Name: Kate Sherman
Where Are They Now: Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) in Chicago, IL
KHS Class of: 2012
Parents name(s): David and Mary Sherman
Higher Education: B.A. History of Art and Religious Studies, The Ohio State University; M.A. Art Education, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Job Description: Education and Curatorial Fellow – I work at Loyola University Chicago’s art museum. My job responsibilities primarily include assisting in curating, organizing, and researching exhibitions; coordinating and facilitating all educational programs and events (such as art-making workshops, tours, and lectures); and designing promotional graphic design materials to advertise for the museum, like our seasonal magazine, postcards, and bookmarks, among other items.
Why do you do what you do? On a personal level, I enjoy doing something different every day and having the ability to have complex and important conversations with the general public and my colleagues. I believe being creative and sharing stories are characteristics that are inherently human, and vitally important to our well-being. Art allows us the ability to share our experiences with one another, to challenge our minds, and to practice empathy toward others.
Words of Wisdom: My words of wisdom for anyone growing up in Kenton, OH is to not be afraid to be uncomfortable or pursue the challenging path. I had no art background when I went to OSU and I have often been made to feel that growing up in a remote area meant I couldn’t compete with those who grew up with more cultural opportunities. Trust yourself and work to make space for yourself in whatever you want to pursue. There are more opportunities than you can imagine if you’re just willing to look for them.