Tetsuya sent this to me in an email,
I thought about clarifying my attitude towards to the financial crisis of Jerome. I was focusing on the idea that artistic idea and artist's passion could exist without financial support, that probably made my impression less sympathetic toward to the condition of the foundation. Yes, I agree that their contribution to our community, through non-profit organization, artistic project and individual artist, is significant. Also the financial support encourage us to work, and it would be discouraging without it. Clearly, if the resource is not available, it would reflect on us as a part of our community and artists. I have my sympathy for it. You could put this message on the blog to share with the class, if you would like.
Once again, I enjoyed being a part of the class.