INTRODUCING FRESH FACES AT FRESH ARTS
by Micah Starkey
We are excited to introduce 2 fresh faces to the Fresh
Arts staff this summer!
Micah Starkey - Resources and Outreach Coordinator
Micah is a Houston-area native who has been exploring the city since graduating from Texas A&M University in 2015. While pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a minor in Business Administration, Micah served on the Opera and Performing Arts Society (OPAS) Student Committee, an organization that brings both national and international performances to the Texas A&M Campus. During her time with OPAS, she specialized in publicity, advertising, and event relations, which ignited her passion for serving the arts community.
After spending a year at a major accounting firm and then two years at an oil and gas company, Micah had a strong desire to return to the art scene. Aspiring to make creativity and her career one in the same, Micah joined the Fresh Arts team as a Special Events Intern during Summer 2017. Her projects included the #TexasArtistsStrong pop-up exhibition fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey relief, the 2017 Winter Holiday Art Market and the 2018 Crystal Ball Gala. She recently accepted the Resources and Outreach Coordinator position and is excited to support the Fresh Arts team full-time.
In her spare time, Micah is an avid yogi at Big Power Yoga and is exploring the power of language, especially through writing.
Fun Fact: Micah met her favorite musician of all time, Ellie Goulding, while standing in the drink line at Coachella last year.
Quang Vu is currently a senior at the University of Houston’s Katherine G. Mcgovern College of the Arts and is coming on board as our Summer 2018 Communications Intern. Quang is pursuing a Bachelors of Fine Arts with a concentration in painting and a triple minor in art history, business administration, and excellence in sales. He has a strong devotion to the arts and an interest in business and actively seeks to marry the two in ways that contribute to the people and the institutions that keep the Houston Art community thriving.
As of now, Quang is also serving as the Media and Community Expert for DiverseWorks. In his role at Diverseworks, Quang conducts fieldwork and research around community involvement aiming to address shared community concerns through artistic social-activism in the Alief community. Additionally, he is the Vice-President of the Blaffer Art Museum Student Association and formerly worked as the gallery intern for the Anya Tish Gallery.
For leisure, Quang is a mixed-media painter who makes work that explores queer politics and personal identity in the world of art.
Fun Fact: In his sophomore year of high school, Quang competed in the "Ellen's Dance Dare" competition and was invited to meet Ellen on her show! Check out his Dare Dance video: here
Favorite Art Medium: Painting and/or Graphite
Favorite art spot/piece in Houston: Quang's favorite art spot is the Byzantine Chapel in the Menil Park, which also happens to feature his favorite art piece - the Fabiola project.
The Fresh Arts team is excited to have Micah and Q join us as we continue to champion local artists and creative entrepreneurs to succeed in the business of art