The positive energy at MTM these days is electric!
I don’t think the school has ever been more alive. The mix of students in these three related, but also different programs, has filled our walls with amazing artwork. The conversations are good. The energy flowing from instructors to students, and from instructor to instructor is very special! We are a community, we work together, we share what we know, we care. We work hard. We’re focused. We know what we’re doing is worthwhile!
I had a dream of putting together people who cared about art, both those who want to learn, and those who have been working at their craft and want to share, a very idealistic dream. I knew that the wrong kind of ego had to be discouraged, that we would need to take our work, not ourselves, seriously, and that we would have to keep our level of effort and integrity high.
It isn’t always easy, but so many days just walking through the halls makes me realize that our hard work has paid off, is paying off. Between the energy and spirit and desire of all of us, we’ve created something special. Something has happened that is greater than the sum of its parts. Now we have to keep it that way, through all the ups ad downs, the successes and the inevitable bad days, we have to remember that we have built something special and valuable and we have to take care of it… and of each other.
Welcome to the 2013/2014 academic year! Here we go again!