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Cultivating Homecoming: Guest Blog from Retreatant Miscelleana

Posted by on Dec 29, 2018 in Art Monastery VT, Blog | No Comments
Cultivating Homecoming: Guest Blog from Retreatant Miscelleana

Life is made up of so many moments in time. Moments that define us. Moments that move us. And often moments that change us. Driving to Springfield, Vermont—fours hours one way—had me thinking of the many moments that were coming. I was leaping into unfamiliar territory, and like usual, I was jumping in feet first. […]

Cultivating PRESENCE: Guest blog from Worktrader Emma

Posted by on Dec 27, 2018 in Art Monastery VT, Blog | No Comments
Cultivating PRESENCE: Guest blog from Worktrader Emma

I took a deep breath, closed my eyes for a moment, and put my hand up to rest over my heart. There were 25 or 30 faces beaming at me in anticipation. I had just said I wanted to offer a song to this new sangha—I had forgotten how vulnerable and scary it would be […]

Robert Reed Drawing Workshops

Posted by on Dec 22, 2018 in Blog, News, Process | No Comments
Robert Reed Drawing Workshops

Join Betsy for Divinatory Altars, her offering at the Robert Reed Drawing Workshops at Penn State! Friday February 22 at 2pm Saturday February 23 at 2pm Registration is free. Registration deadline: January 1, 2019, but there are still spaces available. Register here. It is my honor to be offering workshops in memory of one of the greatest professors I […]

Cultivating IMAGINATION: Guest Blog from Founding Artmonk Nathan

Posted by on Dec 22, 2018 in Blog | No Comments
Cultivating IMAGINATION: Guest Blog from Founding Artmonk Nathan

A decade ago, I was 26 years old and seeking new ways of experiencing the world. I suspected that there might be ways of organizing human life that were different from the nuclear-family model I grew up within; which felt lonely, like it was missing something. Missing the point, missing perspective. I was also dabbling […]

Contemporary Dance & Catalyst in Vermont

Posted by on Dec 13, 2018 in Art Monastery VT, Blog | No Comments
Contemporary Dance & Catalyst in Vermont

Neva is thrilled to be teaching Contemporary Dance and Catalyst Training throughout Vermont in 2019. Start the new year right: dance, move, and enjoy your body! Class descriptions and information below. Please email neva@artmonastery.org for questions and registration.   Contemporary Dance Series Start 2019 off right: Dancing! This class is great for both beginning and experienced dancers, […]

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 […]

Jellyfish on tour!

Posted by on Sep 24, 2018 in Art Monastery VT, Blog, News, Performances | No Comments
Jellyfish on tour!

by Raphael Sacks “What The Jellyfish Knows” invokes the awe-striking beauty of our planets waters, with the scientific content of a nature documentary, virtuosic musical complexity, and plenty of silliness. It’s truly humbling to be dancing the story of the Ocean. I offer this lovesong for our planets waters, with a heart full of wonderment […]

Retreat + Residency Combos

Retreat + Residency Combos

The Inside Scoop on combining Retreats & Artist Residencies   What’s the right program for me? How do I choose? All of these programs offer a chance for contemplative practice as well as creative practice. The intention with these combinations is to offer support for deeper, more sustained practice. As such, we have scheduled them […]

Rap Art Show to Benefit the Art Monastery

Posted by on Jul 31, 2018 in Art Monastery VT, Blog, News, Performances | No Comments
Rap Art Show to Benefit the Art Monastery

  We received the most beautiful email the other day: an organizer reached out to let us know that they found us online and want to support the Art Monastery! They are organizing a tour that benefits a different local charity each night. On Friday August 10 in Windsor, Vermont, artist SK will create a […]

Call for Artmonk Builders

Posted by on Jul 28, 2018 in Art Monastery VT, Blog, News, Process, Projects | No Comments
Call for Artmonk Builders

Calling Artmonk Carpenters & Builders Ongoing We are thrilled to be hosting our first “Renovation Period” at Art Monastery Vermont. We are looking both for skilled volunteer carpenters and builders, as well as additional hands to help in the kitchen and garden. During these two months, we will finish three bedrooms in the oldest part […]