Wassaic Artist Residency, Wassaic, NY / June - July 2015

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Welcome to Wassaic! Joshua Nierodzinski and I  had a great opportunity to stay at Wassaic Artist Residency for two months during this summer. Huge thank you to all the amazing people who made this experience so constructive, nurturing and fun! These photos capture only the fragments of our stay and hopefully it will provide some inspiration for the new applicants. (apply, apply!)

 

The road from Wassaic continues towards Deep Hollow Road, a beautiful trail that passes by these old kilns.

Luther Barn Studios. A bunch of talented people working in this great architecture. Josh and I shared a studio and made time to focus on individual work as well as collaborative projects. 

The amazing Olde Forge Farm behind the studio building where you can sign up to have fresh produce delivered the same day! 

Some photos from Open Studios on the last Saturday in June. 

With help from print master, Colleen Donohue, Josh and I were able to participate in the 2015 Wassaic Print Exchange. Below, you can see fellow resident, Helí Garcia, also seeking guidance from the silkscreen sensei.

It is truly beautiful how the town of Wassaic and the Wassaic residency are woven together, and growing stronger every minute! Here are some shots from around town including the fresh paint job on Mitch Miller and Meredith Drum's trailer courtesy of Wassaic Project co-founder, Eve Biddle, and some volunteer hands.

Vermont Studio Center Artist Residency / May 2015

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During the month of May I had the great privilege to spend one month in a beautiful community of artist and writers at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT. The images and text that follow show part of the environment, studio process and community. I want to go back!

VCS is a large architectural complex consisting of several buildings that facilitate individual studios for writers, painters, printmakers, sculptors and photographers. It was great to have this amazingly lit place after spending so much time working in an industrial building. 

At the end of the month, about 30 artists opened their studios to share their work and process. These photos show only a section of the overall great work. In addition to Open Studios artist and writers introduced their work through public presentations that showed a spectrum of exciting thinkers and practitioners.  

Digging through antiques with Julia and Nick. It's always great to wander through objects. 

International outreach. Serbia is officially on the list.

Thank you VSC community and friends on such a great experience! ~~~