Success Stories — Collaboration
Success Stories is a continuing series of talks with art professionals, many of whom graduated from the Studio Art program at FSU. The goal of these talks is to provide art students with insights, inspiration, and constructive advice for their own career paths.
For this talk, our focus is on collaboration. Our speakers will share insights about their work as collaborators – artist-to-artist, at work, and in the community.
The panelists will speak for about an hour, followed by a Q & A session.
When: Friday, November 4 at 1:00pm-2:30pm
To register for this free Zoom event:
Join us for an in-depth discussion with art alumni! Our topic will be collaboration — artist-to-artist, at work & in the community.
This is an FSU event – please use your FSU email to register!
Our guest speakers are:
MILAGROS co-founders Felici Asteinza and Joey Fillastre, along with their ever-changing cast of collaborators, create site-specific works that explore the history of place through striking arrangements of color and mark. With an exuberant style that champions the hand made and the intuitive, MILAGROS energizes public spaces with effervescent patterns that obliterate the seams between structures and highlight the unique attributes of the surrounding architecture. Working to reinforce individual strength through collaboration, MILAGROS operates according to the belief that mutual respect and trust allow for a free environment of evolving creation. The spirit of playful spontaneity MILAGROS brings to their work results in community-based projects that create spaces for positive connections.
Madison graduated from Florida State University (FSU) in the Summer of 2021 with a dual degree in Art History and Studio Art with Honors. During her studies at FSU, she held internships at the Galleria Degli Uffizi, FSU’s MoFA, 621 Gallery, and the Norton Museum of Art.
As of this past August, Madison has completed her Masters in Art & Museum Studies from Georgetown University. While living in DC, she has held positions as the Social Media Manager for the Smithsonian Center of Folklife and Cultural Heritage and interned with the National Women’s History Museum. She is currently serving as the Marketing Specialist for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.
During her time in the B.A. program, Ashton discovered her love of museums and arts management through her participation in FSU’s theatre management courses and the museum studies minor. With this new career perspective, Ashton continued her studies by attending the Art & Museum Studies M.A. program at Georgetown University where she gained specialized training in museum education, collections management, curation, and exposure to auction-housing and international art law. Having completed her M.A., Ashton went on to work for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee and the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, working in archival and collections management capacities. Now Ashton is happy to report that she has been appointed to a senior leadership position at the Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center in Pueblo, Colorado as the Director of Education and Programs. She reports that many of the skills and experiences that she gained through FSU’s courses, programs, events, and internships prepared her for her future successes. She would like to thank the faculty, staff, and community for providing her with such a positive and life-changing experience, and for continuing to be a supportive community who welcomes alumni involvement post-graduation.