At Blue Mountain Center, in the boathouse, 2014
I’m just back to the world after a beautiful five-day artist residency at the wonderful Blue Mountain Center in the Adirondacks. It was a transformative opportunity to connect with other writers, artists, and activists, and a welcome chance to disconnect from the internet and the everyday demands of our jobs and lives.
I was especially grateful to have time to reflect and write at the end of my first year teaching at a new school.
The other residents and myself on the front steps of BMC. This is writer Elizabeth Graver’s photo.
guest post at Rochester Arts Blog–
Over the last ten years, I have had the opportunity to spend time at a few different artist colonies including Blue Mountain Center (the Adirondacks), The Millay Colony (Hudson Valley area), Ragdale (Chicago area), and Sanskriti (New Delhi, India). Wherever you are geographically, a residency at an artist colony means the gift of time to read and write and create.