Millay Colony for the Arts

Promoting the vitality of the arts and the development of writers, visual artists, and composers by providing a retreat for creative work.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Save the Date!

Our annual party on the gorgeous grounds of the Colony!

Last year, despite intense weather, we had our best party yet. The coolest art by Chris Kardambikis and Jasdeep Khaira hung from our buildings and tent, as well as adorned tabletops. Laura Silver hula hooped. We had wine and conversation, music and auctions. Open studios. Food. Poets. Writers. Artists of all stripes and those who love them.

This year we will have all the goods - plus ambient dancers in the mix! We think Edna sure knew what she was doing carving out this corner of the world for all sorts of reveling...

Friday, May 20, 2011

Color at the Colony

Kate Vida was in residence here last month and used the grounds to amazing advantage. The sets were eye-popping, as you can see, as well as ear! Working in the office we could hear the occasional over-inflation of the props. We're really excited to see the video clips from this shoot and hope to share snippets soon. Meantime, gawk these pics!

Photos by Adam Baran

Kate Vida is an interdisciplinary artist based in Connecticut and New York City. Her wearable forms exaggerate and amplify relationships between what the body can do and what the forms enable (or deny) the body to attempt. She received her MFA from Yale University in Painting and her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. She has performed at The Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven and Mass MoCA, North Adams. Vida recently apprenticed at The Budapest Puppet Theater in Budapest, Hungary where she learned traditional mask construction techniques.