Wednesday, November 12, 2008

From the eyes of a DiverseWorks Intern:

Hey hey hey!

My name is Julia Claire Wallace and I am currently interning at the amazing and wonderful DiverseWorks, an experience that has so far been very rewarding! Usually I hate working, ESPECIALLY without getting paid, but for DiverseWorks I don't mind so much.They are paying me pretty well in interesting experiences.

One of the most exciting things I have gotten to work on is the upcoming Pat Graney exhibition/performance., House of Mind (coming in late January). She flew in last weekend and we had a planning meeting. It is going to be an extraordinary event. I am thrilled to be able to work with her, ESPECIALLY because she is a fan of some of the art I am involved with. ( If I am working for free, I am at least going to do some self promotion!) Here is a gorgeous pic she gave me from rehearsal:

Isn't it beautiful? I can't wait to see what she does with the entire DiverseWorks space.

In the meeting we found out that we are going to need about a million books and evening shoes to make the show happen, so start us a pile! clean off those bookshelves! clean out that closet! And send me an email me ( if you have any ideas on how i can attain a large amount of either of these things.

Anyway! I keep hearing about this Thrive show that's coming up as well, and as a Houston Artist of the woman kind, I am thrilled to see what this lovely collection of ladies are giving to us. PLUS, the beautiful Elia Arce is involved, and I am one of her hugest fans!

Another thing I have been working on is planning some things for Jonah Bokaer to do while he is town. I arranged for him to teach some workshops at a couple of Houston schools as well as an open to the public workshop here at DiverseWorks! I am excited to have this opportunity, and all you readers out there should be too! It will be on the evening of November 18th. Come!

Alright, that is all this week of THE REAL DIRT, stay tuned next week for more exciting tales from the inner workings one of Houston's favorite ArtSpaces.

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