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Staff


Kate Robertson Education Director at the Ann Arbor Art Center

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KATE ROBERTSON – Interim Executive Director

734-926-4126

krobertson@annarborartcenter.org

Kate received her BFA in Studio Art with a Minor in Art History from Minnesota State University. She is a practicing artist and arts administrator/educator. Kate enjoys working collaboratively with the wonderful team at the art center, creative problem solving, and talking about art.


Meaghan Clark Development Manager at the Ann Arbor Art Center

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MEAGHAN CLARK – DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

734-926-4123

mclark@annarborartcenter.org

Meaghan joined the Art Center staff in January of 2014. Meaghan grew up in the small town of Pinconning, also known as the Cheese Capital of Michigan and she has a deep love for the Detroit Red Wings and all things hockey-related. She attended Eastern Michigan University and received her BS in Arts & Entertainment Management with a minor in Marketing.


Jean Spindler Youth Programs Manager at the Ann Arbor Art Center

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JEAN SPINDLER – DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

734-926-4125

jspindler@annarborartcenter.org

Jean graduated from Grand Valley State University with a degree in Fine Art and an emphasis in painting. She also dabbles in illustration, ceramics, and graphic design. Jean has worked at a number of different camps over the last 11 years in places such as Maine, Colorado, Ireland, and Michigan. She enjoys beading, going to trivia night, and playing extreme dodgeball.


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JEREMY WHEELER – MARKETING MANAGER

734-926-4127

jwheeler@annarborartcenter.org

Jeremy Wheeler made a name for himself as a creative in the Ann Arbor area by working with such local organizations as Vault of Midnight, the Ann Arbor District Library, VGKids, Duo, 826 Michigan, and Lo-Fi. His personal work, a blend of comic-book vibrancy and dynamic graphic design, has been included in national exhibitions as well as in prominent entertainment editorials, book releases, and music-event promotions. A graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, he enjoys movies, comics, and occasional pop-culture writing assignments.  Jeremy co-created and headed up The Bang!, a long-running dance party whose visual aesthetics he guided between 2001 and 2019.


Andrew Cohen Content Specialist at the Ann Arbor Art Center

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ANDREW COHEN – LEAD CURATOR

734-926-4122

acohen@annarborartcenter.org

Andrew began his career at the Art Center in 2018 as a Gallery Intern before serving as Content Specialist, and most recently as Lead Curator. His eye for aesthetics comes from a belief that cultivating an artistic environment is more than superficial, rather it has the power to enhance one’s life and inspire new and creative ways of being. Andrew graduated from the University of Michigan with a BFA in Art & Design and a BA in Spanish and has worked in arts and media organizations throughout Southeast Michigan including The Ann Arbor Film Festival, Pride Source Media, the STAMPS School of Art & Design, and the University of Michigan School of Music.


Marc McCay Ceramics Studio Manager at the Ann Arbor Art Center

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MARC J. MCCAY – CERAMICS STUDIO MANAGER

734-994-8004

mmccay@annarborartcenter.org

Marc received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking from Indiana University, Bloomington, Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts. Coming from California and having traversed the country several times he finally landed here at the Art Center. In addition to being a Printmaker and Ceramicist, Marc has a passion for all things Mid-Century.


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RACHEL DEROCHER –  EDUCATION COORDINATOR

734-926-4129

rderocher@annarborartcenter.org

Rachel graduated from Albion College with a BA in Psychological Science and Environmental Studies. She joined the Art Center staff in the summer of 2019 and assists with educational programming, including teaching classes and developing new ArtBoxes. Outside of the Art Center, you’ll find her exploring new hiking trails, taking on new crafts, and befriending all sorts of dogs.


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734-926-4128

szhang@annarborartcenter.org

Siyi joined the Art Center in Summer 2021. She is a graduate of NYU with a MA degree in Visual Art Administration. Prior to graduation, Siyi worked as a Marketing Assistant at the No.name Art Residency, an Artist Assistant for Visual Elite, and interned at the Leila Heller Gallery in New York City. While completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan, Siyi worked at the University of Michigan Research Museum Center and the University of Michigan Museum of Art. She enjoys chopping fruits and veggies and cooking in her spare time.


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SONIMAR MALDONADO-ALVARADO –  DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE

734-926-4129

smaldonado-alvarado@annarborartcenter.org

Sonimar joined the Art Center in September 2021, as the Development and Communications Associate. She is a female artist originally from Puerto Rico, currently specializing in Art Research and Administration. Her research has focused on understanding enlightenment moments within the arts inspired by her own artistic experiences. Sonimar has her Masters in Art Administration from Eastern Michigan University, a Masters in Fine Art from American University, a Bachelors of Fine Arts, and an Associates in Painting/Drawing from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. On the side, she loves to learn new things, bake and cook lots of treats, and spend time with her family and dogs.


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NATALIE JOHNSON –  EDUCATION COORDINATOR

734-926-4131

njohnson@annarborartcenter.org

Natalie is a commercial and portrait photographer living and working in Ann Arbor, MI since 2013. She joined the Art Center in November of 2021 as an education coordinator. She’s a big fan of early morning flea markets, metalsmithing, and paint-covered overalls.