I joined the Arts Project after buying my Cherry Grove house in 1994, but did not join the board until 2012, spending most summers away performing as an opera singer in Europe and California. Being red/green colorblind in a family of visual artists, accounting became my niche in the family business, and so it is at the APCG. I grew up acting, working backstage and eventually directing at my hometown children’s theater. It’s great to do all of these things again with amateurs and professionals expressing ourselves together in the Cherry Grove Community House. honoring our brave LGBTQI+ founders who started it way back when freedom was never a given.