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.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Millay Alum Robert Carl In the News!!


Robert Carl’s “The Geography of Loss”, a cantata for solo voices, chamber choir, and chamber orchestra, was premiered March 11, 2013 in Merkin Hall NYC by Khorikos under the direction of Jesse Peckham. He has had two CD releases in the last year: New World Records’ “Music from Japan”, all electroacoustic works utilizing Japanese sound sources and musical materials; and Innova Recordings’ “Shake the Tree”, featuring three large works for piano. He was also was the featured interview/profile for June in NewMusicBox, the online magazine of NewMusicUSA.

And for the future:

Robert Carl's new CD "Shake the Tree" will be released on Innova Recordings, featuring three large major piano pieces from the past decade. In summer 2013 he will composer-in-residence at the Wintergreen Music festival in the Virginia Blue Ridge. His Fifth Symphony will be premiered by the Hartt Philharmonia in December 2013.

Check him out!!:

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Hooray for Liz Ainslie, Millay alumna and friend:

Two shows and an open studio event:

Legend of Drafts
Conceived with the interests of Bushwick Open Studios in mind, Legend of Drafts is an inverse gallery show of sorts in which we invite you in for a visit so as to usher you right back out.
250 Moore Street, #108
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Opening Tuesday, May 28, 7-10 pm
Hours during Bushwick Open Studios, 1 & 2 June: 2-6pm


What I Like About You
Parallel Art Space proudly presents What I Like About You, an exhibition that welcomes artists from around the globe for Bushwick Open Studios 2013, to collaborate with and exhibit the work of local Brooklyn artists, alongside their own. 
Opening Reception: Friday May 31st, 6 – 10 pm
Viewing Hours for BOS 2013: Saturday June 1 and Sunday, June 2 ,12 - 7 pm
Through June 30Saturdays and Sundays 1-6 pm
Parallel Art Space: 17-17 Troutman Street #220, Ridgewood, NY 11385
Direction: L Train to Jefferson St. / B57 (Flushing Ave) to Cypress Ave
Bushwick Open Studios
June 1&2 
12pm - 6 pm both days
I have invited Desiree Leary to join me at 83 Meserole St., #302. I hope you will stop by to view my oil paintings and gouache drawings and Desiree's photographs, books, puzzles and buttons. 

Melissa Febos Workshop Retreat a little slice of heaven..

All of us at Millay thank Melissa Febos for the amazing workshop she led at our humble campus...Personal Matters: Pushing the Boundaries of First-Person Nonfiction...May 28 to June 2...

One workshopper wrote: "This workshop was so much better than other experiences, but this was my first writer’s workshop.  I have attended numerous workshops and retreats in other areas like photography, painting, leadership, and museum studies, and this was by far one of the most satisfying. 
Melissa was awesome. So much better than I even expected."

Another happy participant wrote "The workshop was fabulous! I highly recommend Melissa Febos as an instructor and hope she'll come back to Millay again. I got a ton of writing done and went to some new, unexpected places with it, which is always great."

We hope she'll come back too. Something tells us she just might...