Elissa Blount Moorhead
Elissa Blount Moorhead has been chosen as Executive Director and Chief Creative Officer of Station North Arts & Entertainment, Inc., announced the organization’s Board Chair Cynthia Blake Sanders. She will begin this position on October 25th.
“I am beyond excited to be a part of an intentional creative district and to work in a city that holds physical and creative space for so many amazing artists in virtually every discipline.” said Blount Moorhead. “As both an artist and an advocate, my priority is to cultivate an inclusive platform for the creative community that truly reflects the broad range of work being made in the Station North and the diverse communities we serve in our District. Ensuring that Baltimore-based artists sustain creative careers in the District enhances the creative climate and economic outlook for all citizens of Baltimore. I look forward to working with Station North’s Board, staff, partners, and our sister A&E Districts to achieve this goal.”
Blount Moorhead is an arts leader and artist who has served as advisor for both The Contemporary and a Public Art Commissioner since moving to Baltimore in 2014 from Brooklyn, NY, where she spent 25 years as curator, producer, and arts programmer. Previously, she taught at Pratt Institute’s Graduate School of Art and Cultural Management and Parsons Graduate School of Design. Blount Moorhead also served as curator and Executive Director at Red Clay Arts, a Brooklyn, NY, non-profit dedicated to providing a platform for emerging, new media, and experimental artists, and as Program Director of RushKids, an arts education program administered by the non-profit Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY. For seven years, she was Vice Director and Director of Design, Programming, and Exhibitions at the Weeksville Heritage Center, Brooklyn, where she launched its 19,000 sq.-ft. LEED Gold Cultural Arts Building and developed the education, exhibition, and programming slate for its contemporary gallery, garden, and performance spaces. Blount Moorhead, who lectures and publishes work internationally, has also been both co-curator and artist in multisite public art projects with groups such as Creative Time, FLUX, and Art in Odd Places. She is also a partner in TNEG film studio alongside film icons Malik Sayeed and Arthur Jafa. As a former entertainment attorney, she served as in-house counsel for Children’s Television Workshop (Sesame Street), MTV Networks, and BET. She received her BA in Communications / Public Affairs from American University in 1989; her law degree from Syracuse University in 1994; a certificate in film production from New York University; and an AAS Space Design from Parsons School of Design in 2006. Blount Moorhead is a Baltimore City resident and the mother of two children (8 and 13 years old). Her husband, Mario Moorhead, is a lead software engineer at Mindgrub Technologies in Locust Point.
Station North Arts & Entertainment, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that manages quality public art projects, creates thought-provoking programming, and forges supportive relationships with local artists, designers, residents, businesses, and institutions to guide development in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District.