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In conjunction with RAM’s grou ndbreaking exhibition\, More Dreamers of the Golden Dream\, the Ri verside Art Museum announces the second iteration of the Riverside Art Muse um’s Student Curatorial Council (RAMSCC) internship program. This program p rovides a group of four locally-based students\, ranging from undergraduate s to PhD candidates\, a firsthand experience working as curators. The stude nts have worked alongside RAM staff to plan\, execute\, and write about the ir related exhibition programming component\, which collectively occupy spe cial featured areas of the museum reserved for this project. Students were given various options to program the RAMSCC exhibition spaces in response a nd relation to the current exhibition and were encouraged to develop their own unique proposals. The range of the four students’ projects includes: cu ratorial presentation of a selected artist’s work in relation to the exhibi tion\, curatorial presentation of the curator’s own artwork in response to the exhibition\, and original projects that encourage visitor interaction a nd dialogue.

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Participating Cu rators’ Annotated Biographies:

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Andrea Brown

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Andr ea Brown\, born in Asheville\, NC in 1985\, currently lives and works in Ri verside\, CA.  She is a MFA candidate at the University of California\, Riv erside\, 2015\, and received her BFA in photography at the Lamar School of Art\, University of Georgia\, Athens. Brown has recently exhibited at Vox P opuli Gallery\, PA\, DOMA Gallery\, NC\, The Light Factory Museum\, NC\, Th e Hagedorn Foundation Gallery\, GA\, and The Atlanta Photography Group Gall ery\, GA.  In 2009\, Brown was awarded the Arts and Science Council Artist Grant and completed an affiliate-artist-residency at the McColl Center for Visual Art. In 2008\, She was awarded Best in Show at the Shepherd Center P hotography competition\, juried by Julian Cox and Jane Jackson. Her work is part of the Fidelity Bank Collection.

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Nicolette Rohr

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Nic olette Rohr is a PhD student in history at the University of California\, R iverside.  Her research interests include the nineteenth and twentieth cent ury United States\, family history\, and the intersections of race\, gender \, and popular music.  As part of UCR's Public History Program\, she has ba ckgrounds in museum studies\, curation\, and archival management.  She comp leted an internship with the Heritage Program of the Black Hills National F orest in South Dakota in the summer of 2012 and participated in a curation project with UCR’s Department of the History of Art in 2013.  She earned he r B.A. in History\, summa cum laude\, from UCR in 2011 and A.A.\, with great distinction\, from Riverside City College in 2009.  Born and rai sed in Riverside\, she is also interested in regional history and in projec ts that engage the Riverside community.

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Carolyn Schutten

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Carolyn Schutten is interested in art in the public sphere\, our relationsh ip to public space\, as well as collaborative and interdisciplinary approac hes to curating public spaces. Her projects draw from historic primary sour ces and critical theory as well as vernacular storytelling. Schutten’s work is concerned with giving voice to marginalized histories as well as intera ctive and discursive approaches to engaging the public realm.

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Schutten is a PhD student emphasizing in museum st udies in the public history program at University of California\, Riverside . Her research interests include urban and environmental history\, photogra phy\, and nineteenth and twentieth century American history. She received h er master’s degree from the College of Environmental Design at California S tate University Pomona\, specializing in urban design and historic preserva tion. Schutten has served on the boards of the Inland Empire Section of the American Planning Association and the California Planning Foundation and h as received numerous academic awards\, including the Chancellor’s Distingui shed Fellowship from UCR and honors from the American Planning Association\ , the California Planning Foundation and the Women’s Transportation Seminar . She most recently received a research grant from the UCLA Institute for R esearch on Labor and Employment for her work with a small collection of pho tos of disabled WWI veterans.

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As the Outreach and Education Director for Art VULUPS (Art as a Vehicle to Underst and Land Use Planning and Sustainability)\, Schutten has developed collabor ative outreach art programming at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum\, the U CR/California Museum of Photography\, the Riverside Community Arts Associat ion\, Riverside Ballet Arts\, and the College of the Desert. Art VULUPS was honored with two Education Project Awards from the American Planning Assoc iation. Schutten is currently working in the photography archives at the UC R/CMP and is conducting outreach and education research on climate change a nd invasive species at UCR. She has done several Art Alive installations at the Riverside Art Museum\, winning the People’s Choice Award in 2008\, and has exhibited photographs at the UCR/CMP and the Millard Sheets Center for the Arts.  Schutten\, a native Californian\, also has a background in lite rature and foreign languages\, has travelled extensively and has lived in M exico and Europe.

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Pejman Shojaei

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Pejman Shojaei is a student at UC Riversid e double majoring in Art History and History. He has worked at the Californ ia Museum of Photography where he recently curated an exhibition and has be en producing public programs for UCR ARTSblock Art Walk events through the Gluck Fellowship Program. Pejman has also participated in the Getty Multicu ltural Internship Program at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. He is in terested in different dimensions of performance and participation within co ntemporary art and will be continuing his studies within Art History.

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