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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.

MARNmentors application for mentees is now open.

2019/2020 MARNmentors

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. MARN was proud to partner 17 Mentors with 21 Mentees for the 2018/2019 program!

Here are 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 
Mentee: Maureen Kane | Mentee: Randy Jones –Graphic Design
Mentee: 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: Daniella 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

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.

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.