I’ve worked in the arts since discovering my love for theater in high school. I studied it in college, and mostly hung out with musicians and visual artists—they were the people on campus who had the most humane values and did the most unexpected things.
I've done a little bit of everything since then, but my favorite jobs have always been those where I've worked alongside artists who could inspire, question, confound, and surprise me. So I'm thrilled, now, to have an opportunity to ground myself in a similar sense of inspiration, questioning, confounding, and endless surprise which is at the heart of the Wassaic Project. Our community here in northeast Dutchess County has such potential, and the optimism of the Wassaic Project blended with the enthusiastic creativity of our artists is just the right mix to build a better world.
My favorite jobs have always been those where I've worked alongside artists who could inspire, question, confound, and surprise me.
Jennifer Dowley, Wassaic, August 2017
Photos by Verónica González Mayoral