"Renowned visual artist Kiki Smith has been named the 50th MacDowell Medalist; she will receive the Medal at the Colony on August 9, 2009! To read more about the Medalist, click here. Medal Day picnic lunches are now sold out. We invite you to bring your own picnic lunch and join us on Sunday. "... (free and open to all)
"Guest presenter and speaker will be Lynne Tillman, novelist, short story writer, and cultural critic. In 1995, Tillman's nonfiction work, The Velvet Years: Warhol's Factory 1965-1967, was published with photographs by Stephen Shore; it presented 18 Factory personalities' narratives, based on interviews with them, as well as her critical essay on Andy Warhol, his art and studio."