The Sculpture Center, an arts institution dedicated to advancing the careers of emerging sculptors of Ohio and its greater region and the preservation of Ohio outdoor public sculpture for artists, Cleveland, and the greater community, is excited to welcome three 2017 Summer Interns:
Megan McCollum, Marketing and Community Outreach Intern
Nafis Watson, Marketing and Community Outreach Intern
John Paul Peralta, OOSI (Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory) Development Intern
“We can’t wait to see what our 2017 summer intern team will accomplish over the next few weeks, thanks to funding from the ARTS Intern Program of the Studio Institute of New York, which was offered to Cleveland students for the first time this year,” says Ann Albano, executive director + chief curator.
“Our summer interns will be encouraging Cleveland’s underserved minority communities to take advantage of The Sculpture Center’s free arts programming, and enhancing and expanding The Sculpture Center’s unique Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory (OOSI) for free public cultural education.”
The Sculpture Center’s 2017 Summer Interns answered a formal call placed in the spring of 2017. Megan McCollum, Marketing and Community Outreach Intern, is a B.A. Candidate (2018) in Illustration with an emphasis in Graphic Design at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Nafis Watson is a B.F.A. Candidate (2019) in Sculpture and Expanded Media at the Cleveland Institute of Art. John Paul Peralta is a B.A. Candidate in Art History, French, and Theatre (2019) at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
Interning at The Sculpture Center gives an in depth exposure to the complexities and rewards of managing a small arts institution. The Sculpture Center’s 2017 Summer Interns were graciously funded by the ARTS Intern Program of the Studio Institute of New York, which places undergraduates from diverse cultural backgrounds with high financial need in paid summer internships at museums and cultural institutions.