Prof. Alicia Evans is a seasoned fiber artist using crocheted skills and storytelling to advocate for trees.
Alicia’s work in the art industry includes marketing, event planning, grant writing and community engagement with a major campaign highlighted in an acclaimed arts industry book, Invitation to the Party. Her work also includes community engagement in the arts for Colgate,Merck, the Apollo Theater, Proctor & Gamble, Broadway celebrities, and director George C. Wolf. She has a proven track record for attracting sponsorship for arts programming and successful relationship building connecting corporations, community and brands with the arts.
Armed with credentials from MoMA, an arts scholarship from the University of South Carolina and training from the New York Council for the Humanities, Alicia's background includes serving as the executive director of a Nassau County Museum. She has also garnered sponsorship to curate and nationally tour a major hair care exhibit. In addition, Alicia has recently won a New York State arts grant to create the exhibit, "Healing Forest of Trees" opening in Westbury Arts. Alicia is also a teaching artist creating programming for adults, youth and autistic children.
As a torchbearer for tree advocacy using fiber art, Evans passionately calls for the protection and preservation of trees. She reimagines trees through intricate crochet techniques, highlighting their significance in sustaining our planet and the well-being of all living beings. Her artwork serves as a catalyst for dialogue, raising awareness about the invaluable role of trees in our ecosystem.
Alicia is also a seasoned storyteller and acclaimed facilitator.
Alicia is described as an asset for savvy arts organization bringing to the table creative vision, strategic planning, diplomacy and relationship building.