Traveling to a new, unfamiliar place awakens something in us. It allows us to open ourselves to new experiences in entirely new environments – and for artists, that can strongly influence work at the time of travel or in the future, from the impressions of travel.
I just spoke to an artist who told me she was going on three residencies this summer. She applied to twenty residencies and got into three, she will experiment with ceramics- and these are the three she got into – Alfred University, Watershed (in Maine) and the Millay Colony are all this summer and into the fall. So she will travel to each and make work there.
Also, since I am giving you links to help you dream up where you want to go next, check that Alfred U link above and you will see their compendium of artist resources, which is worth a look.
If you are thinking about summer reading, I recently polled all the listeners of Yale Radio, and Arianna Huffington’s book on sleep was mentioned several times. So was Franny and Zooey by JD Salinger!
I will send a full list of all the books that artists and curators are reading all over the world in the next newsletter.
For, now, I hope you enjoy some travel, or at least some plans or dreams for travel.