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Make connections with artists and cultural workers over small bites. Get advice about how to hustle in the creative economy, from people who have been there and done that. Panelists include curator Alexandra Buffalohead, artist Michael Gaughan, and Renee Powers of Feminist Book Club!

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About the Panel

ALEXANDRA BUFFALOHEAD is the Arts and Cultural Engagement Manager at the Native American Community Development Institute and All My Relations Arts Gallery in Minneapolis, MN. Buffalohead is a 2019 Emerging Curator Institute Fellow and has curated exhibitions at Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis, and Artistry’s Inez Greenberg Gallery in Bloomington. Buffalohead earned a BA from Augsburg University, an AS from the Art Institute International of Minnesota, and an MA from the University of Saint Thomas.

MICHAEL GAUGHAN received an MFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute, a M.Ed in Art Education from the University of Minnesota, and a BFA in Painting from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He has over 16 years of teaching experience, and more than 20 years experience as an exhibiting visual, performing artist, and commercial artist. View a selection of his works here, and follow him on Instagram @michaelgaughanfunpix

RENEE POWERS is a fan of stories, which is her polite way of saying she’s incredibly nosy. But this is ultimately what drives her interest in literature and interviews. In 2018, she founded Feminist Book Club, a monthly subscription box and community that highlights a feminist book and products from woman- and queer-owned businesses. She also hosts the corresponding podcast Feminist Book Club: The Podcast, which speaks to authors, writers, and readers about the intersection of feminism and literature.


*This program is Student Services Fee funded and organized by the WAM Collective.