Carmel High School students named curators


By Anna Skinner


Two Carmel High School students have the chance to explore what curation is all about thanks to the Carmel Arts Council.

The CAC created the Emerging Curator Program three years ago, and this year Kiki Koniaris and Sabra Binder will execute their own art show.

Koniaris and Binder attended a student art show March 11 at SoHo Café to decide what they would implement into their show.

“They only considered student art, so from that art show they were able to plan and produce their own show,” said Donna Tutwiler, member of the CAC. “Curators are not usually artists. They have extreme interests in art and have taken art history at Carmel High School and that is how they have learned about our program.”


Koniaris and Binder will share responsibilities with their show, “A Spark of Hope,” from July 1 to Aug. 26 at the Children’s Art Gallery, 40 W Main St., Carmel. They will write labels describing the artist and the medium, as well as write an intro panel for the show.

Both curators will get a chance to present their show during Carmel’s Second Saturday Gallery Walk 5 to 9 p.m. July 9 and Aug. 13.

“The opportunity to help curate a show is incredibly exciting,” Binder said. “Hands on experience offers fantastic insight into a future career option. … I would love to join the field of art when I’m older, so this opportunity has offered a lot of reassurance.”


Binder and Koniaris study under Harriet Warkel, an Indianapolis Museum of Art curator, to learn the ins-and-outs of curation.

“I’m excited to be a part of this program because it not only brings me closer to my community, but also gives me valuable experience that I otherwise would never have,” Koniaris said.

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