Like every year, the NIAD studio is preparing for its annual Harvest Festival.
Usually this means two turkeys (or more) are cooking in the NIAD kitchen, roaster pans of brussels, stuffing, and mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, greens, and princess rolls, and every different kind of pie you can think of are waiting in the wings.
The studio tables are cleaned and cleared and invitations have gone out to volunteers, family and friends to join us around the table.
Last year’s was the biggest ever.
This year, we’re Zooming in – literally and figuratively. We’ll be together next Wednesday for a collaborative gesture of thanks.
A Risograph print of a single leaf from NIAD’s garden – which is thriving, by the way! – has been sent to every artist. We’ll put them together on screen into what amounts to our family tree, and we’ll name the things we’re grateful for as we celebrate.
It’s a very different year, but there’s still some of the old feeling – we’re a community, and we’re a family.
We’ll be thinking of you all, wherever you are, with appreciation and gratefulness next week – have a wonderful holiday.
Amanda Eicher, Executive Director
(image: Four Seasons Plate (S2322), Shana Harper)