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 — […]

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.

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. […]

Save the Date: Artmonk Retreat Colorado March/April

Save the Date: Artmonk Retreat Colorado March/April

Hello friends! As you may know, the core team of the Art Monastery is gathering in a beautiful home in Lyons, Colorado (just north of Boulder) for an Artmonk Practice Period: 21 days of silent meditation and creative exploration. We are swimming in gratitude for this opportunity to dive deeply into an earnest exploration, refreshing the foundations […]

Summer Programming in Italy (2015)

Summer Programming in Italy (2015)

The Art Monastery spent three beautiful months in Italy in 2015, hosting three different programs. In July we organized a 2-week international theater festival, Caramanico Teatri D’Art. Artists from Dubai, NYC, Berlin, Brussels, and UK performed 6 days a week for two weeks sharing dance, theater, clowning, video, and music. From parades in the streets […]

Artmonk Practice Period in Lyons, CO

Artmonk Practice Period in Lyons, CO

The Art Monastery Project’s first-ever Artmonk Practice Period will begin this February in Lyons, CO, with a silent retreat. For three-weeks, a group of eight Artmonks will follow a monastic schedule of intensive practice together: meditation, physical practice, ritual, study, and manual work (chores and volunteering outside). After these three weeks of the silent, meditation […]