Matt Ames: Arts and Community Service

Educational poster design based on size of universe made for apartment building.

Educational Poster Design

Eleven historic-geographic trash bin designs placed throughout the city of Roanoke. A grant funded project.

Solar Trash Bin Community Design

Wrote a published guide to comics books that can be found in Cambodia.

Published in Cambodian travel guide

I created a presentation about determining the meaning of found photos and presented it at a local college.

Found Film

Commodore Inn sign restoration project

Developed Your Block to allow students to create histories and music related to their neighborhoods.

Developed Your Block

Developed walking tours of neighborhoods destroyed during urban renewal and took people on tours during annual arts festival.

Gilmer School Project

Created educational display about old local cemetery for Festival in the Park.

Instructional display for Festival in the park

Active in annual Marginal Arts Festival for five years. This involved curating large events and videotaping commercials.

Active member of Marginal Arts Festival

Curated Philosophy INC Probes Roanoke, a large community group show at the Taubman Museum of Art.

Philosophy INC Probes Roanoke

Created two lighted art presentations for PROject proJECT.

Founded PROject proJECT

Videographer for Roanoke on the Road.

Videographer for Roanoke on the Road

I've been a professional photographer for a number of years and have shown my photography at several museums.

Photographer and videographer


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