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2017-2018 Media Arts Residency Award!


I was accepted for a media arts residency at Kala Art Institute for 2018!

2017-2018 Media Arts Residency Award
Kala Art Institute provides artists working in and across video, sound, performance cinema, and installation will pilot this new program, a creative residency at Kala to create multi-media projects that culminate in Kala gallery public programming.

2017-2018 Media Arts Residency Awardees:
Zhiwan Cheung (Pittsburgh, PA)
Lydia Greer (Alameda, CA)
Sarah Klein and David Kwan (San Francisco, CA)
Christoph Steger (Oakland, CA)

Honorary AIR Awardees:
Shaghayegh Cyrous (Walnut Creek, CA)
Motoko Honda (Oakland, CA)
Wioleta Kaminska (San Francisco, CA)
Kate Rhoades (Oakland, CA)

Media Arts Residency Program Includes:
Cash Award: $3,000
Studio Residency: Up to six months of studio residency at Kala Art Institute with 24/7 access to our communal studio spaces.
Media Arts (AIR) exhibition. Public programs for artists are also possible and determined on an individual basis with each artist.
The group exhibition is currently scheduled for May 2018.

The Euphoria of Walt Whitman and Hallucinations at the EXPLORATORIUM MUSEUM


JULY 6th-The Exploratorium for AFTER DARK! 
*Live OPERA, Cello and Multimedia Performance
The Euphoria of Walt Whitman and Hallucinations
With Facing West Shadow Opera
8:30 p.m.
Bernard and Barbro Osher West Gallery, Kanbar Forum
The Euphoria of Walt Whitman-A dense and holistic visual landscape made from projected video, animation, and shadow theater is paired with live operatic voice and cello in The Euphoria of Walt Whitman, a handcrafted, multisensory production exploring Whitman’s obsession with the traveling operas of the Wild West in the Gold Rush era.
Hallucinations-Hallucinations is an experimental film featuring puppets, objects, and cut paper animating a live performance of Mirabai Songs (1982) by new music composer John Harbison. Inspired by the legendary sixteenth-century poet and street performer from Rajasthan, India, the piece evokes Mirabai’s escape from death and devotion to Krishna expressed in dance, poetry, and song.
https://www.exploratorium.edu/visit/calendar/after-dark/7-6-2017#presentations

7/6/17 performance cast: 
Shauna Fallihee-Soprano Soloist- Hallucinations and The Euphoria of Walt Whitman.
Adam Young-Cello, The Euphoria of Walt Whitman.
Caryl Kientz-Theatrical Director, The Euphoria of Walt Whitman.
Vivian Le, Obadiah Hampton, Lisa Van Wambeck, Caryl Kientz and Lydia Greer:
Artists/Ensemble-The Euphoria of Walt Whitman.

FWSO-
Lydia Greer- Artistic Director
Caryl Kientz-Theatrical Director 
*William Sauerland-Countertenor and Musical Director/Arrangement.
*not present for this performance. 
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