In May, Jen Grow's book picked up the Mary Sawyers Baker Prize, which comes with $20,000. Last November, she won a $6,000 Ruby Artist Project Grant for a project to pair images taken by the photographer Craig Lammes with an essay Grow is writing about dismantling her father's house after his death.
Meng Su's resume shows off top prizes at international competitions; extensive concert tours as a solo player and member of the Beijing Guitar Duo with Yameng Wang; well-received recordings of the Duo and her first solo CD.
"Shu-De!" – Tuvan for "Let's go!" — was one of the crowd favorites at May's 18th Maryland Film festival, where it had its East Coast premiere (its world premiere was a few weeks earlier, at the Nashville Film Festival).