Event Title

[art]ifact: The First Phase of an Innovative Exhibit

Mentor 1

Dr. Ariel Beaujot

Location

Union 183

Start Date

24-4-2015 1:00 PM

Description

In 2013 I presented a proposal for an exhibit in my public history class. It was so well received by my peers, professor and the community members present that I decided to bring it to fruition. Over the next year I applied for an Undergraduate Research and Creativity Grant, created a team of students to work with on the project and found a professor who would mentor the group. This year I began to meet with the two community partners to evaluate the project and see if it is feasible, we wrote a Call to Artists, commissioned a website, began to apply for local and national grants, and expanded awareness about the project statewide. We are now certain that [art]ifact is feasible and of interest to our community. We have established roles for the group I am the Public Relations officer and co-director, Callie O’Connor is the Curator, Calli Niemi is the Diversity and education coordinator, and Dr. Ariel Beaujot is the Co-Director. We have also added to our mission an education component: we will reach out to local schools as well as historically underrepresented community members. I will present about how to create an innovative exhibit, how to work with multiple community organizations and bridge the town and gown divide, and I will speak to the importance of hands on research and public history development in an undergraduate setting. This is an opportunity that will change the trajectory of my career and has been invaluable.

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Apr 24th, 1:00 PM

[art]ifact: The First Phase of an Innovative Exhibit

Union 183

In 2013 I presented a proposal for an exhibit in my public history class. It was so well received by my peers, professor and the community members present that I decided to bring it to fruition. Over the next year I applied for an Undergraduate Research and Creativity Grant, created a team of students to work with on the project and found a professor who would mentor the group. This year I began to meet with the two community partners to evaluate the project and see if it is feasible, we wrote a Call to Artists, commissioned a website, began to apply for local and national grants, and expanded awareness about the project statewide. We are now certain that [art]ifact is feasible and of interest to our community. We have established roles for the group I am the Public Relations officer and co-director, Callie O’Connor is the Curator, Calli Niemi is the Diversity and education coordinator, and Dr. Ariel Beaujot is the Co-Director. We have also added to our mission an education component: we will reach out to local schools as well as historically underrepresented community members. I will present about how to create an innovative exhibit, how to work with multiple community organizations and bridge the town and gown divide, and I will speak to the importance of hands on research and public history development in an undergraduate setting. This is an opportunity that will change the trajectory of my career and has been invaluable.