My town's nickname "The Brainy Boro," is a nod to the history of writers, artists, and literary people who have lived in the town over the years. The broad range of talented people living and working in Metuchen is still thriving today and Christine DeSimone, the Supervisor of Music, Art, & World Languages in the Metuchen schools, recognized what a great opportunity there is for Metuchen High School students to learn from them. She has been reaching out to local business owners to create an internship program and sent me a letter asking me if I was interested in participating. Together we developed 2 different internships at Paradise Glass-- one for a student to learn about the business of art and another for a glass art apprentice. For me, learning by doing has always made the greatest impact and I'm excited to offer a variety of practical experiences in a small business setting for an aspiring student who is considering an art career. This will be a great opportunity for me to work with some of the talented students at Metuchen High School and for some up-and-coming artists to have some hands-on art experiences.