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JENNY MORSE

Programming and Exhibitions Manager

 

I was born and raised in Tucson, AZ, and I love the Sonoran Desert. I always joke about returning there to die—that landscape is magical. But, seeking the opposite of that environment, I decided to attend Carleton College in rural Minnesota, where I majored in Studio Art.

After graduating, I found an internship at Highpoint, an amazing printmaking studio in the Twin Cities. It was my first introduction to the non-profit world, and the incredibly kind, understanding, and dedicated people in it.

So when the insanely frigid winters led me to move to Brooklyn, I found a job coordinating classes at 3rd Ward, a non-profit co-working/incubator space with a wide variety of educational programming for adults (jewelry making, welding, upholstery, inflatable sculpture, Arduino programming, etc.). I loved it, but unfortunately they ended up closing their doors.

I'd been attending the Wassaic Project's summer festival ever since moving to Brooklyn, had volunteered at a benefit, and had come up to visit a friend once or twice. I loved what the Wassaic Project was doing, so—after a year in the tech world, a long desert road trip, and some odd jobs in Brooklyn—I checked online, saw the post for my position, and applied. I was thrilled to be offered the role.

Now, I’m living with my boyfriend in an old farmhouse in Dover Plains—when I’m not at the mill, you’ll find me redesigning its interior, restoring antique furniture. I'm looking forward to continuing to get to know this community (permanent, semi-permanent, and transient) and helping to grow The Wassaic Project.


 
 

I'm looking forward to continuing to get to know this community (permanent, semi-permanent, and transient) and helping to grow The Wassaic Project.

—Jenny Morse

 
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Jenny Morse, Dover Plains, August 2017
Photos by Verónica González Mayoral