The first curator of Nola Studiola is John David Harding.
Curatorial Statement of Intent:
You have just graduated with an MFA degree in Creative Writing.
Awesome! You see the world through a critical lens. Everything is an
experiment. Overheard conversations, ephemera, minutiae–all of it is
useful to your work. Suddenly, you are out of money. Here is the
kicker: It is time to make money, not art. Now what? For me, answering
this question has been an exercise in denial. It has also led to a
type of regression. Being outside of the MFA program’s protective
cloisture, I am making more conservative choices, artistically and
personally. Think of it as a return to the closet, of sorts. That
is what I will be grappling with here on Nola Studiola, with a little
help from my friends.