Fresh Eyes at Snow Farm
e-newsletter sent to Snow Farm community on 10/29/21
Dear Snow Farm friends,
One summer at Tanglewood, I saw Andy Grammer sing “Fresh Eyes,” his song about seeing someone he loves in a new way. Last week, as the workshop season drew to a close, I carved out time to take a 5-day class at Snow Farm, and that song kept floating through my mind.
The class I took was Mixed Media Fiber Studio with Merrill Comeau. We started with an exercise in self portraits. Each day, I couldn’t wait for the class to begin and eagerly dove into the hands-on making. Day by day, we experienced how Merrill sees the world through her work, her experiences, her artistic journey and it opened our eyes to new creative possibilities.
I popped upstairs to my office at least once a day for a phone call or to check my email. Still, I connected with seven other students in our small class, saw the progression of their work and learned a bit about their lives - the shared experience felt bigger than just 5 days. At the end, Merrill asked us to join in a circle and express in a word or two what the class meant to each of us: joy, gratefulness, generosity, thankfulness, inspirational, and for me, fresh eyes.
The 2021 workshop season is now finished! The 2022 schedule will be published on our website in mid-December. Registration will open in mid-January. Exact dates will follow soon.
On behalf of our Snow Farm staff and Board of Directors, we send to all of you a sincere and grateful thank you to all who have been a part of Snow Farm this year: instructors, students, volunteers, work study students, donors, sponsors, vendors, and all who care about the longevity of Snow Farm - thank you, thank you, thank you!