We are pleased to announce a new chapter at Arts Letters & Numbers, in January 2018 we will begin a new programming series entitled ‘Sessions’. Occurring at least once a month, each Session will take place over 5 to 10 days, offering a small group of participants the chance to live and work together, delving deeply into a particular topic, theme or question, facilitated by a Session Leader(s) and Arts Letters & Numbers Resident Staff & Fellows.
We are excited to announce a new addition to our Artist in Residence Program: Day Residency - for commuting artists. Over the course of the last three years we have seen the great impact our Residency Program has had on national and international artists. With such a diverse community of creative people we have realized it’s time to make this program more accessible for regionally based artists!
This year we will be making a very significant move forward by renovating the entire first floor of our mill. The space will be retrofitted to include studios, a wood / metal shop, photography darkrooms, and the beginnings of a printshop. And - finally! - we will install a heating system, which will allow us to program the facility year round - a very important milestone for ALN!
Arts Letters & Numbers is pleased to announce our 6th summer workshop. Each year, we structure our summer workshop through a question or questions that address the moment we are in. This year we ask: CONSTITUTION. We frame Constitution as a constellation of questions with the hope that we can inhabit them and create new works, acts, and actions, that speak to the urgencies of our time.
More information and application form is now available
Since last year was such a great success, we will do it again! For this holiday Friday, our weekly Film Screening will give room for Jam in the Salon. Going back in time at the House on the Hill, we will open up the speakeasy salon from the 1920’s, and welcome you to an evening (with no end), of music jam.
As a gesture to show our gratitude for the tireless and continuous support and help of our friends and volunteers, we are throwing an Evening of Appreciation on Sunday October 30th. Join us, just make sure to RSVP.
Co-hosted by the Dorian Grey Gallery and curated by David Gersten, the Exhibition includes over 100 works donated by 70+ artists that make up Arts Letters & Numbers’ broader community of fellows, visiting artists, resident artists, advisory council, board of directors, and friends of ALN.
As fall settled on Averill Park we gathered around the fire and proudly welcomed Professor of Anthropology and Aesthetics, Remo Guidieri, who spoke at the mill for the third time. A Day at the Mill with Remo Guidieri has become a highly anticipated yearly event on the Arts Letters & Numbers calendar. This year was no exception.
The artists who knew each other for varied amounts of time created a deeply moving intersection of their creative trajectories, capturing global issues explorations in abstraction, and the local nuance of Averill Park and the Mill. Photographs of the exhibition are now available to view.
We are pleased to announce another Day at The Mill event. We will present a group artist lecture by Grupo < >, after which the artists have prepared a dinner with inspiration from their home countries. The day will start with an informal bookbinding workshop.
40 RISD Architecture students will present an interactive, multimedia performance combining architecture, performance and music, including Terry Riley’s canonical 1964 piece “In C,” accompanied by Community MusicWorks alumni
We need to raise 25k in order to secure our facilities and maintain our ongoing programming throughout the winter.If you follow Arts Letters & Numbers and are moved by our commitment to explore arts and education through ceaseless communal endeavors, please take a moment during this holiday season and give at what ever level you can. Every dollar you donate to ALN will be multiplied in its impact through the volunteer efforts of our remarkable growing community.
Rensselaer County Legislature is still refusing to pass laws to protect our drinking water against damage caused by industrial blasting. We NEED over 2,000 signatures to get the legislative to take us seriously.
Arts Letters & Numbers' emphasis on music as a key component that fosters the creation of our arts and our community has been generously graced by two piano donations, thanks to our beloved friend, composer, pianist, and member of our Advisory Council, Michael Harrison, who connected us to the donors.
On the initiative of our current artists in residence we are pleased to announce our Fall Season Exhibition. We invite you for an evening to experience works of music, written as well as spoken words, installations, photography, painting, food, projections and more.
Through their mutual love of books Cathleen and Troels will develop a workshop series to revolve around the many different aspects of the book – the book as a work of art, as a vessel, as knowledge, as an archive, as structure, as an anti-rocking device, as a gathering of papers, as a thing, as an object and subject at the same time. The book has a capacity to reach across disciplines as no discipline can renounce the book which is what makes it such a universal object/subject.
Infinite vast white landscapes of flour, drops of ink slowly diffusing into water, scans of skin and the sound of signs made on a chalkboard all intermingled with isotopes, periodic table food labs and late night Butoh screenings.
The architectural act of building the model, created and contained the deep relationships between care, craft and community; Craft gathers us together, through the collective actions of constructing a model of the school, a community was formed, a remarkable connective tissue emerged within the studio. This structure, this social contract ultimately embodies The Cooper Union.