But listen! Despite the kitsch factor, I am honestly and truly excited to announce that the Museum of Joy has taken on two Artists in Residence for 2014, both of whom will be co-conspirators in the creation and curation of the Museum's new collection, Suddenly...
|This is how I feel about the Museum's new folks.|
I can't tell you more about Suddenly... without ruining it, but I'm relatively sure it's going to be at least kind of awesome. I can, however, tell you at least a little bit about the fabulous people I've brought on board to help ensure it's somewhat superlative, seeing as how they're somewhat superlative themselves:
|Photo credit: John Ashton-Keller|
In addition, we have a wonderful new (and growing) Board of Advisors, who will be profiled on our People page along with our artists in residence. The Board is made up of brilliant people who combine vision with pragmatism, and whose help, insight, advice, and wisdom has proven indispensable to the ongoing development of the Museum of Joy.
I'm pretty darn thrilled about the new year. I'm not the world's most passionate fan of New Year's Eve, with its loneliness and tendency to start the year with a vicious hangover, but I do like turning points and I also appreciate the fact that our new year is situated right at that moment in winter when the worst of the long nights are past, when the days are starting to drag themselves out of the darkness, when you can maybe begin to remember to look forward to things again and start to imagine what you're going to do with warm evenings and all that gosh-darned daylight. So here's to you, gentle reader: may the new year bring you more magnificence than you can fit into a mere twelve months.