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MARN Mentors

2015 MARN Mentor / Mentee Exhibition

January 9 – January 23, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 9, 5 – 10 p.m.
6:30 p.m. – Hear from the Mentors and Mentees
7 p.m. – Spoken Word performances by Nikki Janzen (mentor) and KJ Prodigy (Kavon Jones / mentee)

Closing Reception: Saturday, January 23, 5 – 10 p.m.

Var Gallery & Studios
643 S. 2nd Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204

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.

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.

MARN mentors Program

MARNmentors pairs an established and emerging artist in a six-month mentorship. Within these exchanges, mentors help protégées develop project goals and overcome personal barriers that the protégée 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 protégée is able to hold themselves accountable to their own goals.

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