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Freebie Friday: It Takes Courage

Happy Freebie Friday! We thought you could use a friendly reminder from Matisse this week. “Creativity takes courage.” So, be kind to yourself. Download it, print it out, hang it up, and pass it along to a friend! What’s happening at Starry Night? We are so glad you asked! The summer session at the Starry Night Residency is in full swing. If you […]

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Freebie Friday: Starry Night Residency

It’s another Freebie Friday! Today’s freebie is a video we like to share with our incoming artists in residence, so that they can get an idea of what the Starry Night Residency grounds look like. Residencies come in all shapes and sizes, so we think it’s interesting to take a look into the kind of environment where you will be […]

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Freebie Friday: New Mexico True TV

Posted by on March 17, 2017 in blog | 0 Comments

It’s another Freebie Friday! We get a lot of questions about the odd little town where the Starry Night Residency is located. So this week’s freebie is a fun little video that gives a glimpse of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico and it’s hot springs. The director of Starry Night, Monika Proffitt, gives a tour of all the hot springs in T […]

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Portal Portal is an aquatic lighting art installation in the Rio Grande river, created by Monika Proffitt. Glowing strands of light trail off the dock at River Bend Hot Springs in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.         Portal is a light based installation, created with submerged fiber optic cables, PVC, and enamel.   Meet the Artist Monika […]

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Fiesta Weekend at Starry Night

Fiesta Weekend was a blast! Our current Artists In Residence, Shelly Hanan and Aline Mare joined us on the streets of  Truth or Consequences to celebrate the town’s 56th annual Fiesta. After watching the parade, the festivities carried on well into the night. Aline went back to Starry Night after the parade and started working on some of her graphic […]

Winter at the Residency

January 15th – Residency Our January 15th residency application deadline is fast approaching, and we have had a lot of interesting applicants! With a few days remaining to apply and still receive our 2014 rates, we encourage you to apply before the deadline. A few of you have asked whether or not you may continue applying past the deadline. We […]

Finding Inspiration in the Desert: Gem Hunting

Nothing inspires like the beauty of our natural world. One of the most exciting ways to interact with nature in New Mexico is to try your hand at rock hounding for the many precious gems and minerals found throughout the desert.  We’ve been lucky enough to go on many such excursions, including bringing along a few Starry Night residents to […]

Starry Night “Cartists” in Residence?

 The visual art genre contains such a broad spectrum of creations, not limited to the elusive Art Car. Most car artists have no formal training, but trained artists do work within the medium, also known as “Cartists.” I don’t consider myself a Cartist, but each time I see one cruisin’ through town my motivation seems to increase. Art cars got […]

How to Break Free of “Creators Block” with a Residency

Ever get writers block? Creators block? We have inspiration! Starry Night Residency Program has a lot to offer those who seek a unique experience to encourage their creativity.  Reflection The quiet days in the desert can offer a tremendous relief from the hustle and bustle of city life. It can provide you with time to reflect on your surroundings. In […]

Find Your Inspiration in the Heart of the Desert

The desert calls to you! It beckons you to look deeper into your psyche and find yourself in its vastness! The desert that surrounds the grounds of Starry Night is enormous. The desert changes its hue with the passing of juicy thunderclouds and the movement of the sun, seemingly by the minute.   Starry Night Residency Program It’s not just […]