LACE Fellow Feature: Sruti Suryanarayanan
Nov 28, 2016 by Caroline Humphrey
Follow the journey of our Leadership and Community Engagement (LACE) Fellows in weekly blog posts through out the year! Here they will share their experiences and the amazing work they complete at main service sites. These main sites are non-profits in the Providence community where Fellows have chosen to complete 150 hours of service.
Sruti Suryanarayanan: Providence Children's Museum
Hello, all! My name is Sruti, and I am a sophomore at RISD studying Furniture Design and concentrating in Regional Studies of South, East, and Southeast Asia. I am elated to be a LACE Fellow this year at the Providence Children’s Museum.
At the Museum I work as a play-guide. This entails a lot of serious work, as playtime is serious business! I currently prepare and work at various exhibits in the Museum and engage with its visitors by prompting creative play, and thus creative growth and learning. It has been wonderful to see different children interact with exhibits in incredible manners; it has been equally amazing to see weekly visitors grow over time.
I am proud to be working with such a passionate organization that plays a vital role in Providence’s artistic identity. The Museum’s focus on fostering imagination and the ability to create resonates with me and the interventional work I hope to create through my artistic career. I also hope to journey through the Museum’s exhibit curation and creation process and explore children’s engagement with current exhibits in order to tend to my own design processes.
As a strong supporter of creative education, I want to engage in the Museum’s practices through my Furniture projects by prompting play and physical engagement with my work. I look forward to continuing to learn and grow with all aspects of the Museum--especially its visitors!