Our final Alumni Spotlight for this semester is Kent Michael Smith. Kent is both a successful artist and museum director. He gives great insight on the importance of museums as an educational tool. Museums have a great influence on our communities and play a big role in exposing a wide range of people to a variety of different forms of representation.
Alumni Spotlight: Nora Merecicky
Nora Merecicky is an Ohio University alumna who has taken her skills from Ohio all the way to the West Coast. She is another great example of all the different types of opportunities an individual can have after getting a degree in the arts. Following graduation from Ohio University Nora has worked in museums, at a theater company, and now works as a creative and marketing recruiter.
Alumni Spotlight: Kelsey Dillow
This month we got to talk to artist and Ohio University alumna Kelsey Dillow. Since Kelsey graduated in 2016, she has taken her skills to a variety of intriguing jobs. From managing a gallery to co-founding a farm and maker space, she has proficiently cultivated her practice since leaving Athens.
Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Grabner
Sarah Grabner is an alum who only recently has moved on from her time in Athens. She was a member of the Kennedy team for many years and helped in some of the major projects that helped get the museum to where it is today. Now she works at the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts. Sarah is a great example of how years of hard work can get you into a career you love!
Transitional Shapes, Traditional Functions
There’s a theory that in early human evolution, it wasn’t the spear that came first, but the vessel (Le Guin). How can you store or carry hunted meat without a sling or a bag? Even before that, how can you carry water, berries, or children? Regardless of timing, throughout human history we have always needed to contain things. One of the most common ways, to this day, to carry or contain our food and possessions is through ceramics.
Alumni Spotlight: Jeremiah Myers
The first alumni spotlight of this school year is Jeremiah Myers. Jeremiah worked at the Kennedy Museum of Art for his whole time as a bobcat, now he works in the education department at the Cleveland Museum of Art.