Jun 23, 2016 | News



Welcome Fellows!


The summer season already feels like it’s moving so quickly. Our second group of Fellows arrived this past Monday, and we’re so happy to welcome them. They include, left-to-right in the photo above:


Shanti Grumbine, visual artist (Brooklyn)
Sigrid Nunez, writer (NYC)
Reka Reisinger, photographer (Bronx)
Zachary Skinner, visual artist (Beacon)
Monica Sok, poet (Brooklyn)


Save the date and join us for our second Open House on Sunday, July 17 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm (readings begin at 2:30 pm) and see what this group has been working on. Free and open to the public. Bring a friend!

Read more about our 2016 Fellows


First Chapbook by Monica Sok (’16)



Current poetry Fellow Monica Sok won the Poetry Society of America’s 2015 Chapbook Fellowship. Her first chapbook, Year Zero has just been published!


Monica was honored last night by the Poetry Society with her first public reading from the book at the National Arts Club in New York City.


Congratulations, Monica!



Saltonstall Heads to Buffalo!


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Save the Date! Saltonstall is hitting the road and heading to Buffalo, NY on Thursday, August 18 to host a reading by alum Bob Proehl (’13) at Talking Leaves Books (3158 Main St.)


Bob completed the first draft of his new novel, A Hundred Thousand Worlds (Viking Books) during his residency. The book is receiving well-deserved praise, and we couldn’t be more excited for him.


Bob lives in Ithaca and currently serves on Saltonstall’s board of directors. We’ll be hosting Bob in his hometown for this reading and hope all our Buffalo alumni come out and join us! You can RSVP and share the Facebook event for this reading here.



Laura Kaufman (’15) in New Paltz Exhibition



Visual artist Laura Kaufman is featured in a group show at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz entitled, CAMPSITE: Hudson Valley Artists 2016. An opening reception will take place this Saturday, June 25 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.


As Laura describes them, the “embroidered, woven, and colored sculptures” in the show were created during her Saltonstall residency last summer.


In her most recent newsletter, Laura writes, “While (at Saltonstall) I was surrounded by the dark, lush woods and looked for geometric patterns deep within them.”


Congratulations, Laura!



Lionel Cruet (’15) in Brooklyn Exhibition


13_lionel_cruet_theshadeofparadise_3Visual artist Lionel Cruet is currently exhibiting work in a small group show at the CoLab Factory in Brooklyn.


Incite//Insight opened yesterday and runs through July 22.
Much of Lionel’s work in this show was developed at Saltonstall last summer.


Lionel was recently interviewed by art:i:curate in London and spoke about his residency. You can read the interview here.


Thank you, Lionel!



Three Alums Featured in Painting Center Exhibition


AmyChengThree visual arts alumnae are featured in a large group show at the Painting Center in New York City: Amy Cheng (’11, whose work is seen here), Deanna Lee (’12), and Paula Overbay (’15).


The show, The Retrieval of the Beautiful, will have an opening reception tonight, Thursday, June 23 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.