Ms. Van Gill Maravalli
Van Gill Maravalli is Public Art & Placemaking Project Manager at Metro Arts in Nashville, where she facilitates community input, artist selection, citizen selection panels, and artist contracts for multiple public art projects. Van leads efforts in artist training and support for placemaking including the Learning Lab program which trains local artists how to deepen their civic and social justice practices through public art and placemaking. Prior to joining Metro Arts in 2013, she attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she studied Studio Art and received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Samford University in Birmingham, AL. Van is a self-proclaimed crazy plant lady and board game enthusiast.