FAWC Friday: November Sneak Preview

November 4, 2022 from 5-9 PM

The Fine Arts Work Center is excited to invite you to a sneak peek of our interactive new series: FAWC Fridays. This series features free nights of programming every first Friday between November and February, to engage audiences from Provincetown—and beyond. Each month we welcome a nationally recognized visiting writer and visual artist, alongside local artists, performers, and other special guests. Throughout the series, we look forward to open studios and engagement opportunities with Fellows from the 2022-2023 cohort.  Finally, we celebrate with food and drinks made available by local businesses from Provincetown and Outer Cape Cod.

This program is free; reservations are encouraged.

This month’s programming is organized in collaboration with FAWC Fellowship Coordinators, S Emsaki and Laura Cresté.

Please see the November schedule of events below: 


5 PM
Wine and Raw Bar, Iona Seafarms 
Daniel A. Mullin Courtyard

5:30 PM
Reading and Artist Talk with
Poet Mark Bibbins and Painter Josephine Halvorson, followed by Audience Conversation

Pop Up Bookshop with East End Books
Stanley Kunitz Common Room

7 PM
Open Studio with Sara Stern
Hudson D. Walker Gallery

Screenprinting Demonstration, Middle Dune
Michael Mazur Print Shop

Additional Food and Drinks Available 
Daniel A. Mullin Courtyard

8 PM
Performance by Singer Songwriter Tianna Esperanza
Stanley Kunitz Common Room

9 PM
Event End

Learn more about our invited guests

Mark Bibbins, Poet
Mark Bibbins is the author of four books of poetry: 13th Balloon (Copper Canyon Press, 2020); They Don’t Kill You Because They’re Hungry, They Kill You Because They’re Full (Copper Canyon Press, 2014); The Dance of No Hard Feelings (Copper Canyon Press, 2009); and Sky Lounge (Graywolf Press, 2003), winner of a Lambda Literary Award. The recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in poetry, Bibbins teaches in the graduate programs at Columbia University and The New School, where he co-founded LIT magazine, and in NYU’s Writers in Florence program. Read Mark Bibbin’s full bio here.

Josephine Halvorson, Visual Artist
Josephine Halvorson (she/her) makes art that foregrounds firsthand experience and takes the form of painting, sculpture, and printmaking. Born in Brewster, Massachusetts, she studied at The Cooper Union (BFA 2003), Yale Norfolk (2002), and Columbia University (MFA 2007). In 2021, she was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. Halvorson is the recipient of major international residencies and fellowships: The US Fulbright to Vienna, Austria (2003-4), the Harriet Hale Woolley at the Fondation des États-Unis in Paris, France (2007-8), to name a few. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is represented by Sikkema Jenkins & Co., NY, and Peter Freeman, Paris. Read Josephine Halvorson’s full bio here.

Tianna Esperanza, Singer Songwriter
Tianna Esperanza is a singer, songwriter, and storyteller who embodies a depth of talent and heart well beyond her 21 years. With a sultry voice and flair for fashion, Esperanza creates compelling music inspired by legendary artists such as Nina Simone, Leonard Cohen, and Gil Scott-Heron. Esperanza also happens to be the granddaughter of punk legend Paloma (“Palmolive”) McLardy, who founded the London-based 1970s all-girl punk band “The Slits” and later played with “The Raincoats”. Learn more about Tianna Esperanza here.

Sara Stern, Pace Artist in Residence
Sara Stern (she/they) is an interdisciplinary artist from New York City. Working across video, moving image installation, sculpture, performance, printmaking, and photography, she casts buildings, objects, histories and sites as characters in experimental narratives. Stern received her BA from Harvard College and her MFA from Columbia University. She has screened and exhibited her work in the US and internationally, at venues including SculptureCenter, NY; Anthology Film Archives, NY; the Museum of the Moving Image, NY and The Jewish Museum, NY, to name a few. Stern is the recipient of a 2018 Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Grant, the 2017-2018 Fountainhead Fellowship in the Department of Sculpture + Extended Media at Virginia Commonwealth University, and a 2018-2019 Visual Arts Fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center. Learn more about Sara Stern’s residency here.

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