We watched Sacha Copland begin to create Java Dance Theatre's wondrous The Wine Project when she was at La Porte Peinte as a dancer-in-residence, dancing in the vineyards and atop a wine barrel donated by a local wine producer. Even in its nascent form it was compelling and magical. It has since dazzled audiences all [...]
Crossing the threshold: writing one’s way into forbidden landscapes of feeling Carla Drysdale In this three-day workshop designed to generate new writing, we will take as our touchstone and guide Rumi’s words “The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you./Don’t go back to sleep.” How do we cross Rumi’s “doorsill where the two worlds [...]
Metalpoint artist Jeannine Cook has now graced La Porte Peinte with her inspired and inspiring presence during four residencies, in the process becoming a confirmed member of the far-flung and tightly-knit La Porte Peinte family. We are delighted to be welcoming her back again in 2016, and eager to see the ongoing development of the new body of work she [...]
We are thrilled to learn that 2014 artist-in-residence Christine Conley's brilliant short animation The Search is an official selection at the 2015 Indie Memphis Film Festival. We are proud that this creation was conceived at La Porte Peinte! Christine came to La Porte Peinte to focus on learning Flash animation and to complete a short animation. She completed the first [...]
Talented young writer Kelsey wishes to spend several months at La Porte Peinte to continue work on her creative nonfiction book, Wonders in the Deep. An excerpt from the work in progress: There is a woman carved in the middle of the bay between Dinard and the walled city of Saint-Malo in Brittany, France. Though [...]
Come to the Musée des Arts Naïfs et Populaires de Noyers this weekend to see an exhibition of new metalpoint work by Jeannine Cook. Currently in residence at La Porte Peinte, Jeannine will speak about metalpoint and her Burgundy inspirations on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September at 4 pm. Her work may also be seen at La Porte Peinte.
If Nico, Patti Smith and Joanna Newsom were planning a tea party, they might invite Meaner Pencil along as a fourth. Sylvia Beloc We're thrilled to announce an upcoming performance by Meaner Pencil, otherwise known as Lenna Pierce. See her website for music samples and to find out more about this exceptional artist.
Artist in residence Tanya Ziniewicz' work in progress is thrilling, full of lyrical force.
American artist in residence Anthony Wright has been at La Porte Peinte for nearly a month working on sculptures and drawings that respond to and reinterpret the landscape, whether natural or man-made. Stop by La Porte Peinte to see some of the powerful work he's done while here. Here, some shots of work in progress.
Visual artist Tanya Ziniewicz arrives for her residency in a few days. Read here about her practice.