Become a MARNmentee!

By - Jul 3rd, 2007 02:52 pm
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MARN seeks Mentees for Mentoring Program!

To strengthen the network of support for artists, provide in-depth
professional resources and to contribute to the health of Wisconsin’s arts
community, MARN has created MARNmentors specifically for visual artists,
literary artists, filmmakers and arts administrator in the Milwaukee area.
MARN will act as a liaison between established working artists and
administrators and those who are pursuing a career in the arts. Twelve
established artists and three established arts administrators with a track
record of professionalism and who have a desire to pass on their knowledge
to developing artists, have been selected as Mentors.

MARN and its Mentors believe it is essential to Milwaukee’s art community
that we cultivate relationships among our artists, and provide opportunities
that encourage emerging artists to stay and work in Milwaukee.

Deadline to apply is July 31, 2007, please submit:
*One page letter of intent, detailing what you’d like to get out of MARNmentors.
*10 Visuals or samples of your work.
*One page personal statement, include information about you and your work.

Send to MARN, P.O. Box 713, Milwaukee, WI 53201.

Questions? Contact Mike Brenner, brenner(at)marnonline(dot)com or
414/433-1900. There is a $200 fee for MARNmentors, due upon acceptance to
the program. Scholarships and payment plans are available.
Visit the MARN website.

MARN’s MISSION
Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN) is a nonprofit art-service
organization dedicated to enriching the community by supporting individual
literary, performing and visual artists. MARN empowers artists with access
to educational and professional resources and creates a network for
communication and collaboration. MARN sponsors arts-related events,
including and involving other organizations and businesses, making the arts
accessible to people of all economic and educational backgrounds.

THE VISUAL ART MENTORS

Santiago Cucullu was born in 1969 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and currently
lives in Milwaukee. He received his M.F.A. from the Minneapolis College of
Art and Design in 1999 and his B.F.A. from the Hartford Art School in
Connecticut. In addition he was a resident at the Core Program at the
Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and at the
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. Recent solo projects
include exhibitions at the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; INOVA, Milwaukee; Barbara
Davis Gallery, Houston; and Julia Friedman Gallery, Chicago. Group
exhibitions include the 2004 Whitney Biennial; How Latitudes Become Forms:
Art in a Global Age at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and Fresh: The
Altoids Collection at the New Museum for Contemporary Art, New

Waldek Dynerman is a professor in the Fine Arts Division, where he has
taught drawing, printmaking, and painting since 1983. He works in wide range
of media including painting, works on paper, and sculpture. He was the
recipient of Milwaukee County Fellowship in 2001, and he showed his work in
over sixty group and solo exhibitions in U.S. and Europe.

Lane Hall is a Professor in the Department of Visual Art at the Peck School
of the Arts at UWM. He works collaborately with artist Lisa Moline on print
and multimedia site-specific installations that are responsive to
architectural and cultural settings. This work includes large-scale outdoor
murals and window installations that engage public view, as well as more
private, introspective interior pieces within institutional venues.

Dara Larson is an Associate Professor of Art at Alverno College, teaching a
wide range of art and travel courses. She works in a variety of media
including printmaking, painting, drawing, papermaking, artist’s books and
sculpture. Her work has been exhibited and is in collections in the United
States, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Spain, Russia and China. Her
subject matter is often related to her travels.

Brooke Maroldi has been making films and videos since 1981. After a decade
as a freelance writer, director and editor in the New York City area, she
formed Magpie Media, Inc. Her videos have been shown on PBS, The Discovery
Channel and at numerous film festivals. She recently wrote the screenplay
for “GENERATION JAZBA,” an independent feature film currently in
pre-production.

Kevin Miyazaki is a photographer that does both commercial and personal
work. His travel and portrait photographs have graced the pages of national
newspapers and magazines such as Milwaukee Magazine, the New York Times,
Conde Nast Traveler, Forbes, Sports Illustrated and Elle Decor. Miyazaki’s
recent work includes a fascination with roadside graves and closed-down fast
food restaurants.

Robert Smith is an award-winning photographer and a Professor of photography
at MIAD. His current projects include: Mimi & Liam’s world, a loose
collaboration with his young children; the West of Ireland, a lyrical
landscape series; and an artist in residence with the Ansel Adams gallery at
Mono Lake, California. His work is included in the collection of the
Milwaukee Art Museum and in those of numerous private collectors.

