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|Description:||Art Kibbutz is delighted to announce the launch of its first-ever spring residency program, The Jewish Waltz with Planet Earth at Camp Eden Village – a spectacular 248-acre venue bordered on three sides by the wooded hills of Clarence Fahnestock State Park in the Hudson Valley, 50 miles north of New York City. The pilot residency provides participants with the power to shape an innovative new program, the only one of its kind to explore creative art, Jewish teachings and tradition and environmental awareness. This project marks a significant step that Art Kibbutz is taking towards the creation of an international Jewish artist colony at a permanent location. As host, Art Kibbutz will provide artists with a peaceful, supportive, Jewish environment -- including living and studio space -- in a magnificent natural setting only 45 minutes from New York City in Putnam Valley. The Jewish Waltz with Planet Earth residency – scheduled to take place from May 1-22 2013 -- will be specifically dedicated towards nurturing an artistic response to the environment, farming and sustainability through a Jewish lens. In addition to a bedroom and gourmet kosher vegan meals, each artist will be provided with studio or work space. Artists will be encouraged to work outdoors, creating land art. Most artists will live and work at Eden Village. During the day, residents will work on their various art projects. In the evenings, they will share their work, ideas, and experiences with each other and learn about Jewish environmental issues in our artist beit midrash. Acclaimed scholars and artists will visit and teach, including Jackie Brookner (US), Helene Aylon (US), Tobi Kahn (US), Andras Borocz (Hungary), Nikki Green (Australia), Professors Marc Michael Epstein (Vassar) and Jonathan Schorsch (Columbia). The Jewish Waltz with Planet Earth retreat will host artists representing a wide diversity of artistic styles, a multi-generational, multi-disciplinary group of artists from the US as well as abroad. Our understanding of the concept of participants’ relationship with Judaism is based more on affiliation and interest than ethno-national background. Applications open now until March 22nd.|
Jewish Artist Residency
Putnam Valley, NY
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