Amy Moeller is learning more than how to create art this semester.
Moeller, a junior art major at Columbia College, is taking a special problems course that allows her to be the student curator for the Larson Gallery on the Columbia College campus. art professor and supervisor Ben Cameron set goals, objectives and expectations for her curator experience.
“I am learning design principles by arranging the exhibits so that they are pleasing to the audience and so that the exhibit will draw in the audience and keep their attention,” Moeller said.
Her responsibility as curator involves more than deciding where and how to hang the exhibits. She also has to get the public in the gallery to view the shows.
“I am getting to see the other side of an art show, besides just walking in and being inspired by the art,” Moeller said. “Art is like a business, you have to get people to come and see it.”
While running the gallery, Moeller is a full-time student and artist.
“My art is my job — I always do it,” she said. “It is something I can do and never get tired of.”
Moeller is a member of the art club and of the freshman National Honor Society at Columbia College. She will soon be inducted into the junior-senior National Honor Society.
One of her works was accepted into a nationwide exhibition to be displayed Oct. 15 through Nov. 4 at the Foundry Art Center in St. Charles.