Fred Stonehouse is an incredibly well known and widely exhibited Milwaukee
artist. His most recent exhibitions have taken place at Gescheidle Gallery,
Chicago, Illinois; Howard Scott Gallery, New York, New York; Copro/Nason
Gallery, Los Angeles, California; and Barone Odom Gallery, Rome, Italy. His
paintings are luminous and beautifully executed, and often include a
slightly offbeat or disturbing humor.

Richard Taylor is a nationally represented and collected artist, having
exhibited most recently at the Tucson Art Museum, Cardinal Stritch
University and Robert Kidd Gallery in Michigan. He is well known for his
public art works, which can be found throughout Milwaukee. As
artist-in-residence at Quad Graphics from 1987 to 1999, he designed and
built large, abstract murals for Quad Graphics plants located all over the
world.

Fahimeh Vahdat is an Associate Professor of Painting and Printmaking.
Her broad range of interests allows her to teach diverse media and her
knowledge of technique is extensive. Vahdat’s work in both areas has
received significant attention, including the National Endowment for the
Arts, Rockefeller and Andy Warhol Foundation Grant for New Forms. Often
bridging disciplines, and centering on social and spiritual issues, she uses
symbols and finely tuned color interactions to carry her meanings

Jason Yi creates conceptually driven work that crosses artistic
disciplines: sculpture, photography, drawing, video, multimedia and
interactive installations. The element of time and history plays a crucial
role in the creation of the work. He is a Professor at MIAD, and has
exhibited throughout the United States and in Japan, Korea, Italy and
Austria.

Rina Yoon is an Associate Professor in Printmaking at MIAD. She works on a
large-scale using collagraph technique, a non-traditional intaglio process.
Her images address ideas of memory and identity, the conflict between past
and present selves, and the desire to resolve this tension. Yoon is
represented by the Elaine Erickson Gallery, and has exhibited throughout the
country, including the Katherine D. Murphy Gallery in Minneapolis.


LITERARY ART MENTOR


Peggy Hong
is the author of a poetry collection, “Three Truths and a Lie”,
poetry chapbooks Lies and Fables and The Sister Who Swallows the Ocean, and
a fine art letterpress book, Hoofbeats. She is working on a play called
VEILED/UNVEILED exploring women, war, and Iraq. Hong is currently
Milwaukee’s Poet Laureate. She teaches at Alverno College, Woodland Pattern
and is a director of Riverwest Yogashala.

THE ARTS ADMINISTRATION MENTORS

Tony Forman is Executive Director of the Milwaukee Cultural Alliance.
Tony has enjoyed a career in the arts for 25 years. Trained in technical
theatre and production management, he has held positions at New York City
Opera, Goodspeed Opera House (Connecticut), Great Lakes Theater Festival
(Cleveland, Ohio) and The California Institute of the Arts (Valencia
California). Prior to leading the Cultural Alliance Tony was the Managing
Director of Madison Repertory Theatre.

A native of the Boston area, he has lived on both coasts, and several choice
locale’s in between. Tony earned a BFA in Theater from Denison University
and an MFA in Technical Design and Production from the Yale School of Drama.

Anne Kingsbury is Woodland Pattern’s Executive Director. Anne holds an MFA degree
and has been the Executive Director since the organization’s founding in
1979. She has over 30 years of experience in arts creation, education and
management. Anne’s work in mixed media has been featured in 13 publications,
and she has participated in over 60 major exhibitions. Anne has served as a
review panelist for the Wisconsin Arts Board, Intermedia Arts and the
National Endowment for the Arts. Anne was a lead organizer of a successful
and innovative effort to incorporate written works by 50 Wisconsin authors
into the architecture of Milwaukee’s new downtown convention center. She
currently sits on the Racine Art Museum board, Community Shares Board and
the Milwaukee Arts Board.

Josie Osborne is the Director of Community Outreach at MIAD where she also
teaches part time in MIAD’s degree program. She is an actively exhibiting
artist, recently having had two solo shows and a two- person show. She
believes in the importance of being an arts/design advocate, meeting with
and educating elected local, state and national officials about the
importance of art and design in daily life and education.

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