I had several different visitors today. A few of my section students stopped by to either sit, talk about upcoming projects, or past overdue ones. A few of my colleagues made an appearance to check in on the gallery space itself. Daniela, a 2nd year MFA student was so kind to let me borrow her tape recorder for the reception last night. She came in today and seemed stressed out about her current situation as she is also experiencing a lack of resources and is struggling with adding an independent study class before the filing deadline. I had tried to assist by utilizing my office computer to find information for her. Bessie, a 1st year MFA had expressed some heat about the lack of involvement from the rest of the grads in regards to coordinating gallery sitters for our show. What are our needs?
I also managed to get another office chair as I had loaned one of mine to the gallery guide but needed another for my clients. It's been a semi-productive day.
Later this afternoon I was (ironically) interviewed by a nice girl named Sharon, who writes for the university's publication of "The Bottom Line." She sat down in my office and we got to talk about my piece. She asked me how successful I was in expressing myself, and I wasn't sure how to respond as this "piece" (or office, I should say) is temporal and spatial and will constantly change throughout the show. Perhaps later down the road I'll be able to reflect some more and provide a better answer. Or maybe not.
Stayed tuned for the full report on the interviews, photos, and some notes from my interns.
I'll be clocking out soon.