Nov 29, 2017
Suzanne Fetscher creates spaces for artists to change the world.
For 18 years, she served as the founding president of the McColl
Center for Art + Innovation, a contemporary art and
artist-in-residency center, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Prior to
her appointment, she served as Executive Director of the Atlantic
Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. She spent several
post-graduate years teaching design and drawing, serving as adjunct
instructor at Rollins College and at University of Central Florida,
and as a full-time visiting instructor at Stetson University. She
earned a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Central Florida
and an MFA in printmaking from the University of Florida.
This episode is perfect for
anyone interested in arts administration and a story of arriving
full circle in life.
IN THIS EPISODE
Suzanne talks about her transition into retirement and
how she is feeling emotionally about leaving the McColl Center for
Art + Innovation.
- Suzanne talks about her transition into
retirement and how she is feeling emotionally about
leaving the McColl Center for Art + Innovation.
- She describes the mission and work of the McColl
Center and what distinguishes it from other residency
- She reflects on the origin of the McColl
Center and how it has evolved.
- She discusses how she came to be hired at
McColl Center and why she left her previous position at the
Atlantic Center for the Arts.
- Suzanne shares what she is most proud of during her
tenure at the McColl Center and what innovation has to do
- She talks about what is happening at art
institutions and in arts administration today.
- She shares where she grew up and her family
life as a child.
- She discusses where she went to college and what she
- Suzanne talks about the person she met as a coed who
changed her life.
- She explains what she looks for when she looks at
art and what makes art good.
- She tells a story about
community engagement as artistic
- Suzanne shares
what the arts mean to her and what's next.
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