february, 2019

16feb10:00 am4:00 pmFeaturedMELT: Artist-led Workshop Moved to 3/2 & 3/3FPAC Gallery


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


FPAC Gallery

300 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210

Event Details

The MELT workshop has moved! The new dates and location are:
Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3 at the Institute of Contemporary Art.

About the Artists

Isabel Beavers (www.isabelbeavers.com) is a multimedia artist and educator based in Boston, MA. She explores ecologies, environmental histories, and scientific storytelling through a range of media including video, animation, sculpture, and sound. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston’s William Morris Hunt Memorial Library, Emerson Media Arts Center, the Waterworks Museum, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC), Humbol-Universit├Ąt zu erlin Thaer-Institut, and Mountain Time Arts in Bozeman, MT. She is the recipient of the National Service Corps MLK Drum Major for Service Award and was the first artist to be awarded a Tufts Institute on the Environment (TIE) Graduate Environmental Research Fellowship. Other recent awards include a 2018-19 Research Affiliate with the Center for Arts Design and Social Research, a Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowship with the SMFA at Tufts, and an artist residency with the Finnish BioArts Society and University of Helsinki. Her work is in the permanent collection of Boston Cyber Arts, the Association for Gallatin Agricultural Irrigators in Montana, and Framingham State University.

Laine Rettmer, a video artist and opera director, explores performance, gender, and methods of social control. Her work has been shown at the Clay Arts Center (2018), the Museum of Fine Art (2017), the Boston Independent Film Festival (2017), Fort Point Arts Community (2017), Manifesta (2016), Yuan Art Museum (2016), Yve Yang Gallery (2016), Perkins and Ping (2016), Present Company (2015), and NADA NY, NADA Presents (2014). For the past four years, she has been resident stage director for the New York-based company LoftOpera; her Macbeth received a Freddie Award for best new production and her Barber of Seville was named one of the top 10 classical music productions of 2014 by The New York Times. She has also worked extensively on new opera with companies such as New York City Opera, Ecce Ensemble, Guerrilla Opera, Rhymes with Opera, and Fresh Squeezed Opera. Recent awards received include a MAP Fund grant for a collaborative opera, Standby Snow: Chronicle of a Heat Wave, a fellowship from the Center for Arts Design and Social Research, a postgraduate teaching fellowship from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, an Art School Alliance Fellowship from HFBK Hamburg, and a residency at Skaftfell Center for Visual Arts in Iceland. Rettmer is a Residential Scholar at MIT and teaches at Northeastern University. She holds a BFA from New York University and an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts.

Instagram: @laine_rettmer


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