As part of the opening weekend of What Happened Today? / The Collective Cover Project, HCCC is pleased to invite you to an Artist Talk by Arizona artist Ann Morton. The event will take place on Saturday, September 19th, at 2:00 PM in the Front Gallery at HCCC.
About Ann Morton
“My work exploits traditional fiber techniques as conceptual tools for aesthetic, social communication. Driven by a desire to make right, the work I do reflects my own handwork, but also orchestrates social interventions that seek to engage the hands of many to create a larger whole.” – Ann Morton
After a 35+ year professional career as a graphic/environmental graphic designer, Ann Morton completed her MFA in 2012 from Arizona State University. Currently, she is a practicing artist and educator at Arizona State University and Paradise Valley Community College in metropolitan Phoenix.
Morton’s work has been shown and recognized nationally and internationally. Highlights include The Collective Cover Project, which was one of the juror’s top five in the 3D category at ArtPrize 2012 and was awarded the OxBow Residency; Street Gems, an ongoing social enterprise initiated in 2012, which engages individuals who have experienced chronic homelessness to make jewelry and flowers from discarded plastic; and Ground Cover, a socially engaged public art project that was selected by the Americans for the Arts, Public Arts in Review for 2014, and received the Arizona Forward Crescordia award in 2014.