The MARN Mentor / Mentee Online Exhibition is HERE!

Virtual or in real life at the Hawthorne Contemporary and Between Two Galleries. New exciting artworks created over the last season by amazing emerging & established local artists! Opening DAY AUGUST 7 August 7, 11am-8pm and will run through August 28.

Opening day Friday Aug 7th
hours: 11:00am – 8pm

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August 8 – 28 hours: 11:00am – 4pm
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1 hour timed entry appointments and face masks will be required.


MARNmentors pairs an established and emerging artist in a season long mentor-ship. Within these exchanges, mentors help mentees develop project goals and overcome personal barriers that the mentee may identify. The hope is to empower and give accountability to the partnership so that 1) the mentor feels free to give aesthetic, moral, and concrete support based on their experience; and 2) the mentee is able to hold themselves accountable to their own goals.

Mentor: Pamela Anderson | Mentee: Frank Korb – Visual/Multidisciplinary
Mentor: Phyllis Bankier | Mentee: Kenneth Kornacki – Photography    
Mentor: Santiago Cucullu | Mentee: Lauren Zens – Painting/MixedMedia   
Mentor: Janelle Gramling | Mentee: Lisa Mathewson – Visual/Sculpture     
Mentor: Nikki Janzen | Mentee: Angela Marie Niemiec – Spoken Word/Poetry    
Mentor: Mutope Johnson | Mentee: Ruthie Joy – Visual 
Mentor: Maureen Kane | Mentee: Randy Jones – Graphic Design
Mentor: Sharon Kerry-Harlan |Mentee: Liala Amin – Multidisciplinary Arts
Mentor: Jessica Laub | Mentee: Anna Menako – Visual/Sculpture
Mentor: Todd Mrozinski | Mentee: Krista Allenstein – Drawing and Painting
Mentor: Danielle Paswaters | Mentee: Juan Lopez – Curatorial
Mentor: Nirmal Raja | Mentee: Nicole Shaver – Painting & Mixed Media
Mentor: Richard Taylor | Mentee: Keenan Lampe – Painting/Sculpture
Mentor: Della Wells | Mentees: Ebony Tidwell & Brendan Murphy – Visual: Mixed Media
Mentor: David Najib Kasir | Mentee: Katie Stensberg – Visual: Multidisciplinary

Each pair of mentors and mentees work together for one year; some meet for a few hours each month for critique, others meet weekly for a more in-depth exchange of skills and ideas. At the end of each program cycle, MARNmentors culminates in an exhibition that highlights the professional and personal developments and collaborations between our talented mentors & mentees.

Please stay tuned and check back for the next event. We are working on developing QUARTERLY ONLINE EXHIBITIONS to share more of our MARN Members works. Thank you for the support!

If you would like more information please contact us at virtualgallery@artsinmilwaukee.org.

Thank you for visiting.