When I set out about a year ago on my "Art All Year" experiment, I had a goal in mind. Create, examine and write about art enough so that I can, at the end of the year, apply to grad school for a Master of Fine Arts program. Somewhere along the line, I came to realize that as much as I loved the MFA idea, I grew to see it as romantic and not at all practical for me any longer. I've never been one to be entirely practical though, so the realization wasn't without mourning time for another lost love.
But through the magic that was my art year, I became exposed to some other ideas that I also grew to love. I investigated a curatorial studies program... for a minute. And then there was Art Education. Ahhh... art education - that's where I started at the Museum School in 1991. Why... YES... I think I WILL! The little experience I had with it while studying at Storm King was intoxicating. So I applied to the Art. Ed. program at SUNY New Paltz as a second degree transfer student.
Application - check. Portfolio - check. Fee - check. Essay and resume - double check!
And then yesterday - sitting in my mailbox - all alone - was an envelope from New Paltz. I sat in my car at the end of the driveway and opened the envelope. And there it was, "Congratulations..." and I didn't need to read any more - although I did... there's so much to do now!!!
I said throughout the year that my goal was to apply. I met that goal and felt so good for doing it. But then they actually accepted me. Wow! I can't wait for this part of the adventure to begin. Don't know how much I'll be blogging about it, what with all the papers I'll be writing for credit, and what not, but stay tuned for highlights!