December FAWC Friday with Kerry Downey and Paul Tran

Friday, December 1, 2023
5-9 PM

Join us on the first Friday of every month between November and February for a fantastic lineup of visiting writers and visual artists of national recognition who will share their work. Our Fellows in residence will also be invited to open their studios for you to explore, and the Michael Mazur Printmaking Studio will be available for art-making activities. To add to the festive atmosphere, we have local musicians lined up, and Cape Cod restaurants and caterers will provide food and drinks for all. FAWC Fridays are a unique opportunity for our community to come together and celebrate in a fun and participatory way.

This program is free; reservations are encouraged.

5 PM
Complimentary Jamaican Cuisine and Drinks
Stanley Kunitz Common Room

Music by DJ Gregory Fenton
Stanley Kunitz Common Room

6 PM
Artist Talk and Reading with
Visual Artist Kerry Downey and
Writer Paul Tran

followed by Audience Conversation
Stanley Kunitz Common Room

7:30 PM
Open Studios with Pace Artist in Residence Maia Chao and collaborator henry bradley
Hudson D. Walker Gallery

Printmaking Demonstration by
Printmaker Vicky Tomayko
Michael Mazur Printmaking Studio

Pop-Up Bookshop with East End Books
Hudson D. Walker Gallery

Open Studios with select Fellows

9 PM
End of Event

This program is free; reservations are encouraged.

About Our Visiting Artists

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Kerry Downey (b.1979, Ft. Lauderdale) is a genderqueer artist and educator based in Kingston, New York. Downey’s interdisciplinary practice explores embodied forms of resistance and transformation. They use experimental strategies to draw connections between interior worlds and sociopolitical landscapes. Downey’s lifelong experiences in queer and artist collectives, their work with people with dementia and other disabilities, and the close overlaps between their art practice and teaching, have all utilized art as a strategy for engagement and care. They have recently exhibited at Soloway Gallery, Bureau of General Services-Queer Division; Queens Museum, Hessel Museum at Bard CCS;  Knockdown Center, and Kate Werble. Their first major publication, We collect together in a net, was published by Wendy’s Subway in 2019.  Artist-in-residencies include Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Triangle Arts Association, the Drawing Center’s Open Sessions, and the Vermont Studio Center. Downey is a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Emerging Artist Grant and participated in the Queer|Art|Mentorship program in 2013 (paired with Angela Dufresne). Their work has been in Artforum, The Brooklyn Rail, and The Washington Post. Downey holds a BA from Bard College and an MFA from Hunter College. Downey spent over a decade running community-based arts programs at The Museum of Modern Art; they have recently taught at Rhode Island School of Design, and at Hunter College. They are currently a visiting Critic in the Art Department at Williams College.

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Paul Tran is the author of the debut poetry collection, All the Flowers Kneeling (Penguin, 2022), which won the Golden Poppy Award and was a finalist for the PEN Open Book Award, Lambda Literary Foundation Award, and Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Their work appears in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Best American Poetry, and elsewhere. Winner of the Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Prize, as well as fellowships from the Poetry Foundation, Stanford University, and National Endowment for the Arts, Tran is an Assistant Professor of English and Asian American Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.



Maia Chao is an interdisciplinary artist and educator who works across performance, video, and social practice. She has participated in residencies and exhibitions at The Shed, Tufts University Art Galleries, RISD Museum, Hurford Center for the Arts at Haverford College, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pioneer Works, Queer|Art, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, among others. She is based in Philadelphia and is a member of the art collective and DIY art space Vox Populi. She is currently a Pew Fellow and artist in residence at Times Square Arts. She teaches at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore. 

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henry bradley works with forms of expanded documentary and social practice. His projects have explored issues across contemporary labor and ecological futures. In 2018, he graduated from the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths University, and since then has undertaken residencies and exhibitions internationally with Gasworks, London; New Creatives (ICA, London and BBC, UK); The Room Projects, Paris, and LUX, London; Centre for Contemporary Art, Leipzig; Fondazione Prada, Venice; Jerwood Arts, London, among many others. He was a 2023 participant in the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, USA.

Featured Artwork

Kerry Downey, Works on Paper from
recent solo exhibition, Wormholes

Paul Tran, cover of
All the Flowers Kneeling, 2022

The Stanley Kunitz Common Room and the Hudson D. Walker Gallery are accessible facilities in compliance with ADA guidelines.

If you require assistance accessing these venues, please call the Fine Arts Work Center at 508-487-9960 ext.101 before your visit.

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