Professor Receives Massachusetts Artist Fellowship

February 6, 2014

Visual Expression: The Massachusetts Cultural Council has awarded Shane Savage-Rumbaugh, associate professor of visual and performing arts, an artist fellowship in recognition of his exceptional work in the discipline of drawing. The unrestricted grant provides validation for the artist among his peers and the public. It can also be used to promote the further development of his talent.  At Stonehill since 1997, Professor Savage-Rumbaugh has taught drawing, sequential imagery, painting, figure drawing, three-dimensional design, printmaking workshop, and sculpture workshop. He calls drawing “the bedrock of visual expression…the hub from which everything else emanates. Drawing is common to all people and cultures.” He is one of only seven Massachusetts artists in the drawing category to receive a $10,000 artist fellowship for 2014.  Prominent MCC fellows from the past include poet Robert Pinsky, writer Andre Dubus and playwright Melinda Lopez.