We wish to express our sincere thanks to the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts for their generous support of this project. We also wish to recognize Thomas S. Kenan, III for his visionary leadership and support of the arts in North Carolina.
The Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts incubates projects that sustain artists at every point in their creative development through strategic partnerships that capitalize on visionary thinking in the arts. As their mission states, "Where creative exploration happens with zeal and with purpose, without restraint or presumption, there will thrive a society that not only sustains its people, but challenges, connects and enlightens them through the power of bold human expression." http://www.kenanarts.org/
It's a lot to live up to, but we'll do our best. Finally, we'd also like to thank Margaret Mertz, Lynda Lotich, Suzanna Watkins, and Amanda Balwah, all of whom who work tirelessly to manifest that vision every day.