June 2017: Mark Mikunas

Mark Mikunas has historically been a software engineer and online course instructor/designer, but recently has become an entrepreneur and launched SerenadeMe, a business which combines his love of music and song writing with technology and creativity.

Mark was called to New Orleans to get away from the bluster of Chicago. His residency at the Art Klub is part of longer journey; he is working on an album of 365 songs. A diary of poetry, prose, photography, an honest attempt to make sense of this life and to see where the road takes us.

You can learn more about Mark Mikunas here.

I made my way to Art Klub in Summer 2017. 

Join Mark at the Art Klub for an evening of storytelling, song, and images on June 29th from 8-10pm!

I made my way to Art Klub in Summer 2017.

I stayed as an artist in residence, immersing myself in New Orleans culture, and while living at the club, was given access to many amazing people and events.

For my project, I decided to write a show that involved my new music, performance, writing, poetry, and prose. Reese and Kristin were amazing - they gave me access to anything I needed, offered any rehearsal times I was free, and helped stage the show with me. And more.

Reese helped write and involve several dancers that performed during my show. Kristen read one of my passages, and both were integral in pulling the night off. I feel like I have made lifelong friends with them even in my brief time there.

I truly miss being there and try to make it down there any chance I can get.
— Mark Mikunas, Artist-in-Residence, June 2017