Resume


April Malphurs
aprilmalphurs.com
aprilmalphursglassart@gmail.com 

  Awards/Grants

2019       1st Place Award Splash! Annual Midwest Open, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

2019       Career Development Grant McKnight Foundation/Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council Disappearing Girl: the myths and realities of teen girls and mental health painting, mixed media and glass sculpture

2017       Career Development Grant McKnight Foundation/Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council Splash! Glass sculpture installation

2015       Career Development Grant McKnight Foundation/Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council

2011       Emerging Artist Grant McKnight Foundation/Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council 

  Exhibitions

Spring 2021          Group Show, Glass Fashion Show, Glass Art Society Conference, Seattle, WA

TBA 2020/21  Solo Exhibition   Disappearing Girl: the myths and realities of teen girls and mental health  Carnegie Arts Center, Mankato, MN

TBA 2020             Group Exhibition Color Me Crazy Vandalia Glassworks, St Paul, MN

Mar-June 2020    Group Exhibition Up Close & Sculptural Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Partners in Art at Ridgedale Center

August 2019         4 Person Exhibition Shape & Form Northfield Arts Guild, MN

August 2019         Group Exhibition FOCI MN State Fair Exhibit, Minnesota State Fair Grounds, Twin Cities, MN

June 2019             Group Exhibition Gallery Opening Vandalia Glassworks, St Paul, MN

May-June 2019   Group Exhibition Winnesota: Glass Artists of WI & MN   FOCI MN Center for Glass Arts, Minneapolis

January 2019       Juried Group Exhibition 2nd Annual Midwest Open, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

March 2018          Solo Exhibition Reflection or Refraction: capturing joy through glass   Arts Center of St. Peter, MN

Nov 2017              Solo Exhibition Reflections in Glass: making a Splash!  Waseca Arts Center, MN

October 2017       Juried Group Exhibition PLRAC Juried Artists Exhibit, Arts Center of St. Peter, MN

Mar-June 2017    4 Person Exhibition Healing Arts Project, Owatonna Hospital, MN

December 2016   Juried Group Exhibition Celebrate, Contemplate, Flow Art Space – St. Paul, MN

October 2016       Juried Group Exhibition PLRAC Juried Artists Exhibit, Arts Center of St. Peter, MN

April 2016             Solo Exhibition   Reflections in Glass II   St. Peter Public Library, MN

September 2015 Group Exhibition Show Your Artistic License   401 Project Gallery, Mankato, MN

February2013      Solo Exhibition Reflections in Glass, St. Peter Community Center, MN 

  Education                                                                           

1993       Teachers College, Columbia University         M.A., Art Education           

1990        Cornell University   B. S., Interior Design

Glass Classes & Mentorships:

* August 2019   Image Based Design Fusing – Minnetonka Center for the Arts; Artist: Tom Maras

* June 2019   Dance Your Glass OffThe Studio at Corning Museum of Glass; Artist: Laura Donefer

* March 2018   Murrini Workshop   MN Center for Glass Arts; Artist: Penelope Rakov

* June 2017   Hot Glass What a Blast The Studio at Corning Museum of Glass; Artist:  Laura Donefer 

* January 2017   Raising Cane: Cane and Murrini Patterning -The Studio at Corning Museum of Glass; Artist:  Claire Kelly

* July- August 2016   Glass Blowing Fundamentals III: Color –MN Center for Glass Arts; Artist: Michael Boyd

* June 2016   Next Steps in Glass Blowing -The Studio at Corning Museum of Glass; Artist:  Nick Mount

*March 2016-2018   Mentorship with artist: Allison Luhmann 

* May- June 2016   Fundamentals II: Form –MN Center for Glass Arts

* Fall 201 5   Mentorship – FOCI MN Center for Glass Arts with artist: Sofia Lorraine

* May-June 201 5 Fundamentals I: Basics –MN Center for Glass Arts 

* June 2010 Flame-working Cocktail – The Studio at Corning Museum of Glass; Artists:  Karina Guevin and Cedric Ginart

Related Experiences

Art Instructor – Minnetonka Center for the Arts – Children and Teen Classes – 2019- present

Board member, Executive board secretary Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council

Art Instructor – Saint Peter Community and Family Education – Children, Teen and Adult Classes – 2019- present

Guest Artist – Rosa Parks Elementary School, Mankato MN – Presenting and discussing my artwork and how I make it with students grades K-4  May 2018

Guest Artist – Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota – Classes – Art Projects with Children and Adults 2015-16

