Summer 2016: Paradise

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016 in Art Monastery VT, News, Process, Sext, Visiting Artists | No Comments
Summer 2016: Paradise

This summer marked the Art Monastery’s first summer Lab in the USA. I would say the one of the most commonly uttered words when talking about the place and our time in Vermont was paradise. That’s a good sign, right? One wonderful element was the fabulous Scottish cinematographer Gerry McCulloch, (who came to continue our collaboration — […]

Ospita La Tua Propria Trasformazione: The Artmonk Experience

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Art Monastery Italia, Blog, News, Process, Projects | No Comments
Ospita La Tua Propria Trasformazione: The Artmonk Experience

**Because this event will be held in Italian, this post is also in Italian.**  

Emerge: An Artmonk Concert

Emerge: An Artmonk Concert

Please join us as we emerge from a weeklong silent meditation retreat! Our first foray into the world will be to make an offering of the artwork we created during our week of sitting together — music, movement, performance, poetry, and visual art.   Friday, August 12 8pm 2315 Connecticut River Road Springfield, VT 05156 […]

Shroom Art

Shroom Art

Dear friend and longtime Artmonk and naturalist John Benjamin (who will be co-leading this summer’s Artmonk Retreat) emerged from the neighboring forest here at Art Monastery Vermont, bearing a mystical gift! The Artist’s Conk (Ganoderma applanatum) is a funghi that grows in forests in the northeast, offering out what looks like a snow white surface […]

Vermont is Paradise

Vermont is Paradise

This is our backyard: looking south down the Connecticut River. This is also our backyard. This is our neighbor. Meditating in the woods across the street. My bedside stand. I am getting into the grandma aesthetic! Looking north up the river. That’s New Hampshire on the other side of the river.

Contemplative Concert with Michelle and Joel Levey

Posted by on Jun 7, 2016 in Art Monastery SF, Performances | No Comments
Contemplative Concert with Michelle and Joel Levey

The Art Monastery Project is pleased to co-host our mentors and advisors Michelle and Joel Levey for a contemplative concert and dharma talk in the Hollywood Hills on Sunday, June 12th. Contemplation, Community, and Creative Spirit Cultivating Dynamic Balance in Complex Times of Change Experience a blend of guided meditations, dharma teachings, and mystical poetry […]

Hosting Innovation Training

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Art Monastery Italia, Blog, News, Process | No Comments
Hosting Innovation Training

With generous support from the European Commission and in collaboration with plenum (Vienna, Austria), Academy for Visionautics (Berlin, Germany), and the Sendzimir Foundation (Warsaw, Poland), Art Monastery Italia offers Hosting Innovation Training  September 19 to 25, 2016 in Italy  March 06 to 12, 2017 in Poland   We live at a time during which people feel a growing need […]

Ensemble-in-Residence: Catalyst

Ensemble-in-Residence: Catalyst

What is this summer’s ensemble-in-residence Catalyst all about? Neva Cockrell shares her vision… Catalyst is being born from a three-part idea. The work for this summer’s residency is to unpack all three ideas through daily research, training, art-making and discussion. Ready? Here are the three parts… ONE I’ve been working at the intersection of dance and theater […]

Call for Dancers and Performers

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in Artmonks-in-residence, News, Process, Sext | No Comments
Call for Dancers and Performers

Call for Dancers and Physical-Theater Performers The Art Monastery Project is hosting Catalyst, a new dance-theater company and physical training technique, in 7-weeks of focused research this summer in Vermont. We are still looking for 1 to 2 more performers to join us for this development period! What: Performers to train in a variety of physical techniques and collaboratively […]

The Colorado Report

The Colorado Report

A core team of Artmonks gathered in Lyons, Colorado, for the first ever Artmonk Practice Period. For me, it was nothing short of transformative. In February, the core team of the Art Monastery (Neva Cockrell, Nathan & Phoebe Rosquist, Raphael Sacks, Derek Wright, and me) spent 24 days in silent retreat, rotating through who was dharma leader. […]