We were thrilled and honored to have Matt Chasansky, Manager, Boulder’s Office of Arts and Culture, and Lauren Click, Grants Coordinator, Boulder’s Office of Arts and Culture, as well as artist/curator Mark Moffett, Board Member, Arts!Lafayette and artist Ana Maria Hernando, Board Member, MCA Denver, jurying the 2018 madelife Community Hang(out).
Meet this year’s jurors:
Matt Chasansky was listed in the Westword’s “100 Colorado creatives 3.0” for his work as Manager of the City of Boulder’s Office of Arts + Culture. Working behind the scenes to provide programs including cultural grants, public art, initiatives for artists, and research Matt has dedicated himself to making public art happen in Boulder. Matt’s current focus is pulling back the layers of Boulder’s new Community Cultural Plan
Check out the “Girl Talk With Gyllian” Interview with Lauren Click, as she discusses her work as Director of Public and Community Programs at Bronx Museum of Arts, an internationally recognized cultural destination in the Bronx which makes arts accessible to the Bronx community and surrounding areas.
Lauren Click currently works at the Boulder’s Office of Arts and Culture as Grants Coordinator. In 2018, the Boulder Arts Commission grants program will offer over $170,000 for community projects, arts education projects, professional development scholarships, venue rental assistance, and more.
Mark Moffett has lived in Lafayette, with his wife and daughter, since 2011. He is active in the local schools and serves on the boards of both ARTS!Lafayette and the Lafayette Public Arts Committee. Mark is a multi-media artist who works in a wide range of mediums, from traditional steel and bronze to digital media, projection and performance. He received his BFA in sculpture from the University of Toledo and was a student-in-residence at the Glasgow School of Art. While living in Toledo, OH, Mark created or co-founded many artistic enterprises, including Artomatic 419; a biennial community art exhibition, The WORK Collective; a new media, projection, noise and performance collaborative, the King Wamba Carnival Parade; a music, visual and performance art parade and the Glass City Rollers; Toledo’s premier women’s flat track roller derby league.
Ana Maria Hernando
Ana María Hernando is an Argentine visual artist. Hernando currently lives in Boulder, Colorado. Ana Maria Hernando’s artwork includes feminine fiber installations that celebrate the lives and community of Latina women. In addition to fiber arts, Hernando also incorporates painting, drawing, printmaking, and bilingual poetry into her art and installations. Ana Maria Hernando is also currently serving as a Board Member at MCA Denver.