Yet another East Winder interview–45 minutes of questions and answers on aquaponics, tattoos, nutbutters, egalitarianism, and other things about life at East Wind Community
(Originally posted on Facebook and Instagram)
Art is found in many places in the communes. One place that we have art at Glomus Commune is in the bathrooms and toilet rooms. The first two photos are from the only real bathroom that we have, with a flush toilet and a shower; the second two photos are from what we sometimes call the “poop coop”, a humanure toilet in a small building shared with the chickens; and the final two photos are from a humanure toilet that we set up in a nook in the barn. You might as well have nice things to look at while you sit on the throne.
Art Walk at Twin Oaks is an annual event (fourth year in a row!) and this year they included stuff from two other Louisa, Virginia, communities: Acorn and Living Energy Farm. We’ve already linked to one set of photos–here’s more.
(From Twin Oaks Facebook page): MORE ART WALK. Art included various computer programming presentations as well as traditional drawing, painting, crafts, and metalwork.
Art is important in communities, and Twin Oaks began this yearly art festival to acknowledge it. Here’s what they said on their Facebook page (which was then copied to the Commune Life Facebook page along with a bunch of pictures.
ART WALK. Twin Oaks 4th annual art event, this year with Acorn & LEF participating.On October 18 there was a day of performances and art created by members was on display in several of our buildings.
So this is the next in a series of Facebook questions that I have posed, looking at controversial issues in community living. Here is the question that I asked:
Right away, I got three thoughtful responses from Zamin Danty, Rachael Kadish, and Nicole Bienfang:
Then Theresa jumped in with concerns and Rachael and Theresa explored this further:
Finally, come all the one word responses. Most simply said, “Necessity.” But I appreciate Monica Cej’s response: “Both.”
from the Friends of Twin Oaks Community Facebook page
by McCune Porter
Here is the workshop and partial presentation schedule for the upcoming Twin Oaks Communities Conference. The below links are to blog posts on these elements. There is a posted full program (with short descriptions for every workshop are in the newly published program).
Saturday September 1st
9:30 to noon
1:30 to 3 PM
- FEC Panel
- Holistic Planning and Decision Making
- Could your community be 100% energy self sufficient
- Art as Strategy for Creating Community – Damanhur approach
- Creating Unity in the Communities Movement
4 to 5:30 PM
- POC Panel
- Why are you fundraising?
- Building Community thru Song
- Designing Community for Seniors
- Communities building cooperatives
Sunday September 2
9:30 to 11
- Diversity in Recruiting
- Ecovillage Design
- Consciousness in Community
- Surviving Exodus in Community
- Nomadic Communitarians
There is still time to register for this amazing event. Twin Oaks Community is hosting this event in central Virginia Aug 31st thru Sept 2. There is also great Labor Day (Sept 3) program at Cambia Community, less than one mile from the Twin Oaks Conference site.
Rock/Paper/Scissors statue by Lindsey (guest). Displayed in Kaweah.
Painting by Summer of Purl. Displayed in her room.
Art by Puma. Displayed at ZK.
Lindsey Hoffman’s homemade collage postcards and photography by Alexis (guest). Displayed in upstairs MT.
Sketch by Lindsey of shrouded R E Lee statue in Charlottesville.
Woven basket by Ari made during recent stay at John C Campbell Folk School. Displayed in upstairs Llano.
Iron work by Stephan made during his recent stay at John C Campbell Folk School. Displayed in upstairs Llano .
Art quilt by Pam. Displayed in her room .