As I reflect on my journey with the production of the Amherst Biennial, it does feel that I've reached the top of the mountain and it has a times been a rocky journey. Juggling so many different sites and artists is no small challenge. The reward, of course is bringing it to fruition and painting the town with art. Also the public's response has been gratifying, as well as the media coverage. One reporter commented, "Are all these artists from the Valley? I had no idea there was so much talent here." This is one of the reasons I created the Biennial, to bring attention to the incredible amount of talent in this fertile valley and offer the artists a special platform to present the work in. I feel so fortunate to have 5 museums and all three colleges as hosts this time around.
As I'm slowly reclaiming my life from the production of the Amherst Biennial, I'm turning my focus back to my own artwork, my home and family. So I'm off to check out the art scene in Boston and then learn Pronto Printing at Zea Mays Print studio next weekend.