Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Barkhimer, Obolensky awarded MCC grants

Steve Barkhimer
BPT alums Steve Barkhimer and Masha Obolensky are among the 29 Massachusetts artists recognized by the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) for creating work of exceptional quality in the disciplines of music composition, playwriting, and sculpture/installation.

Steve was awarded a $7,500 unrestricted grant; Masha was distinguished as a finalist, and awarded a $500 grant.

MCC's Artist Fellowships recognize the unique contribution made by artists to the cultural vitality of the Commonwealth. The fellowships provide direct assistance to Massachusetts artists to recognize excellence and creative ability, and to support further development of their talents. MCC chronicles the impact of these awards in the Fellows Notes section of its blog, ArtSake. Over the years, many artists of national and international prominence have won MCC fellowships.

Congratulations, guys! (Okay, Bark – now you *have* to finish the fish play!)