About Our Founder

Meet GyeNyame M. Maat

Gye Nyame is a 20-year-old Riverside County resident who has resided in the Coachella Valley since her early teens. Her interest in the visual and performing arts were cultivated at an early age and further developed through her high school and college studies. Recognizing a need for art programs that not only taught design skills to young developing artists but also cultivated their professional and business development, she has chosen to arm as many students with the tools necessary to turn their artistic gifts into viable self sustaining businesses.

As a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation and a African Seminole descendant Gye utilizes her combined love for history and community development to bridge generational gaps in the art community through the implementation of projects that infuse ancient traditional art mediums with today’s contemporary styles. Her private business, Gye Nyame Maat Artisan, is listed by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a recognized Native Arts and Crafts Business. Currently she serves as a Creative Arts Coordinator for the Family Health Support Network, Inc’s. BRAAF program and is a student at College of the Desert.

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