We have a report for our 2018 season, available to view here as a downloadable pdf. The text of the report includes the following: The Hewnoaks Artist Residency program provided time and space to more than 60 artists working in Visual Arts, Writing, Music, Film, Performance, and Multidisciplinary practice in 2018. Primarily from Maine, these … Continue reading 2018 Program report
At the October, 2018 Alliance of Artist Communities Emerging Program Institute (for new residency programs and folks considering starting programs), Hewnoaks director Nat May and colleague Linda Earle discussed considering equity in the artist selection process. Here are the notes from that panel, which contain a lot of questions a program might ask in conceiving … Continue reading Equity in the artist selection process: a zine
On Indigenous People’s Day, we’d like to acknowledge the history of the land of Hewnoaks. The app “Native Land” (and corresponding website native-land.ca) shows what indigenous territories and languages might have and still do exist around North America. Here’s a partial history of the Fryeburg area from Wikipedia: “The area was once a major Abenaki Indian … Continue reading Native land recognition
Stephen Arnold Douglas Volk (23 February 1856 – 7 February 1935) was an American portrait and figure painter, muralist, and educator. He taught at the Cooper Union, the Art Students League of New York, and was one of the founders of the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts. He and his wife Marion established Hewnoaks together. … Continue reading Founder Douglas Volk
Marion Larrabee Volk (1859–1925) decided to improve upon a generations-old native tradition of making “drawn” rugs, and with the help of her son Wendell and daughter Marion she began Sabatos Handcrafts in 1901. A drawn rug is a type of hooked rather than woven rug. The Volks gathered together residents of Center Lovell, who then … Continue reading Founder Marion Larrabee Volk
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Thank you, Tony Grant and the Sustainable Arts Foundation! We are going to be able to offer stipends to artists who will require childcare support back at home during their stay at Hewnoaks.