2012 Matches

2012 Matches:
Elyse Leyenberger (Photography '12) : Andrei Jackamets (BFA Photography '83)

Ryan Berardi (Sculpture '14) : Anthony Visco (BFA Sculpture '70)
Kaylyn Gray (Multimedia '13) & Michael Knaub (Multimedia '13) : Michele Kishita (BFA Painting '97, MFA Painting '10)
Diane Meck (Dance '13) : Geoffrey Kershner (BFA Acting '00)
Kennedy Dickerson (Photography '14) & Michael G Malloy (Photography '12) : Nancy Eichenbaum (BFA Photography '87)
Megan Beck (Illustration '13) & Lydia Guadagnoli (Illustration '14) : Veronica Cianfrano (MFA Painting '11)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

End of Summer Wrap-Up


I thought I would go ahead and spend a little time reflecting on the experience of the UArts Summer Fellows Program, since things have come to a close.

I had the honor and pleasure of working with Andrei, who is a captivating personality and very generous with his time and experience. He made it his priority in this experience to make sure that we had constant dialogue and that he was sharing any and all knowledge he could think to help me with in my transition out of college. Andrei's Studio Manager, Cynthia was also a pleasure to work with. Although our meetings were seldom, she was happy to answer my questions and tell me stories about her life while we worked. Time spent in the studio was always light hearted and pleasant; I never left the studio without a smile on my face.

On top of working with some really great folks, I got to work in Asbury Park! How lucky was that? I got to see all sorts of neat little places in town on daily adventures with Andrei, allowing me to get a feel for the town. I love getting to know new places, and I got just enough time out there to feel like I know it (sorta!).

So now I'm moving onto my next adventure, working for a photographer based in West Chester who I also met through another UArts connection. I value my time spent in Andrei's studio for the many lessons I learned, and the pleasant times we shared!

I also quickly wanted to mention how grateful I am to have been a part of this program. It was a really awesome opportunity, to have been matched with someone working in my field who went to our amazing institution in the past. Thanks to everyone who made it a reality!

Thanks for reading!

Elyse Leyenberger

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