Meet the Summer Artmonks

Meet the Summer Artmonks

The 2017 Art Monastic Laboratory is a 10-week immersive experience in social sculpture. This Lab investigates Practice — meditation, high-level artmaking, and community living. This summer’s Lab will incubate two artistic endeavors: Mirror and Bootstraps. Mirror Gerry McCulloch and Betsy McCall are the co-creators of Mirror, an interactive, experimental art piece. Participants are guided to […]

Short Film: Directions Practice

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Art Monastery Italia, News, Process, Projects | No Comments
Short Film: Directions Practice

Here comes another film (second in a series of five)! This one is even nearer to my heart because it presents an Art Monastery original: Directions Practice. Directions Practice was developed by Neva Cockrell and me, inspired by Tai Chi forms and the Cherokee prayer dance called the Dance of the Directions that we learned from Joel […]

Abbess Betsy interviewed on Drawing Your Own Path

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Art Monastery VT, News, Press, Process | No Comments
Abbess Betsy interviewed on Drawing Your Own Path

I’m very excited to report that I was interviewed by John F Simon, Jr, the wonderful artist, dedicated practitioner, and recent author of Drawing Your Own Path: 33 Practices at the Crossroads of Art and Meditation. The experience was totally delightful — what a joy to talk with such a kindred spirit, and one who […]

Short Film: Tinspirations

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in Art Monastery VT, News, Projects | No Comments
Short Film: Tinspirations

I’m so excited to announce that the first film (in a series of five)! It’s a fun 2-minute video that presents a method for facilitation called “Tinspiration”. Tinspirations are little tins or boxes that stimulate your creativity in a problem­solving or ideation process. Tinspirations are based on human curiosity and bring a touch of playfulness […]

Emerge: post-retreat artshare

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Art Monastery VT, News, Performances | No Comments
Emerge: post-retreat artshare

Join us as we emerge from a week of silence and see what creativity flows.   Friday, June 16 8-9pm free admission 2315 Connecticut River Road Springfield, VT 05156 Emerge is the culmination of a weeklong silent meditation retreat at the Art Monastery in Springfield, Vermont. In the spirit of coming out of silence with […]

Call for Artmonks

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Blog | No Comments
Call for Artmonks

Are you an Artmonk? We are looking for 2-3 more artists to join us for our upcoming Summer Art Monastic Laboratory! Looking for collaborative theater makers, dancers, physical-theater performers, musicians, and writers. What The Art Monastic Laboratory is an intensive development period in which invited artists live together in collaboration to create and perform a new […]

Hosting Social Innovation in Poland

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Art Monastery Italia, News, Process, Projects | No Comments
Hosting Social Innovation in Poland

Twenty-two participants and four trainers gathered in Warsaw, Poland, to complete the second of the two-part course on Hosting Social Innovation. We covered a variety of techniques and topics such as: how to foster innovation-friendly environments, how to deal with conflict in groups, how to build your own and your team’s self-confidence. At the end […]

Hosting Social Innovation: a free online course

Hosting Social Innovation: a free online course

Hosting Social Innovation a free online course April 24 to June 4, 2017   A social innovation is a novel solution to a social problem that is more effective, efficient, sustainable, or just than current solutions. The value created accrues primarily to society rather than to private individuals. -Stanford University, Center for Social Innovation   […]

Ospita La Tua Propria Trasformazione

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 in Art Monastery Italia, Blog, News, Process | No Comments
Ospita La Tua Propria Trasformazione

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Guest Blog: Rainbow People

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017 in Art Monastery Italia, News, Projects | No Comments
Guest Blog: Rainbow People

Guest Blog by Petra Počanić Part 5 (Click here for Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4) DAY 5– RAINBOW PEOPLE On the last day of the Hosting Eco-Social Innovation workshop, a LOVE BOMBING to all! [Editors note: Love Bombing is a method where participants stand in a circle. One person steps in the center and everyone else […]