Sadie Chanlett-Avery, Penland’s 5th session yoga instructor, recently posted an article to her blog about the experience of teaching yoga to artists and craftspeople:
“I lived among sweaty, grimy, & sleep-deprived folks gleefully exposed to torrents of creativity. They endure elaborate pieces crumbling after hours of work. Or worse yet, someone calling their work “cute.” Yeah,the brooding, tempestuous artists get a bad rap. Are they completely self-absorbed? Given our media climate, I witnessed much to praise and suggest otherwise.”
This is the unflagging group of fantastic people who make Penland’s annual benefit possible. If we had to hire this many people to work this hard, we wouldn’t raise much money. Full auction report coming, but for now–thanks to everyone!
It’s Pat Nevin’s 80th birthday! Pat is surely Penland’s most frequent student – by her own count, she’s taken “about 200” classes. She also funds two scholarships, and volunteers her time in the development department. Happy birthday, Pat!