Have you heard of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture's nine week summer arts residencies in which 65 artists are provided studios and housing in Maine and encouraged to produce art through workshops and collaborations with their peers? Great. This ain't that even though it's loosely modeled after it sans the studios and housing, time (additional 8 1/2 weeks), and idyllic weather.
It's also not a bohemian weekend of sex, alcohol, drugs, rock and roll, and nude horseback riding by sensitive artists who feel entitled to such things to create their art.
What Nohegan East is is "an art-making weekend with a focus on community" organized and run by Elaine Bradford, Dennis Nance, and Emily Link. Participants eat, drink, make merry, and participate in workshops lead by attending artists.
During it, I made a blanket fort.
|lead by Brit Barton and Caitlin McCollom|
|as taught by Dennis Nance and Emily Link|
|as lead by Carlos Rosales-Silva|
|lead by Paul Middendorf|
|lead by Jonathon Leach|
|lead by Sasha Dela (sans water)|
|lead by Rachel Hooper (avec water)|
Wanna know more? You'll have to visit the exhibition about Nohegan East in August 2011 at Box 13.