Hewnoaks alumni are out in the world doing amazing things! We’ll keep a running list here. To see alumni news from 2018 and before, click here. (If you are a past participant in our program, please drop us a line so we can celebrate what you’ve been doing.) January, 2020 Erin Dorney‘s “QUESTION THE BODY”, created … Continue reading Alumni news
Find out what some of our alumni are up to
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The 2019 Wild Light Art Exhibition will showcase new and original artwork …
December, 2018 Tad Beck, Sarah Haskell, Anna Hepler, Hilary Irons, Baxter Koziol, Elaine K. Ng, Isabelle O’Donnell, Julie Poitras Santos, Gina Siepel, and TUG Collective all have work to see in the current CMCA Biennial, on view now through March 3. The Kindling Fund has awarded grants to Devon Kelley-Yurdin, meg willing, and The Apohadion (Pat Corrigan and Greg Jamie) … Continue reading Alumni news, 2018 and before
We have a report for our 2018 season available to view here as a downloadable pdf.
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.
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
Stephen Arnold Douglas Volk was an American portrait and figure painter, muralist, and educator. He and his wife Marion established Hewnoaks together.
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