A photo of the artist panel. Four artists and host Mai sit in a semi circle with audience members.

Artist Panels

Three to four times a year SPNN invites 3 artists into the studio to talk about their work. Each artist panel has a theme that connects the artists. The artists on the panel range from emerging to mid career. The panel is open to the community, is recorded and shared via our channels and YouTube. 

The event starts in our gallery. Artists showcase their work while the community walks around and talks with and experiences the art. We have one or two hosts that ask the artists questions and leave time for the audience to also ask questions. Artists talk about how they got started in their filed, their journey, their work, what inspires them, and why they create their work. 

We offer light refreshments during the gallery showcase.

These talks are free and open to the public. They happen through out the year and are listed on our Events calendar when they are scheduled. 

Past Artist Panels

  • Headshots of Olu Famule, Nia Navarro, Pa Houa Xiong

    Artist Panel: Emerging Artists

    Kehinde Olumide Famule- Filmmaker, Photographer

    Nia Navarro- Community Organizer, Filmmaker

    Pa Houa Xiong- Graphic Designer

  • Headshots of the three artists- Left to right- Destiny Roberts, Tariq Muata, Justin Ofori-Atta

    Artist Panel: Black Creatives

    Destiny Roberts- Music Artist

    Tariq Muata- Filmmaker

    Justin Ofori-Atta, Filmmaker

  • Headshots of the artists- left to right Amoke Kubat, Marlena Myles, Pao Houa Her

    Artist Panel: Leading Women

    Amoke Kubat, Writer, Artist

    Marlena Myles- Visual Artist

    Pao Houa Her- Visual Artist

  • A head shot of Sergior Rapu, Sherine Crooms, and Tahiel Jimenez Medina

    Artist Panel- Funding Your Work

    Sergio Rapu

    Sherine Onukwuwe

    Tahiel Jimenez Medina

  • headshots of the the three artists. In red with a red background is Pedro, Gisell is in a blue checkered shirt and Luis has a Dia De Los Muertos

    Artist Panel: Celebrating Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month

    Pedro Juan Fonseca:-actor/videographer/writer

    Gisell Calderón- filmmaker

    Luis Fitch- co founder and creative director of UNO Branding