Sunday, October 10, 2010

Ezra's First Birthday Party: The Invitations

For Ezra's first birthday, we thought the four seasons seemed an appropriate theme since Ezra had experienced each for his first time.  Below are the invitations I made for the party.  They included a card for each season and a card with the party's details.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Public Radio Interview

As an art curator, part of my job includes speaking with the press about The Kinsey Institute's most recent exhibitions, and I have become accustomed to print journalists being liberal with what they include as a direct quote.  For example, I do not think "[t]he penis is a very popular joke," is exactly what I said during an interview.  Though audio interviews greatly reduce the risk of being misquoted since the words are heard coming directly from your mouth, a whole different level of discomfort is created.  "Did I really say that?" is replaced with, "do I really sound like that?"  Your personal version of your own voice, the one you hear in your head, never quite matches the voice people hear coming from your mouth.

Artworks, a local public radio program, has started covering our exhibits at The Kinsey Institute.  I have now been included in three of these interviews.  Though I am still uncomfortable with my voice, I am pleased with the quality of the interviews.  I especially enjoyed the most recent piece by YaĆ«l Ksander covering our current exhibit Nature & Nurture