# Arts in Milwaukee – MARN Mentors
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MARN Mentors

Thanks to everyone who made the 2019/20 season of MARNmentors a great success!

If you are interested in participating as a mentee in the next MARNmentors season please check this page toward the end of 2020 for more information.

MARNmentors pairs an established and emerging artist in a season 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.

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.

MARNmentors application for mentees is now closed. Keep checking back as the new season will be opening in late 2020.

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)
NOTICE: MARN continues to monitor statements from Federal, State, and local government officials for information related to this pandemic. The safety of our community is our highest priority and we will employ all appropriate measures to limit the spread of this virus. Until such time comes that public officials have informed us that attendees of large public gatherings are safe, all MARN related public events are held by appointment or virtually. Although we are employing all required safety measures, these are subject to change by public health officials. Attendance registration is required at all MARN related events and we apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

2019/2020 MARNmentors

In 2005, Milwaukee Artist Resource Network developed MARNmentors for visual and literary artists, filmmakers, musicians 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 and emerging artists who are selected as mentees. MARN was proud to pair 15 mentors with 16 mentees for the 2019/2020 program!

Here were our 2019/2020 MARN Mentors and Mentees:

Mentor: Pamela Anderson | Mentee: Frank Korb –Visual/Multidisciplinary
Mentor: Phyllis Bankier | Mentee: Kenneth Kornacki –Photography    
Mentor: Santiago Cucullu | Mentee: Lauren Zens –Painting/MixedMedia   
Mentor: Janelle Gramling | Mentee: Lisa Mathewson –Visual/Sculpture     
Mentor: Nikki Janzen | Mentee: Angela Marie Niemiec –Spoken Word/Poetry    
Mentor: Mutope Johnson | Mentee: Ruthie Joy –Visual 
Mentor: Maureen Kane | Mentee: Randy Jones –Graphic Design
Mentor: Sharon Kerry-Harlan | Mentee: Liala Amin –Multidisciplinary Arts
Mentor: Jessica Laub | Mentee: Anna Menako –Visual/Sculpture
Mentor: Todd Mrozinski | Mentee: Krista Allenstein –Drawing and Painting
Mentor: Danielle Paswaters | Mentee: Juan Lopez Curatorial
Mentor: Nirmal Raja | Mentee: Nicole Shaver –Painting & Mixed media
Mentor: Richard Taylor | Mentee: Keenan Lampe –Painting/Sculpture
Mentor: Della Wells | Mentees: Ebony Tidwell & Brendan Murphy –Visual Artist: Mixed Media
Mentor: David Najib Kasir | Mentee: Katie Stensberg –Visual Artist: Multidisciplinary

On behalf of all our Mentors and Mentees thank you to the following supporters:


This project is supported in part by a grant from the Milwaukee Arts Board and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the state of Wisconsin.