Ariyana Gibbon , is the Creative Producer on the documentary An Artist of Life Profile of His Holiness The Dalai Lama. The large Eco-Peace murals for which the talented painter, writer, and designer is perhaps best known for include a 125 ft. outdoor wall in the student lunch area, created with student participation at an inner city public middle school in San Diego. Her work has been written about in The L.A. Times, San Diego Union, S.D. Art News, New Visions Magazine, Whole Life Times, Better World Magazine, Eco-Times, and KPBS On Air Magazine. Her art has also been seen on several front covers. She has taught for over 12 years. Seven years in the Public School System as an Artist-in-residence, Young at Art (S.D.) Performing Tree (L.A.). She has also taught a variety of other subjects in private schools, museums and after school programs. One of her Eco-Peace Murals in Santa Monica was commissioned by the California trend setter Fred Segal. Nissan Motors commissioned a set of 12 illustrations for a 1995 Calendar which was published in Japan. During the 80's she was an Art Curator for the Multicultural Arts Center in San Diego . She has also worked with UNEP United Nations Environmental Program.

In Oct. 1994 her home and studio burnt to the ground in the Angeles National Forest which became the Seed Inspiration to create art from the remnants of the fire debris. Today in 2010, she is the Founder/ Director of Healing from the Ashes. A new non-profit volunteer run program that offers a helping hand to survivors of fires and other natural disasters through the Creative Arts.



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http://www.ariyanart.com/
http://www.healingfromtheashes.org/