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Photo courtesy of Rohan Spong

Documentary Filmmaker

Winter at Westbeth shines a light on artists and aging.


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Photo courtesy of the artist

Actor and Singer

Bringing a modern sensibility to classic characters.


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Photo by Kristina Sherk

Novelist and 2016 Big Read author

Surviving the Khmer Rouge and honoring those who didn’t.

(Injured Military Personnel + Art)

Creating art; changing lives.

Saxophonist and composer

With Presidential Suite, Ted Nash transforms iconic political speeches into an inventive jazz composition.


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Photo copyright 2014 Sharona Jacobs Photography.

Big Read author and 2006 NEA Literature Fellow

Pretty Monsters combines the ordinary and the magical—with flair.


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Photo by Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Chef, restaurateur, and author

Creating new flavors with traditional food.


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Photo by SweetLips Photography

Award-winning orchestrator and music director

Alex Lacamoire  on bringing Hamilton and In the Heights to life on the stage.


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Photo courtesy of Adriana Sananes

Actor and Narrator

Moving between Spanish and English on stage and on the page.


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Photo by Steve Wewerka

Ash/Sweetgrass Basketmaker and 2016 National Heritage Fellow

Bringing an ancient art form into the 21st century.


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 Photo: Courtesy of author

Author and NEA Literature Fellow

No one tells stories embedded in Southern Appalachia with more grit or more beauty.


Mike Vlahovich

Photo by Edwin Remsburg, courtesy of MSAC

Master Shipwright & 2016 National Heritage Fellow

Restoring wooden boats and keeping alive the culture of the working waterfront.


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Courtesy of The Earl Mosley Institute of the Arts

Dancer, Teacher and Choreographer

The Earl Mosley Institute of the Arts uses dance to create a community of young men

NEA Translation Fellow and Author

Michael Berry reflects on the art of translating Yu Hua’s influential novel and new Big Read title To Live into English


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Photo courtesy of Joe Standart

Photographer and Public Artist

Using empty storefront windows as his gallery, Standart exhibits “WE ARE- A Nation of Immigrants” in the heart of New London, CT.