On Friday, we wrapped up session four of the 2016 A.i.R. program with our final Open Studios of the season! It was a night filled with art, readings, and (of course) food…exactly what we needed to keep us warm on a blustery fall evening! Thank you to everyone who came out to support our artists
On Friday, talented print maker and artist in residence Padma Rajendran gave us a crash course in relief printing using lino cuts. It was wonderful to learn about such an accessible form of printing in a hands-on way, and we all agree that this is an art form we’d like to further explore in the future!
Yesterday, residents had the opportunity to meet and share their work with local artist David Nyzio. After lunch, David- whose cross-disciplinary work explores (and often uses) forms found in the natural world – conducted studio visits throughout the day and served as a pair of fresh eyes for the artists’ works in progress. Thank you,
What type of art do you create? What first got you interested in this medium? I make ceramic sculpture and hand-built pottery. I was introduced to ceramics in my freshman year of college. I was a general fine arts major and was taking a ceramics class, when my professor convinced me that many other mediums
This past weekend we held Work Share, a night where the residents shared examples of their art and listened as their fellow residents did the same. Here’s an sampling of some of the amazing work we had a chance to see! Please join us on September 30 for Open Studios to see more of the visual artists’ work
Presenting a tour of the Byrdcliffe Guild for your viewing pleasure! First stop: the Villetta Inn, where most of our residents live. Next door to the Villetta is the Byrdcliffe Theater, home to many a wonderful production! The theater also marks the trail head for hikes leading to Mt. Guardian Viewpoints and the Bluestone Quarry.
This is it – the last session of the A.I.R. program for 2016! We’re so excited to spend the next four weeks learning from this group and seeing / reading their beautiful work! Visual artists: Jessica Harvey Padma Rajendran Gabe Chiarello Kayla Gibbons Anne Arden McDonald James Byrne Paul Hunter Tara Vaughan Meredith Nichols Silvia Forni Writers: RN Healey David Greenwood
Friday marked the end of a wonderful month with this group of truly inspiring artists. Open Studios gave Woodstock locals the opportunity to see what the residents have been up to for the past four weeks, speak with visual artists about their work, attend our writers’ reading, and celebrate the beginning of September with a potluck! Thanks so
Talented local woodworker Andrew Gray paid us a visit last week and imparted some wisdom on how to craft beautiful wood pieces from start to finish. After sourcing our own wood from a fallen ash tree in the forest, we built completely functional (and cool-looking!) camp stools. The perfect souvenir from the residents’ time at Byrdcliffe!
What type of art do you create? What first got you interested in this medium? I’m a screenwriter and a playwright. I started off writing plays when I was a teenager, and then when I was in college, I took my first screenwriting class which kind of transitioned me from doing stage-based writing to more