Sofie Alaina Rose Seymouris an art-maker from Philadelphia PA. She is primarily a mover, shaker and dance-maker, and has also worked in documentary film and theatre. Her practice is anchored by a belief in social-impact, storytelling, and an obligation to work towards a more just world. She is still trying to figure this out, and is open to suggestions.
At Sable, Sofie Rose is reconnecting with her crafts practices, such as book making and stained glass; soaking in the nourishment of trees + sky + veggies + a reflective community; attempting a 3-year-old item on the to-do list of learning to play the ukulele; and not yet panicking too badly about her recent college graduation. She believes in the everyday magic of intentionality, listening, storytelling, radical empathy, and the struggle towards justice, she is allergic to kiwis, and at age 3, she refused to go onstage at her first dance recital, so her mom had to lie to the grandparents and say that a random tutu-clad toddler on stage had been theirs.
Asia Lae Bey
Asia Lae Bey is a Pittsburgh based artist focused in sequential art expressed through both performance and visual media. Traditionally an illustrator, at Sable she finds herself inspired by various physical media, including but not limited to dance, sculpture, and multi-media installation involving elements of nature. Her smile is as charming as her wit. Enjoying life to its fullest, she's sure to bring a warmth to the room with her heartfelt laugh and a story to tell.
Roberta Guido is a movement junkie with a knack for laughing when things aren't actually that funny. Roberta hails from Pittsburgh, PA and received their BFA in Dance from the The College at Brockport, SUNY. While at Sable they are working on consistency in their artistic practice as well as living harmoniously in community. Since arriving at Sable, Roberta has become obsessed with wiring songs for ukulele, being barefoot as often as possible, and the paradox that we are all growing and decaying at the same time.
Erin Schweers is a Fine Artist from Annapolis Maryland. At home she focuses on building large canvas structures for creating her abstract oil paintings. Erin is also a songwriter who performs her music for various audiences. At Sable she is drawn to the shapes, lines, and layers nature makes, creating small-scale paintings, watercolor, and pen & ink drawings. The quiet of the Land helps bring her inner world to the surface, influencing her songwriting. Here at Sable Erin swims like a river fish, makes Dragon Pizza like a boss, and records her dreams every morning to capture their inspiring messages, images, and puzzles.
Conor Emerson is an artist hailing from Mass. (both inner and outer). Primarily focused in music and writing, Conor hopes to develop as a performer and a storyteller (both of words and of sounds). At Sable, Conor is working on diving deeper into the discovery of new and interesting guitar techniques. Inspired by the subtleties of natural sounds, Conor can often be found sitting far off in the forest just listening to the birds. Until the approximate age of five, Conor’s speech was almost entirely unintelligible and he still often finds himself creating words or speaking in accents in order to express himself properly.
Anastasia Rockafella is a visual artist from Stamford, CT. She just graduated with a fine art degree from Syracuse University. Inspiration for her thesis came by inviting the geometrical growth patterns of nature onto the two-dimensional world of the canvas. Special attention was focused on exploring depth through color palate. While at Sable, Ana is continuing to explore geometric harmony, but this time on circular panels. Anastasia considers the people of Sable to be storytellers. These stories shared through movement, music, and words have inspired her to keep a journal in which entries are typed over daily Zen paintings.
Zoë Sabina Newmarco sprouted from the earth several years ago and ever since has been fascinated with themes of love and community, which she explores through art and travel. Primarily a poet, Zoë is enchanted with words and using them to connect with and relate to the world around her. At Sable she is working on creating a multi-media book of original poetry collected from her travels. Having spent much of her childhood in Rochester, Vermont, Zoë is ecstatic to be back amidst the roots she planted in the green mountains.
Veronica Rodriguez has lived in and out of Vermont since 2013. She first attended Sable as a photography intern during its first summer running and is presently here as an August Resident. Veronica has spent the past year in Florence, Italy, where she studied painting and printmaking at L'Accademia di Belli Arti, and contemporary dance at Opus Ballet. Her interests at large include performance art, poetry, and drawing. At Sable, her everyday includes swimming in the river, making paper, and writing poetry. This fall, she will be at Bennington College for a semester-residency where she hopes to complete a handmade book of lyric and prints. Veronica was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.
Mary-HannahMcWilliams is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work is inspired by community, disruption, and the human body. Primarily a theater-maker, she seeks to understand grief, trauma, and healing through physical and devised theater practice and ritual Her other mediums include song-writing, performance art, contact improvisation, and poetry. A native Texan who grew up just outside Dallas, Mary-Hannah moved to the East Coast to live and study. She is a proud alum of National Theater Institute and currently studies Theater and gender/Women’s Studies at Connecticut College. While at Sable, Mary-Hannah hopes to collaborate with the land to create site-specific performances. Her only regret about living off-grid is being unable to watch videos of baby goats on the Internet.
Jessica Lee is a dance and teaching artist, arts organizer and administrator who dreams of Sable while living in Brooklyn. Her artistic work is grounded by the relationship between body and earth, inspired by the joy and healing power of movement, and dedicated to community building. At Sable, Jessica dances to channel the invigorating energies of The Land in search for clarity, connection, and compassion, and in doing so, works towards becoming a kinder, stronger, more confident person. Jessica loves washing bright beautiful carrots but only likes to eat them after they're cooked.
Jessica is Sable's Project Manager and the Director of Operations of Sable Arts Projects, Inc., non profit organization. She considers this work of building an artistic community and sharing Sable's space/process/lifestyle with both new Sable artists and community members as part of her art.
Caroline Reusse was Sable's Fabulous 2016 Photo/Video Intern.
Full bio to come soon!
Otto Pierce is a sculptor of many forms: land, wood, gardens, space, structures, movement, community, and even pizza. This year his work focused on the Sable Land in the form of multi-step dances with trees, rocks, and quite a few scraggly stumps.
Otto is the Founder and Creative Director of Sable Arts Projects, Inc. Check out the Sable Team page HERE.