This was to be my third Instagram post in a row talking about the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, however, while searching the computer for photos taken during my first visit to the ranch in ’08 (many still m.i.a.), I came across this one of three people I’m glad I crossed paths with at the Colorado College. Forgot I’d taken this. Permit a digression.

I realize that, to many of you, these are just nameless faces. You don’t know them. And that’s fine – you know plenty of people in your world.

The locus of my world, for the past quarter century, has been virtually on the edge of the Colorado College campus, and this spring I believe I’ve attended all of the senior year studio art thesis exhibitions there, untying my studio apron around 3:45 pm, locking my studio door, and heading toward campus each Monday for the past few weeks. One week to go, I believe. As the 3D Arts Supervisor up until last March, I attended such openings with a great deal of prior knowledge of the amount of effort it takes students to present a full body of work to peers, staff, and faculty, having assisted, to varying degrees, with some of the students’ projects.

This go ‘round, the work was new to me, and I only knew some of the students. It wasn’t lost on me before making my decision to untether from my position that it would be thus: that the faces I see as I periodically walk through campus or attend a student art opening would be increasingly unfamiliar. (On the one hand, that’ll be nice: often students I knew well would call out, “Hi, Andy!” in passing and I, with my laconic name recall, would respond with a “Hi!” – often remembering their name a split second too late to suitably personalize the response in kind. I won’t miss that frustratingly common problem.) Yes, to many of you, these are just faces. Not to some of you, and not to me.

All I really wanted to say this morning is this - gone but not forgotten.  @webecarevi @eleanor_anderson_design
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  • artirado1This was to be my third Instagram post in a row talking about the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, however, while searching the computer for photos taken during my first visit to the ranch in ’08 (many still m.i.a.), I came across this one of three people I’m glad I crossed paths with at the Colorado College. Forgot I’d taken this. Permit a digression.

    I realize that, to many of you, these are just nameless faces. You don’t know them. And that’s fine – you know plenty of people in your world.

    The locus of my world, for the past quarter century, has been virtually on the edge of the Colorado College campus, and this spring I believe I’ve attended all of the senior year studio art thesis exhibitions there, untying my studio apron around 3:45 pm, locking my studio door, and heading toward campus each Monday for the past few weeks. One week to go, I believe. As the 3D Arts Supervisor up until last March, I attended such openings with a great deal of prior knowledge of the amount of effort it takes students to present a full body of work to peers, staff, and faculty, having assisted, to varying degrees, with some of the students’ projects.

    This go ‘round, the work was new to me, and I only knew some of the students. It wasn’t lost on me before making my decision to untether from my position that it would be thus: that the faces I see as I periodically walk through campus or attend a student art opening would be increasingly unfamiliar. (On the one hand, that’ll be nice: often students I knew well would call out, “Hi, Andy!” in passing and I, with my laconic name recall, would respond with a “Hi!” – often remembering their name a split second too late to suitably personalize the response in kind. I won’t miss that frustratingly common problem.) Yes, to many of you, these are just faces. Not to some of you, and not to me.

    All I really wanted to say this morning is this - gone but not forgotten. @webecarevi @eleanor_anderson_design

  • eleanor_anderson_designAndy! This brought some tears to my eyes. I miss CC so much and I think about how lucky I was to have had the education, friends and artistic family I had there!!! I am so lucky and grateful! Miss you and thanks for this sweet post.
  • eleanor_anderson_designWould you mind emailing me this picture? I think about jack so much and this is such a sweet picture.
  • artirado1@eleanor_anderson_design - I'll send it to you and Becca. Hugs to you both -
  • webecareviDitto on the tears. Thanks for this Andy. Definitely not forgotten. We were so lucky to have you at CC Andy, hard to imagine the shop without you there! I could literally write a 30 page paper about how you, though not formally a professor (and probably not one for the best which I see now having been a shop tech and a teacher myself), influenced and inspired me and many other students more than any handful of professors combined. Hats off to you and congrats on this next phase. I know Jack would have said the same. Sending big hugs back.
  • grahamberlyPriceless photo- thanks for sharing Andy!
  • lholtsniderThanks for sharing Andy! Three gems right there
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