Fulbright Grants Demystified
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
6:30 to 8:30 pm*
Doors open at 6:00pm and speaker begins promptly at 6:30 pm
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64111
Roberley Bell speaks on How to make Art YOUR LIFE
What do John Steinbeck, Aaron Copland, Chuck Close, Renee Fleming, John Updike, Rita Dove, Jonathan Franzen and Milton Glaser have in common? They're just a few of the many prominent artists and musicians who are Fulbright alumni. Many artists dismiss the idea of applying for a Fulbright as something only for academics, but the Fulbright Student and Scholar Programs look for a wide range of applicants to represent Americans abroad, specifically including visual artists, writers, poets, filmmakers and performing artists. Two-time Fulbright recipient, former member of the Fulbright Scholars award panel for sculpture and painting, and installation artist Roberley Bell will share her experiences with the Fulbright program and how it has impacted her work.
About our Speaker
Roberley Bell spent her childhood in Latin America and Southeast Asia, before returning to the United States to attend the University of Massachusetts and State University of New York at Alfred from where she holds an MFA in Sculpture. Bell is the recipient of many grants and fellowships including those from the New York Foundation for the Arts, a Pollock Krasner Fellowship, a summer Fulbright to the Netherlands and a 2010 Senior Scholar Fulbright to Turkey. Bell's Fulbright project, the city as the site of intervention, resulted in a series of projects in public space throughout Istanbul. Bell has received several residency awards both nationally and internationally, including those from the Stadt Kunstlerhaus Salzburg, Austria and the International Studio Program, NYC. Bell's work has been exhibited in one person and group exhibitions, nationally and internationally, including many art fairs. She exhibits with Denise Bibro Fine Arts, New York; Black and White Gallery, Brooklyn; and Pentimenti, Philadelphia. Bell has completed public projects in Cambridge; Pittsburgh; Chicago; Baltimore; New York; Kaliningrad, Russia; and Istanbul, Turkey. She has served on the Fulbright Scholars award panel for sculpture and painting and is a member of the Fulbright student award committee at Rochester Institute of Technology, where she is professor. She makes her home with her husband, also an artist, in a farming community in upstate New York.
How to Register
Tickets for the reFRESH Speakers Series are $5. To purchase your tickets online click on the "Register Now" button above. As seating for this event is limited, advance registration is requested. Members of the Nelson-Atkins Museum park free in the garage. Parking for non-members is $5. Door open at 6:00 pm. Speaker begins promptly at 6:30 pm. Reception following. For questions regarding this event, please contact Diane Scott at Diane@ArtistINCkc.com.
Additional Event with Roberley Bell
Workshop for Potential Fulbright Scholars
Wednesday, April 25, 7pm at the Artists Coalition's Project Room
This workshop is designed for those ready to begin the process to apply for a Fulbright.
Space is limited.