JoAnn has worked hands-on with over 75,000 people of all ages and abilities to create permanent and temporary works of public art. Specializing in large-scale community engagement and K12 school projects, her work has engaged diverse audiences throughout the US and abroad. Lots of Fish emerged from many projects based on the confluence of Art & Environment. Moran believes the essential role and responsibility of artists is no longer just social commentary, but creative problem solving for the Anthropocene.
Her professional works include Percent-for-Art and public art commissions for painted and mosaic mural installations.
See and read more about her School Mural program at www.SchoolMurals.com
Other professional and commissioned works at www.JoAnnMoran.com
JoAnn Moran - Social Impact Artist, Project Manager, Muralist, Environmental Artist and Educator.
Moran works in collaboration with city/state/federal/private agencies to develop and facilitate initiative based projects (using repurposed and reclaimed materials whenever possible), while training artists and organizers to sustain programs within communities they serve. She seeks to expand upon the process and production of public art. These projects have supported educational and public engagement objectives of social service and environmental organizations and municipalities. In recent years, she focuses mainly on topics surrounding environment, peace and democracy.
"As a dedicated lifelong advocate for the arts and artists, I conceptualize and strategize in terms of community development, seeking to employ the arts in nontraditional and non-arts programming, finding new ways for the arts to partner in solutions as a vehicle for outreach and public education. While these approaches help to expand audiences and social impact, I believe ”art for art’s sake” plays an equally important role in enhancing public understanding of art and artists in our society, both historically and currently."
Community Art by JoAnn Moran
She orchestrates public projects that engage a wide spectrum of abilities, from children to corporate executives, in urban to rural settings. As a visiting artist she has worked with students to create murals in excess of 200 schools. She continually works to innovate adaptable platforms and programs for art-making as a vehicle for social change and public education.
PROJECT MANAGER: public performance and community art projects Orchestrated city-wide projects for populations up to 200,000, managing budgets from $30,000 - $250,000. Overseeing fabrication of physical projects from development to installation and coordinating logistics for performance projects including; cast recruitment, managing rehersals, set design and striking. Working cross-sector to successfully develop and manage logistics for diverse populations in a variety of settings to meet client-based objectives to use public art as vehicle for public engagement, outreach and education.
• Projects in: CT, FL, LA, KY, MA, MI, MN, NH, NY, PA, SC, UT, VT, the UK, Clients include: Governmental and nongovernmental organizations, CT Department of Environmental Protection, Americans for the Arts, Yale School of Forestry & Center for Coastal Watershed Studies, Creative Problem Solving Institute, Habitat for Humanity, Annie E. Casey Foundation, United Way, Peabody Museum, Hands-On, United Nations Environmental Programme, International Festival of Arts & Ideas, Hands-On New Orleans, Steal Valley Trail Council
• Innovated Public Platforms: CUBES & Lamppost Banner Exhibitions
Developed process to fabricate discarded highway billboards into Lamppost Banner Exhibitions and free-standing CUBE structures for outdoor and main-street galleries.
EDUCATOR : teacher training & artist-in-residence
Design sustainable art education programs for entire school participation. Conduct training workshops for teachers, organizers and artists. Over 20 years specializing in age appropriate program development and project facilitation for K-12 schools.
• Conducted 200+ residencies resulting in permanent murals, mosaics, benches
• Teaching Artist working hands-on with over 75,000 people of all ages and abilities.
Certifications Certified OSHA 30 for construction, operator of elevated work platforms
ARTIST : site-specific works for public spaces
Work cooperatively with engineers, architects, designers and general contractors to:
- make conceptual and detailed models from CAD, blueprints or specifications
- design, produce and install artworks that are compatible with public spaces
- research and work with a variety of materials and fabricators
- insure materials, fabrication and installation meet safety standards for public use
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