As our last day in Moscow drew to a close, we found ourselves feeling stunned that this whole thing just happened. From an idea, a blog post, some emails, a Facebook page, some postcards, and a lot of help from some friends (and some strangers), Summer Commune became an incredible community and a transformative experience. And we couldn’t have picked a better location for launching our experiment.
Big ups to the city of Moscow, and a very special thanks to Mayor Nancy Chaney, Kathleen Burns & the Moscow Arts Council, Sue Scott & the City Council, Gina Taruscio & the Chamber of Commerce, Steve Streets & Daystar Organic Farms, Nicole & Thando & Wanderer’s Tavern, Jesica Dehart & Book People of Moscow, Austin Storm of Brick & Mortar, Maree McHugh & The Every Other Sunday Show, Stacy Isenbarger & The Pritchard Gallery, One World Café, David Giese, Tiffany Harms, friend and teacher Jay Feldman, and artsy-partner-in-crime Sofya Yampolsky.
Oh, and you too, Communers: Christin, Mike K., Jon H., Nitsan, Alaya, Maggie, Spivey, Amy, Micah, Bill, Kathleen, Max, Jason, Mike V., Jeana, Jon L., Lola, Rachel, Oliver, Taras, Anna, Christine, Odette, Nathan, Warren, Lauren, David, Kaitlin, Vinh, Eugene, Ava, Jan, Jen, Teresa, Ana, Noah, Kevin, Joyelle, Michael, Daniel, Dan, STARSKATE, Fiddlin’ Al, & The Super Saturated Sugar Strings. THANKS FOR BEING PART OF THE FIRST SUMMER COMMUNE!