The final of five Fellowship Seasons at Lighthouse Works began November 7, 2014. Fellowship recipients Michael Agresta, Natalie Beall and Jamie Felton will be living and working on Fishers Island until the end of December. When you see them around, please say "Hi!"
Michael Agresta has published fiction and non-fiction in The Atlantic, Slate, Wall Street Journal, Boston Review, Conjunctions, DIAGRAM, Salt Hill Journal, Painted Bride Quarterly, Cimarron Review, and others. He won the Calvino Prize for innovative short fiction from Louisville University. His MFA is from the Michener Center for Writers in Austin, Texas. He's working on a novel about contemporary ecological disaster and a short story collection about dream homes.
Natalie Beall creates mixed-media sculptures that subtly suggest functional objects. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, she has lived in New York City since 2004. She received her MFA from Columbia University and her BFA from the University of Georgia. Recent exhibitions in New York include Interior Hangings at chashama (solo), Masculinisms at Garden Party Arts, and the LIC Block Party at Sculpture Center. In 2013 she published her first artist's book, Guest Room, which is available through retailers in New York, London, and Berlin.
Jamie Felton b. 1986, lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. Felton received her BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and completed her MFA at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, in painting. Her work has been exhibited at Nudashank Gallery in (Baltimore, MD), Interstate Projects, BRIC Rotunda Gallery in (Brooklyn, NY), Katzen Museum, American University in (Washington, DC), and Vox Populli in (Philadelphia, PA). She has participated in residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2014) and Millay Colony for the Arts (2014). Felton has been a finalist for the Dedalus Foundation Grant (2012), and awarded the Deans Grant (2013).
Information regarding the timing and location of the events will be posted as the event date nears. We hope you'll join us!
November 18th, 6pm
@ Hoffort House
1070 Montauk Avenue
Dinner to Follow
December 6th, 5 to 7pm
@ Ferry Annex