Nancy Winship Milliken Studio often works with students and interns in a variety of capacities, typically as an Artist-in-Residence with lectures, studio visits, and a class project that usually involves the whole school.
Students from different universities who are interested in environmental art are welcome through a selected process to intern during the summer and school year. Many students get college credit and have been awarded grants for this opportunity. We welcome all majors. Past interns have been in environmental studies with minors in studio art, religion, architectural and landscape design, food systems, climate justice, art history, for example. Typically we will collaborate with a farm, making work in response to the landscape, people and animals surrounding us. All artistic disciplines are explored. Many times we are experimenting with materials to see what future projects can be realized, other times we are working on a specific project that needs to head out for an exhibition. The studio is dedicated to using art as a communicator of climate justice and the environmental crisis we all face.
Bread and Butter Farm
Clemmons Family Farm
Hartsbrook School Farm
Blue Star Equiculture
Marlboro College students working on an installation.
This raw wool cube made from scaffolding, netting and wool was created in collaboration with students from the visual arts program during an artist in residency program at Westminster School in Simsbury, Connecticut.
The smell and texture of wool is prevalent, and the rain and wind will transform the sculpture. The flexible and soft walls of the Wool Cube are in contrast to the solid, static materials used in the nearby Armour Academic Center. The opening in front relates to the surrounding windows and doors. Inside the sunlight creates dappled designs, and at night, it is lit from within.