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Garden Grill by D’Amico

The Open Field Bar & Grill features classic Americana foods like angus beef/black bean burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, keg beer, and lemonade. Learn more
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Meet the Artists in Residence

Machine Project from Los Angeles (July 20-29) and Marc Bamuthi Joseph from Oakland, California (August 15-18).
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Come Create!

Drawing Club is about the social experience of art-making, collaboration and play. Come add your creative touch during weekly sessions open to local artists and the public alike.
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Open Field Team

Meet the 2014 Open Field staff

Open Field is made possible by this dedicated team of programming experts from the Education department at the Walker Art Center.  Feel free to engage them on the field with questions, feedback or friendly discourse.

Christina Alderman

Assistant Director, Family and Youth Programs

Role on the field:

Maker, Explorer, Daydreamer


Interests:

Education models, theories of play, art criticism and interpretation. I also love children’s books, young adult fiction, video games, cats, and perfecting the art of gluten free cooking


Abbie Anderson

Administrative Assistant, Education & Community Programs

Role on the field:

Amateur naturalist & field listening enthusiast (“Field listening”—a term of my own invention—is the moment-to-moment savoring of aural experience. It is like field recording but unmediated by technology and without playback.)


Interests:

Bird watching, citizen science, World Listening Day, Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts, mindfulness practices, geology and phenology.


Ashley Duffalo

Program Manager, Public and Community Programs

Role on the field:

Open Field Programmer


Interests:

I’m interested in how people participate in culture through cooperation, collaboration, art, education, and acts of exchange and generosity. My favorite Field activities include sharing a meal, singing karaoke, or having a conversation with friends and strangers alike.


Jessica Faucher

Visitor Service Specialist, Education and Community Programs

Role on the field:

Cheerleader, admirer, and ally.


Interests:

I enjoy meeting new people and engaging visitors to the Walker’s awesome programming. I spend my free time exploring historical archives, taking classes at a local University, running, dining with friends, and keeping busy!


Kristina Fong

Internet Cat Video Festival Coordinator

Role on the field:

 I bring the cats.

 


Interests:

Internet phenomenons, social media, neutral information gathering, roadtrips, and boxes, yarn, and lying in the sun.


Courtney Gerber

Associate Director of Education, Learning Initiatives

Role on the field:

I do what Christina Alderman tells me to do. I also create programs for the Field once in a while that activate the Walker’s stellar volunteer tour guides.


Interests:

How humor and good storytelling can bolster learning in museums; being a patient, goofy, and loving mama to a wily toddler; running; imagining home improvement projects and sometimes carrying them out; contemplating doula training; volunteering; writing poetry in-between everything else.


Laura Holway

Open Field Coordinator

Role on the field:

Organizer, excited observer, idea generator, people-connector, hauler.


Interests:

The art of participation; putting unexpected combinations of people in a room together; your favorite karaoke number. Also: Small Art (and Small Dances), people watching, dinner party hosting, new city exploring.


Lindsay Kaplan

Learning Initiatives Coordinator

Role on the field:

Moral and athletic supporter


Interests:

Art making, baking, traveling and instigating the revival of social dance.


Mischa Kegan

Teen Programs Coordinator

Role on the field:

Thinking very seriously about engaging people in people things.


Interests:

I like music and the way much of it makes me feel. I like to make art with people and talk about how strange it feels to be alive. I like eating and preparing meals with others. I also like watching strangers walk by and the looks on people’s faces in extreme weather.


Frannie Kuhs

Program Assistant, Family Programs

Role on the field:

Planner, organizer, supporter of all things families.


Interests:

Art making for kids that is out of the ordinary, childrens books that make you giggle, and the unexpected.


Ilene Krug Mojsilov

Hands-on Learning Facilitator

Role on the field:

Art-making instigator, accomplice, and audience member


Interests:

Happy accidents, human sundials, fire pits, yoga practice, and questions without answers.


Laura Robards

Teen Programs Coordinator

Role on the field:

Helper-outer, big-talker, snack-eater.

 


Interests:

I am interested in flamboyant dress, performativity, what you are thinking. In my spare time I shape-shift, weight lift, get stuck in rhyming schemes I don’t feel like finishing.

 

 


Sarah Schultz

Director of Education and Curator of Public Practice

Interests:

Models and theories of creativity, the commons and public engagement. Amateur gardener, aspiring baker, practicing poet, avid New Yorker reader.