A week and a half ago, I was asked to step in to teach a gallery professional practices course and run the university gallery for a friend and professor who is on leave. I had a shell of a syllabus, but needed more content. I reached out to my colleagues at Tfap At Rutgers (The Feminist Art Project), Northern California Women's Caucus for Art (NCWCA)and the staff at MSU Billings Art Department. My inbox was soon flooded with encouragement, and resources and articles and books and syllabi. During the same time frame, we installed Jennifer French's beautiful and haunting exhibition in the gallery and put on a successful opening reception. My student gallery assistants were/are so professional and smart and helpful and intuitive. This generosity of human spirit supported me as I navigated the last minute unknowns. In particular, I am grateful to Karen Gutfreund, Priscilla Otani, Patricia Vettel-Becker, Jodi Lightner, Keeara Rhoades, Rachel Epp Buller, Morgan Syring, Terri Porta, Angel Shandy. Mara Pierce, Mark Earnhardt, Rebecca Summers, Nancy Zastudil, Anne Swartz, Brenda Oelbaum, Valerie Garlick, and Elizabeth Bilyeu, Aaron Rosen, Patrick Williams and our Master of Flowers Paul Rudolph. These are the places where the world is so good.
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