Feeling the Love / by Jonathan Oppenheimer

Still riding the high today from the ceremony last night. Knight Foundation recognizes that to properly catapult us forward on these wildly innovative journeys each winner is on that we should feed off each other's energy for a couple of days. So this morning we went through the necessary information about grant contracts and matching funds, but we also got the chance to take a deep breath and soak in others' ideas. Hearing each winner present themselves and their projects and chatting up the people around me, the visions of collaborations and attending others' performances, listening to new music and radio shows, finding art in every nook and cranny around town, welcoming world-class artists to St. Paul-based residencies...the excitement was off the charts. Time to buckle down, but I can't wait to see these projects grow and transform this fine city.