|Bianca: Week Two|
|Written by Susan Reed|
|Saturday, 30 June 2012 00:00|
I’ve been at AMOCA now for a couple of weeks and I have to say everything’s been going better than I could’ve imagined. I’m getting to know everyone here more and more every day. Last week Angie informed Arthur and me that we’d be helping her with a Clay Camp for kids. Right away my first thought was “Oh no”. Not to say I don’t like kids, but the thought of being around them for a long period of time frightens me. So for the Clay Camp we were making animals, and I was expecting the worst on this day- kids running around, not paying attention and not listening, the whole nine yards. As the day progressed, however, they actually turned out to be pretty well behaved and seemed to get a kick out of being able to make any animal they wanted. I even made a pig. Overall, that day went really well and it was definitely a really good learning experience for me. Mission accomplished.
Monday the 25th we were to go to The Getty for an Art Summit and meet with all the other interns from Southern California. The transit there was long and full of construction, but Arthur and I carpooled with interns from Claremont so it gave us a chance to get to know each other a bit more. The speaker they had lined up for our introduction was awesome. Kip Fulbeck was his name and I had actually missed him speaking at my school a year or so back, so I was even more excited about hearing him speak. He was funny and his spoken word was amazing. Afterwards, career sessions were held and they had a good selection to choose from. Seating was limited for each one so it turned out to be a game of musical chairs with everyone which was funny. I attended an Exhibition Design session, as well as ones for Fundraising, Independent Curation and Museum Curation. During lunch we were assigned to sit with our Hub groups, which I liked and didn’t like at the same time. It was nice to sit next to people I already knew, but I feel it would’ve been beneficial for everyone to kind of split up and mingle with other interns since we didn’t get a chance to really talk with any of them because we were so busy listening to the speakers during the career sessions. After lunch we had a choice of 5-6 tours we could attend which were interesting since they were newer exhibits that I hadn’t had a chance to see yet. For the 2nd tour, however, I lost my tour group. I had to use the restroom and by the time I came back out everyone was gone. I couldn’t figure out where my tour group was and I didn’t want to wander into one I wasn’t interested in, so I explored the Getty by myself. It was definitely a pleasant experience. Before leaving we all took a group photo and before we knew it we were on our way back home. The Getty Summit was unforgettable, especially because it’s never going to be that empty for me ever again.