Meet one of ArtWorks’ newest interns, Ashton Morris!
Ashton Morris is a current student at the University of Cincinnati in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) and is in her second year studying for a degree in Fine Arts and a minor in Art History. Recently, she has also added on an associate degree in Applied Graphics Communication through the UC Blue Ash campus. Her work centers on personal exploration and connections to other people and places most often through portrait and landscape painting.
Ashton’s long-term goal is to run her own gallery and studio practice and plans to use her experience in the AGC program for a designing job while building her personal practice. Currently, you can find her work at ashm-arts.myportfolio.com or on Instagram as @ashm-arts. Through this co-op, Ashton hopes to meet others within the art community in Cincinnati and learn how running an organization such as this works. Through her experiences, she also hopes to learn more about how she fits into such an environment so she can further tailor her goals and create better plans to reach them.
Ashton has also always had a deep interest in serving the community. She spent much of her time volunteering at the Mary Rose Mission in high school, both serving meals to those in need and managing the other volunteers, and is currently involved with a student group called DAAPcares that uses art and design to help communities in need and nonprofit organizations. In her free time, Ashton enjoys spending time outside, watching movies, listening to music, and cuddling with her three rescue dogs.
ArtWorks is an award-winning Greater Cincinnati nonprofit that transforms people and places through investments in creativity. The organization creates jobs for youth, ages 14-21 with the majority from underserved households, providing competitive 21st-century career-readiness skills through mentorship by professional artists. Since 1996, ArtWorks has employed more than 3,750 youth and 3,300 creative professionals, and the organization has completed more than 12,500 public and private art projects that include 200 permanent outdoor murals, contributing to the region’s global reputation as an arts destination.