Studio 5 connects to art world

Studio 5 provides a support group for students interested in pursuing a career in the field of visual arts or art history.

Chloe Woolsey, a senior in art and the president of Studio 5, encourages students to get involved in the organization because it can create connections for future jobs.

"With not a lot of funding for the arts, it is difficult to find a job right now," Woolsey said. "It always helps to have experience and connections for the competitive field. There are many ways to succeed in the art world, you just have to be willing to put in the hard work to get there."

Studio 5 provides opportunities for students in the organization to volunteer at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art on campus.

"My favorite thing about Studio 5 is volunteering at JCSM," said Claire Davis, a senior in graphic design. "Whether its helping a child draw an animal at the Vet School Open House or volunteering at the May Day celebration."

The organization also gets together to watch art related films, attend exhibit openings and socialize at Ariccia's chocolate bar. This year Studio 5 plans to try to visit the High Museum of Fine Art in Atlanta and also the Birmingham Museum of Art.

Through shared experiences the organization is able to provide a sense of networking and also have guest speakers from museums, universities and galleries come in to talk with members.

"The more experience you get and the more people you meet will help you in the long run when looking for jobs," Woolsey said.

Studio 5's purpose is to talk to students about their future goals and learn how to reach them.

"I am excited about learning of Studio 5," said Kelly Frechetter, a junior in graphic design. "I know the job market is tough and having someone to help with the process is relieving."

To get involved with Studio 5, students can come to the meetings.

If interested, e-mail Chloe Woolsey at

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