What does Emily Dickinson mean to me?

Date : May 15, 2021

Today seems fitting to highlight a project launched by the Emily Dickinson Museum, for May 15th marks the day Emily Dickinson was “Called Back”.  

“My Emily Dickinson: at the Emily Dickinson Museum a Video Gallery and Story Collection Project

In honor of Emily Dickinson’s 190th birthday in December of 2020, the Museum collected your stories from around the world. So many of us feel a deep connection to Dickinson’s life, her poetry, or to both. Some of us read her work as young students in school and become curious about the woman who lowered gingerbread from her window; others of us do not find Dickinson until we are older and her poetry’s themes of loss and hope begin to resonate profoundly; still others find that Dickinson’s wit and fierce individuality is a touchstone. This project sought to document the many Emily Dickinsons that exist in the hearts of contemporary readers. We received fifty participant videos from as close as Amherst to as far away as Albania. 

This video gallery offers a range of perspectives on Dickinson from a diverse group of her readers who generously shared their stories of strange Dickinson encounters, first meetings, and deeply felt connection. We are very grateful to these story-tellers and we hope you enjoy their collective message of Dickinson’s enduring relevance in our lives today.”


Link to my story:   What does Emily Dickinson mean to me?

Link to many stories:  Emily Dickinson Museum Website.



“When they come back–if Blossoms do–“

Date : April 22, 2021

Very honored to re-install, “When they come back–if Blossoms do–” at Wave Hill for the 2021 Art & Nature Entwined Gala honoring Jennifer McGregor. The work will be on view during the Gala and for the weekend of May 21-23, 2021. [Please note advance reservations are required, info at WaveHill.org]

Wave Hill notes, “For more than two decades, Jennifer curated indoor and outdoor exhibitions, immersive theater performances and experimental dance and music. She also served as a mentor and advocate for artists by launching the Winter Workspace Artist Residency and Sunroom Project series, two important artist-incubator programs. By providing opportunities for both artists and audiences to discover and engage with the natural world, Jennifer set Wave Hill apart from museums and gardens across the country.”

“When they come back-if Blossoms do-” was and is a collaboration with the interpretive gardeners at Wave Hill.  In 2007, I worked closely with Charles Day and in 2021, Jess Brey is my collaborator.  This type of a project–collaborations between interpretive gardeners and artists–exemplifies the thoughtful work done by Jennifer McGregor at Wave Hill.

“When they come back–if Blossoms do–“ a series of copper plant labels linking plants grown and written about by Emily Dickinson with the same plants growing at Wave Hill. Originally installed in 2007 in the exhibition ‘Emily Dickinson Rendered.’ This project was a collaboration with WH’s Horticultural Interpreter, Charles Day. [Image by Benjamin Swett].

IG Live with Jason Andrew April 11 at 11AM

Date : April 10, 2021

Thrilled to be joining Jason Andrew of Norte Maar for the first of his new series of monthly studio visits with artists, choreographers and writers.  We will be touring my studio and learning about the work made during my residency at Hancock Shaker Village through the Artists at Work pilot program.

Pop on over to Instagram Live @jandrewarts and joins us on April 11 at 11AM.  We look forward to seeing you!

Note:  Recording of Studio Tour is available to watch via Instagram IGTV @jandrewarts!


Date : March 18, 2021

Thrilled to be participating in Colour/Collage/Poetry —an online exhibition that accompanies the Color & Poetry Symposium (19-22 March) at the Slade School of Fine Art.

View the exhibition anytime and forever on the Slade’s site




quiet conversations

Date : February 13, 2021

quiet conversations on view 19 February – 14 March, 2021

bike, 2020, repurposed tea towel, vintage buttons, natural dye scraps, linen thread, 18 1/2 x 33 inches


Initiated by India Flint, this exhibition shares tea-towels, humble utilitarian domestic textiles, that have been the companions of their stitchers during ‘the Great Pause’. Created by a group linked by a common thread around a virtual village well, using supplies found by rummaging in the ragbag (or the back of the closet), in the tea-towel drawer or in the linen-press. Making do with the resources found in hearts and home.

Thursday – Sunday 11am- 4pm

Fabrik, 1 Lobethal Road, Lobethal, Australia

A Coat of Heavenly Brightness

Date : October 16, 2020

Please join me for a conversation with Curator Sarah Margolis-Pineo on Thursday October 22, 5:30pm.

To watch our conversation, please click this link.

Honeycutt Studio in the Hired Men’s Shop at Hancock Shaker Village


The Shakers lived in a colorful world. Their architecture, interiors, furniture, and clothing reverberated with surprising brilliancy. At Hancock Shaker Village, artist-in-residence Brece Honeycutt has been exploring the Shaker palette of yellows, blues, reds, and greens, experimenting with natural dyes and pigments she creates from Hancock’s gardens and forests. Moderated by curator Sarah Margolis-Pineo, this conversation will provide an overview of Honeycutt’s ongoing research, mining the collection of Hancock Shaker Village to showcase the colors of the Shakers.

The artist residency is supported by Artists at Work, a new program designed to give artists resources to continue to produce work during the immediate health and economic crisis brought by COVID, and to build new structures and partnerships that will help to sustain the creative sector in a post-pandemic America.

