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.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Deadline for Applications: October 1!

Each year Millay Colony invites 52 visual artists, writers and composers for a colony residency. Residents are chosen anonymously by a panel of jurors in each discipline. The application process is competitive and based solely on on the merit of the artist statement and work sample. Past jurors and their bios can be viewed on our Juries page. An article on the jury process can also be found in our Spring 2008 newsletter.

The Millay Colony for the Arts is pleased to announce that, starting this year, we are adding three new offerings to our roster of artist residencies on its pastoral upstate New York/Berkshire area campus. While continuing to offer month-long residencies to visual artists, writers and composers, the Millay Colony is now offering three new ways to spend time as a resident: Two-week Residencies in the month of September, Virtual Residencies and Group Residencies.

The Millay Colony accepts residents on the basis of artistic merit. Our admissions policy does not discriminate with regard to race, sex, sexual preference, religion, marital status, disability or nation of origin.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Millay Alum Mauro Zamora's New Show

Parallax View
PLM associates
September 7 – 30, 2012
Vox Populi Gallery
319 North 11th Street

Gallery Talk:
Sunday, September 16th, 3pm with Paddy Johnson, Artfagcity

Special Performance September 23rd, 2pm:
by Ina Polis, PLMA's Davenport Predator Material Transfer
Agreement/Discussion with Mary Ebeling, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Drexel University 

Working in a multidisciplinary practice that includes graphic design, drawing, video, and installation, artists Anita Allyn & Mauro Zamora probe the dark side of international business practices. Posing as PLM Associates, Allyn & Zamora’s fictional private contracting firm provides end-capital solutions for wealthy individuals, multinational corporations and governments. PLM Associates helps clients assert their dominance in the market while taking advantage of the current political climate.

For their first exhibition Allyn and Zamora offer the boardroom as a loci of abstraction, where campaigns, schemes, meetings and covert planning take place. PLM associates' boardroom serves as a defunct stage where the visuality of corporate rhetoric plays out in secret. Through this project Allyn & Zamora reflect corporate rhetoric and values to call attention to the impermeable facade of the capitalist structure while highlighting a rupture of capitalism itself.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Workshop Wrap-Up

Today is the last day of the Workshop Retreat with Tracie Morris, Generating Sound in Poetry. What an extraordinary time it has been. Smart, sweet, relaxed, illuminating, magnificent. Thank you to Tracie for bring her effervescent, patient and brilliant teaching to our humble campus...

Tracie began the class with body work and breathing techniques and guided everyone skillfully through a range of poetics and performance modalities, sound poems, song and was an amazing class. Our thanks to Tracie and all the participants for transforming our space with their voices, their ideas, their hard work and brilliant performances.

We had some delicious walks and great (blue) moon watching...

And gracious thanks to Chef Donna for amazing vegan meals and fresh fruit and vegetables. The gardens overfloweth...

With xoxox to all. Come back soon...