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2016/17 Jerome Emerging Artists Panel Discussion

Moderated by Rochester-based writer Nicole Nfonoyim-Hara

All are invited to this panel discussion with the recipients of the 2016/17 Jerome Foundation Fellowships for Emerging Artists: Nikki J. McComb, Kelsey Olson, Edie Overturf, and Jovan C. Speller of the Twin Cities, and Amanda Wirig of Mankato, Minnesota. Learn more about the artists.

This competitive fellowship provides $12,000 awards to each recipient. In addition, the fellows have the opportunity to meet with visiting critics over the course of the fellowship year and have access to various MCAD facilities.

The 2016/17 Jerome fellows were selected out of a pool of 229 applicants by a panel of arts professionals that included Gabriel Ritter, curator of contemporary art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art; Amos Kennedy, Jr., letterpress printmaker and founder of Kennedy Prints! in Detroit; and Dr. Jeannine Tang, art historian of contemporary art at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.