Joanne Morton is a Positive Energy Artist & Teacher
Joanne has an art studio in Sulfur Studios in the heart of the Starland District in Savannah, GA. She is available for commission art, group/private lessons and online tarot readings. Joanne offers a fresh and fun perspective to living with a positive mind and open heart.
Joanne is a visual artist, teacher and community activist. She collaborates with people to make art and events that create conversation and action to heal our planet and ourselves. Joanne is a self taught painter and constantly experiments with new techniques. As a painter, Joanne paints using vibrant color with mixed media textures, words & layers in a meditative freestyle. Her art and classes are designed to encourage people to discover the colors radiating from within. Her art project, the Manifesting Mobile, is aimed at providing a structured experience in which participants are able to experience a reconnection, “zip zap of positive energy”, with hope, power and practical avenues through which members in the community can take simple and immediate action to transform themselves and their world in a positive direction. The intention with the Manifesting Mobile is to travel and collaborate with local artists and organizations to share environmental issues with a focus on using positive visualization to co-create a world that is healthy and sustainable for future generations. Joanne has screened her short films, performed on stage and exhibited art in New York City, Chicago, Austin, San Francisco, and Savannah.
My belief is that peace is possible when we share positive energy with others.
Joanne founded the FCW Society, a community of feminist women that respects, empower, and celebrate women. She co-founded Anahata Healing Arts, a spiritual arts community and curates community art shows and events as well hosting Gratitude Circles in Savannah. For three years, a public group gathered every Wednesday in a different historical square at noon for 30 minutes to share gratitude. There were an average of 5-10 people attending every week with 25 people attending on Dec 25, 2014.
Joanne was the Executive Director of the Savannah Earth Day Festival between 2015-2019. This festival unites Savannah’s environmental interests with Savannah-Chatham’s politically and socially divided communities. It is one of the most inclusive events in Savannah and the largest educational environmental event in Georgia. Joanne has also served on the board of Savannah Urban Garden Alliance, Cine Women NYC, and Women in the Director’s Chair and was the NYC Outreach Coordinator for the 2004 March for Women’s Lives in Washington, DC. She was the Environmental Steward for the live action “Lady and the Tramp” by Disney.
Most recently, Joanne has been selected to be part of the Partnership for Southern Equity – Just Energy Academy (JEA) 2020. JEA is a seven-month leadership development program created to educate the next generation of equity leaders who aspire to be energy equity and climate justice leaders in their communities.
IN THE NEWS: Gratitude, Art, & FCW Society
SAVANNAH MAGAZINE, 2015