Nature and Earth energy is a powerful inspiration in my art and my life. It is a reflection in every aspect of my creative offerings.
BFA – Ball State University, Indiana
Award winning artist, Shannon Willow, is an artist, designer and facilitator passionate about building community through the power of art. She has multiple murals throughout the Atlanta area and has an active studio practice focusing on reflections of our natural world. She has facilitated hundreds of people through creative team building experiences which are designed to shift company culture and communities.
Shannon is an interdisciplinary has a BFA from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She has been awarded multiple grants to create large scale murals with community participation being a focus. She has an interdisciplinary practice including many mediums, with her primary focus being on painting. Some of her murals can be seen on Netflix series such as Queer Eye and Raising Dion. Her mentorship with a young refugee is to be featured in a film set for Sundance film festival in 2020 called Clarkston – The Film. Her funding comes from organizations such as United Way, The Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta, Alternate ROOTS, Habitat for Humanity and the City of Clarkston. With a recent award to purchase a large scale art installation titled ‘TreeBook,’ Shannon Willow’s ‘TreeBook’ is part of the permanent collection at the Blue Heron Nature Preserve of Atlanta.
Shannon is a creative strategist that has deep understanding of diversity and inclusion. She has worked with hundreds of refugees in her hometown of Clarkston, Georgia, using art to break down communication barriers and build connections. Part of her mission and work has been to weave together creative experiences with conversations to foster positivity, courage and hope. Shannon uses art as a tool to raise awareness about the Earth, sustainability and our deep interconnectedness. Strongly believing that art transforms lives, Shannon continues her community based art using active listening and input from the community to create public art works and team building experiences.
Shannon is also an eco-activist. She is focusing on giving voice to the voiceless animals that are being decimated due to human activity. After training in Al Gore’s Climate Leadership program, she is pairing her art with science and publicly speaking about our climate crisis.
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