The Vermont Studio Center

 Vermont Studio Center, Feb. 2007

Vermont Studio Center, Feb. 2007

My studio at the Vermont Studio Center and some of the work I made while I was there."n 2007 I was fortunate enough to receive a grant to attend the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT. I was able to work in a private studio (photo above) for the entire month of February to prepare for my exhibition in Beijing that following April. Who knew it was really cold in Vermont that time of year? We experienced the 3rd largest blizzard in decades on Valentine's Day, 3 feet in 8 hours! I even took off a layer of blankets when the temperature reached above 20 degrees during the heat of the day.

The extreme weather kept me focused in my studio. That was such a great experience! It taught me the value of having a dedicated working space outside of the house and convinced me to take a studio in Durham at Golden Belt Studios. www.goldenbeltarts.com It was one of the best career decisions I've made. I've made many dear friends and there is a wealth of knowledge, talent and resources that we all exchange.