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A Public Service Of Milwaukee Artist Resource Network

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MARN Mentors

MARNmentors pairs an established and emerging artist in a year long mentorship. Within these exchanges, mentors help mentees develop project goals and overcome personal barriers that the mentee may identify. The hope is to empower and give accountability to the partnership so that 1) the mentor feels free to give aesthetic, moral and concrete support based on their experience; and 2) the mentee is able to hold themselves accountable to their own goals.

2015 MARN Mentor / Mentee Exhibition

In 2005, Milwaukee Artist Resource Network developed MARNmentors for visual and literary artists, filmmakers, composers and arts administrators in order to strengthen the network of support for artists, provide in-depth professional resources and contribute to the health of Wisconsin's arts community. MARN acts as a liaison between established working artists with a desire to pass on their knowledge and professional experience to emerging artists who are selected as MARNmentees.

Here are our 2015 MARN mentors and mentees:
Portia Cobb / Maeve Jackson
Raoul G. Deal / Adam Stoner
Thomas Hellstrom / Nina Ghanbarzadeh
Nikki Janzen / Kavon Jones|
Barbara Miner / Missy Ziebart
Jason S. Yi / Cristina Ossers
Della Wells / Carley Knight / Symphony Swan

Each pair of mentors and mentees work together for one year; some meet for a few hours each month for critique, others meet weekly for a more in-depth exchange of skills and ideas. At the end of each program cycle, MARNmentors culminates in an exhibition that highlights the professional and personal developments and collaborations between our talented mentors & mentees.

Thank you to the Brico Fund for their generous support to make 2015 MARNmentors possible!