Coffee Chats feature leaders in the creative community sharing their personal and professional experiences to inspire others pursuing careers in art. Our August featured speaker is M.E. Laursen.
M.E. Laursen is an artist living in Austin, TX. She is the Associate Director & Curator at Pump Project, an artist-run non-profit that provides exhibition and studio space to emerging and established artists. Since receiving her BFA in Studio Art at The University of Texas at Austin in 2015, she has worked in various fields. Her experience has reinforced her commitment to advocating for programs and space at the intersection of artists and community. During her free time she volunteers and work trades for organizations she loves.
The focus of Creative Standard is to convene artists regularly; provide information, opportunities, and resources; and to create and maintain standards of professionalism and integrity for the creative community to adhere and uphold.
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Big Medium is also supported by the Texas Commission on the Arts and by generous contributions from private donors.