beer with friends, performing mass, using humor, symbolic objects, and
improvising inside all o f this. It all makes sense. Beer is m y Americanwine—stimulants have always been used in religious ritual.
Montano: W e r e there mentors along the way?
Marioni: W o r k i n g for a curator, Alan Schoener, in the Cincinnati Art
M u s e u m w h e n I was an art student gave me a sense o f scale in art and
taught me to see many aspects o f making and showing art. Presentation
or context is half the art.
Montano: D o y o u want fame?
Marioni: Yes , I want fame