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El Anatsui on turning the everyday into art
The Ghanian sculptor El Anatsui (CRF 2001) worked with cheap, commonly found objects for decades until he arrived at just the right one: bottle caps. El talks about the transition of working with different materials with his art, and how he “didn’t quite find the freedom of form until [he] started working with bottle caps, […]
Kundiman – 20 Books to read for Pride
Here are some of Kundiman’s favorite books by Civitellian LGBTQIA+ identifying Asian American writers for you to read! Each book links to bookshop.org, where you can purchase a book and also support local independent bookstores. The Galleons by Rick Barot (CRF 2011): “These poems are engaged in the work of recovery, making visible what is […]
Javier Montes- Luz del Fuego (Fire Light)
Javier Montes (CRF 2018)’s “Luz del Fuego,” is “the tale of a search and a mystery: the violent and fiery life of the Brazilian woman, a libertarian legend ahead of her times.” It was published on June 17th, 2020. Learn more about the book here.
Bert Yarborough “Time Being/s” Opening July 1
Bert Yarborough (CRF 2018)’s new show “Time Being/s,” opens on July 1st, 2020 and is on view at Farm Gallery from July 1 – July 14. Yarborough presents printed matter, sculptural installation, paintings, and drawings that document both human thought and spiritual application. In his installation Materia Prima: Signs and Portents, Yarborough curates a collection of painted and […]
Doug Argue: energy beyond the surface
Read the article in NY Art News on Civitellian Doug Argue (DG 2016)’s career, his artistic influences, and fatherhood.
Lyric Poetry Award – 2020
The Lyric Poetry Award of 2020 goes to Civitellian Michael Dumanis (CRF 2009), for his, “The Empire of Light.” Hanif Abdurraqib on Michael Dumanis: “I am choosing The Empire of Light as my winning poem for the lyric contest. I think the definition of what a lyric poem is can be broad, and I loved the way […]
All This – Joan Wadleigh Curran
“All This” is a series of interviews with artists and creatives on how they’re dealing with and adapting to life in these times. Read the interview with Joan Wadleigh Curran (CRF 2017), here.
An initiative called “Alone Together” is Jennifer Koh’s attempt to help artists whose careers were disrupted by COVID-19. She reached out to 21 composers she knows with salaried jobs, like teaching posts, and commissioned tiny works for solo violin from them, while also asking each to recommend a younger composer for another micro-commission. Every Saturday […]
The Poems That Poets Turn to in a Time of Strife
Sixteen poets, including two Civitellians, tell us about the verses and books they are reading, or that they hope others seek out: Natalie Diaz (CRF 2015) recommends Canisia Lubrin’s “The Dyzgraphxst.” “It is on time in reminding us that language is a performance, a re-enactment of the deeds we have done and practice for those […]