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Alumnae/i W. K. Rose Fellows to Present at Modfest 2010

On Sunday, February 7 at 3 p.m. in the Villard Room, a combined concert, reading, discussion, and presentation will spotlight past winners of the W.K. Rose Fellowship, annually awarded to a Vassar graduate in the creative arts. The event will close the eighth annual Modfest, a celebration of new music, dance, drama, film, literature, poetry, and the visual arts at Vassar College. Modfest founders and directors Richard and Adene “Dee” Wilson ’69 hope that the W. K. Rose Fellows will become an annual fixture of the program. “I’ve always felt that this is a natural program to have at Modfest,” Dee Wilson says.

The line up of presenters includes composer Jonathan Elliott ’84, a jazz pianist and head of the music department at Brooklyn’s Saint Ann's School, who will perform one of his own pieces on the piano; painter Katherine Mangiardi ’04 whose recent work, shown here, has involved installations in historic homes “in order to link the historic objects…with the people and places from which they originated”; and fiction writers Kate Brattin ’07 and Ralph Sassone ’83, who is professor of English and author of the novel, The Intimates, to be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux this year. 

In addition, Patricia Wallace will discuss the paintings of Eleanor Daniels ’66, another Rose fellow, who passed away from cancer in 1990. (Eleanor was the daughter of Vassar Historian Elizabeth Daniels '41, Professor Emeritus of English.) Works by Bishop and Mangiardi will be on display in the Palmer Gallery during the event; a reception will follow the discussion.


February 2010


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