I have officially started my PhD program - two courses in the fall, two in the winter and one in the spring...reading, writing, and more reading and more writing for the next many months. There is so much to learn and a great deal to take in. Sociology of Culture and Folklore Genres and Processing are the two courses I am taking now. Bourdieu's Distinction offers a lot. The working class aesthetic would be a good reference for my project.
Have also committed to have a show in October at Red Ochre. It is going to be a challenge in the next few weeks trying to balance my own art practice and academic work.