"The life of the arts far from being an interruption, a distraction in the life of a nation, is close to the center of a nation's purpose -- and is a test of the quality of a nation's civilization."
-- John F. Kennedy
this can not be felt more genuinely, nor expressed as mindfully as here at Osage --- the co-founders of this magnificent place have not only set aside land, time, respect and value of the arts, but hope in the future. This place is a gift. JEPairMAR/APR2009