Norajean Ferris ’15 obtained a BFA in fine art during her four-year Green Mountain College career. It was during this time period that she became an entrepreneur, selling her art in her home state of Maine.
Norajean continues to paint bold, colorful canvasses and loves to use her art as a form of social commentary. She is a member of the Union of Maine Visual Artists and recently hung a show at the Southern Maine Workers Center, a non-profit that seeks to improve the lives, working conditions, and terms of employment for Maine workers, especially low-wage laborers, young people, immigrant workers, and people of color.
This spring, Norajean was interviewed on CTN (Community Television Network) in Portland, Maine. She showcased her artwork, and spoke about the Southern Maine Center show. “The works of the show were all political, about modern communities and inequalities that are still all too present,” she said. She also speaks authentically about her GMC experience. See the interview here (starting at the 12:25 mark).