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Betsy McCall: New Works at SFZC January 2019

Betsy McCall: New Works at SFZC January 2019

I am very pleased to announce that I’ll be installing a solo show at San Francisco Zen Center, a place that is near and dear to my heart. Come and see what I’ve been making in Vermont at the Art Monastery! Opening Reception Friday, Jan 4 at 7:30pm Works on view at San Francisco Zen […]

December Retreat + Residency Combo

December Retreat + Residency Combo

The Inside Scoop on the Artmonk Retreat & Artist Residencies What’s the difference? What’s the right program for me? Both of these programs offer a chance for contemplative practice as well as creative practice. How do you choose? First, we have scheduled them so that you can attend both one after the next without interruption. […]

How to Integrate Post-Retreat

How to Integrate Post-Retreat

Congratulations on completing your silent retreat! Heading back home can sometimes feels like a huge relief and sometimes feel terrifying — how will I preserve all this spacious awareness that I’ve been cultivating within the support of the community and the container? Often times, both sentiments are present at the same time. Here are some […]

Emerge: Post-Artmonk Retreat Art Share

Emerge: Post-Artmonk Retreat Art Share

As part of the Artmonk Retreat, participants spend a week together in silent meditation, punctuated by song and art production. This event, called Emerge, will share selected work the retreat participants and resident Artmonks produced in the unique container of the retreat. Join us as we emerge from silence! We will sing the music we’ve […]

Reverberate: Post-Residency Art Share

Reverberate: Post-Residency Art Share

The event is the culminating offering of a weeklong Silent Art Residency. This art share will showcase a selection of works created amongst an intimate group of artists working in various media alongside each other in the previous 5 days of silence. Join us for music, poetry, movement, and more. This event is free and […]

Retreat + Residency Combo Platter

Retreat + Residency Combo Platter

The Inside Scoop on the Artmonk Retreat & Silent Art Residency Registration for this program is closed. If you would like to know about the next one, please subscribe to our newsletter. What’s the difference? What’s the right program for me? Both of these programs are weeklong, silent programs that offer a chance for contemplative […]

The Poopcast: Creativity, Community, Contemplation and a Compost Toilet

The Poopcast: Creativity, Community, Contemplation and a Compost Toilet

On July 31, 2017, some of the Artmonks were interviewed on Shhh: The Poopcast (aka Shit and Shame with Shawn) by Shawn Shafner (The Puru). Yes, Shawn is also the director of Bootstraps, the original devised theater piece being incubated by the Summer Lab. Art Monastery Project: Creativity, Community, Contemplation and a Compost Toilet   […]

Summer Lab in Full Bloom

Summer Lab in Full Bloom

Here are a collection of images from the Summer Artmonks from the first few weeks of the Summer Lab. All photos by Anaya (fabric dyer / costume designer / Art Monastery Cruise Director) unless otherwise noted. The view of the house and the barn on the way back up from the river. Neva leads Catalyst Training […]

Ropes, Boxes and Bruises

Ropes, Boxes and Bruises

Helloooo Everyone! Allow me to introduce myself- I am Kaitlin June, a summer artmonk and laboratory participant from North Carolina. I am one of two performers for the show we are creating this summer. Weeks one and two of the creation and rehearsal process have been full of rope, boxes, and tons of funny mystery […]

Meet the Summer Artmonks

Meet the Summer Artmonks

The 2017 Art Monastic Laboratory is a 10-week immersive experience in social sculpture. This Lab investigates Practice — meditation, high-level artmaking, and community living. This summer’s Lab will incubate two artistic endeavors: Mirror and Bootstraps. Mirror Gerry McCulloch and Betsy McCall are the co-creators of Mirror, an interactive, experimental art piece. Participants are guided to […]