'The residency is a great place for inspiration and quiet contemplation of your art and the culture we live in the west' - Geoffrey Krist, Connecticut, usa.
I recently spent a month at the Sam Rit residency and it was a truly eye opening and amazing experience.The village is rural and gorgeous as well as teaming with life. The staff are incredibly accommodating and are eager to understand and learn from you just as much as you want to learn from them. The people of the village as well are happy and extremely pleasant. English is a foreign language here but the people are happy to try and communicate and relate in any way possible, for me personally it was through music that I related most to the locals I enjoyed dancing to the Thai songs they played and shared with them some of my favorite American songs which they seemed to enjoy as well. The residency is a great place for inspiration and quiet contemplation of your art and the culture we live in the west. It offers countless opportunities to express ones artistic vision weather it be creating murals on the walls or in my case repairing refurbishing an old statue I discovered hiding behind a wall of the residency. I will always remember this place and the people and staff that made it great I hope I will be able to return soon to my new family across the world.
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11/14/2017 07:40:20 am
Great opportunity for you to have an experience like this. To go into another country is never an easy thing to do, but you had a great moment such as this. Also, adapting the culture of another country is hard, adjustment within the culture you're not being used really takes time. In addition to this, the experience of embracing the culture you are not being accustomed is great, it gives you knowledge and awareness of their existing norms and such. I hope many schools showcase activities like this one, especially on anthropological courses for them to have an idea about cross-culture, specifically in isolated places.
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Sam Rit Residents
This blog is a space for past residents to reflect on their stay in Sam Rit