July residents have worldly lookA prestigious group of musicians, artists and writers from Sweden, Canada and Austria as well as the United States will be in residence during July at the Anderson Center at Tower View.
By: Ruth Nerhaugen, The Republican Eagle
A prestigious group of musicians, artists and writers from Sweden, Canada and Austria as well as the United States will be in residence during July at the Anderson Center at Tower View.
“The month of July offers a wonderful gathering of expertise, geographies, ethnicities and disciplines,” Anderson Center director Robert Hedin said. “All have received prestigious awards in their respective disciplines.”
The eight individuals, who will work on a wide range of projects during their two- or four-week stays, include a poet, a painter, a printmaker, fiction and nonfiction writers, a concert pianist and an opera singer/music historian.
Several of them will participate in the Summer Celebration of the Arts on July 7.
The city of Salzburg, Austria, awarded a one-month residency to Eva Moseneder, an instructor in the graphics department at the University of Mozarteum in Salzburg. While in Red Wing she will work collaboratively with Minneapolis photographer Karl Herber.
Moseneder has had numerous solo and group shows in galleries and museums in Austria and other countries, and will use her time here to re-evaluate printmaking in terms in the scheme of contemporary visual art. Printmaking plays “a special role within the spreading of new ideas,” she said.
In exchange, the Anderson Center has awarded a one-month residency in Salzburg to Northfield painter Mary Griep, a professor at St. Olaf College.
Community service: Open studio on July 7
California fiction writer Sara Campos is the 2012 recipient of the Letras Latinas Residency Fellowship, a collaborative effort with the University of Notre Dame’s Institute of Latino Studies. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a law degree and a master’s in creative writing, all from California institutions.
Campos, who is of Guatemalan descent, has worked at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, for the California Supreme Court and as press officer for the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund. Her writings have been widely published. She currently is working on two novels set in the 1940s.
Community service: Reading at Summer Celebration of the Arts
The 2012 recipient of the Lexi Rudnitsky Writing Fellowship, Mitchell Douglas was awarded a two-week residency (July 16-31) as the winner of the Rudnitsky writing competition. That chosen work, “blak al-febet,” is being published by Persea Books. He also wrote “Cooling Board: A Long-Playing Poem,” which was nominated for a 2010 NAACP Image Award and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award.
Douglas is a Kentucky native now living in Indianapolis, where he is an assistant professor of creative writing at Indiana University-Purdue University. He co-founded Affrilachian Poets and is a Cave Canem fellow.
Community service: Goodhue County Adult Detention Center
A painter from Burlington, Ontario, Canada, Corinne Duchesne returns to the Anderson Center, where she has been displaying her artwork for the past several years — including the Summer Celebration of the Arts. She studied at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto, and has been exhibiting her paintings in Canada, the U.S. and abroad for more than 30 years.
Duchesne works on Mylar to create large mixed-media drawings that examine and question Western culture’s ideas about grief. She will be at Tower View July 1-15.
Community service: Open studio on July 7
David Malley and Isabel Harding, both of Minneapolis, are the 2012 recipients of Gesell Writing Fellowships from the University of Minnesota creative writing program. He will be in Red Wing July 1-15; she will be in residence July 16-31.
Malley studied at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He worked for several years for publications including Rolling Stone, was an actor in Germany, did freelance writing and taught creative writing at the U of M. He is now a research assistant at the U.
Harding studied at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Ga. She has worked as a teaching assistant and creative writing instructor at schools including the U of M. While at the Anderson Center she will revise some short pieces and expand her collection of stories.
Community service: Minnesota Correctional Facility-Red Wing
Angelica Minero Escobar
Musicologist and singer
International performers Michael Tsalka and Angelica Minero Escobar are returning to Tower View to tackle new projects and continue working on a publication of 48 keyboard sonatas by German composer Daniel Gottlob Turk. The first two volumes are to be published later this year. They also will collaborate on an art song program, and Tsalka is preparing works to be recorded this fall.
Tsalka was born in Israel. He studied in Israel, Germany and Italy before coming to Temple University in Philadelphia. He later taught there, then in Mexico City, and currently is teaching in Stockholm, Sweden. He has performed and presented master classes worldwide.
Escobar was educated in New Jersey and Philadelphia and also taught in Philadelphia and in Mexico. Currently she is working with a symphonic youth orchestra in Stockholm.
Community service: Concert at Seminary Plaza