36 Views of the Locus of BeautyFrom January 2014 to December 2017, I want to stage thirty-six productions at the Uptown Hideaway, a kind of “art speakeasy” across the street from our family’s, Mini Art Gallery. Each production will represent a chapter in my life story. I want to fill the walls with my life’s work, framed and for sale. I want to fill the floors with small equipment for making artisan etching presses, frames for artworks, and stages for improvisational theater, readings, music and multimedia. I want to populate the place with a “staff” of co-investors who practice the idea of the “Perfect Studios,” where Teaching, Research, Production and Service are continuous and seamlessly integrated into an experience. This will be a profit-making program—no grants—only contracts with individuals or organizations who can pay with no strings attached, to buy services and items of our productions, my artworks and all the contents of my family’s art collection.
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