Past Curators

Plemmons Student Union has a tradition of finding the best students to work as curators nad collection managers during their time at ASU. Past curators and managers include Ariel Morgan, Dianna Loughlin, Ingrid Humphries, Sara Gorden, Beatrice Schneider, Casey Jordaan, Tabitha Perryman Becker, Lorelle Rau, Steve Severt, Leigh Lane Edwards (deceased), and Laura Pepper.


Ariel Morgan

Ariel Morgan graduated from ASU in 2017 with a degree in Art Management and minor in Non-Profit Management. She was curator for the Looking Glass Gallery for two years and sales associate for Banana Republic. She also served as President of the ASU Arts Management Organization. 

Morgan 2015-2017




Erin Taylor graduated from ASU in 2015 with a degree in Art Management and minors in Non-Profit Management and Business. For two years she was the curator of the Looking Glass Gallery, and a Gallery Assistant at ASU's Smith Gallery. In the past, she has completed internships with the Hickory Museum of Art and the Ashe County Arts Council, and served as President of the ASU Arts Management Organization.

Taylor 2013-2015


Dianna Loughlin graduated from ASU in 2013 with a double major in Studio Art and Art Management, and a minor in Statistics. She worked as curator of the Looking Glass Gallery in the Plemmons Student Union, and was also 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.

Loughlin 2010-2012


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.

Becker 2009-2010


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.

Rau 2007-2008

Previous Curators:

 Steve Severt, Leigh Lane Edwards, Sara Gorden, Beatrice Schneider, and Laura Pepper

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