Honors Program Students Visit Wassaic Project
On Sunday September 4th Marist Honors Program students will travel to the Harlem Valley, on New York's Connecticut border, to visit the Wassaic Project. The Wassaic Project has used the visual and performance arts to transform and strengthen the local community of the small hamlet of Wassaic, and it has become an important economic stimulus in Wassaic and Dutchess County. A recent profile on the Wassaic Project by the New York Times can be found here.
The Wassaic Project runs a variety of programs and events in Wassaic, including a summer festival, studio visits, and an education program. On the site of the Wassaic Project is the Maxon Mills, a grain elevator that has been turned into an exhibition space. Honors students will tour the Maxon Mills to see "Appetite for Destruction," the Wassaic Project's ninth summer exhibit.