School for Young Artists
“The Age of Aquarius”

We actively listen to each other’s thoughts and ideas when having to make a group decision… In some ways, this class reminds me of the song, “The Age of Aquarius” by the group the Fifth Dimension. I’m in my 30’s, and I’ve been in and out of school for years, but I don’t ever remember a group of total strangers coming together and offering support and positive reinforcement to each other the way we do… Everyone is made to feel welcome and valued as both an individual and as part of the group… I know this will sound corny, but its like everything came into cosmic alignment for an entire semester during this class…

Dawn Griffin

Dawn Griffin was my student at Ulster County Community College, while I was Artist in Residence there in 2001.