2011-2012 Professional Practice Recap

Here are some of the highlights from this year’s Professional Practice presentation series. All of the speakers will be welcomed back for the annual networking reception, on April 19, to thank them for their time and introduce them to interested students. We look forward to next year!

Kelly Summers, Human Resources Director for the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, shared interview etiquette and a Do's and Don'ts interview attire Fashion Show. 9-22-11

Alumni shared their experiences in internships, and what makes a stand out applicant for an internship position since they now higher interns for their projects and art positions. Career Services Internship Coordinator, Rishad Gandhi made closing remarks about internship deadlines for students. 10-6-11

Sean Kelley, gallery director for City Arts Project, Ayla Rexroth, Alumna and director of her apartment gallery Subterranean, and Andrew Lyles, owner of Spray Booth Gallery presented their experiences in curating and starting an art gallery. 10-20-11

Paul Tyler, Grants Director for Arts KC, talked about how the arts are funded in Kansas City and grant writing. 1-26-12

Alumnus and Professor in painting, Jonah Criswell, discussed how to prepare for graduate school. 2-9-12

Museum career panel included Paul Benson, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art Objects Conservator, and Katherine Pill, assistant curator, and Amy Duke, adult education and volunteer coordinator from the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. 2-23-12

Rebecca Stoder KCVLAA Shares Cautionary Tales with Students 3-22-12

Charmalee Gunaratne, President and Founder of Eco Abet, and Tracy Krumm, Professor in Fiber/CASL, shared some of the positive changes creatives can have on their community, locally and globally.



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