Chandelier Creative’s “Mermaid Ranch” Open Residency in East Hampton

10-day artist stays throughout the summer in an idyllic setting

Be it the idyllic beauty or a shot at solitude, the Hamptons’ century-old art scene continues to foster profound talent. A devotion to the arts runs through museums and studios, residences and artist residencies. East Hampton’s Mermaid Ranch—which adds to this creative enthusiasm—began as a satellite office, of sorts. It was a remote refuge, designed to trigger ideas for people working at Chandelier Creative. Employees …

Stoneleaf Retreat’s Open Call for Women Artist Residents

An idyllic escape in the Catskills offers inspiration, dialogue and artistic guidance

Across 20 acres of land in the Catskill Mountains, Stoneleaf Retreat provides space for thought, inspiration, guidance and collaboration. The location plays host to the Stoneleaf Residency, wherein cycles of women artists can settle in, produce work and conclude their time on site with an open studio showcase. Helen Toomer (former director of the Pulse Art Fair) founded the residency last year with husband Eric …

Interview: Aesthetics and Therapeutics Lab

The collaborative video artist and therapist discuss contemporary dome art, and its ability to serve as a space of wonder, stimulation and healing

by Ikechukwu Casmir Onyewuenyi The last time CH spoke with video artist Jakob LeBaron Dwight, he remarked on the effects of light entrainment on the brain and the possible restorative value of light in the context of art. Dwight’s body of work has always manipulated light and its movement, but never dealt directly with how the medium serves to heal and promote feelings of well-being …