Munster native Sarah Mihich was recently recognized with the Intern of the Year award from Indiana INTERNnet, a statewide resource for college internship opportunities managed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.
Mihich, 25, was chosen from 44 nominees and honored at Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis, where her work at Art Spaces in Terre Haute was highlighted.
“I decided to intern at Art Spaces-Wabash Valley Outdoor Sculpture Collection because I wanted to gain experience in Arts Administration outside the classroom,” she said.
“Their mission is to establish a collection of public outdoor sculpture in Terre Haute and the surrounding region of the Wabash Valley.”
Mihich’s responsibilities included event planning and maintaining multiple media pages for the company. She worked to procure a $1,000 grant for a sculpture project honoring Paul Dresser, a Terre Haute native and author of Indiana’s state song.
“The installation and dedication are planned for June. Art Spaces anticipates that this sculpture honoring this world renowned cultural treasure will become a destination site, attracting visitors as well as residents and students,” Mihich explained.
The daughter of John and Nancy Mihich, she attended Indiana State University for recreation and sport management and minored in art history, studio arts and psychology. She also received a certificate in nonprofit management through the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.
Mihich is currently working on a dual master’s degree in public affairs and arts administration at Indiana University.
“I hope to work where I can bring business and creative sectors together to advance and build communities and economic development. This can be done through working for a cultural district or an arts commission,” she said.
Mihich enjoys oil painting in her free time, and currently works as a graduate assistant for Bloomington Entertainment and Art District. She also serves as the performing arts coordinator for the Lincoln Street Boys and Girls Club in Bloomington.