Crafting a Life in the Arts

Join us for the seventh annual Crafting a Life in the Arts. This event brings together accomplished alumnae in the fields of Art Museum, Architecture, Studio Art, Art History, Dance, Film, Music, and Theater to talk to students about their success in crafting a meaningful and fulfilling career in the arts. It will conclude with a networking reception and refreshments at the Rooke Theatre. Current students can register in LyonNet.

Schedule

12:30-1:00pm: Check-in and Registration (Pratt Hall)
1:00-2:00pm: Panelist Introductions (Pratt Hall)
2:00-2:40pm: Session 1: Panels (Pratt Hall)
2:45-3:35pm: Session 2: Panels (Pratt Hall)
3:30-4:15pm: Refreshments and Networking Reception (Rooke Theatre Lobby)

Hannah Greenberg '11 - Film Studies

Development Associate, Anthology Film Archives

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Hannah Greenberg graduated in 2011 with a BA in Film Studies. She later received her MA in Film Studies from Columbia University in 2016, completing a thesis exploring the history of 28mm film, an early, non-nitrate amateur film gauge. After graduating from Mount Holyoke, Hannah lived in Chicago for several years spending her days as a Merchant Researcher for Groupon and spending her evenings and weekends volunteering for several film societies including the Chicago Film Society, the Gene Siskel Film Center, and Doc Films at the University of Chicago.

After moving to New York to complete her MA, Hannah began working at Film Forum and interning at Anthology Film Archives. Hannah was soon promoted to the role of Development Associate at Anthology where her responsibilities include completing proposals for local, state, and federal grants, as well as grant proposals to New York and national arts funders and foundations. She also collaborates with staff on supporter stewardship and member events. Beyond her development work, Hannah is also a part-time theater manager at Anthology and a concessionaire at Film Forum.

Hannah is a fixture in the New York City repertory film community, seeing as many films as humanly possible. Soon she will be contributing a chapter to a forthcoming book-length anthology on Doris Wishman.

Kristie Chan '15 - Music

Orchestra Management Assistant, Boston Symphony Orchestra

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Kristie Chan was born and raised in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  She started playing the violin at the age of 3 and piano at the age of 6.  Entering MHC as an intended Pre-Medicine Chemistry/Music double major it wasn’t until her third year that she decided to drop Pre-Medicine and Chemistry and pursue Music as her only major.  

At the end of her third year, she was offered a summer position as the Tanglewood Music Center Artist Assistant at the prestigious music festival, Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.  After an eye-opening summer, she decided to pursue a certificate in Arts Management during her fourth year at UMass Amherst.  She then returned to Tanglewood in the same position post-grad, joining the Boston Symphony Orchestra full-time shortly after that.  

Kristie has had the opportunity to work with today’s leading classical musicians as well as top management figures in the industry.  Currently, she is the Orchestra Management Assistant at the Boston Symphony Orchestra.  

Lyndsey Ingram '01 - Art History

Gallery Director

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Lyndsey Ingram has worked in the art market for over 15 years. She started her career working in the Print Department at Sotheby’s, before joining Sims Reed in 2003. She was director of the gallery from 2004 to 2016 when she left to set up her gallery, Lyndsey Ingram.

The gallery has a global reach; operating from a London premises and proudly maintaining a strong presence at worldwide art fairs throughout the year. Lyndsey has sourced and organized several carefully curated, commercial shows of works by influential artists who have been, or will be, integral to the international canon of prints and works on paper.

The public face of the business, Lyndsey continues to work actively throughout America and Europe to establish and strengthen close working relationships with printers, publishers, museum curators and auction houses. Lyndsey has solidified the gallery’s close collaboration with artist studios and estates, enabling access to important historical work, while staying abreast of contemporary developments in the niche media in which the gallery specializes. Through these many close relationships, Lyndsey has sold works to several important private collectors and major museums and soured the gallery’s extensive inventory. Although her business continues to evolve, it maintains its position at the forefront of this specialist sector of the art world.

Lyndsey has also served on the Board of the International Fine Print Dealers Association, the London Original Print Fair, and Used Paper, a London-based fine art print publisher.

Terre Vandale '02 - Dance

Dance Artist, Educator

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Terre Vandale, MFA, is a dance artist, educator, and arts administrator who expands assumptions about what dance is, who can dance, and where dance happens. Terre is the director of the Movement Arts Ensemble (Mae), a multi-generational, place-based dance company, and co-curates Movement Lab, a platform for collaboration. Currently, Terre is developing the Evolving Identity Score, a performance exploring the interplay between art, work, and identity. Terre's choreographic and video works have been presented nationally and internationally since 2001. As a member of Anna Halprin's dance company, Terre performed the seminal Parades and Changes and originated roles for Awaken.

