Meet the Fellows!
Benjamin Fuhrman, a Lansing resident, is a music composer who seeks the opportunity to nationally gain exposure, stay abreast of new developments in music and professionally network. Benjamin will use funding towards travel, accommodations and meals to support his attendance at the College Music Society National Conference, October 30 - November 1, 2014.
Deborah Fehrenbach, a Saint Johns resident, will further develop her career as a jewelry metal artist by learning filigree techniques and enriching her contemporary designs to offer a rare form of jewelry art. Funding will assist Deborah with travel costs to Marsaskala, Malta and filgree training with Gaetano Saliba.
Nathaniel Bean, a Bath resident, is a doctoral student in trumpet performance who seeks to market his abilities as a freelance performer, demonstrate talent to potential clients and gain respect in the international community. Funding will assist Nathaniel in recording a professionally edited CD of classical music for the trumpet and flute, including works by some of the 20th and 21st century's most successful composers.
Sharan Egan, a Lansing resident, is a fiber and textiles artist who seeks to expand her practice as an artist, create large scale pieces and solicit public and private commissions. Funding will assist Sharan with capital equipment for a designated studio space for her artistic endeavors, including a large work table, a design wall, shelving units, cart, lighting, chair and mat.
Wade MacDonald, a Lansing resident, is a ceramic and mixed media artist who seeks to explore new methods of art production, enhance his knowledge through critical dialog and develop professional relationships. Wade will use his funding towards his awarded residency at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, CO from February 4, 2015 - April 16, 2015.