Dr. Henkel is a consummate professional; she presents herself with clear goals and objectives, demonstrates the energy and drive to accomplish those goals, realistic perspectives to know what such goals and objectives would rally others to work for her. With her ability to engage with others, her organizational skills, creative vision, and propensity to learn new things, there is no doubt that Dr. Henkel will continue to excel.
Highlights of my career consist of curating over 400+ installations and exhibitions, inclusive of complex logistical coordination of objects and people; design art facilities and public venues for permanent and temporary exhibitions; streamline art facilities and management operations; strategize marketing and media relations to reach broad audiences; produce art festival attracting international artists and patrons; author books and develop books for others; steward art portfolios of $10mil+; direct budgets of $3mil+; and, raise $1+mil for art institutions.
Having served in various executive leadership roles, my entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit provides successful results to stakeholders, corporations and nonprofits.
Laura's exceptional management experience and her ability to think outside-the-box are a potent combination. Her professionalism and mentorship abilities are unparalleled. Not only is she tremendously organized administratively, her advanced public relations and marketing skills allow her to navigate sensitive and controversial issues with ease and grace.
What Dr. Laura brings to the art community in Las Vegas is wonderful on so many levels. Her programming is incredible and thought-provoking. It brings awareness that few are willing to move forward. As a leader, she moved education lectures that elevate our community to be more aware, more worldly, and ultimately better educated as a community. She is involved in moving the community forward as a whole, and the result ultimately helps the 18b Las Vegas Arts District.
Dr. Laura developed a first-rate educational component and established collaborations with such educational institutions as the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, serving as both a learning facility and public resource. She also developed an effective visitor-outreach program that brought international attention. In addition, she conceived, planned, built, and curated many art exhibits and events that were well attended and well covered in local and national media. Laura’s commitment, connections, and vision, I believe, are invaluable.
Laura Henkel has been an innovative and creative force in the Las Vegas arts scene. She has presented an exceptional range of exhibitions that inform and challenge aesthetic, historical and social norms. Her ambitious exhibitions have been both centric and global. Her incisive and expansive curatorial eye consistently provides are encounters that can be both popular and classical. In addition, she offers compelling narratives that expand the viewer experience of each exhibition while masterfully engaging the media in responding to and reporting art news.