Meet The Stable Ground Boston Team of Artists in Residence.
We are so honored to work with Ngoc-Tran Vu, L’Merchie Frazier and Anna Meyer.
Ngoc-Tran Vu is a 1.5-generation Vietnamese American multimedia and transnational artist whose practice draws from her experience as a community organizer and healer. She was born in in Vietnam and grew up in Dorchester, MA where she’s currently based. Tran is involved with the resident-led group Dorchester Not For Sale where she actively fights for development without displacement in her community.
We are honored to be working with L’Merchie Frazier. L’Merchie a public fiber artist, innovator, poet and holographer, is Director of Education and Interpretation for the Museum of African American History, Boston/Nantucket. For fifteen years she has been engaged in highlighting and curating the Museum’s collection/exhibits, in providing place-based education and interdisciplinary history programs, projects and lectures, most recently promoting STEM / STEAM education pedagogy, and in managing the successful Faculty/ Teachers’ Institutes and its extension, The Cross Cultural Classroom, a benefit marketed to independent education entities, municipalities and corporations. She is adjunct faculty for Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts and Bunker Hill Community College, Charlestown, Massachusetts. She has served the artistic community for over twenty years as an award winning national and international visual and performance artist and poet, with residencies in Brazil, Taiwan, Africa, France, and Cuba. As a lecturer and workshop presenter. Her audiences include youth and adults. She is former Board member of CityLife /Vida Urbana and is on the advisory board of Paige Academy and is a Art Commons Boston AppLab Board Member. L’Merchie is a member of Women of Color Quilter’s Network. She is resident artist of African American Artists in Residence Program (AAMARP) at Northeastern University and at Fairmount Innovation and Southend Technology Center, MIT FabLabs in Boston. Her fiber works serve to document history and memory, and often include innovative technology. These artworks are featured in a series entitled The Quilted Chronicles. Selected works are included in several art publications and in the permanent collections of the Museum of Art and Design, the Smithsonian Institute and the White House. Frazier was chosen as part of the 3-artist launch group for the City of Boston’s AIR artists (Artist-in-Residence). She recently received the New England Foundation for the Arts Creative City individual artist grant and the Northeastern University Law Lab Stable Ground artist residency. L’Merchie serves on the Massachusetts Council on Hisstory and Social Studies advisory commission for public schools.
Anna Myer began her dance training in 1962 with Esther Brooks at the Cambridge School of Ballet on a Ford Foundation Scholarship. After receiving scholarships from the Joffrey Ballet, The School of American Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre, Myer joined the Boston Ballet. She later studied and performed with Ana Roje. In 1992 Myer founded Anna Myer and Dancers (AMAD), a modern dance company in Cambridge, MA. Since its founding in 1992 Anna Myer and Dancers has performed Anna Myer’s innovative choreography to a steadily growing audience throughout the Northeast, most notably in Boston and New York City, and to the acclaim of some of the country’s most prominent dance critics. Myer’s unique language of movement is a fusion of her classical, modern, and postmodern background. Her dances are emotionally charged and infused with a keen formal intelligence. The Company has been presented by Dance Umbrella’s Boston Moves (1999), the Fleet Bank Celebrity Series (2003), Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival (2002 and 2003), Summer Stages Dance (2006), and Crash Arts at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston (2007, 2012), Hibernian Hall (2011 and 2014), Strand Theater (2008), Fringe Festival, Scotland (2009), North Conway, NH (2012), Holderness, NH, (2012), Bennington College, VT (2013), Bridgewater State College (2013) basketball courts in housing developments in Boston (2011 –2012) The Harlem Stage, NYC (2014), Hibernian Hall, Boston (2014). Critics in both The New York Times and The Boston Globe have hailed her work. Accolades include “Ten Best Dance Events of 2001” (Christine Temin of The Boston Globe), and “Best of Arts and Dance” (2003, 2005 The Boston Phoenix). Jennifer Dunning wrote “Ms. Myer is a master weaver” (The New York Times) while Thea Singer wrote, “…a moving confluence of music, rap, and dance sends a message” (The Boston Globe, 2008). AMAD had a feature article on Hoop Suite in The Boston Globe on June 8, 2012.