Articles Tagged with: Kara Q. Smith
A pair of pale feet with gnarled up toes sit next to a loose circle of scattered Bananagrams. The letters in the middle of the circle spell out Full Of Possibility.

MFA-IA Alumna Karen Krolak

Karen Krolak (’18) has forged an interdisciplinary practice rooted not just by her primary medium of dance, but through the community she builds with others by making work that addresses grief and trauma, building awareness of these feelings that oft aren’t celebrated. While the complexities of these emotions stem from her own experience through her work they take on new form—like choreography, a publishing project, and the occasional knitting pattern—to allow others to connect to themselves, to find space to find validation and modes of expression alongside the artist. That mutual exchange is at the heart of Krolak’s work, which is often collaborative, and extends into her roles as a mentor, board member of organizations, and founder of a dance space that lifts up the work of others.

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Pentagon Quarry, Indiana, 2019; charcoal and limestone powder on paper; 48 inches x 60 inches

MFA-IA Faculty Member Nina Elder

New Mexico-based artist and researcher Nina Elder joined the faculty of Sierra Nevada University’s MFA-IA program this January just in time to teach at her first residency. While New Mexico is in her roots, Elder’s projects take her all over the United States connecting with people, place, and environment.

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Image of Macon Reed's interactive space "Eulogy for the Dyke Bar"

Winter 2021 Residency Faculty and upcoming application deadline

SNU MFA-IA winter 2021 residency faculty: Ashley Stull Meyers / Ayanah Moor / Gabie Strong / Joseph DeLappe / Kara Q. Smith / Macon Reed

There are a few spots still available to start in Winter 2021. Please get in touch with Julia Schwadron immediately should you have an interest in attending this winter.

Priority deadline has been extended for summer 2021 residency! Apply by February 28, 2021. Apply here.

January 4–16, 2021 will mark the next winter session of the low-residency MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program at Sierra Nevada University. We are thrilled to welcome back visiting artists as faculty members to teach within our program.

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