Elizabeth Semmelhack – Senior Curator, Bata Shoe Museum

I had the pleasure of working with Dion Walcott on my exhibition; Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture (2013-2014) held at the Bata Shoe Museum.  From the very start of the project, I turned to Dion for his expert opinion and guidance.  He quickly became a champion of the exhibition generously giving of his time and his connections, drawing on his personal network to ensure it’s delivery was exceptional.  Dion was hired by the Bata Shoe Museum to develop and facilitate all of the programming throughout the year-long  duration of the exhibition. He conceptualized and executed an exceptional set of programs which included presentations by celebrities within the sneaker world and youth engagement segments. Dion continues to be a key figure that I turn to for his connection and expertise in contemporary culture. I believe that he would be an invaluable partner to any program/organization.