Any one that has ever known me knows that I have always imagined an affordable art university where all the arts are taught and learned. Even the old ones. Now granted, ivory carving is definitely a no no unless you acquired the ivory in a completely legal way. I believe you can infer what I mean here. I worry that art - ancient art, is disappearing. My Great Uncle Jacob was a brass smith and made things out of brass and copper. I have a very nice coffee mill that he made. You don't see that very much any more. Now we all know that unless you have good press and a sponsor you do not make a whole lot of money. But making art has never been about making money. Oh it would be nice to make it, but that's not what feuls a true artist. A true artist has to make their art or they will burst. I think that is why they are such a unique bunch of individuals.
In my envisioned university we all make art with the help of our mentors and teachers to learn techniques and how to market our art. I would love to go to art school but cannot 1. afford it. 2. do not want unwanted courses. 3. What I would like to take is an engineering class only for hanging large cumbersome art pieces not to build a water treatment plant. I would only want to take physics so I can spacially balance my sculpture. You get my drift. To go to an art school you or your parents will spend $100,000.00 to educate you so you can make $30,000.00 a year if your lucky being a curator or managing a paint store. What I envision might actually be happening down at 841 Sante Fe Dr.. There is an academy called Denver Entertainment Arts and Design. From what I can gather Zak Hennessey has a similiar dream. He is starting from the entertainment side- Make up artistry,Figure invention for movies,video games and comics etc. Think about it. Everything in a movie incorporates art. The costumes, the make up, the set, the landscap, hair, the sound, - everything. So with a little luck and a lot of fortitude this can happen. My yearning for a freedom art university might actually happen. Zak's premise is to teach and to do and to not go broke. Hmm I wonder if it can happen. Wouldn't it be wonderful!