition My Lightwork: A Journey to Honor My Ancestors, Culture, and Memories is on view through December 10 at Regis College.







Robyn Thompson-Duong (CEF 2021) will be presenting her latest show at Atac Gallery 160 in Framingham, with an opening reception on October 28th as well as an additional show in December at the Barrington Library in Barrington, RI. Robyn is also working with the home goods store Elburne in Hanover where a selection of her current paintings are sold.





Photo Credit: Hakim Raquib

Susan Thompson (CEF 2016) received a grant to create an art quilt with the boys and girls at the West End House in Brighton. She worked with the kids to create their own fabrics that will be compiled into a quilt, which will be displayed in the West End House as part of their public art collection.





Chanel Thervil (CEF 2020) participated in an artist talk with Mel Taing on October 19th in conjunction with the display of a portrait of her she created, currently on view at UMass Boston’s University Gallery. Chanel will also be one of the keynote speakers for the Massachusetts Art Education Association (MAEA) Conference on November 13th. Register here.

Image: Perilous Journey

Johnetta Tinker (CEF 2017) is currently displaying two works (Arriving on a Nightmare and Perilous Journey) at the University Museum at Texas Southern University’s Tenth Biennial Art Alumni Exhibition on view through January 9th, 2022.







Maria Servellon (CEF 2020) will be presenting live projection performances at Digital Soup’s Boston Art Review Issue 07 Launch Party on October 16th and Stones to Rainbows/Gay to Queer Cabaret Lives – Queer Cabaret on October 22nd and 23rd at Arts at the Armory. Queer Cabaret celebrates a full spectrum of queer identity and experience via multimedia installation and cabaret-like performances.


Merlo Philiossaint’s (CEF 2021) piece The Wall is featured in Unbound Visual Artist’s virtual gallery Teaching Children About Racial Justice. The exhibit runs through December 19.







U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo (CEF 2021) served as the Costume Stylist on the film Memoirs of a Black Girl which is available on streaming services as of October 5.







Photo: Anonymous Woman

Marla McLeod (Feldman 2021)’s exhibition We the People (Our Love Will See Us Through) at Brandeis University’s Women’s Studies Research Center was featured in The Boston Globe. The show runs through October 29.







Lisa Lee (CEF 2020), Malika Crichlow (CEF 2016), Keyse Angelo (CEF 2021), and Robyn Thompson-Duong (CEF 2021)  all participated in an Open Air Art Exhibit organized by Bithyah Israel (CEF 2019) at Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA on October 24.





Subject Object Verb / Subject Verb Object #2, 2017

Sarah Hulsey (Feldman 2016) is presenting a show entitled Lexical Geometry from September 29th to October 31st at Bromfield Gallery. Hulsey’s work draws on her background in linguistics to explore the structure of language in a visual domain. Her show presents two new projects that use iteration, sequence, and variation to suggest linguistic forms.




Timothy Hall’s (CEF 2020) students produced and released a compilation album called Radical Self Love earlier this year. Hall runs the Berklee Revelations Records campus record label, and his students wanted to focus on creating a piece of work that would assist people in healing during a very scary time. Tim also recently played alongside the artist Oompa at the release show for her new album, Unbothered at the Paradise Rock Club.




Beatrice Greene (CEF 2019) wrote a poem entitled “The Vise” which was selected for publication in the October 2021 issue of Pensive: A Global Journey of Spirituality & the Arts.






Daniel Callahan (CEF 2021) will be hosting his first in-person outdoor MassQing workshop of the year on October 24th. MassQ @ The Arboretum will allow attendees the opportunity to turn themselves into walking works of art. MassQ @ The Arboretum is part of a series of programming he and partner organizations, Castle of our Skins and the Arnold Arboretum will be putting on leading up to an encore of the interdisciplinary public project The MassQ Ball, set to take place July 2022 in the Arnold Arboretum. The event will be a celebration of the arts and culture of Greater Boston’s BIPOC communities and will invite artists and attendees to collectively envision a more rooted, equitable, and colorful future for all.



Photo Credit: Courtesy of Chase Young Gallery

Sarah Meyers Brent’s (Feldman 2015) paintings were featured at The Mayor’s Gallery at Boston City Hall, which will be celebrating Boston’s first elected female mayor.

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