This story would not be complete without a mention of Swampspace Internship, mostly of students from the public school system. The interns are not solicited. They find their way to my studio as a result of peer grapevine or the school counselors. The roster is like a higgledy-piggledy garden of great variety. Some kids are well versed art centric while others are more reflective of a broader audience. Yet they all have one thing in common. A willingness to gain greater understanding of the world. They leave the swampy nest better prepared for critical thought. Today Swampspace is recognized as part of the bedrock on which sustained support for our artistic community is realized. Swampspace is indeed a springboard towards career development for the youth. It is also a place where the overlooked of all ages are reconsidered and recognized. Swampspace is a grantee of the James L. Knight Foundation Arts Challenge 2014.