MACC + BSU School of Art
Professional Development Artist Series
Muncie Makes Lab
MACC and BSU School of Art have partnered to present a series of professional development talks and workshops for artists throughout 2017. The second event in the series brings Shannon Linker, Vice President and Director of Gallery 924 for the Arts Council of Indianapolis.
Shannon is currently the Vice President for the Arts Council of Indianapolis. She has been with the council for 14 years. Along with curating and managing the council’s contemporary gallery space, Shannon serves the local professional artist community by creating programs and services intended to help build their careers. Programs such as the on-line Artist Directory, the weekly Artist Opportunities E-newsletter, the Artist Industry Nights events, and the online Artist Resources Directory are key aspects of her role at the council.
In 2007, as the Director of Artist Services, she led the development of the Be Indypendent: Buy Indy Art movement that continues to create visibility for local artists and independent business owners in the city. Shannon also oversaw the council’s public art program from 2013 – 2014, which creates and facilitates public art opportunities for the city of Indianapolis as well as private entities.
Shannon has taught Art Appreciation at the college level for six years and currently serves on the advisory board for IDADA (Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association) and Ivy Tech Community College School of Visual Arts as well as serving as Chairperson for the Public Art for Neighborhoods Selection Committee, a program of the Arts Council of Indianapolis and the City of Indianapolis. She holds a BFA in Art History from the University of North Texas and a MA in Art History from Texas Woman’s University.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Doors open at 7 PM. Linker will speak at 7:15 PM then take questions from the audience. Muncie Makes Lab is located at 628 S Walnut St. Parking is available in the lots north and west of the building.