Erin Taylor is an Appalachian State sophomore from Hickory, NC, majoring in Art Management with a minor Non-Profit Management. She is the current curator of the Looking Glass Gallery in the Plemmons Student Union, and also works as a Gallery Assistant for the Catherine J. Smith Gallery. In the past, she has completed an internship with the Hickory Museum of Art and currently serves as Secretary of the ASU's Arts Management Organization.
The Looking Glass Gallery has a tradition of finding the best students to work as curator during their time at ASU. Past curators include Tabitha Perryman Becker, Lorelle Rau, Steve Severt, Leigh Lane Edwards (deceased), Sara Gorden, and Laura Pepper.
Dianna Loughlin is an Appalachian State senior from Greensboro, NC, double majoring in Studio Art and Art Management with a minor in Statistics. She is the current curator of the Looking Glass Gallery in the Plemmons Student Union, and also works as a Gallery Assistant for the Catherine J. Smith Gallery in Farthing Auditorium. In the past, she has completed internships at both the Green Hill Center for NC Art and the Elsewhere Artist Collaborative in Greensboro, NC and worked as a Gallery Assistant at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone, NC. Loughlin has served as Co-president and Vice-president of the Arts Management Organization and assisted with Life Drawing sessions offered by the Art Department. After acquiring a BFA and BS at Appalachian, she aspires to attend graduate school to pursue a Masters in Fine Art.
Tabitha Perryman Becker is an ASU graduate from Folsom, California. She acquired a degree from the Art Management program with a minor in Art History and served as the 2009 – 2010 curator of the Looking Glass Gallery in the Plemmons Student Union. She also served as the Fund Raiser for the Art Management Organization and curated an exhibition for the Robert F. Gilley Recording Studio while also serving as Curatorial Assistant at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. She previously worked in a joint gallery assistant position with the TCVA and the Catherine J. Smith Gallery. Perryman plans to follow her art history passions and attend UNC Chapel Hill’s Masters of Art History program and gain a Museology certificate after graduation and an internship at the UNC Chapell Hill Ackland Art Museum in the Collections Management Department.
Lorelle Rau served as the Student Curator for the Looking Glass Gallery in Plemmons Student Union and as Curatorial Assistant for the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts through 2008. Previously, she worked for the Catherine J. Smith Gallery as a Gallery Assistant and as Collections Management Assistant for the Turchin Center. Rau held the position of Secretary for the Arts Management Organization. Rau was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1986 and played varsity volleyball for the university for the first four years of her college career. Upon graduation in December 2008, Rau finished her Bachelor of Science degree by completing an internship in Florida and another in Washington, D.C. Rau also plans to attend graduate school for art management soon after college but aims to pursue a career as a visual artist in the future. http://www.lorellerau.com