>Our numbers are dwindling. A few people have left in the last couple of days, and since VCCA closes for Christmas they are not being replaced by newcomers. That has a negative impact on the environment, in my view. The gray, gray weather doesn’t help. All but one of the remaining visual artists will leave tomorrow, and the writers leave Monday. Under the circumstances, I’ll be glad to get home. I’m finding it a little hard to work.
Last night was fun, though. After dinner, several of the artists opened their studios, so we got to see work by Kay Staelin, Michael Merry, Isabel Manalo, Camila Chaves Cortes, and Vanessa Woods. We drank wine, ate chocolate, and several of us stayed up late talking in Mike’s studio. One of the other visual artists who did a presentation before I arrived at VCCA is Sam Nigro. Sorry I missed that . . .