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