Eiteljorg Musuem Blog

Welcome Kenaja Reaves | Our IPS Intern

by Kenaja Reaves, Eiteljorg communications and marketing intern | Jan 30, 2015

Kenaja in new art - Eva Lake print
I love the way the colors come together in this Eva Lake print called Sky Over Casino. This is my favorite piece in the museum.
Sky Over Casino,
Lithograph, edition 4/14
30x30 inches

My first week at the Eiteljorg as a high school intern in the communications and  marketing department was amazing! My first day was fun and very welcoming.  I was excited when I found out I was getting my own little office space. When I first walked inside the cubicle there was a big sign that read “Welcome Kenaja Reaves!” 

Kenaja with rabbit fur
Examining rabbit fur.
Kenaja with sunglasses

I also got to meet all the employees and got a chance to hear what they do. The best part of my meet and greet time was getting the chance to meet the President and CEO of the Eiteljorg, Mr. John Vanausdall. Later the marketing team treated me to a better-than-delicious “Quesadilla of the Day” at the Museum Café. Seriously, that lunch made may tastebuds say, “Ooooh!”

During my first week I began entering over 11,000 zip codes into an Excel spreadsheet. My work will help show the Eiteljorg where a lot of the museum visitors come from. I'm also learning about blogging, what PR and marketing people do and how a museum uses social media platforms to tell its story.

Kenaja in JR
A few days before Jingle Rails closed I got to take a picture with a local celebrity. Tracy Forner, from “Indy Style” stopped by to tour the exhibit.  

I also got the chance to explore the museum. My first stop was Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure of course! This was the best part. The Jingle Rails display was beautiful and gave me a lot to look at. In fact, everything in Jingle Rails was made out of natural materials like sticks, leaves and dried fruit - which made it even more fascinating. I also enjoyed watching others look at this imaginative display as well. I look forward to working with everyone here at the Eiteljorg so that I can have the greatest experience possible.  

Can't wait to see the Gold! exhibit when it opens!


  1. 2 Erma Robbins 02 Feb
    Love the blog, Kenaja!  I enjoy the Eiteljorg but seeing a little behind  the scenes is amazing.  You wrote this with wonderful enthusiasm and it was a joy to read!  Keep up the good work, Girl Friend!
  2. 1 Mr. Schulbaum 02 Feb
    This Kenaja Reaves sounds like a delightful young girl!  She sounds intelligent and funny.  I'll bet that the skills she is learning through her internship at your museum will allow her to become an incredible force in the art world.  She could even start by managing and marketing her art teacher's work!  Good job Kenaja!!  Keep it up :)))


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