Daily Archives: September 6, 2016

Poetry interlude…

Ro Lohin, one of your Experimental drawing instructors, wanted to share this Mary Oliver poem with you all:

The Journey
One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice–
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
“Mend my life!”
each voice cried.
But you didn’t stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do–
determined to save
the only life you could save.


Tomorrow morning we will meet at 9 am in Nevins Theater which is located on the second floor of the Powell Campus Center.  Unlike the beginning and end of the week when you will be in your A and B Groups Wednesday class is a time for us to get together as one team.  This part of Foundations concentrates on the question of ” how to be an artist?” your faculty will present you with many different points of view in answer to that big question.  We will host visiting artists, watch films, present discussion topics that will illustrate the wide spectrum of artists and art practices possible.