Member Spotlight:

Keonna

Keonna Hendrick ArtsConnection

Keonna Hendrick is a cultural strategist and educator, who creates cultural equity through art. Her teaching, writing, and strategic planning centers on commitment to providing all audiences with educational experiences that promote critical thinking, expand cultural perceptions, and support self-actualization.

In 2014 she co-founded SHIFT, a collective of cultural workers engaging in critical reflection and accountability for shifting their practice as educators, administrators and artists toward anti-oppressive feminist paradigm.

Keonna currently manages ArtsConnection’s Teen Reviewers and Critics Program, which provides teens with free access to art events. Her work extends to Brooklyn Museum, MoMA, NYCMER, Museum Hue, and Classical Contemporary Ballet Theatre. She holds a B.A. in History and Studio Art from Wake Forest University and a M.A. in Arts Policy and Administration from The Ohio State University.

 

Preparing for the Conference 

 

There are many ways to prepare for an enjoyable conference experience. One is to make sure you have an active NYCMER membership so that you're one of the first to be notified when our conference tickets go on sale, since registration is limited and often sells out. Another is to get to know your fellow NYCMER members before the conference by joining one of our many peer groups or attending the pre-conference. Many NYCMER members are also active on Twitter, and we encourage conference attendees to prepare and share with us @NYCMER and each other with a designated hashtag. 

 

To get a sense of what it's like to attend a NYCMER Conference, check out this video documenting our conference at the American Museum of Natural History in 2013: