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Bright Ideas: Illumination & Craft

Aug 22 - Aug 27

The last week of summer brings together a group of workshops connected by a theme. In 2021, we celebrate light! 

Illumination has allured and fascinated artists since early days. In ancient times, gold reflected the flicker of candles to embody spirituality, and light streamed through stained glass windows for a glimpse of the heavens. Painting was transformed by concepts of light such as chiaroscuro in the Renaissance, the light painters of Impressionism, color theory and the science of light waves, while glass artists have pushed the interplay of light and shadow for centuries. In more modern times, sculptors, installation artists, and mixed media makers of all stripes have employed neon, incandescence, and LED lighting to illuminate spaces and works of art. Light is both a metaphor and a precious medium in and of itself.

For 2021, eight artists bring their unique approaches to illumination for a week of exploration and making. Whether traditional, contemporary, innovative or symbolic, join us this week to illuminate a new perspective on your creative pursuits. As the last week of the summer and in celebration of the special theme, there will be a catered dinner under the twinkling starlight, and special happenings throughout the week.

Don't miss the fabulous end-of-summer week at Snow Farm!


Five-day workshops at Snow Farm offer the luxury of giving new ideas plenty of time to sink in and swirl around. In the evenings, studios are open for expansive practice of the day's learning. During this week, evening activites and artist talks will follow the theme. A more detailed schedule is forthcoming.