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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
This month’s Alumni Spotlight features Paige Musselman, Museum Studies and KMA alumna who is now an archeologist! Musselman has an interesting perspective on the KMA