Directions Practice

Directions Practice

Here’s an instructional video about Directions Practice.      

Artshare: Mirror

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in Art Monastery VT, Process | No Comments
Artshare: Mirror

 Tuesday, August 15 7:00-9:00 pm Art Monastery Vermont 2315 Connecticut River Road, Springfield, VT If you like, bring a snack or beverage to share. Cinematographer Gerry McCulloch and Social Sculptor Betsy McCall collaborate to create moving image portraits. Come and offer your feedback on these intimate works in progress.      

From the Director’s Chair

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Art Monastery VT, Process | No Comments
From the Director’s Chair

Guest blog by Shawn Shafner The Art Monastery has provided a perfect cloister and cradle to nurture this new work, Bootstraps. Our time is spacious and gentle, while biweekly sharings prod us along. It’s been a most nourishing incubator for this work. For me, as a director, I’ve really enjoyed the support of time, space, […]

The Poopcast: Creativity, Community, Contemplation and a Compost Toilet

The Poopcast: Creativity, Community, Contemplation and a Compost Toilet

On July 31, 2017, some of the Artmonks were interviewed on Shhh: The Poopcast (aka Shit and Shame with Shawn) by Shawn Shafner (The Puru). Yes, Shawn is also the director of Bootstraps, the original devised theater piece being incubated by the Summer Lab. Art Monastery Project: Creativity, Community, Contemplation and a Compost Toilet   […]

Bootstraps: An American Fable

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in Blog | No Comments
Bootstraps: An American Fable

Bootstraps: An American Fable You have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Ready? Set. Go! Acrobatic, slapstick and sung, two Americans battle their way across a cardboard landscape in search of The Dream. Did we mention they are white, middle class, and kinda unaware? Featuring raw, powerhouse performances from Kaitlin June […]

Artshare August 4: Bootstraps

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in Art Monastery VT, News, Process | No Comments
Artshare August 4: Bootstraps

Dear Neighbors and Friends, Here at the Art Monastery Project, we are hosting our third summer Artshare Friday, August 4 7 to 8pm free admission bring a snack or drink to share after the showing we can have some food and drinks together and chat (if the weather is nice, we may build a fire!) 2315 Connecticut River Road […]

Emerge: Post-Retreat Artshare

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Art Monastery VT, News, Process | No Comments
Emerge: Post-Retreat Artshare

Emerge A Post-Retreat Artshare Friday, Sep 15 7-8 pm free admission   2315 Connecticut River Road Springfield, VT 05156     After spending a week together in silent meditation, retreat participants and the Artmonks who hosted them, will share selections of what we sang together every day as well as original work created in our […]

Summer Lab in Full Bloom

Summer Lab in Full Bloom

Here are a collection of images from the Summer Artmonks from the first few weeks of the Summer Lab. All photos by Anaya (fabric dyer / costume designer / Art Monastery Cruise Director) unless otherwise noted. The view of the house and the barn on the way back up from the river. Neva leads Catalyst Training […]

Ropes, Boxes and Bruises

Ropes, Boxes and Bruises

Helloooo Everyone! Allow me to introduce myself- I am Kaitlin June, a summer artmonk and laboratory participant from North Carolina. I am one of two performers for the show we are creating this summer. Weeks one and two of the creation and rehearsal process have been full of rope, boxes, and tons of funny mystery […]