Laura Belém was born in Belo Horizonte, in 1974. She attended a Bachelor of Arts at Escola de Belas Artes of Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil (1996) and a Master of Arts in Fine Arts at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London, UK (2000). Laura has been working in a range of media, such as installation, sculpture, object, photography, video and collage, and has been exhibiting her work in Brazil and abroad since the early 2000.
Dipti Bramhandkar is a New York City based playwright. She started writing in childhood as an act of survival when she moved from Mumbai to Upstate New York. She began writing creative essays at Cornell where she received her BA and continued at Cambridge University where she received her MA. Her writing moved from the page to the stage in 2014 when she attended the Labyrinth Theater Intensive Ensemble retreat. Since then her plays have been performed at the Kraine Theater, Bank Street Theater, Punto Space, Brooklyn Reliquary Museum and the New York Theater Workshop. Her work grapples with immigration, identity, diaspora and coming of age.
Luisa Caldwell is a multidisciplinary artist working from intimate works on paper to large scale installation sculpture in the public realm. Caldwell’s use of reclaimed and collected materials is at the core of her large scale installations, while drawing is the prevailing process in her small works. Color, nature, pattern and decoration are all important and continuing aspects found in her many bodies of work.
Recent solo exhibitions include “A Cat In God’s Garden” at Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, NY, and “Triple C”, at Long Island University’s Humanities Gallery in Brooklyn, NY and “Primavera” at The Bowery Poetry Club in New York City.
Recent group shows include “Paisley” at School of Visual Arts, NYC; New York, NY; Weisman Foundation Collection at The Boca Raton Museum of Art in Boca Raton, Florida, and Ondate/Waves at Officina 15, Bologna Italy.
Caldwell has received numerous temporary and permanent public art commissions. Permanent commissions include suspended sculptures for PS 244 in Flushing, NY; fifteen mosaic and art glass panels for an MTA Art & Design commission at East 180th St Bronx Zoo subway station. This project, working with Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects, won four awards including the prestigious Excelsior Award for Public Architecture from the American Institute of Architecture New York State.
Temporary public art pieces include “Eye/Full Spectrum” at MSB Gallery, NYU Medical Science Building Lobby in the Langone Center in NYC; ”Light Change” at Memorial Sloan Kettering Infusion Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; ”Somewhere Under An Inverted Rainbow” as part of DUMBO Arts Fest, Brooklyn, NY.
She has been reviewed and written about by The New York Times, Art in America, ArtNews, The Huffington Post, and Hyperallergic, artcritical, among others.
Caldwell studied art at the University of Iowa, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Caitlin Doyle holds an Elliston Fellowship in Poetry at the University of Cincinnati, where she serves as Associate Editor of The Cincinnati Review. Her poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in The Atlantic, The Guardian, The Yale Review, The Threepenny Review, Boston Review, Best New Poets (University of Virginia Press), and elsewhere. Her work has also been featured through the PBS NewsHour Poetry Series, Poetry Daily, and the Poetry Foundation’s “Poem of the Day” series. She has received awards and fellowships through the Yaddo Colony, the MacDowell Colony, the James Merrill House, the Jack Kerouac House, the Frost Farm, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Amy Award series, and the P.E.O. Scholar Foundation, among others. Caitlin earned her MFA from Boston University as the George Starbuck Fellow in Poetry. At present, she is working toward the completion of her debut poetry collection.
|Andrea Grover||Executive Director of Guild Hall|
|Josh Gladstone||Artistic Director of The John Drew Theater|
|Christina Strassfield||Museum Director/Chief Curator of Guild Hall Museum|
|Phillip Schultz||Literary Artist|
|Toni Ross||Visual Artist|
Principal Sponsor: Lucy and Steven Cookson
Lead Sponsors: National Endowment for the Arts, Christina and Alan MacDonald, Thomas Roush, The Schaffner Family Foundation, and a Local Resident and Friend of Guild Hall.
Co-Sponsors:, Judith Hope, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation
Additional Support: Elena Prohaska Glinn, Margery and Sheldon Harnick, Mary Heilmann
In-Kind Gifts: Amagansett Wine and Spirits, the East Hampton Library, Ben Krupinski Builder, and the YMCA.