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Gyo Obata Fellowship

The Gyo Obata Fellowship is a program for undergraduate students pursuing careers in arts management. With major funding provided by the Gateway Foundation, the program will address the need for a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable local nonprofit arts and culture sector.

The Gyo Obata Fellowship is a substantive, full-time, summer work opportunity for college undergraduates from backgrounds that have been traditionally underrepresented in the arts. The 10-week paid summer fellowship program will provide a minimum of ten college students working towards careers in arts administration with a hands-on introduction to arts nonprofits in St. Louis City and County.

Gyo Obata Fellowship Group Photo 2019

2019 Fellows

The following students were part of the 2019 Gyo Obata Fellowship.

Darla
Darla Allen

McKendree University
Major: Studio Arts
Hometown: Houston, TX
Host Organization: Laumeier Sculpture Park

Amber
Amber Bell

Harris-Stowe State University
Major: Communications, Minor: Theatre
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Host Organization: Central Print

Lillian
Lillian Gardner

Webster University
Major: Studio Arts, Emphasis: Sculpture
Hometown: St. Louis
Host Organization: National Blues Museum

Rosa
Eunyoung Rosa Jang

Washington University
Major: Studio Art, Minor: Art History
Hometown: Washington DC Suburbs
Host Organization: The Luminar

Tyson
Tyson Johnson

Park University
Major: Graphic Design/Illustration
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Host Organization: COCA

Sequoyah
Sequoyah Lopez

Saint Louis University
Major: Political Science, Minor: Marketing & Visual Communication
Hometown: Carbondale, IL
Host Organization: Craft Alliance

Zoe
Zoe Newton

Washington University
Major: Communication Design, Minors: African and African American Studies and Art History
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Host Organization: Springboard to Learning

Alyssa
Alyssa Ogle

Swarthmore College
Majors: Sociology & Anthropology
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Host Organization: Contemporary Art Museum

Shana
Shana Pettes

Harris-Stowe State University
Major: Communication Studies
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Host Organization: Cinema STL

Popoai
Popoai Tanuvasa-Lole

Maryville University
Major: Psychology, Minor: Communications
Hometown: New Baden, IL
Host Organization: Regional Arts Commission

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