Artist of the Week: Mackenzie Mettey

Meet Mackenzie Mettey, from Kings Mills, Ohio!

Mackenzie Mettey with her photograph, Ceasefire (2016)

Mackenzie Mettey is a freshman at Miami, majoring in Art Education and minoring in Photography. This semester, Mackenzie’s work is exhibited in Miami University Art Museum’s Student Response Exhibition (SRE) Conflict & Resolution.

Mackenzie’s dream job is to be a high school art teacher or … a movie star! Her favorite arts venue is the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. She chose Miami University because her high school art teacher is an alum of Miami and recommended the school to Mackenzie. She then visited Miami and fell in love with it!

Mackenzie’s favorite food is chocolate-covered strawberries and her favorite place to eat in Oxford is Mac & Joe’s. Her favorite activities outside of school are going on nature walks and listening to musical soundtracks. Outside of school, she works at a summer camp for kids and recently joined the sorority Alpha Omicron Pi. She is also a member of the Harry Potter Club on campus, along with Media All Day, Movies All Night (M.A.D.M.E.N.) and Stage Left! Mackenzie’s hobbies include re-reading the Harry Potter series, watching Netflix, noodling with Photoshop and going to (as well as performing in) as many theater productions as she can.

Come see the exhibition and vote for your top three pieces! Voting will continue until April 12 and the awards ceremony for exhibited artists will be held on April 13, from 5-7pm.

By Caroline Ward, Marketing & Communications Intern