Studio Institute Launches Arts Intern–Memphis

First row, foreground, L to R: Ariel Lewis, Amber Dean, DeMario Champion;
second row: Lindsey Roark, Kelsey Morrisson, Sheltoria Love;
third row: Ciara Fisk, Heavyn Davis, and Robert Fairchild

Studio Institute is pleased to welcome its Arts Intern program to a new city: Memphis, Tennessee. On June 14th Studio Institute President Tom Cahill, Arts Intern Program Manager Jared Cardenas, Studio Institute Vice-Chair Dorothy Lichtenstein, and Studio in a School–NYC Vice-Chair Kenneth Cooper welcomed the new cohort of nine Arts Interns at the program launch, which was held at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.

Participants included representatives from this year’s host organizations: ArtsMemphis, Art Museum of the University of Memphis, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, the Metal Museum, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, RiverArts Fest, and the Urban Art Commission. Studio Institute Memphis Program Coordinator Amy Foote and Program Administration Manager Ellen Emerson were also on hand.

Group Photo: L to R: DeMario Champion, Sheltoria Love, Heavyn Davis, Amber Dean, Ciara Fisk, and Kelsey Morrisson; Photo top right: Heavyn Davis; photo bottom right: Ciara Fisk

Currently celebrating its 20th year, the Arts Intern program was founded by Agnes Gund to provide opportunities for college students to experience arts professions in museums and cultural institutions. The program places qualified undergraduates in paid summer internships that can impact their career choices in profound and lasting ways. Learn more about Arts Intern.

We look forward to sharing news about the Memphis Arts Interns’ summer experiences.