The past couple of weeks have been packed!
At work we had a Recognition Dinner for Yinka Shinobare and an art auction to raise funds for scholarships. I was able to drive Marilyn Minter, John Valadez, and Anna Katz to and from Aspen after sitting in on their Critical Dialogue on photorealism.
It's been amazing to be in such close proximity to so many accomplished artists, through these events and through our weekly workshops, hear about their career trajectory, how their work has changed and evolved, and overall how much rejection is such a part of an artist's journey. Hearing them talk about their work has helped me connect the dots and find verbage for the ideas I explore in my own, and find more confidence in how I speak about and consider about those ideas.
This past week we jumped back in to workshops and I had a lot of fun and learned so much assisting artist David Antonio Cruz. His workshop included a lot of reading, discussion, and time to make work. He was also so willing to share information and knowledge for his students (and so generously, I as well) to succeed and improve.
Wrapping up the weekends are a little tough, saying goodbye to the faculty is difficult sometimes between preparing to turnover for the next week (it's difficult anyway because I spend so much time with them over the course of 5 days!), putting things away, and making sure students have everything they need before they go.
Art-wise, I moved out of the intern studio last week, helped out a couple of photographers this week, and in the woodshop, started carving a spoon as a gift for someone.
Today on my day off : I got some errands done and grocery shopped (sort of), drank a smoothie, made quesadillas, napped, sat in a hot tub, and am considering what the future may hold.