I recently participated in two exhibits, Balance: Mothers Who Create and Important Things at a wonderful gallery, TLGUTS (the little gallery under the stairs) in Lynn, MA. As director, Jocelyn Almy-Testa is so supportive of her exhibiting artists and it is clear that she is very dedicated to building a nurturing environment for the arts. She has completed some new gallery projects that are very exciting: a monthly Mothers' Art Salon; a resource room where artists can utilize library materials and useful tools like a slide projector, sewing machine, etc.; a mini exhibit space in the resource room for small solo shows; and a small gift shop for "high quality, low cost, small originals". I'm so glad I responded to the TLGUTS calls for work because I've found more than just exhibit opportunities. I've found a vibrant community and a director who is working hard to nurture artists. Thanks, Jocelyn!