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Lecture Series: Art Education & Social Practice

Posted Feb. 2, 2016 7:01pm
SIM and Art Ed have combined efforts to bring 3 speakers to MassArt during the SP16 semester.
February 4th, 2-3:30 - Pozen
Daniel Callahan
Callahan is a multimedia artist and designer and educator living in Roxbury, MA. His practice looks to reestablish the innate connection between our individual and collective humanity and the universe that surrounds it. His multi-media work seeks to bridge the gap between art, artist, observer and environment.

February 18, 2-3:30 - Location TBA
Barrington Edwards
A Mass Art Alum and Boston-based artist educator, Edwards will present his social intervention Effingee Beast Project, supported by the Design Studio for Social Intervention through the Expressing Boston Fellowship. This work explores the construct of the Black man as beast, and how the public responds to an actual great Black beast walking the streets.

March 3, 2-3:30 - Pozen
Dell Hamilton
Dell M. Hamilton is an artist, writer, activist and curator based in Boston. Born in Spanish Harlem with roots Belize and Honduras, she spent her formative years in the Bronx borough of New York and was raised in a bilingual as well as a multi-racial family. Her work is grounded in the interdisciplinary contexts of the African Diaspora and has been shown to a widely. In 2013, she was a member of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh's arts & culture policy and campaign team and is a contributing editor to the African American Visual Artists Database (AAVAD). She currently works at Harvard's Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.

Dell's talk is already integrated into SIM Major Studio. Is there a producer that would like to invite Barrington Edwards speak in Pozen on Feb 18th?

Bread and Puppet Theater: Artists-in-Residence @MassArt, Feb. 11-21, 2016.

Posted Jan. 25, 2016 10:36pm
SIM is pleased to be co-sponsoring this residency with the Center for Art and Community Partnerships (CACP).

Many events open to all, so please join us!

Bread & Puppet Theater
takes up residency at
Mass College of Art and Design
from February 11 thru 21.
Most activities open to all!

In keeping with its long standing tradition of "sublime arsekicking puppetry," the award-winning Vermont-based Bread & Puppet Theater, featuring Artistic Director Peter Schumann and his merry troupe of puppeteers, returns to Boston for their annual winter visit. This time around, Bread & Puppet will be hosted by Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt). The theater's artists-in-residency will run from February 11-21, so please mark your calendars! [Guaranteed, only radical puppet blizzardry will be generated while they're in town!]

Complete details on events open to the public, as well as participation opportunities, can be found right on Bread & Puppet's website (direct link:

Bread & Puppet's eleven day residency, featuring its signature powerful imagery, masked characters, and giant papier-mâché puppets, will include the following:

1. The Overtakelessness Circus (Feb. 13-14) and,

2. The Seditious Conspiracy Theater Presents: A Monument to the Political Prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera (Feb. 17-21, recommended for ages 10 and up).

3. A rousing Fiddle Sermon delivered by Peter Schumann, followed by a Q&A and reception (Feb. 11);

4. Peter Schumann's most recent and timely political art installation: North East Kingdom Weapons and Tools for Decapitalization (Feb. 12-21);

5. Bread & Puppet’s legendary Cheap Art will be for sale after each performance;

6. The opportunity to savor Schumann’s home-made sourdough rye bread (smeared with garlic-laden aioli), freshly baked in a temporary outdoor brick oven located on campus.

Complete details regarding Bread & Puppet's residency at MassArt can be found if you go directly to

After visiting the theater's website, if you have further questions about the overall residency at MassArt, please feel free to contact Elena at or (617) 879-7527. For those who are interested in participating in the performances, please email Linda at

You should get involved!!! email if you'd like to volunteer in any way, lots or a little.

2nd Annual SIM Alumni and Founders Day

Posted Oct. 18, 2015 11:12pm
Welcome Alumni back to SIM Major Studio! Last years Alumni and Founders day was so successful we just had to do it again.
1:30 - 6:00pm Alumni and Student presentations and Critique. You know the drill! Producers of the day get a critique too!

If you can't stay all day, join us at 6 pm for a presentation about the history of Eventworks by current and past Eventworks producers.

then -
7:00 - 9:00 pm Light dinner, Art, and Networking.
You are the center of attention!! Our 80+ SIM Majors want to meet you and make connections.

9:00 pm too early for you? The party continues somewhere off campus TBD.

Order tickets (free!) via Eventbrite:

If you have questions, please contact Nita Sturiale:

This weekend!! SIM infuses ILLUMINUS Festival

Posted Sep. 30, 2015 4:12pm
ILLUMINUS is a nighttime contemporary art event established last year. ILLUMINUS features installations and performances by artists who manipulate light, sound, and projection to create an immersive, multi-sensory spectacle.
Featured SIM artists:
Kevin Clancy
Devon Bryant
Dan Deluca
Liz Nofziger (MFA)
Glenna Van Nostrand
Marc McNulty (MFA)

Production team:
Brooke Scibelli
Jenny Proscia
Nicole Dube

There may be more that i don't even know about. And who is volunteering!!?!?

Also work from last year of SIM Alum Isnard DuPoux and Sam Okerstrom-Lang was featured in the promotional video that has been out there for HUBWeek. Watch the video -

Image: YOUR HEART IS A PRISM by ARTIST by KEVIN CLANCY; An immersive video installation with live light manipulations accompanied by a live sound score, “Your Heart is a Prism” will create a meditative space for the audience.

St Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artists Awards

Posted Jun. 4, 2015 10:52am
Congratulations to 2 more SIMsters!! Sam Okerstrom-Lang (BFA 2013) and Stephanie Cardon (MFA 2010) have been awarded Emerging Artist Awards this spring.
Add their names to the growing list of SIM St. Botolph award recipients!
Lina Giraldo (SIM BFA and first Godine Family Gallery Manager)
Corrine Spencer (SIM BFA)
[and in music, Ben Cosgrove, son of a SIM alum, Maureen Cosgrove!]
Carolyn Shadid Lewis (SIM MFA)
Bahar Yurukoglu (SIM MFA)
Liz Nofziger (SIM MFA)

Elaine Buckholtz Solo Exhibit at Sasha Wolf in NYC

Posted Jun. 3, 2015 11:39am
Elaine Buckholtz: Spinning Light for Color Fields A solo show June 3-July 12, 2015 The exhibition will open on Wednesday, June 3rd with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.


Elaine Buckholtz has been working with aspects of moving light for the past 30 years. This exhibition focuses on light sculpture, video installation and manipulated video stills. The works produced for this show are made up of two different, yet related, ways of working.

Firstly, the manipulated video stills—or photographic prints—from the artist’s experimentation with iconic works from art history. In the artist’s process, Buckholtz tears out images from art history books,takes the excised images and spins them on a contraption of her own design. She then films these pieces in motion while shaking the camera and the footage results in abstracted lines and patterns. The finished prints are video stills of these spun artworks.

Adding another layer to this process, Buckholtz also projects video of the spinning pieces on to prints of the video stills. These meditative, quiet pieces are the result of still images with their slow-motion counterpart video projected on to the extracted prints. The two video projections pieces in the show are formatted in the aspect ratio of two important moments in film history. The first of these, “Middlesticks,” is a 1:1 (or square) format—the format of Étienne-Jules Marey’s films, one of the earliest forms of recorded moving image. (Marey’s Chronophotographe recorded the famous images proving cats always land on their feet). The second, “Spinning Night in Living Color,” uses the iconic Cinemascope format (anywhere from 2.66:1 to 2.35:1), a format at once familiar and nostalgic (see “East of Eden”, and ”The Inn of The Sixth Happiness”). These pieces address not only the history of painting (through source material of images from textbooks), but also the history of cinema (through format and the use of moving image). Through these pieces, the act of painting is reconsidered and leapfrogs from planar painting (second dimension) to time-based media (the fourth dimension).

For Buckholtz, who is also known for her longstanding career as a light installation artist and lighting designer for performance, this body of work sits in a context of distilling the variables involved with lighting a 3D space for time-based performance into a gallery setting. The cohesive connectors between these practices are motion, light, time, and an interest in harnessing these elements in an art-historical context.

Visiting Artist in SIM Amy Hicks!

Posted Apr. 8, 2015 10:15pm
Thursday April 9 2 - 3:30. Amy Hicks is an Assistant Professor of Art and Studio Area Head of Lens Media at the University of Delaware.
Her film, photography, video installation, low-tech animation, and hybrid media works have screened in museums, galleries, and film festivals around the globe including: The Ann Arbor Film Festival, Pacific Film Archive, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, diRosa Preserve: Art and Nature, San Francisco International Film Festival, The San Jose Museum of Art, the Hosfelt Gallery (SF & NYC), and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. Grants and fellowships include Individual Artist Grants from the San Francisco Art Commission and Film Arts Foundation to a Djerassi Resident Artists Program Fellowship. Her collaborative multi-faceted project with IDOK Center for Research has toured internationally from The Lab in San Francisco, CA to Co-Lab Projects in Austin, Texas to GMK in Zagreb, Croatia, among other locations. Hicks earned her BA from the University of California Riverside and her MFA from Stanford University.

Image Credit: Video Still from Luminiferous Aether, Amy Hicks, 2015

Visitings Artists this week in SIM

Posted Feb. 17, 2015 4:45pm
Josephine Dorado, movement artist and mobile game developer, in residence and organizing workshops and a panel discussion entitled: Women in Technology - Connecting Communities through Transmedia Storytelling

SIM Alumni Boast: Illuminus Boston

Posted Oct. 27, 2014 12:04pm
Congratulations to the SIM Alumni featured in the Illuminus Boston Event that lit up the night sky in the South End on October 25 - Sam Okerstrom-Lang, Isnard Dupoux, Amanda Justice, Amber Vistien and Devon Bryant!

SIM Alum notice

Posted Jul. 15, 2014 11:26am
SIM alum, Kevin Clancy has been developing an artistic project called "Portable Utopia", including a residency in Johannesburg, South Africa. He brought the latest incarnation entitled "WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR DREAMS" to Boston recently.
As Kevin describes it: “I want to get people to think about how we are confined in our ideologies and different possibilities of how the world could be … brainstorming and thinking about possible futures and getting people to share their dreams with me, whether that’s the small things they want to do in life or the bigger social, political ideas that they have.” Kevin, now a resident of Pittsburg, was invited to do a residency with the experimental art group, Mobius. Details of the project are described in a write up in the Dig.