OlioHouse Scenius Summit | The Chance Weekend

Scenius member, Bianca Winter, recently finished a residency at OlioHouse in which she created and curated our library now known as the apiary. The apiary is inspired partly by the concept of chance. The chance encounter of finding the very book you didn't even know you needed while perusing a random bookshelf, for example. We'll celebrate the magic of 'Chance' with a weekend where participants can lead a short activity related to the theme of chance (take it any way you'd like).  Come with an open heart and mind, come to see what may be. OlioHouse is open to chance makers and risk takers... Come craft a moment of uncertainty, sharing the chance encounters and processes that have helped you make work and make sense of the world!

Book Launch

This will also be the official launch of our first publication. An essay on the relationship we have with our book collections, read and unread. It was written by Bianca Winter and printed by Dylan Smith, both scenius members who have done residencies at OlioHouse. They will speak about their experiences and Bianca will do a reading.  We made a limited run of 25 and everyone in attendance will get a copy of the publication.

No Professor Weekend

What might a weekend look like without any central figure directing us and rather, a collective of our members taking turns guiding our time? We know that creativity abounds in the Scenius and this weekend will allow us to showcase our favorite creative pastimes, teach and learn with each other, and practice the power of community.


Once you sign up, you'll be offered the opportunity to sign up for a 30 min slot for whatever you'd like to share. No pressure if you'd rather just hang and take it all in!

Location: OlioHouse | Wassaic, NY

296 Old Rte 22, Wassaic, NY 12592

This is our gorgeous home up in Wassaic, NY. We hold weekend seminars and welcome members of our scenius for creative residencies and projects. It is located less than a 20 min walk from the Metro North station in Wassaic and 2 hours from Grand Central. We are the proud neighbors of the Wassaic Project.

Interdisciplinary Learning with the Best Professors

Think Olio is not about learning a new skill or adding credentials to your resume. It is about getting together with other people and expanding our worldview. It exists as a conduit for fruitful discussions, a dissent from the regurgitation of facts, and an embrace of new perspectives.

Learn about joining the Scenius for $10 / month

Other upcoming Olios

Nov 22


Taught by Vishwa Adluri
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

Sign Up - $20

Nov 26

Kafka’s Very Short Stories: A Phantasmagoria of Loss and Destruction

Taught by Geoff Klock
7:30 p.m. at Strong Rope Brewery

Sign Up - $15

Dec 6

Rolling in the Deep: Carl Jung and the Creative Subconscious

Taught by Michael Prettyman
7:30 p.m. at St John's Episcopal Church

Sign Up - $20

Dec 9

Yin-Yang, Stress, & the Western Mind

Taught by Darryl Aiken-Afam
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

Sign Up - $20

Dec 12

The Meta-Olio Party | Why Philosophy?

Taught by Jeanne Proust
7:30 p.m. at Nowhere Studios

Sign Up - $20

Dec 19

The Art of Dying, The Act of Grieving

Taught by Jamie Warren
7:30 p.m. at Work Heights - Electric

Sign Up - $15

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