teen council connection
2020 Everson Teen Arts Council Exhibition
This exhibition features work made by Central New York high school students and curated by the Everson Teen Council through an open call for entries. Teen Council members collaborated to select a theme, curate works, and write wall text, teaching Council members how museum exhibitions come to life. This exhibition is to be viewed virtually while we are temporarily closed due to Covid-19. Despite the unforeseen challenges and setbacks, our Teen Council remained committed to completing their curatorial project and appreciate the support of the Central New York community. We hope the virtual exhibition allows for greater access to their work and that you will enjoy viewing from the safety of your homes during this time.
Interview with Davana Robedee
Caitlin Albright speaks to the Schweinfurth Art Center’s Program Director, Davana Robedee. Davana discusses her experience of dealing with life in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and it’s similarities to our current situation with Covid-19. She also shares advice on how to develop a skillset to further your career in the arts and the challenges and rewards of her current position.
Interview with Karen Convertino
Everson Registrar, Karen Convertino, joins Caitlin Albright for a discussion about the challenges and joys of maintaining the Museum’s collection. Karen also discusses how her college and internship experiences influenced her interest in the arts and how she maintains her own jewelry making business outside of the Everson.
Interview with Ariana Dibble
Caitlin Albright sits down with Ariana Dibble, the Everson’s Graphic Designer. Ariana discusses how she turned her passion for art into a career, the types of skills and experience a graphic designer needs to be successful, as well as the most challenging and rewarding parts of her job.
Interview with Steffi Chappell
Caitlin Albright is joined by the Everson Museum’s Assistant Curator, Steffi Chappell. Steffi discusses how she turned her lifelong interest in the arts into a career as a curator, how her role requires her to work with several museum departments, and shares advice for anyone curious about pursuing this field.
Interview with Kimberly Griffiths
Caitlin Albright sits down with Kimberly Griffiths, the Everson’s Curator of Education. Kimberly discusses how her background in Studio Art eventually led to a career in Museum Education, the importance of communication skills in her line of work, as well as her favorite and most challenging aspects of her role at the Everson.
Interview with Meirav Ong
Caitlin Albright, Education Coordinator, speaks with artist Meirav Ong. Meirav reflects on how she developed her interest in the arts, her tips for exhibiting in galleries, and the importance of learning to trust yourself as you pursue a creative career.
Interview with Catherine Underhill
Caitlin Albright, Education Coordinator, talks with the Everson’s Director of Development, Catherine Underhill, to discuss the skills and educational experiences that helped her find success in her career, the traits she looks for in an intern, and how flexibility is essential in the arts.
Interview with MFA Student, Katie Shulman
Caitlin Albright, Education Coordinator, sits down with current MFA student, Katie Shulman. Katie discusses how her interest in the arts developed, returning to her studio practice after a hiatus, and how the current covid-19 pandemic has impacted her work.
Everson Teen Council Interview with Devon Vander Voort
Former Teen Council student, Devon Vander Voort, discusses choosing her major, how she landed her internships, and her experience studying abroad in France. Devon shares her tips for success and what she’s learned while navigating an education in the arts.