The studio is everything we hoped it would be and more. Our goal was to create a place for people to gather and share ideas in a safe, restful space. I couldn’t imagine the souls who would pass through on their journeys. It’s a beautiful building, but it’s dead without people in it. It’s not only the artists who visit; they are everything to me, and our programming is just getting started. But the travelers who pass through and stay for a night or two are also magic. In the last year and a half we’ve met really beautiful people from all over the world. When I despair in our government and the misguided people in power making decisions that serve only few, I walk into this building and say hello to people I’ve never met and, in most cases, will never see again, and I am renewed. People are curious, loving, and kind. It is that simple. We talk for a few minutes while they're settling in or having their breakfast before getting on the road, and my hope is restored. Every time.
Love is winning.