Consultant – Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota – Developing art lessons for mural project 2011

Consultant – St. Peter Recreation and Leisure Dept. – Developing summer camp programming for preschoolers 2009-10

Organized guest speaker, Dr. Judith Burton’s presentation on artistic development – St. Peter Week of Young child 2009

Coordinator for MIA Art Adventure Program and Original Works Artwork Fund Raiser – South Elementary St. Peter, MN

Instructor – St. Peter Early Childhood and Family Education Dept. – Teaching children’s art classes

Art Consultant, Musketaquid Earth Day – Developed interdisciplinary art and science/nature lessons K-5

Research Assistant – Lincoln Center Project – Teachers College, Columbia University – worked with Harvard Project Zero

The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Teacher Workshops & Independent Study Developing Curriculum

Rockwell Museum – Corning, NY – Developed gallery guides and hunts for children.

Professional Presentations in Art Education

Gustavus Adolphus College – Guest lecturer – Artist Process – Creative Writing Class Winter 2020

Art Educators of MN (AEM) Conference – Looking to Learn, Learning to Look: observational drawing – Fall 2019

Art and the Young Child – a developmental perspective – Saint Peter Community Ed – Fall 2007 & Spring 2008

National Art Educators’ Association Conference – Portfolio Retrospective Art Exhibits – March 1999 and 2001

Simmons College– Guest lecture – Planning sequential, relevant art lessons for the classroom – Spring 1999

National Art Educators’ Association Conference – Relating Art to Students’ Lives – March 1999

Concord K-12 Art Department – K-5 Curriculum: Philosophy and Development – Summer ‘98

Boston College – Guest lecture – Artistic Development and Sequential Lesson Planning – Spring 1997

Concord Public Schools – Teacher Development Workshop – Understanding Art Learning – Jan. 1996

Concord Public Schools – Teacher Development Course: Artistic Development & Materials Exploration – 1995-96

Employment History

 Job Title:    K-5 Elementary Art Teacher                       Dates of Employment:   September 2011 – present

Job Description:    Teaching art Classes for grades K-5 in school of 500+ students (part-time: 4 days/week).

Media taught:  painting, clay sculpture, collage, drawing print-making and variety of sculptural techniques– observational, narrative & imaginative themes.  First two years worked from a cart.  Organize parent volunteers, record keeping and preparation of student report cards, summer and school year curriculum writing, planned and displayed student art exhibits, including the 5th grade retrospective art shows and a community exhibit, My House, Mi Casa.  Supervised student teachers.

Employer/Address:   Hoover Elementary Mankato Public Schools ISD77   1524 Hoover Drive, N. Mankato 56003

Job Title:    Executive Director & Founder                        Dates of Employment:   January 2008- June 2011

Job Description:    Designing, planning, funding, establishing non-profit status and opening of site.  Planning, funding and implementing programming in arts, fitness, nutrition and literacy.  Writing grants to fund the programming and organization.  Fundraising, long term planning and management of organization.  Planning large community events.  Supervision of college interns and staff.  Building relationships between area businesses, organizations and the community.  Teaching  imagination station parent child art classes, story times and other events.

Employer/Address:   Creative Play Place  600 S. 5th St.  St. Peter, MN  56082   http://www.creativeplayplace.wordpress.com

Job Title:  Self-Employed Art Teacher                   Dates of Employment:   September 2000 – January 2009                 

Job Description:    Taught private, semi-private and community art classes, as well as worked as a consultant in curriculum development.  Taught elementary &  preschool art classes through the Arts Center of St. Peter &  St. Peter Community & Family Education, the Concord Art Association and the Story Loft Children’s Book Store in Lexington, MA; developed and wrote curriculum for preschool summer camp for St. Peter Recreation Department & Musketaquid Earth Day Festival, MA

Job Title:    K-5 Elementary Art Teacher                 Dates of Employment:   September 1993 – August 2000

Job Description:    Taught art Classes for grades K-5 in school of 500 students.  Media taught:  painting, clay sculpture, collage, drawing – observational & imaginative, print-making and variety of sculptural techniques.  Organized parent volunteers and field trips to local exhibits and sculpture park, note taking/record keeping to prepare student report cards, re-wrote K-5 curriculum document in coordination with MA state standards, lead teacher development workshops for classroom teachers, planned and executed student art exhibits and displays in the schools and community,  Employer/Address:Concord Public Schools Willard School 85 Powder Mill Rd. Concord, MA