hello dear (sometimes lonely) ps1 blog readers.
today we are taking the first tentative steps into the future. it’s fairly anti-climactic (really actually totally anti-climatic, though, speaking as a maker making with the face of an arts organization, one gets used to having to wave your arms to get people’s attention) but it’s a start. and this marks a small step.
to bring one up to speed:
ps1 the art entity is slightly changing what it is and what it does. this is precipitated by more than a couple things but mainly the move out of our “exhibition space” in the basement of the Jefferson Building (SEE LAST BLOG POST).
this move is allowing us to re-focus our energies on ps·z & the Zenzic Press as well as develop a new mentality towards what we can offer the iowa city arts community. it is an opportunity for us to re-imagine who we are and what we do. here is some of what we are imagining:
• we are still a structure to be utilized for artists (broadly defined to include writers, musicians, thinkers, craftsmen, and all) to produce and present their work
• we will continue to make things happen in two ways: by programming it ourselves and by providing the space and being accessible to what others are programming
• we will continue to grow what we offer (from tools, resources, and workshops at ps·z and zenzic press as well as opportunities for others to have an integral say in what this organization does and becomes)
• we will seek new adventures (including developing more art that is active, alive, and not confined to a single space)
thanks for continuing on with us. we are excited for the bright new future!
john e & kalmia s