Utopian Artist Communities

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Should art be made in solitude? There is a certain loneliness that artists know. The process and emotions seem alien to others. Artists may tear each other apart but they know, they know the loneliness.

The Art Colony At Old Lyme:

http://florencegriswoldmuseum.org/exhibitions_AmericanPlace.php

Byrdcliffe:

http://www.woodstockguild.org/about-byrdcliffe/byrdcliffe-history/

Cos Cob Art Colony:

http://www.hstg.org/colony.php

Provincetown Fine Arts Workshop:

http://web.fawc.org/history

The MacDowell Colony

http://www.macdowellcolony.org/about-History.html

Yaddo

http://yaddo.org/yaddo/history.shtml

6 Comments Add yours

  1. I’ve often thought about this, as well. It is a lonely place when writing out our hearts.
    Hugs!

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    1. Lonely but incredibly addictive. Hugs back, Audrey!

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  2. araneus1 says:

    We had [possibly still have… I haven’t checked] an artist colony in outer Melbourne called Montsalvat….. in Eltham. The bloke who set it up back in the day had a brother who was a famous GP in Belgrave, which is the next suburb to mine. The good doctor’s house is now a restaurant and appears in some of my photos.http://www.montsalvat.com.au/about/History.aspx

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    1. The only problem for me with the artists’ colonies is that after a few days I’d be exhausted by the socializing. I need tons of time alone to regain my energy 🙂

      I’ll check out the link! Thanks!

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      1. araneus1 says:

        That’s a very good point.

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