Faculty Spotlight – Patrick Stolfo
Alkion Center
by Sushannah Laurange
4M ago
This year, Patrick Stolfo will mark his thirty-sixth year as a teacher at Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School. He is stepping back from his role to focus on his own artistic craft more fully and will continue educating the next generation of Waldorf teachers as part of the core faculty of Hawthorne Valley’s Alkion Center. When Patrick first came to teach at Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School in the late 1980s, he resonated with the founders’ vision for a community that integrated the arts into its fabric. “I felt drawn to the mission that the arts would be not only a large part of the curriculum, b ..read more
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Alkion Press Publishes “Hilma af Klint”
Alkion Center
by jzinszer
8M ago
It is with great excitement that Alkion Press announces the publication of Hilma af Klint—The Infinite and the Divine, a hardcover catalogue of the first showing in the United States of the full eight painting series known as the Tree of Knowledge, as well as Hilma af Klint’s Sketchbook Flowers, Mosses and Lichen at Lightforms Art Center in Hudson, NY in 2020. Essays accompany the Tree of Knowledge series and the Sketchbook, written by former Senior Artistic Director Martina Angela Müller, which explore the visual language as well as the spiritual and anthroposophical ..read more
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“Why Parzival?” Author Eric G. Müller Presents New Book
Alkion Center
by jzinszer
9M ago
Eric Müller held a book launch and presentation of his new book “Why Parzival? An Epic of Our Age with Global Reach and Its Secret Connections to Waldorf Education.” If you missed it, you can watch his recorded  presentation below, or if you prefer, here on our YouTube channel. This book was published by Alkion Press and is available here for $27.99 (paperback) or $37.99 (hardcover).   ..read more
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Makers Market Returns for Second Season
Alkion Center
by Sushannah Laurange
1y ago
      Hawthorne Valley Farm Store is thrilled to announce the return of the monthly Makers Market for the 2023 season. The first market will be held this Saturday, May 27 from 11 am-3 pm. “Everyone really enjoyed the markets we held last fall, and we are looking forward to another great season of bringing the community together and continuing to support our local makers through these markets,” says Jeremy Laurange, Hawthorne Valley Director of Retail. Additional markets will be held on June 10, July 1, August 12, September 2, and October 7, all from 11 am-3 pm. This month’s mar ..read more
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A Year in Review: Education in the Valley
Alkion Center
by Sushannah Laurange
1y ago
This post is the second in a series of reflections on 2022, giving you a glimpse into a year in the life of the initiatives that make up Hawthorne Valley. These reports were first shared in our Annual Impact Report, which can be accessed in its entirety here. If our work inspires you, we invite you to also support our educational endeavors by making a tax-deductible donation to the initiative of your choice here.   HAWTHORNE VALLEY WALDORF SCHOOL gratitude for even the smallest opportunities to come together and share experiences Photo by Lawrence Braun. The 2021-22 academic year was ..read more
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Hawthorne Valley Welcomes Two New Trustees
Alkion Center
by Sushannah Laurange
2y ago
Hawthorne Valley Association is thrilled to announce the addition of two stellar biodynamic farming entrepreneurs to its Board of Trustees: Maggie Keith and Chris Tebbutt. Keith is a fourth generation steward of Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood Kentucky where she raises grassfed beef, and Tebbutt stewards Filigreen Farm in Mendocino County, California. “I have admired Maggie and Chris for many years and consider Foxhollow and Filigreen to be beacons of biodynamic agriculture, ecological stewardship, and social innovation. Spending time at these remarkable places enlivens the soul and speaks volume ..read more
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Ecology of the Social: An Exploration of Collaborative Arts
Alkion Center
by Sushannah Laurange
2y ago
by Janene Ping, Morning Star Lead Teacher & Early Childhood Chair at Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School Courage for the times we live in… from where do we gain the strength to meet the complex challenges in the world today? In contemplating this question, a thought recently came to me. The first step comes from coming to peace with our vulnerability. To accept and know ourselves – and all of the ways we may feel small, helpless, and at risk – like little children who are this way. But they are not yet self-conscious of their vulnerability. Our often intensified individual identity unfol ..read more
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Enrollment open for 22-23 year at the Alkion Center
Alkion Center
by Sushannah Laurange
2y ago
The Alkion Center at Hawthorne Valley is now enrolling for its 22-23 Academic Year. Alkion provides Waldorf Teacher Education, Art, and Foundation Studies in Anthroposophy, all in the beautiful context of Hawthorne Valley Farm‘s campus. Classes begin September 10. For more information, click here or call 518-672-8008 ..read more
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FollyFields Call for Proposals: Hawthorne Valley Partnering with Millay Arts
Alkion Center
by cjdegennaro
2y ago
Millay Arts is seeking a visual artist/sculptor and/or collaborative team for its inaugural FollyFields Residency. The FollyFields resident(s) will work on site (at least 3 days/week) at Hawthorne Valley Farm (327 County Route 21C, Ghent, NY) creating site-specific, temporary (6-12 months) public art work(s) in collaboration with the community. We are especially interested in work that uses/incorporates natural/found/recycled materials in unexpected ways and aligns with Hawthorne Valley Farm’s and Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program’s missions to cultivate compassionate relationship ..read more
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A Conversation with Basilica Hudson
Alkion Center
by Sushannah Laurange
2y ago
Hawthorne Valley is pleased to feature local social entrepreneur Melissa Auf der Maur in the latest episode of Roots to Renewal: a 50th Anniversary podcast. Melissa is the co-founder and director of Basilica Hudson, a nonprofit multidisciplinary art center in Hudson, NY, and an artist, musician, photographer and writer – probably best known in musical circles for her turn as the bass player for the band Hole from 1994-1999. “We at Hawthorne Valley have admired Melissa and Tony’s work at the Basilica since it began in 2010, and are fortunate to have them as part of our community in Columbia ..read more
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