EnVision Center Artist in Residence

Artist Simone Patterson is the 2022-23 EnVision Center Artist in Residence.

Born and educated in Australia and living in the American South, Dr. Simone Paterson is an artist who works at the crossroads of creative technologies and crafts. The location of her studio in an old log cabin (Caterdell Cabin) in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia exerts an influence on her contemporary art production.  Simone is an advocate for diversity, difference, and inclusion. Her work acknowledges the historically unpaid, undervalued, and invisible labor of women. Hence her most recent work is embroidery. She believes that the medium of embroidery honors all women who have labored without acknowledgment. 

The EnVision Center provides the Northwest Roanoke community with a centralized location from which to access a variety of resources from partner agencies including non-profits, government agencies, and businesses.  A computer lab is available for job search activities. The center is free and open to the public as well as to Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority residents