Guest Blog: Listening for the Gift to Give

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Art Monastery Italia, News, Projects | No Comments
Guest Blog: Listening for the Gift to Give

Guest Blog by Petra Počanić Part 3 (Click here for Part 1, Part 2, Part 4, and Part 5) Photos by Sylvia Brenzel unless otherwise noted.   DAY 3 – GOOD IDEAS COME FROM LISTENING A GIFT TO THE INHABITANTS OF MONTEGABBIONE A new challenge ahead for our third day: How can we become a gift to Montegabbione? A one […]

Guest Blog: Spaces of Trust & Awareness

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Guest Blog: Spaces of Trust & Awareness

Guest Blog by Petra Počanić Part 2 (Click here for Part 1, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5) Photos by Sylvia Brenzel unless otherwise noted.   DAY 1 – CREATING SPACES OF TRUST AND CREATIVE CONFIDENCE Tuesday Sep 20th was the official start of the training. The whole day was in the spirit of building relations of trust and […]

Guest Blog: Hosting Social Innovation

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Guest Blog: Hosting Social Innovation

Guest Blog by Petra Počanić Part 1. (Click here for Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5) A BEAUTIFUL JOURNEY BEGINS This past September I participated in ‘Hosting Innovation Certificate Training,’ an event focused on methods and tools to inspire, activate and guide groups of people during innovation processes by helping them unlock their collective creative potential to come […]

CATALYST training and theatermaking at the Art Monastery

Posted by on Nov 19, 2016 in Blog | No Comments
CATALYST training and theatermaking at the Art Monastery

This summer in Vermont, the Art Monastery’s collaborative theater-making process was rooted in the development of a new physical training technique: CATALYST. Now I’m writing from Denver, CO where I’ve spent the last 2 months launching a series of public “Catalyst Training” classes, and directing a new dance-theater performance as “Catalyst Arts” (both under the umbrella […]

Art Monastery’s first-ever USA Artmonk Laboratory!

Posted by on Oct 23, 2016 in Blog | No Comments
Art Monastery’s first-ever USA Artmonk Laboratory!

For the first time ever AMP hosted its annual summer programming, including the Art Monastic Laboratory,  in the United States — in Springfield, VT. I helped run the summer programs alongside Raphael Sacks and Betsy McCall. We were joined by dear friends and returning Artmonks (including Nathan Rosquist, John Benjamin, Darko Peterson, Keith Lim, Jessi […]

Hosting Transformation: Berlin

Posted by on Sep 11, 2016 in Art Monastery Italia, News, Process | No Comments
Hosting Transformation: Berlin

August 22 to 28, I participated in the fourth Hosting Transformation conference. Organized by the International Partnership for Transformative Learning (of which the Art Monastery is a founding member), this year’s conference was in Berlin. Facilitators, experimental educators, coaches, researchers, and artists gathered from all over Europe, North & South America to share wisdom, meet […]

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 […]