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Lillian Osier secures highly competitive ACNMWA internship

Art major Lillian Osier (pictured left, with Lyon Associate Professor of Art Dustyn Bork at a Batesville Area Arts Council exhibition) has received a stipend to participate in an Arkansas Committee National Museum of Women in the Arts (ACNMWA) Internship, an honor given to only one female art student in the state annually.

The Lyon College sophomore will do her internship this summer with the art gallery and non-profit Batesville Area Arts Council (BAAC). Osier would like to eventually own an art gallery, so she wanted her internship to directly relate to her goals.

“I hope to learn the inner workings of a gallery and what it takes to run a successful one,” she said.

Her work at BAAC will focus on installing new shows and helping with summer programs, including BAAC’s annual event, Summer Celebration. Osier will also assist in running BAAC’s summer art camp for kids.

As for Osier’s thoughts on the internship, she is still “in a state of shock.”

“I never would have thought that out of all of the Arkansas applicants that I would actually be the one chosen,” she said. “I was and still am so excited for this opportunity.”

According to ACNMWA’s website, receiving the internship “has enabled recipients to pursue real-life work experiences in the arts.”

The internship provides a stipend to an art student in order for them to collaborate with an Arkansas museum, gallery, or arts institution. Applicants must attend an Arkansas college and pre-contract with the organization they want to intern for.

Article by Madeline Pyle, Lyon College / Image submitted

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