I was in upstate New York for an internship at Wells College Book Art Center with a population of 500 for the month of July. Yes I did say 500!! Aurora is so small it’s called a village not a city, town, or county! The airport looked more like a store than an airport with only one baggage claim belt. I began to worry more as I am riding down a road heading to Wells college and all I see is farmland and the bars on my cell phone drop more and more the closer I arrive to campus. No service+no wireless+population 500= panic!
Then I took a minute to pull myself together and realized this could be a wonderful/productive experience if I take advantage of it! There were a total of four interns who stayed the entire four weeks and then every week we had a new group of students and teachers.
My dorm at Wells
The one road that drives through Aurora. In front is Lake Cayuga. Behind is Well’s campus and then down the road is their “downtown” (post office, ice cream shop, bar/restaurant, and a market.)
Interns: Laura Rowley, Me, Claire Siepser, & Crane Guiamo
They are all studying to receive their MFA in Book and Paper at the University of Alabama.