“It is very important for artists, designers, and anyone in the creative field to motivate people around a vision. We are not just entertainers; we are using our creative abilities to express what is meaningful to us. In order to express those ideas, an audience is crucial for the exchanging of ideas, that can also reflect on their own experiences, gain knowledge, and gain the confidence to have authorship over their reactions. Who knows, maybe that experience can cause a domino effect and spark social change.”
Michelle Gomez’s 12, 14 tenure at MICA has been defined by her natural inclination to collaborate with others. She worked in the community through the Community Arts Partnership program, was an orientation leader, and worked on the Exhibition Development Seminar team, curating the highly regarded Baltimore Open City show with other MICA students.
Her ultimate career goals, which include curating exhibitions, public programming for arts organizations, art education, mentoring other artists, and owning an event planning business, are structured around her desire to inspire others, help people network, promote other artists, and bring people together to celebrate the importance of art.