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September 29, 2017

Announcing 2017-18 Wallace Blogging Fellows

We are proud to announce the 2017-18 UMS Wallace Blogging Fellows

We’re pleased to announce that Hailey Dukes and Amanda Krugliak have been selected as the 2017-18 UMS Wallace Blogging Fellows. The fellowship program, currently in its second year, is intended to expose arts audiences to adventurous arts and cultural opportunities throughout Southeast Michigan.

The fellowship period will take place from September 2016 to April 2017. During this time, fellows will serve as curators who make monthly recommendations about events throughout Southeast Michigan, whether presented by UMS or by other organizations.

Watch for the roundup posts here on the UMS Lobby blog, and via UMS email and social media.

Meet the fellows

hailey dukesHailey Dukes is a sponge for all things related to art and culture. Originally from Kent, Ohio, this Detroit-based transplant has spent over three years showcasing and highlighting Detroit music art and culture through her work as a Contributing Editor for with Detroit creative arts agency PLAYGROUND DETROIT and Detroit based publication Grand Circus Magazine. She has been in Southeast Michigan for over eight years. With an inherent passion for writing, a social nature, and a personal draw to cultural happenings of all sorts, she has combined her love and interests to promote a bouquet of talent in Detroit while having fun in the process. Hailey is excited to expand her love for showcasing underground arts to the larger region of Southeast Michigan and can’t wait to serve juicy, appetizing and flavorful events to the the UMS readership!

amanda krugliakAmanda Krugliak is an artist, curator, arts administrator best known for performance, conceptual experiential installations, most notably curator at the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities since 2007, for projects with Mark Dion, CreativeTime, Scott Hocking, Richard Barnes, Nigel Poor, Mark Strandquist, Charlie Atlas, Mary Mattingly, Sonya Clark, Kent Monkman, Mary Sibande, Jen Karady, Shani Peters, Ramiro Gomez Eric, Nina Katchadourian, Eric Bagosian, Paul Dresher Ensemble, and The Cage Trust. Amanda is most recently recognized nationally for co-creator artist/collaborator with Richard Barnes and anthropologist Jason De Leon for State of Exception, an exhibition about De Leon’s Undocumented Migration project. The project was featured in the New York Times Magazine and the New York Times. She has also performed her own material extensively, with her own one-woman show curated at the DIA in 2009. Her essay about the work of Richard Barnes will be included in the upcoming book “Object Lessons,” about the University of Michigan Collections and Museums, University Press, and a collection of her essays will be included in a catalog commemorating the U-M Institute gallery, to be published in December 2017.

About UMS

A recipient of the 2014 National Medal of Arts, UMS (also known as the University Musical Society) contributes to a vibrant cultural community by connecting audiences with performing artists from around the world in uncommon and engaging experiences. One of the oldest performing arts presenters in the country, UMS is an independent non-profit organization affiliated with the University of Michigan, presenting over 70 music, theater, and dance performances by professional touring artists each season, along with over 100 free educational activities. UMS is part of the University of Michigan’s “Victors for Michigan” campaign, reinforcing its commitment to bold artistic leadership, engaged learning through the arts, and access and inclusiveness.

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