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Warren Sylne Interns at 621 Gallery

Published May 1, 2019

from FSU Art BA ’19 Warren Sylne:

“As an intern at 621 Gallery I have had the opportunity to work along side fellow students and artists. The gallery is open to the public seven days a week and has held numerous events and exhibitions over the course of this semester. Some examples of these events included the monthly literary salons, soft openings, and fashion shows. Interns worked together to ensure that everything went accordingly during events and regular hours at the gallery. Daily functions at the gallery included everything from opening the gallery to helping to install exhibition artwork. On a typical day, an intern would start off by opening the gallery doors and turning on all lamps and track lighting. We would then work together to complete a set of daily tasks which included cleaning, selling merchandise, and assisting visitors.
When it came to the events and shows, each intern was assigned a specific role. My role was mostly to help take photographs and document each of the events and exhibitions held at the gallery. I would then organize the images and videos from the event and share them with the artists. I really enjoyed my job and appreciated the opportunity it gave me to network and learn about new artists. Public speaking was really a challenge I faced at first but over the course of this semester it has become a lot easier to do. After speaking to so many different artists about their work I have found that it is easier to talk to people about my own. I have been able to exhibit my own work numerous exhibitions including 621. Because of this I have always been interested in working in a gallery space and getting to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes. This experience has taught me what is actually required for a gallery space to function on a daily basis and continue to attract both visitors and artists. I really enjoyed the internship and would most definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested in seeing what goes on behind the scenes in at a gallery.”