Commencement July 14, 2013
Welcome graduates and families and friends, welcome students, welcome everybody to the Goddard MFA in Creative Writing graduation ceremony here at Port Townsend. And congratulations, graduates, for successfully completing a rigorous and life-changing two years of study and writing. You have been honing your creative writing skills in the protected environment that is our program and you’re now preparing for the next step— taking those skills out and testing them in the world.
Students and Alumni:
Carolyn Bardos (MFAW ’10) is producing a short play of Gary Garrison’s as part of an evening of short plays. The dates are: Sat., Oct. 26, 7 p.m., Sun. Oct. 27, 3 p.m., Sat., Nov. 2, 7 p.m., and Sun., Nov. 3, 3 p.m. The place is: The Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River St., Troy, NY. $10, $8 for seniors and students. Cash at the door.
I have returned to Goddard for fall residency and am immediately inspired. Students have shared their work at our Psychology and Counseling Expressive Arts Opening and the principles of Expressive Arts Therapy are embodied by the works created as well as by the creators.
John Borstel, "Painting My Face: A Daily Practice"
Several readers of this blog were excited by the idea of installing the good and said they were going to try it. Their responses then excited me and their remarks pushed me to think further about outcomes and purposes.
A few blocks from where I now live, on a late summer afternoon, I stopped in my tracks and stared at the sidewalk for some time. I was an undergraduate art student, probably 19 years old, and particularly vexed by the opaque and impenetrable rationale of the art school curriculum I was enduring. Somehow, in my furious walk from campus toward my apartment, for the first time I articulated a question that would become a central concern of my career: how do we learn anything?
Energy Efficiency and Reduced Carbon Emissions