Public, commercial, and production work as an artist is the utilization of skills in the creation of artwork, design, product, installation, etc. as part of commercial studios, artist teams, or freelance for various companies, entities, and individuals. Amber has engaged in this type of work for Jonathan Martin Creative Inc., Frist Museum, and Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in partnership with Nashville International Airport, BNA. Documentation of these projects is below.
Jonathan Martin Museum Arts (JMMA) and Jonathan Martin Creative Inc. (JMC) provides planning, research, design and implementation services to museums, theme parks a host of nonprofit entities in North America and around the world. As an artist employed under J.M.M.A. Amber took part in the creation of J.M.M.A.’s exhibition spaces World of Jesus - Nazareth Village and Courageous Pages in the National Bible Museum in Washington D.C that opened November 2017.
Genesis Lost is an Independent Motion Movie Picture directed by Jonathan Martin and produced by Jonathan Martin Creative Inc. As an artist employed under J.M.C. Amber worked on set creation, prop production, costumes, and as part of the set and film crew for the initial round of filming of Genesis Lost.
Liveminds Adventure Escape is an Adventure Escape Game located in Franklin, TN owned and operated by Jonathan and Melissa Martin. As an artist employed under Jonathan Martin Creative Inc. Amber worked on set and prop creation for various game environments.
An escape game is a unique interactive and immersive experience where you and your team must work together to find clues, solve riddles, and overcome obstacles in order to complete your mission and escape before time runs out. www.livemindsescape.com
Dancing Sound Wave is public arts commission created for The Bonnaroo Exhibition. It is funded and commissioned by the Bonnaroo Works Fund, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, and Arts at the Airport. Dancing Sound Wave was on display at the Nashville International Airport from March 2015 through January 2016.
Amber Lelli, Whitney Proper, and Sadie Monroe combined strengths from various technical backgrounds to create a skylight installation that radiates positive energy and exemplifies Bonnaroo’s fan atmosphere.
From February through May 2017, in thirty-one free workshops, more than nine hundred community members participated in the making of this exhibition, a companion to Nick Cave: Feat. (on view in the Upper-Level Galleries from November 10, 2017, through June 24, 2018). Representing a wide range of media and artistic backgrounds, teaching artists Maria Borghoff, Dee Kimbrell, Amber Lelli, Beth Reitmeyer, and Massood Taj designed site-specific installations to be accessed through the five senses, bringing unique approaches to their collaborations with Frist Museum visitors. Extrasensory’s community art-makers reflected a diverse array of abilities, experiences, and learning styles as they responded to the teaching artists’ prompts and the materials supplied for these projects. We hope that interacting with their work will inspire you to see, smell, hear, touch, and taste your world in new ways. #ExtrasensoryFCVA
Extrasensory was organized by the Frist Museum
- Description from Frist Center for the Visual Arts website.
Found Narratives showcases individual and collaborative works from four community organizations, created in response to Shinique Smith’s exhibition Wonder and Rainbows, which was on view in the Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery at the Frist Museum from October 9, 2015, through January 10, 2016. Under the guidance of four teaching artists, and inspired by Smith’s interest in how everyday objects can evoke memories, be transformed into something valuable, and reflect our experiences, the participants produced artworks from discarded items to communicate their own histories. Each organization also made a larger collaborative piece, showcasing how personal narratives can come together to form a collective identity through shared human experiences.
This exhibition comprises art made by participants from Maplewood High School, led by Stephanie Pruitt; Poverty & the Arts, led by Courtney Adair Johnson; Thistle Farms, led by Gail Looper; and YMCA Latino Achievers, led by Amber Lelli. Artist assistant Eva Young helped with the projects guided by Johnson, Looper, and Pruitt. The works on display were selected through a juried process by Frist Museum staff and Shinique Smith.
Found Narratives was organized by the Frist Museum -Description from Frist Museum website