A.I.R. at Atelier Alecse

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Founded 2019
Brasov, Romania


Adrian, Romanian native and his American wife Katharine Alecse live in Viscri, a UNESCO world heritage site. We live and work at 241 Viscri where Adrian has his woodshop, Katharine has her painting studio and where they will host artists from around the world to live and work in the historic village of Viscri. Adrian has worked at the Village Museum in Bucharest and has done other conservation and restoration work for the Prince Charles Trust. Katharine received her BFA from Pratt Institute and has been an active participant in the New York and London art scenes with her large-scale realist paintings. Their artist in residency program gears up to take off in 2020 We're really excited to share our slice of paradise with a fellow creative. More details to follow, but it will be bed and breakfast, meals, studio and activities all included to let the artist relax and get inspired in this historic and beautiful setting.

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Viscri is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Transylvania, Romania. There is a well preserved fortified Saxon church and the village itself dates back to the 1200s. Many of the houses are preserved as they originally were with traditional methods. The streets are still unpaved, the cows come home every evening and the ducks, geese and other fowl roam freely in the streets. Being in Viscri is like stepping into a time warp. Everyone from the shepherds to the black smith, to the bread and cheese makers all use traditional methods. The fields are also worked in traditional ways and therefore have some of the most diverse flower and fauna in the world. There are wild bear and wolves in the forests as well. The road has been paved to Viscri this year and the modern world will inevitably creep in, but today Viscri is still a rare and unique place in the world.

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