Monday, October 3, 2016
Circle Studio...........Opens its Doors!
Finally finished my long (and expensive) project this summer. A space on my property (in central Tucson) where I can teach small (up to 7) classes and workshops, where others can also offer small classes or workshops (including writers retreats). A space for small weekend exhibits, and not just my own work. A space for retreat groups to use, and I can offer then housing for their retreats at my rooms and casita. A space to fill with creative energy.
I, and many artists, can no longer afford to rent storefronts and warehouses to have have the innovative galleries and arts districts I remember from other times - in other cities where I lived, among them New York and the Bay Area, and even in Tucson. Tucson's art district is mighty slim compared to what it once was, even though the population has doubled in the years since I first came here - all thanks to gentrification and real estate speculation. There are a lot more restaurants and wine bars, a whole lot less galleries, althernative bookstores, etc. So, a number of us have decided to just "get off the grid", and turn our homes, gardens, back yards, etc. into spaces to share our work. A friend of mine, for example, who is a playright has turned her carport into a sometimes theatre, and "The Carport Theatre" stages productions about 3 times a year.
Yesterday friends came by and we had a bit of a "Consecration" party for the space, so it can begin to manifest creativity, conversation, abundance, and friendship, and the grace of the Goddess, Creator, and Spirit. A place where it can.........Circulate. Circle Studio!