New art by Weatherford ’84 on display in Los Angeles
The work of Los Angeles-based artist Mary K. Weatherford ’84, including “January cave,” right, is featured in an exhibit at ACME., a gallery in Los Angeles, through April 18. Curated by New York painter Stephen Westfall (who has lectured at Princeton), the exhibit, titled “The Ballad That Becomes an Anthem,” also includes works by Mary Heilmann, Chris Martin, Rebecca Morris, Amy Sillman, and Westfall. Weatherford’s paintings of vines and caves have been called “complex ruminations on spatial depth” by C Magazine.
For Nelson ’77, a whirlwind tour with Shakespeare and Chekov
(Photo by Joan Marcus)
During the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s production of Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” this winter, Mark Nelson ’77, center, playing the Lord of Sicilia, was “trying to keep order in the court” between Hermione (Rebecca Hall) and Leontes (Simon Russell Beale). A member of the Bridge Project, the new classical repertory company comprised of American and British actors, Nelson is on a five-month world tour performing “The Winter’s Tale” and Tom Stoppard’s new version of Anton Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard.”
The Bridge Project (created by British director Sam Mendes, actor Kevin Spacey, and Joseph Melillo, executive producer of the Brooklyn Academy of Music) is headed to The Singapore Repertory Theatre March 26-31; the Edge in Auckland, New Zealand, April 8-12; Teatro Espanol in Madrid April 18-29; the Ruhr Festival in Germany May 3-13; and the Old Vic theater in London May 23-Aug. 15. The group completes its tour at the ancient theater of Epidaurus in Greece Aug. 21-22.
Felix ’97 stars on Web series
Actor Todd Felix ’97, who has appeared on TV in CSI, Felicity, ER, and The Mentalist, is taking on a new medium as a star of the Web series My Two Fans. The show follows the life of an average late-20’s single woman, Kate Maxwell (played by Barret Swatek) as she rebounds from a broken heart with the help of her two fans — Franklin (Felix) and Teddy (Bill Escudier). As fans, not friends, they insert themselves into Kate’s life, root her on through life’s ups and downs, and clean up her dating disasters. The series launched its first webisode March 9. To watch the show, visit www.mytwofans.com.
Programming note: Reid ’66 to debut ‘Sick Around America’
“Sick Around America,” T.R. Reid ’66’s documentary follow-up to 2008’s “Sick Around the World,” will debut on Frontline March 31 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS stations. The program takes a look at health care in the United States, focusing on the uninsured or underinsured and highlighting problems that small businesses face as they try to insure their employees.
Items for this post were prepared by Katherine Federici Greenwood and Brett Tomlinson.