Most folks are aware of our sudden and unexpected move from our two comfortable studio rooms in Nobleville’s Victorian House to it’s huge unimproved basement. The move involved a whirlwind of activity to get the basement shoveled out (4 truck loads of junk) and our supplies and equipment moved down two long flights of stairs.
From the beginning we’ved hoped that the move would serve as a way to involve volunteers and give them direct ownership of the School. Work days have involved as many as 20 folks and as few as 4 (It often depends on who and when the Colts are playing). The work always get finished and we really have a great time.
There is no way that I will remember everyone that has come and worked. I should, and am going to make an effort to document these days here.
Yesterday our focus was on the gallery walls. The brick was cleaned and sealed over the last two work days and the focus was now on painting and preparation for hanging drywall.
Eliiot Shide, Indianapolis, managed trash, helped to cut furring strips and painted.
Tim Moran, Indianapolis, sealed concrete, painted and hauled drywall.
Tom Park, Noblesville, painted
Emily Vance, Indianapolis, cut furring strips, painted (I think) and carried many, many glass shelves to storage.
Chris Davis and Anne Whiteman, Carmel, donated a vacuum. Chris stopped by to offer moral support and friendly supervision.
Joe Rudy, Noblesville, stopped by with a donated truckload of furring strips and drywall.
I hauled drywall, painted and answered a lot of questions.
Karen and Briton Park also stopped by to check progress. (We consider this an important job)
Thanks to all these folks for a great work day! We have tentatively scheduled another work day for December 20. Watch your emails for confirmation. The first two weeks of January I will be working at the School almost daily. Let me know when you can stop by and help out…or just see what we’ve done.
We’re aiming to open the shop and gallery in Februrary.