The 2011 James McLaughlin Memorial Staff Show: Meghan Schindler

Meghan Schindler, Museum Supervisor

Meghan Schindler with her acrylic painting, "Doodle #2." Photo: Claire Norman

How did you decide to choose this work for the staff show?

I draw doodles as stress relief and one day, [Museum Assistant] Joe Shetler suggested I should paint them. This was the second one that I had painted, and I loved it. Joe was right, the doodles look great painted. I figured the Phillips staff show was the perfect opportunity to display it, as my fellow co-worker was the one who inspired me to make the piece.

The 2011 James McLaughlin Memorial Staff Show: Ellen Stedtefeld

Ellen Stedtefeld, Gallery Educator

Ellen Stedtefeld with her mixed media pieces, "Bound," and "Shoes on Wire." Photo: Ellen Stedtefeld

How did you decide to choose this work for the staff show?

I chose these two artworks for the staff show because they are my most recent works in a series about my experiences working with at-risk and incarcerated youth.