Jan Mercker

Jan Mercker

Jan Mercker is a freelance journalist, wine lover and arts enthusiast. A former public relations pro and lifelong Francophile, she helped French Champagne houses navigate the U.S. media landscape leading up to Y2K and ran the wine and spirits department at the French Embassy Trade Office in New York before moving into a writing career. She’s an underachieving but enthusiastic tennis player and parent of teens.

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Sundance - Boulder film festivals

Sundance and the New Kid

What Do Big Changes for America’s Indie Film Goliath Mean for Smaller Fests? The quirky.…

Metal museum - Sophie Glenn

‘Rust Never Sleeps’ at Memphis’ Metal Museum

Rising star Sophie Glenn brings her humorous take on furniture to the Metal Museum The…

Short North Arts District mural

Massive Mural in Columbus’ Short North Arts District Tells the Story of the City’s Immigrants

Using augmented reality, this mural in the Short North Arts District comes to life Sometimes…

As We Are - selfie machine

A Columbus, Ohio ‘Selfie Machine’ Redefines Interactive Public Art

Think of it as a giant selfie machine that reflects the growing diversity of Columbus…

North Carolina pottery

North Carolina Pottery Scene is Proving its Staying Power

Upcoming Potters Market at the Mint is a ‘Who’s Who’ of North Carolina Pottery There’s…

Photography workshop - Charlotte

A Photography Workshop Teaches How Images Can Spur Social Change

Charlotte nonprofit plans ‘Seeing Voices: Community (Un) Heard’ photography workshop Images are changing the world.…

Activist art - Jenie Gao

Artist Jenie Gao Creates Activist Art in America’s Heartland

Gao’s activist art reflects America’s political divisions When Jenie Gao was growing up in rural…

MFA programs

A New Website Delivers Thousands of Grads’ Thesis Exhibitions to the World

With in-person exhibitions canceled, a few students were determined to provide a virtual stage for…

Drive-thru theater

A Drive-thru Theater —Vegas Style

Majestic Repertory Theatre delivers a drive-thru theater like none other When you’re a hip downtown…