5 JP artists win state grants

Five Jamaica Plain artists are among the winners of this year’s Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) Artist Fellowship Program grants. The state grants, announced May 30, are intended to recognize significant artists and encourage their work.

JP winners of the full, unrestricted $7,500 grants include installation artist J. Georgie Friedman and photographers Brian Rosa and Johanna Warwick.

JP finalists who received $500 grants include photographer Claire Beckett and filmmaker Zachary Stuart, who shares his grant with Kelly Thomson of Boston.

Friedman is an interdisciplinary artist whose recent work includes last year’s installation “Lightwave” on the Rose Kennedy Greenway downtown. Rosa is a lecturer in urban and community studies at the University of Connecticut. Warwick is an adjunct art professor at Northeastern University.

Beckett teaches photography at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Stuart and Thomson are the makers of the documentary film “Savage Memory,” about the controversial work of the early anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski.

From press materials.

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