My interest in visual culture extends far beyond my own work. My first curatorial experience was with Serial Box Projects in Columbia, Missouri. As part of a course in the MFA program at the University of Missouri, I worked with curator Nathan Boyer on final selections for their film festival Silent Surveillance that took place in October of 2012. I was also a film screener for the documentary film festival True/False. For the 2015 event, I screened over 70 films independently and wrote reviews for each to expedite the selection process.
At the University of Missouri in 2016, I collaborated with curators Kristin Schwain and Jo Stealey on final additions to their traveling show Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America. My contributions include a digital timeline, captions, annotated images, a museum tour, and educational activities.
In addition to curatorial and museum studies, I had the opportunity to work with Aron Fischer in an apprenticeship at Facture Goods and attend residencies at Access Arts and Vermont Studio Center.
I have a passion for art education for all ages. At the University of Missouri, I have taught and created curriculum for the Tiger Artists youth program for K-8 students. In the summer of 2016 and again in 2017, I taught a week-long painting course for high schoolers participating in the Summer Arts Intensive camp at Columbia College. I have also coordinated the CARE Art Gallery summer art program in Columbia, Missouri in 2017. This program gives creative youth, ages 14-20, the opportunity to work as paid artists. They create their own artwork as well as participate in group projects such as murals and installations, enhancing their skills and knowledge.
I am a member of Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE), National Art Education Association (NAEA), Missouri Art Education Association (MAEA), and College Art Association (CAA).
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