Art History major Sadie Yanckello ’15 was recently profiled in Memphis' Daily News, where she discussed her job as exhibitions and programming coordinator at Crosstown Arts in Memphis. Yanckello first worked at Crosstown Arts through the Summer Service Fellowship Program while a student at Rhodes College. As a fellow, she was able to gain experience in all aspects of the workings of Crosstown Arts, including operating and maintaining the main gallery, executing interviews with local artists, overseeing and implementing organizational administration in the office, and hosting shows in the exhibition venue.
Originally from Oviedo, FL, Yanckello described her motivation for pursuing the Summer Service Fellowship to the Daily News in this way: “I wanted to explore art as a social practice and how that looked in Memphis. I was especially interested in contemporary art and placemaking, how people were beginning to see the value that art can add to education, health and wellness.”
The full interview with Yanckello about her eventful two years at Crosstown Arts since graduating can be read here.