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Art camp: a week in scenic Bennington spent chasing the muse

BENNINGTON, Vt. — It looked like a painting: the emerald field spreading out in every direction, backed against a mountain range that seemed to fade to purple in the midmorning haze. It was the kind of scene a painter like Melissa Bowen Rubin might dream about.

This, however, was no dream. It was just another day at Art New England Summer Workshops, held annually at Bennington College, where artists come for a week or more of instruction, unfettered access to materials and studios, and a chance to chase the muse without the demands of home and work.

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