Episode 7: Michelle Gomez

Hear more from Michelle on bringing her core values as a community builder and curator into her business Creative Unions, finding joy and love as a form of resilience in today's political climate, and using art to tell our stories. 

Links to resources mentioned throughout the episode: 

Creative Unions Event Design LLC — The first event planning company dedicated to integrating contemporary art into weddings, using art to tell love stories in unique ways

Miami Is Nice — Michelle's first creative union for Zachary and Nick, a group art exhibition and queer performance series

New World School of the Arts — Arts magnet high school where Michelle graduated in Miami, Florida

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) — Where Michelle received her BFA in General Fine Arts and MFA in Curatorial Practice

Cutz: Black Men in Focus — Exhibition curated by Michelle about perceptions of Black male identity against the backdrop of African American barber shops

Devociones y Fe — Michelle's thesis exhibit, celebrating spiritual traditions within the Latino communities of Baltimore, hosted at El Tesoro Restaurant in Fells Point

HOT WALLS: Estamos Aquí (We Are Here) — Series of projected portraits of Latino business owners, community leaders, employees, and residents that tell the stories, contributions, and struggles of Latinos in Baltimore, MD

CONGREGATE art + faith + community — Series of collaborations between artists and churches throughout Baltimore, co-curated by Michelle and her MFA in Curatorial Practice class at MICA

IVY: The Social University — World's first social university where Michelle works as an event planner gathering entrepreneurs in Miami

Marie Forleo interview with Seth Godin — "The Truth About Your Calling" Seth and Marie break down the "momentum myth" 

Patrick McGinnis — Author of The 10% Entrepreneur 

Golden Girls' Miami Song

Golden Girls' Theme Song

*Michelle has left her full time job at IVY to pursue Creative Unions full time! (update as of August 2017)  

See more of Michelle's work at www.creativeunionsllc.com and www.michelleigomez.org and on Facebook at Creative Unions