Since 1997, Terre has taught in an intentionally diverse range of settings from universities to public schools to museums to shelters. As a teaching artist with Enchanted Circle, Terre facilitates award-winning arts integration programs in school and community settings, including Youth Truth, a performance ensemble for youth who have experienced foster care or adoption. Terre is a certified teacher of Anna Halprin's somatic approach to dance and facilitates workshops regionally. Terre is a lecturer for the Arts Extension Service's arts management certificate program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

As an arts administrator, Terre has conceived and produced community art programs, performance tours, and arts education partnerships since 2003. A member of the International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium, Terre holds a B.A. in Dance, Community, and Spirituality from Mount Holyoke College, and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College.

Lusha Wainford '13 - Architectural Studies

Architectural Designer, Safdie Architects

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Lusha Wainford is an architectural designer at Safdie Architects. Upon graduating from Mount Holyoke College with a double major in Architectural Studies and French Studies, she returned to Safdie Architects where she had interned twice previously. She is currently working on a 400-bed hospital that is under construction in Cartagena, Colombia.

During her time at Safdie Architects, Lusha has worked on a variety of projects during different design phases including the Chaotianmen mixed-use development in Chongqing, China, and several design competitions.  During her junior year study abroad program at the École Spéciale d'Architecture in Paris, her studio work was selected for the “Paris Possible” exhibition at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal.  While in Paris she also interned at Alain Raynaud International, an architectural and interior design firm with offices in Paris, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland.

Cynthia Delgado '09 - Art Studio

Gender and Performance Studies Scholar

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Cynthia Delgado ’09 is a feminist scholar, activist, and artist. With experience in performance art in public space, her scholarly and artistic interests lie in the intersection of performance art, public space, social resistance, and dissidence.  

Her transfeminist interests arose through artistic and social practice on the streets of her hometown Mexico City, where she moved after graduating from Mount Holyoke College. There, she taught IB Art and Theory of Knowledge at a private high school while simultaneously continuing her studies and engaging in collective artistic work in public space under the mentorship of artist Lorena Wolffer.  In 2015, she acquired an MSc in Gender from the London School of Economics and Political Science.  Her research on queer feminist performance in public space was presented at the annual conference on gender studies at the Programa Universitario de Estudios de Género, UNAM, and is part of a forthcoming book publication.  

Cynthia is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in performance studies at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU.  Cynthia is part of the collective peer-reviewed journal Women & Performance, an avid cumbia listener and an aspiring astrologer.

Maureen Millmore '13 - Art Museum

Major Gifts Coordinator, Whitney Museum of American Art

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Maureen Millmore is currently a Major Gifts Coordinator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and is pursuing a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Columbia University. As a major gifts fundraiser at the Whitney, Maureen helps to raise acquisition funds for the purchase of new artwork, as well as funds that support the Whitney’s exhibitions, research, and educational/public programming.

During her time as a student at Mount Holyoke, Maureen worked as an Andrew W. Mellon Academic Outreach Intern at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum and curated the exhibition Brave New Perspectives: This World Through the Lens of New Media Art in conjunction with her senior honors thesis “New Media Art: Moving Beyond the Visual.” She also co-authored the museum publication “Asian Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation: A Gift to the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum” with Yingxi Lucy Gong, ’13. Since graduating in 2013 with a dual major in Art History and Economics, Maureen has worked at a number of cultural institutions including the Andy Warhol Foundation and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Laura Zingle '03 - Theatre Arts

AEA Stage Manager and Production Electrician

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Laura Zingle grew up wanting to work in theatre. She spent eleven years as a dancer and all of high school involved in school plays, where she acted, was on crew and learned how to be a stage manager.

At MHC, she did everything she could in the theatre department and took almost every theatre class available. After graduation and a few electrics and stage management internships at theatres in New England, she held a variety of jobs from teacher to barista to bookseller, before deciding to focus on stage management.

Laura moved to California and got an MFA in Stage Management from UC San Diego, and has been working as a union stage manager ever since. She has worked on several world premieres and new plays at the Tony Award-winning La Jolla Playhouse and Old Globe Theatre, as well as San Diego Repertory Theatre, Center Theatre Group, Spoleto Festival USA, and others. She also has been a stage manager for opera, dance, events, and is the resident stage manager for the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus. She is currently a visiting theatre faculty member at UC San Diego, and also still goes to work calls as a production electrician.