Makers Among Us is a new section of ArtsLine that highlights members of the AADM community that are also artists, crafters, and makers. For the first installment of Makers Among Us, I spoke with Mike Tanis, current AADM student.
Monica O. Montgomery is an international speaker, museum director and cultural consultant, curating media and museums to be in service to society. She leads collectives like Museum Hue in building cultural equity and diverse representation through social justice and the arts. She is the founding director of Museum of Impact, the world’s first mobile social justice museum, inspiring action at the intersection of art, activism, self and society. She was the keynote speaker at the Philadelphia Cultural Alliance’s Annual Meeting in fall 2016. Felicia Knise, AAGA Secretary, conducted the following interview.
Anywhere you go, you’re bound to find Drexel alumni! Sarah spoke with Leah Hamilton, who resides in Wiesbaden, Germany, for this piece about Leah’s experiences working abroad and presenting her thesis work at an international arts conference.
In October, percussion trio Square Peg Round Hole played a show at Boot & Saddle on Broad Street in Philly. I attended and met members of the band after the show, and asked if the band would like to be interviewed for ArtsLine. Square Peg Round Hole describes themselves as as “Percussion-driven instrumental rock/electronic band from Philadelphia.” Consciously connecting with artists and their work is something that I feel is essential for those of us in the arts administration field. Band member Sean Gill answered the following questions, in consultation with bandmates Evan Chapman and Carlos Pacheco-Perez.