Herb Alpert Award Winners and CalArtians Win Guggenheim Fellowships

Herb Alpert Award recipient Sharon Hayes is a Guggenheim Fellow. | Photo:  Steven A. Gunther

Herb Alpert Award recipient Sharon Hayes is a Guggenheim Fellow. | Photo: Steven A. Gunther

Last week, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced its new fellows for 2014. Two CalArts alumnae and two Herb Alpert Award winners made the list of 178 mid-career scholars, artists and scientists recognized for “prior achievement and exceptional promise.”

Artist and professional mediator Dorit Cypis is a Guggenheim Fellow. | Photo courtesy of the artist.

Artist and professional mediator Dorit Cypis is a Guggenheim Fellow. | Photo courtesy of the artist.

CalArts alumna Kate Weare (Dance BFA 94) is one of five fellows in choreography. Director of the New York-based Kate Weare Company, Weare returns to her alma mater in May to participate in the inaugural Evelyn Sharp/CalArts Summer Choreographic Residency.

Taking home a fellowship in fine arts is visual artist and professional mediator Dorit Cypis (Art MFA 77). Her art practice integrates aesthetics and social practice and is “a circuitous path between the studio and the street.”

2013 Herb Alpert Award winner Sharon Hayes is awarded with a fellowship in film and video. Steve Coleman, 2000 Herb Alpert Award recipient, is a Guggenheim Fellow for music composition.

In a press release, Foundation President Edward Hirsch states:

Since 1925, the Guggenheim Foundation has always bet everything on the individual, and we’re thrilled to continue the tradition with this wonderfully talented and diverse group. It’s an honor to be able to support these individuals to do the work they were meant to do.

Guggenheim Fellowships are one-time grants of six months to a year each, allowing fellows the time and resources to focus on their creative endeavors.

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