This summer two people were chosen to be our Summer Youth Apprentices. The AIC Apprentices will gain an overview of AIC public programs, focusing primarily on exhibit development and arts administrative practices. The AIC Apprentice will assist in a range of activities including – curatorial practices, gallery prep work, research and writing, marketing endeavors (i.e. design exhibit promotional materials), and administer exhibit programs (i.e. panel discussion, film screening, or art workshops). There will also be other artistic opportunities to interact and engage with community youth and artists.
Ethan J Cloud is Ojibwe from Leech Lake, MN. He is 17 years old and attends Von Steuben Highschool. He is the great great grandson of Vivian and Charles Cloud. He is in the graduating class of 2020. He was a part of the Roots of Resilience Native Youth Art Exhibit at the AIC in 2018. He was excited that his art was displayed. He always loved art because it comes in many different forms, everything is art. He is excited about this apprenticeship because he gets to learn the technical aspects of art. With this apprenticeship he gets the opportunity to visit other art galleries and museums to meet with other curators.
Hey, my name is Olivia Antonio, I'm 15 years old and I'm a Chicago native. My tribes are Ho-Chunk from Wisconsin Dells and Apache from San Carlos, Arizona. I'm an artist that hopes my art can be shown in the AIC. I love to create drawings of my own, and I'm a music lover. I also sing and create my own lyrics, but I'm most passionate about my drawing technique.
Olivia and Ethan have opened up the applications for their upcoming gallery, Growing Up in a Native Youth Community in Chicago. The application will be open until September 13th, 2019. For more information, check out the posters below.