Nature Lab – The Common Thread: A Virtual Series

Date : September 9, 2020

Very honored to participate in The Common Thread series, “A collaboration between the Nature Lab and Southeastern New England Fibershed, The Common Thread virtual series will explore the commonalities within the systems of land, waste, material, and color and how they can intersect with various modes of thought to drive positive change.”

The Common Thread with Brece Honeycutt and Laurie Brewer is available to watch via this link

On October 7 at 12 PM Eastern time for the fourth and final live session of The Common Thread virtual series with Natural Dyer + Textile Artist + Hancock Shaker Museum Artist-in-Residence, Brece Honeycutt, and RISD Museum Costume & Textiles Associate Curator + RISD Apparel Faculty Member, Laurie Brewer.

This conversation will focus on COLOR and ECOLOGY from history to present day. How does color’s relationship to regional ecology and history impact the curation of how colors are represented in fashion and textiles?

“Honeycutt follows Shaker creed as resident artist”

Date : August 12, 2020

“Brece Honeycutt creates art that looks as if it was made decades or perhaps centuries ago—artifacts that appear to have been excavated from the soil, aged by water and earth and embedded with the imprints of weeds and wildflowers. Her work is inspired by nature, age-old techniques and the passage of time, which makes it a seamless fit with the history and culture of Hancock Shaker Village, where she is the artist-in-residence for the next six months.”

Honeycutt follows Shaker creed as resident artist,” Tresca Weinstein, Albany Times Union, August 10, 2020

Boston Globe & Artnet News

Date : July 25, 2020

Thanks to the Boston Globe and Artnet News for their recent articles on the AAW program.

“Camphill and Hancock are both such amazingly beautiful places,” said Honeycutt, a Sheffield native who works in fiber, natural dyeing, printmaking, sculpture, and bookbinding. “Both places emphasize working with your hands to make a connection with the land and foster this sense of community I love.” Article by Diti Kohli and images by Craig F. Walker.


““The WPA not only recognized artists as workers with the dignity that entails, but also utilized the crucial purpose of art in our society to make meaning of the world, to illuminate our own stories for us, and to create empathy for others,” Chanoff said. “We are at a precipice now where we are called to use every tool we have as a community to work together to heal the commonwealth.” Article by Sarah Cascacone & above image by Monika Sosnowski.

The Fabric Show

Date : July 25, 2020

The Fabric Show

Woven | Painted | Embroidered | Knit | Collage | Wrapped

featuring the work of George Spencer, Ruth Adams, Brece Honeycutt, Eleen Jouvet-Epstein, Richard Saja, Kathy Greenwood, John Franklin & Will McLeod

July 25 – August 29

Joyce Goldstein Gallery, 19 Central Square, Chatham, NY 12037

Thursday – Saturday 1pm – 5pm and Sunday 1pm-3pm (please wear a mask)

closing reception Saturday August 29, 4-6pm

winterfield #5: notch, silk/cotton thread on linen, 15″ x 15 1/2″

2020 AAW Artist, Western Massachusetts

Date : July 1, 2020

Today marks the launch of ARTISTS AT WORK (AAW) — a program that pairs artists with cultural hubs and community partners.  I am thrilled to be an Artist-in-Residence at Hancock Shaker Village (Pittsfield, MA)  partnering with Camphill Village (Copake, NY). AAW is organized by THE OFFICE Performing Arts + Film and FreshGrass Foundation. 

Inspired by the Depression-era Works Progress Administration, ARTISTS AT WORK (AAW) is a new program designed to give artists resources to continue to produce work during the immediate health and economic crisis brought by COVID, and to build new structures and partnerships that will help to sustain the creative sector in a post-pandemic America. Conceived in collaboration with the FreshGrass Foundation as a public/private partnership that combines government, corporate, and foundation support, AAW is a WPA for the arts reimagined into a modern context that is sensitive to the 21st century landscape (now drastically changed) of every artistic discipline’s place in the culture.

Artists At Work’s goals are to give a significant number of artists a living wage to continue to make work, to activate cultural institutions in support of that work, to put that work into the public sphere for free to audiences (and in doing so to boost local economies), and to connect artists and cultural organizations to local initiatives in areas like youth mental health, suicide prevention, food justice, prison reform, youth at risk, and campaigns for COVID awareness in communities of color, and other  civic engagements with the aim of fostering healthy communities. AAW provides a dynamic and flexible structure for funding to flow into the cultural sector with substantive, immediate, and tangible impacts for individual artists, institutions, and the general public—outcomes that will help art and artists to survive, and also embed the arts more deeply into communities to the benefit of society as a whole.

Within Western, MA there are a total of six hubs– Hancock Shaker Village, Images Cinema with artist Joe Aidonidis partnering with GAAMHA, Institute for the Musical Arts with Naia Kete partnering with The Alianza Project, Jacob’s Pillow  with Dante Brown partnering with Roots Rising,  MASS MoCA  with artist Sarah DeFusco and partnering with nbCC/Uno Community Center and The Mount with artist Lia Russell-Self partnering with The Rusty Anvil.


For more information, visit artists-at-work.org.







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