Wednesday, April 05, 2006


I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately—Thoreau

I went to the ocean to live deliberately, same principle different texture. Yesterday I was offered the position of Art Director of the Urban Arts Center here in Minneapolis where I would create an art program for children. I’d book the artists, do community outreach and I get an office. The latter is incredibly exciting—I’ve never had an office. So far this morning I have hired a stilt walker, a writer, an urban photographer, and I am in talks with this woman who does giant fabric dying (like make your own tent.)

I’m incredibly excited. I will still get to teach. I can still do my other gigs. I can bring my children. I will get to work some at home. They pay me.

I am hoping the writing gods will understand my sacrifice and bless me with words. Please. I offer you beautiful art. And yes, I too am incredibly lucky. Posted by Picasa

10 comments:

jeannine said...

Congrats Teresa - that sounds like a wonderful position!

Emily Lloyd said...

Yes, huge congrats, Ms. Director! Saw this at McSweeney's today and thought you might like (be horrified by) it: AN ART-HISTORY PROFESSOR EXPLAINS TO HIS 4-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER WHY THE FAIR MARKET VALUE OF HER PICTURE IS ACTUALLY FAR LESS THAN THAT OF A THOUSAND WORDS."

Ali Davis said...

Congrats! :)

LJCohen said...

Congrats, Teresa!

A fabulous job and they are lucky to get you for it.

best,
ljc

Suzanne said...

Wonderful news, congrats!

michi said...

hooray! congrats! i hope you will be very, very happy there. :) michi

early hours of sky said...

Thanks all, I am very excited.

Charles said...

FANTASTIC! Congratulations. :)

Wendy Wisner said...

Great news! You'll be wonderful.

early hours of sky said...

Thanks you two and Wendy I miss you---come back to blog world.