A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of visiting the Wassaic Project in upstate New York for some studio visits with their current artists. Spring had not yet sprung, but we had a wonderful day getting out of New York and spending time talking with artists and their Residency Director, Charlotte Caldwell, in the small, one-bar town.
The Wassaic Project's residents stay for a few weeks or up to six months, and have access to studios, living quarters, visiting artists, and most of all, dedicated time to work and experiment. It was a pleasure meeting everyone and seeing the diverse practices that can thrive in a low-key town a couple of hours from NYC.
For the past few years, Wassaic has been hosting an annual summer festival which showcases work by residents, music and performance. To see what it's all about, check out the video below and hopefully see you there this June!