Kirsten Marie Walsh, CURATOR + NARRATOR
Podcasts on Process is apart of Kirsten Marie Walsh's MFA in Curatorial Practice thesis project and the culmination of a year-long graduate fellowship at The Contemporary. As a curator, Walsh believes in the power of objects, ideas, and art to convey universal and personal stories. She strives toward making exhibitions that are approachable and playful, but also transformative and educational to an audience. Her previous work at MICA includes two co-curated exhibitions: b is for Baltimore and Locally Sourced. Walsh also had the great privilege of helping develop HAND / MADE as the Graduate Teaching Intern for the 2014-2015 Exhibition Development Seminar.
RUBY FULTON, COMPOSER + MUSICIAN
Ruby Fulton is a multi-instrumentalist, performing on and writing for violin, flugelhorn, and keys. Much of her work falls into the category of concert music, written for ensembles ranging from duos and trios to full orchestras, choirs, and wind ensembles. Fulton also writes music that she performs herself, using loops and samples to become a one-person orchestra. Whatever musical genre or instruments Fulton chooses, her music reflects the rhythms and pulses of daily life, and the world around her. Fulton works as co-artistic director of the experimental vocal collective Rhymes With Opera, a 5-piece vocal/composer ensemble now in their sixth season. She also performs in a variety of Baltimore bands, and teaches students ranging from age 4 to graduate students, addressing diverse topics such as composition, music theory, violin, and giving seminars on Minimalism and the American Mavericks.
Music for this episode was performed by Ruby Fulton and Allison Clendaniel of Nudie Suits.
ESTELLE KLINE, SOUND ENGINEER
Estelle Kline was born in Schenectady, New York, and now lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland. She is finishing up her undergraduate work and receiving her Bachelors of Fine Arts from MICA this spring. By combining journalism, audio production, print media, and stand up comedy her work creates different vehicles for storytelling. Estelle is currently learning the ins and outs of public radio by working alongside the production team of Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast at Baltimore’s NPR Station 88.1 WYPR. You can also find her on campus working as a mentor to LGBTQIA undergraduate students through MICA's Office of Diversity and Intercultural Development. She is always available for conversation and collaboration so please don't hesitate to drop her a line!
SEAN TUBBS, SOUND ENGINEER
Sean Tubbs is Charlottesville Tomorrow’s Senior Reporter focusing on stories related to growth, development and local politics. Mr. Tubbs began his journalism career in 1992 while working for a Virginia Tech school newspaper. He transitioned to radio news and has worked at both non-profit and public radio stations in Virginia, including a stint as news director at WNRN. His 2001 documentary on Virginia’s Eugenics Movement won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award. Mr. Tubbs founded the Charlottesville Podcasting Network in 2005 where he pioneered the use of audio podcasts for public media in Central Virginia.
A sincere and hearty thank you to:
Deana Haggag, director
Ginevra Shay, project manager
Lu Zhang, business manager
MFA IN CURATORIAL PRACTICE
Lindsey Anderson, faculty
George Ciscle, director
Marcus Civin, faculty
Jeffry Cudlin, faculty
Gerald Ross, faculty
Emily Blumenthal, educator mentor
John Lewis, writing mentor
Jose Ruiz, exhibition design mentor
Aaron Henkin, radio mentor
Ruby Fulton and Allison Clendaniel of Nudie Suits
Heartwood Sound Studio, Baltimore, MD
HEALING WARS + LIZ LERMAN TEAMS
And to Curatorial Practice classes of 2014, 2015, and 2016