BA Candidate - Healing from Sickness: Curing/Mending Colonial Trauma Through Art, Education, and Play
Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Cheyenne is in her junior year at Gallatin. Her concentration, Healing from Sickness: Curing/Mending Colonial Trauma Through Art, Education, and Play, explores the healing capabilities of art-making and art practice by accessing the restorative power of the arts to encourage community empowerment and autonomy. Cheyenne loves to teach and aspires to cultivate inclusive art spaces for young children that encourage their sense of self and imagination through active, hands-on learning.
Some of Cheyenne’s most beloved classes at NYU include “Play and Creativity,” where she learned about the enriching and therapeutic benefits of play on early childhood development. “Anthropology of Museums'' broadened Cheyenne’s knowledge of colonialism and its entrenched nature in art history.
As a Dean’s Honor student, Cheyenne has had many cherished opportunities at Gallatin, including her experiences curating for the Gallatin Arts Festival and serving as an executive officer for Gallatin’s Museum Goers Club. She is completing an internship with the Brooklyn Arts Council which allows her to learn from a nonprofit organization that both uplifts creativity and grounds itself in cultural policy and arts administration.