The past year has been filled with changes and upheavals of various kinds. Most of them have been the type of thing that could be considered either good or bad, depending on my mood or perspective on any given day. But it does feel as if they have all been leading up to this one.
I will be joining the CrazyLake Art House in Greenfield, Indiana as Gallery Director and Artist in Residence beginning in September. CrazyLake Art House is housed in part of the first floor of a lovingly restored limestone building in the heart of historic Greenfield, across the corner from one of the most beautiful courthouses in the Midwest. There are event spaces for rent in the building as well, and the second floor houses artist studios.
Besides the gallery, there is a nice large studio space for me to work from, and classroom space for teaching. I will be working toward expanding the number and variety of artists who exhibit there, organizing events and exhibitions, and working toward establishing scholarships for local students.
There is also a theater division within the Art House providing the area with amazing community theater from three different age groups, which is headed by my good friend Chris Schaefer.
This is a huge leap for me, but I feel at my core that it is the right step at this point in my life. Don’t think this means I’ll be leaving you stranded here, though! I intend to keep up with this blog and my personal web site and Facebook page (you are a fan there, right?). And I’ll still be sassing people on Twitter (you’re following me there too, right?).