Our Healing Arts Spotlight this month focuses on our February artist, Morgan Hayes.
Hayes is an Augusta University student and employee with experience in mixed media art with a focus on graphic design. For her titled series, “Joy,” Morgan aims to expand upon the complex narrative as an African American artist and showcase works that invoke joy in representation of all black communities. By using bold colors and textured media, she is able to bring each viewer on an emotional journey that celebrates the ideas of family and community.
Much of Hayes’ inspiration comes from her experience as an African American artist. From a young age, Morgan had been introduced to art through her family and loved ones.
“I’ve been an artist all my life. My brother, Cameron, taught me everything I know about art. My grandmother, Myrtis, however encouraged me to pursue art as a career,” she said.
Through this spark of inspiration, Morgan has gone on to create lovely works of art and gain higher education achievements including receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and certificates in business and social media management. Her passion for the arts also extends into the areas of service as she is currently pursuing an MPA in Nonprofit Leadership.
Hayes is a talented artist who is proud to be a part of the Healing Arts program. We invite everyone to stop by and view Morgan’s titled series, “Joy” being hosted in the AU Healing Arts Gallery. The AU Healing Arts Gallery is located on the second floor of the Augusta University Medical Center between the main hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Georgia.
The Healing Arts program is dedicated to promoting positive and inspirational healing through the arts. Proceeds from the Healing Arts Gallery benefit AU and AU Health volunteer programming and services like our Art Play Studio. To learn more about our Healing Arts program or if you are interested in displaying, visit the Healing Arts website.