As Butterflies Do


There’s a very good reason the butterfly is the sigil for Morgan’s Wonderland and The Academy at Morgan’s Wonderland. Think of its life cycle. A butterfly starts out as a caterpillar, trying to make its way in the world. ThenĀ  it builds a cocoon for itself so it can stay safe as it grows. When it’s ready, it emergesĀ  from the cocoon, spreads its wings, and flies away as its truest self.

It’s a good metaphor for the mission of the park and the school. Give children and families a place where they are safe. A place where they’re included. A place where they can grow into the people we know they can be.

And it’s been my honor to see all of that in action. Continue reading

The Hope of Art, Chapter 2

One of the highlights of last fall was being able to help out with Up in the Air, Monarch Academy‘s first art exhibit. The reception was a huge success, raising money and (much more importantly) awareness for the school’s awesome students.

So I’m thrilled to spread the word about their latest artventure.

Texas, Our Texas! opens on Sunday (February 22) at the Institute of Texan Cultures. This exhibit will spotlight the students’ visions of our state and all the different things that make up its culture, from slogans to symbols and so much in between.

There will be a reception with the artists on Sunday, April 12 (it’s also a free family day), and the exhibit will run through May 30. So I hope you’ll visit the Institute soon and see what Nikki‘s students have been up to. And of course I hope you’ll spread the word.

Thanks as always for your support, and hope to see you there!