A poem for Vigils

Posted by on Oct 2, 2012 in Otherhood, Vigils | One Comment
A poem for Vigils

This poem by W. S. DI PIERO captures some of the spirit of Vigils, our year-long examination of the midnight ritual of the western monastic office (part of the Art Monastic Cycle). It’s That Time The silence of night hours is never really silent. You hear the air, even when it doesn’t stir. It’s a memory of the day. […]

Guest Post: Marcella Calabi ~ The Onlooker’s Journal: Part 3 of 3

Guest Post: Marcella Calabi ~ The Onlooker’s Journal: Part 3 of 3

Marcella Calabi, principal consultant at Clarityworks and a multi-talented, award-winning soprano and music teacher, wrote several journal entries over the course of her multi-day stay with the Art Monastery this summer. This is the third of three parts. ~ There’s nothing as serious as a young artist talking about death, and the company has been […]

Guest Post: Marcella Calabi ~ The Onlooker’s Journal: Part 2 of 3

Guest Post: Marcella Calabi ~ The Onlooker’s Journal: Part 2 of 3

Marcella Calabi, principal consultant at Clarityworks and a multi-talented, award-winning soprano and music teacher, wrote several journal entries over the course of her multi-day stay with the Art Monastery this summer. This is the second of three parts. ~ How to describe their show… They sing, they dance, they play instruments and beat barrels, and […]

Guest Post: Marcella Calabi ~ The Onlooker’s Journal: Part 1 of 3

Guest Post: Marcella Calabi ~ The Onlooker’s Journal: Part 1 of 3

Marcella Calabi, principal consultant at Clarityworks and a multi-talented, award-winning soprano and music teacher, wrote several journal entries over the course of her multi-day stay with the Art Monastery this summer. This is the first of three parts. ~ THURSDAY 8/16/2012 So, I’m in Labro and have seen our people in person and in performance. […]

Neva Cockrell ~ Small Deaths, Personal Requiems

Neva Cockrell ~ Small Deaths, Personal Requiems

This entry was composed by summer Artmonk-in-Residence Neva Cockrell. The 90 days of residency officially ended last Friday. One by one, our summer community is heading off in different directions, and the past few days have brought a chilly wind—reminding me of change, bringing fresh new energy. I’ve been sitting in our surprisingly quiet house, […]

Inside the Process ~ Day 84 ~ “Soon, this place will be filled with ghosts.”

Inside the Process ~ Day 84 ~ “Soon, this place will be filled with ghosts.”

This post was composed on August 23, 2012. Soon, this place will be filled with ghosts. In just two days, we have our final show, and then it all flows from there: Andi will depart the next day; we’ll have a closing ceremony; soon after, the others will depart and slowly everyone will start to […]

Inside the Process ~ Day 79 ~ Touching Hearts

Inside the Process ~ Day 79 ~ Touching Hearts

This post was composed on August 18, 2012. How do you, as an artist, measure success? We’ve been having this discussion around the community over the past few weeks, and it’s particularly interesting as we continue to run our show for ever-changing, wildly different Italian audiences. I think I measure success somehow by number and […]

Hindsight: “I am so lucky. Just the luckiest.”

Hindsight: “I am so lucky. Just the luckiest.”

These are the scanned pages of Artmonk-in-Residence Ryan Hazelbaker‘s journal.

August Newsletter: Full Summer Swing at the Art Monastery!

August Newsletter: Full Summer Swing at the Art Monastery!

  IndieGoGo gratitude, presenting Karen Gifford, Ad Mortem update, Short Film Fest call for entries, seeking our ideal board member, San Francisco fundraising event, volunteer appreciation weekend, writing workshop, and holiday cards! Friend on Facebook Follow on Twitter Forward to a Friend Volunteer Appreciation Party Please join us in Italy on September 8 & 9 […]