This is Mickey. Mickey is a beloved fixture in our village. He’s always on the perimeters, in the corners, watching – and sometimes saying hello. He haunts spaces with his piercing but kind eyes – and walks the village from end to end. He has seen and sees a lot. I bought this piece last month as a means of celebrating my first five years at Hubbard Hall. It’s a compelling portrait – and reminds me of the ability of art to reveal the beauty and power of the everyday. Barbara shows us Mickey’s kindness and wisdom – and the moon over Mickey’s nights as he watches over us.