Art Life Retreat

Friday-Saturday-Sunday November 4-5-6: Weekend Art/Life Retreat at CX Silver Gallery, Brattleboro, Vermont
Participatory/Performance Art · Communal Cooking Lessons · Workshops · Training · Conversation as Art

linda-nye-cai-artlife-nov456-brattleboroAn Art / Life retreat weekend of activities with performance artists Linda Mary Montano, Nye Ffarrabas, and Cai Xi, Friday and Saturday November 4th and 5th, 2016 at the C.X. Silver Gallery, Brattleboro, VT with a visit to the Michael S. Currier Center at The Putney School on Sunday November 6th.

Linda Mary Montano and Nye Ffarrabas have been exploring and dissolving the boundaries between art and life for six decades each. Cai‘s art-life journey is now in its fifth decade. Together they will be presenting art / life audience participation experiences along with Cai’s art-as-food-as-art. The schedule of activities includes a variety of group and 1-to-1 performance pieces, individualized training, reiki, intuitive readings, art / life counseling, contemplation, tai chi, qi gong, Five Elements exploration, and food preparation with communal dining as performance pieces.

Linda Montano’s Laughter Workshop, Nov 6 2016 in Currier Center at Putney School (image links to video in new tab, parts 1, 2, and 3 of the workshop)
Linda Mary Montano Laughter Workshop in Vermont, part 2
Linda Mary Montano Laughter Workshop in Vermont, part 3

There are concurrent exhibitions of all three artists. This occasion features the preview of a new book on Linda’s 14 Years of Art/Life, with an exhibition that includes drawings, installations and archival photographs. A selection from Nye’s 50-year retrospective of art pieces, poetry and writings, includes the 50th anniversary of the Egg-Time Event which is featured in Nye’s book, a walk on the inside Cai Xi’s Retrospective 1980-2015 of portraits, landscapes and abstracts is on view nearby at the Michael S. Currier Center, Putney School. At C.X. Silver Gallery, Cai’s installation includes her recent piece on the Chinese Five Elements.

Schedule of activities for the weekend: [Bring Blankets for Yourself] Friday, 11/4: 6pm: Arrival, C.X. Silver Gallery, 814 Western Avenue, Brattleboro, VT. 6-7pm: Light meal provided by Cai. 7-9pm: Sessions – Meditation with Linda; Poetry and Reiki with Nye; Opening the Meridians with Cai.
Saturday, 11/5: All day at C.X. Silver Gallery: 7:30-9am: Breakfast and conversation. 9-10am: Tai chi and Qigong with Cai. 10am-6pm: Sessions: Art/Life Counseling with Linda; Poetry and intuitive readings with Nye; Communal meal and preparation including cooking lessons with Cai. 6-9pm: Buffet, conversation and closure for the day’s activities.
Sunday, 11/6: 7:30-9am: Breakfast/conversation at C.X. Silver Gallery. 9:00-9:30am: Car pool to The Putney School. 9:30am-12pm: Sessions at the Michael S. Currier Center, The Putney School, 418 Houghton Brook Road, Putney, VT: Tai chi with Cai · Laughter Workshop with Linda · Stone activities and poetry with Nye · viewing Cai’s retrospective exhibition · Closure for the weekend’s activities. For further information, contact Adam Silver, 802-257-7898 ·

Untitled copper sculpture by Linda Mary Montano, 1966 Untitled copper sculpture mounted on wood; inside, cloth, thread, and wishes for healing.1966 by Linda Mary Montano Untitled copper sculpture mounted on wood; inside, cloth, thread, and wishes for healing.1966 (image close-up showing the cloth/thread object within) by Linda Mary Montano