My original bond with the Wassaic Project is a personal one: my husband and I are Bowie's godparents. So when she helped form the Wassaic Project and produce the first summer festival in 2008, we attended the festival to support her. I was immediately hooked by the energy, thoughtfulness, creativity, and engagement with the community.
I'd worked in New York City museums for a long time, and my husband and I have had a home just across the Connecticut border from Wassaic for over 30 years. But since joining the Board of Directors in 2013, I've been nothing but enriched by the work of wonderful emerging artists and the time I spend with the staff, the Board of Directors, and residents. In particular, as an art conservator with a passion for architecture, I've loved seeing unique buildings that were unused in the community become hives of creative activity for The Wassaic Project.
The Wassaic Project is truly an authentic “project," open to diverse voices, experimentation, organic evolution, and deepening community engagement. I could not be happier to be involved with and to support this exceptional organization.