MARNmentorship is a yearlong program at the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network that pairs emerging or transitioning artists with established artists. This is the 18th year with 32 artist participants. Practice in Progress celebrates these 16 mentorship pairings and their work, reflections, and process. The program focuses on fostering mentorship between each artist pairing, professional development, and building a vibrant community space. "Practice in Progress" was published alongside the exhibition at MARN ART + CULTURE HUB from April 11-June 4, 2023. The book is expansive to the exhibition and serves as a historical archive preserving the progression of these artists over one year. The artists are working in a wide range of mediums from movement/dance to painting to animation to sculpture to art+tech. The pairings were often interdisciplinary, not always pairing within mediums.
Artist Pairings: Abbey Gagne and John Kowalczyk, Abigail Engstrand and Maeve Jackson, Allison Westbrook and Ariana Vaeth, Amal Azzam and Nirmal Raja, Andrew Megow and Nathaniel Stern, Colin Mitchell and David Najib Kasir, cRegloria and Jessica Laub, Kimberly Burnett and Maria Soledad Gillespie, KT Mullen and Alayna N. Pernell, Laura Boban and Heidi Parkes, Maria Alfaro and Katie Avila Loughmiller, Meghan Burke McGrath and Amy Cannestra, Meg Strobel and Bryon Cherry, MK Widener and DeMar Walker, Reese Rousseau and Matthew Gramling, Tracy Nickolaus and Jaymee Harvey Willms.
Published as support material for MARNmentorship 2022-2023 program exhibition on view April 14-June 4, 2023 at the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB.
Published in 2023 by Milwaukee Artist Resource Network
First Printing 2023
Edition of 200
Copyright © 2023 Milwaukee Artist Resource Network
Publisher: Milwaukee Artist Resource Network
Executive Producer: Mal Montoya, President & CEO
Designer: Adam White Ossers
Managing Editor: Lois Bielefeld
Art Direction Consultant: Amy Cannestra
Copy Editor: Amy Reid
Program Photography: Adam White Ossers and Lois Bielefeld
Book Production: The Bindery
Paper: Accent Opaque 70# Text and Glama Natural Clear
This book is typeset in Avenir Next, Jaapokki, and Minion Pro