How do you leave a monastery?

Posted by on Jul 28, 2013 in Blog | No Comments
How do you leave a monastery?

Dear Art Monastery friends, supporters, and Artmonks everywhere, As of July 2013, I am stepping down from my position as Artistic Director of the Art Monastery Project. I am so grateful for my three wonderful years with the AMP. Being an Artmonk has allowed me the opportunity to live an amazing life filled with art, […]

Residency in Puglia!

Residency in Puglia!

This spring, Artmonks Betsy McCall, Charles Darius, and Liz Maxwell are heading south to Puglia (rhymes with “Julia”), the south-easternmost tip of Italy. Specifically, we’ll be moving to Lecce for April, May, and June to do an artistic residency and embark on a new collaboration with L’Accademia del Rinascimento Mediterraneo (Academy of the Mediterranean Renaissance). […]

Towards Possibility, the 2013 Cycle

Towards Possibility, the 2013 Cycle

This blog was written in the spirit of Lauds, our second year of the Art Monastic Cycle. December 2012 – 5am This is the time. Before the dawn. A quiet stillness pervades the air. A sense of coming, of serene anticipation, of something big just around the corner. It’s the same quality before a big […]

Beginning of the World

Posted by on Dec 21, 2012 in Blog | No Comments
Beginning of the World

What if the world began today? It’s a nice idea, but ultimately, it will never be true. The world doesn’t begin today. Everybody knows that. Today is December 21, 2012, and humanity has been through thousands upon thousands of years of death, destruction, war, famine, poverty, disease. The Mayans say today is the end of […]

New York Open House

Posted by on Dec 5, 2012 in Blog | No Comments

The Art Monastery will host a gathering in New York City on Thursday, December 13. Please join us for this informational session where artists of all disciplines, contemplative creatives, and art-lovers and supporters can learn more about what the Art Monastery Project is and how you can get involved. What to expect: find out more […]

Mavis Muller: Fall Visiting Artist at AM Italia

Posted by on Nov 10, 2012 in Blog | No Comments

AM Italia will host Mavis Muller at the end of November and beginning of December as our final Artmonk-in-Residence for the 2012 season. Mavis’s residency will culminate with an event in Italy or Spain, a public burning basket celebration where the local community will come together to participate in this unique ritualistic experience on 12-12-12. About […]

Lifelong Learning Partnership-Italia

Posted by on Nov 9, 2012 in Blog | No Comments

Art Monastery Italia hosted the 4th conference of the Lifelong Learning Partnership from October 28-November 1, 2012. The most significant triumph of this meeting was the founding of the International Partnership for Transformative Learning (IPTL), which will be a permanent partnership between the seven life-long learning organizations: Art Monastery Project, Italy Embercombe, UK Knowmads, Netherlands […]

Inside the Process ~ Day 84 ~ “Soon, this place will be filled with ghosts.”

Inside the Process ~ Day 84 ~ “Soon, this place will be filled with ghosts.”

This post was composed on August 23, 2012. Soon, this place will be filled with ghosts. In just two days, we have our final show, and then it all flows from there: Andi will depart the next day; we’ll have a closing ceremony; soon after, the others will depart and slowly everyone will start to […]

Inside the Process ~ Day 79 ~ Touching Hearts

Inside the Process ~ Day 79 ~ Touching Hearts

This post was composed on August 18, 2012. How do you, as an artist, measure success? We’ve been having this discussion around the community over the past few weeks, and it’s particularly interesting as we continue to run our show for ever-changing, wildly different Italian audiences. I think I measure success somehow by number and […]

Protected: Inside the Process ~ Day 62 ~ Opening Night

Posted by on Aug 12, 2012 in Art Monastery Italia, Blog, Process, Vigils | No Comments
Protected: Inside the Process ~ Day 62 ~ Opening Night

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