Tonight I took a couple of my students, Marty Carney and Curtis Newman, to the Haggerty Art Museum to see Current Tendencies III featuring works by Tyanna Buie, William E. Carpenter, Evan Gruzis, Jon Horvath, Mark Mulhern, Jean Roberts Guequierre, Cassandra Smith and Jessica Steeber (as a team) and Jason S. Yi.
These students have been taking a workshop, “Pathway to Success: A Plan Worth Practicing”, for the past 4 weeks. This workshop focused on designing a model to target every aspect of developing, facilitating and monitoring a successful plan to self-promote. They created their own plan to determine what strategy is best to communicate, to establish a presence both online and in person, carry forward their message, nurture relationships, maintain visibility, and to evaluate the process on a quarterly, bi-annual and/or annual basis.
As an educator it is important to put into play what I have been teaching them about the business side of art. You know…talk the talk and walk the walk. I had to model what it would look like in an actual setting. You could say that tonight was a way to see if what they were exposed to actually gave them the tools to put it to use and to engage in meaningful conversations, to meet new artists, perhaps begin the process of networking, and just being comfortable in a new environment. They did a FABulous job!
Here are some photos taken during the reception of Current Tendencies III.
If you missed the opening, there is plenty of time to see this exhibition. It ends December 22, 2013. The Haggerty Art Museum is located at 13th and Clybourn in Milwaukee (on Marquette University campus). Hours of operation are Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.