MariJo Moore, of Cherokee, Irish and Dutch ancestry is an author/artist/poet/ essayist/lecturer/editor/publisher/workshop presenter. She attended Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee, and Lancashire Polytechnic in Preston, England, where she received the equivalent of a BA in Literature. Her published works include Crow Quotes, Desert Quotes, Spirit Voices of Bones, Tree Quotes, Red Woman With Backward Eyes and Other Stories (rENEGADE pLANETS pUBLISHING); Feeding the Ancient Fires: A Collection of Writings by North Carolina American Indians (editor, Cross Roads Press); The Ice Man, The First Fire, The Cherokee Little People, (children's books published by Rigby Education); and a bilingual edition (Dutch/English) Woestijnwoorden (Desert Words) published by Uitgeverij Kramat, Belgium, and Genocide of the Mind: New Writings by Native Americans (editor, Nations Books/Thunders Mouth Press NY). Her novel The Diamond Doorknob, was released in October 2003. Ms. Moore was honored with the prestigious award of North Carolina's Distinguished Woman of the Year in the Arts in 1998. Her first art showing (mixed media collages) was at the Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, NC, March-May 2003.
My writings and collages take integral meaning as they stem from dreams,
ancestral memories, and the many voices of Spirit. Creativity has brought healing
and deeper understanding to my life. If I am not creating, I am stagnating,
and a stagnating soul is a starving soul.
ART SHOWINGS 2003
Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art
200 North Davie Street, Greensboro, NC
March 14 to May 1
May 30 to June 31
Selection of Mixed Media Collages: “The Nature of Things”
The North Carolina Arboretum
100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC
ART SHOWINGS 2004
Barnes & Noble
83 East Tunnel Road