Alumni Blog

Every day of the week, Yaddo artists’ work is presented, exhibited, read, published, and performed in venues around the world. You can tell other Yaddo artist alumni and other visitors to the website about your upcoming events on this blog. Simply fill out the form here. Once the listing is approved by the communications manager, it will be posted, with the most-recently approved at the top. The maximum file size for images is 128 MB. We’ll also add events on our own, as they come to our attention.

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October 2016

Jay Shinn

October 22, 2016 - November 26, 2016
Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas

This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery.

Jay Shinn exhibition

Jonathan Lethem

October 18, 2016
Book Release

A worldly backgammon player faces his mortality. New York Times reviewer Kurt Anderson puts Lethem’s latest in the category of “thoughtful, first-rate novels that also happen to be page-turners.”

Gambler's cover

Portal (detail)

Kimberly Mayhorn

October 15, 2016 - October 16, 2016
Ti Art Studios, Studio #50, 183 Lorraine Street

Portal is presented as part of Gowanus Open Studios. The opening reception takes place on Friday, October 14, from 6-8 PM.


Entering History cover

Mary Stewart Hammond

October 13, 2016
The Corner Bookstore - 1313 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10128

Book launch and party, starting at 6 PM. In her long-awaited second volume, Entering History, Mary Stewart Hammond chronicles a long marriage with sharp wit, dark irony, and poignancy.


Diane Churchill

December 8, 2016 - April 7, 2017
Blue Hill Cultural Center, 1 Blue Hill Plaza Pearl River, NY

An exhibition at Blue Hill Cultural Center in Pearl River, New York that includes seven of Churchill’s larger paintings. Opening is December 8, 2016, at 7:30 PM.

Beneath the Flame

Beneath the Flame



Theo Popov

October 30, 2016
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, NYC

Based on Ray Bradbury’s classic novel exploring the origins of Halloween, the opera takes us on an epic journey as a group of children search for a friend who has mysteriously disappeared. Tickets are available online.

Nyla Matuk

October 7, 2016
Librairie Drawn and Quarterly, 211 Bernard St. West, Montréal, 7 PM

Stranger is Matuk’s second collection of poems and is published with Vehicule Press (Montréal). A poem included in the collection, “Resolve,” appeared in the October 3, 2016 issue of the New Yorker.


Adam Frelin

October 1, 2016 - November 30, 2016
Albany, Schenectady, Troy - various locations

Breathing Lights is a light art installation in over 200 vacant buildings in the Capital District designed to draw attention to too-long-neglected neighborhoods. The light reminds us of their potential as homes and businesses. Locations and related events are on this schedule. The project is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Breathing Lights/ photo by hyers+mebane

Breathing Lights/ photo by hyers+mebane