Gowri Savoor is a visual artist who creates environmental sculpture, works on paper and performs the Indian art of Rangoli. Born in Manchester, England, she was educated in Manchester and Leeds, and moved to the United States in 2007. Savoor has exhibited in the U.S., the U.K., and internationally. She has work in several public collections, including the Manchester Dental Hospital (UK), The Children’s Center in Flowery Field (UK), Johnson State College (US) and Housing Vermont (US). Grants include Arts Council England Professional Development Grants, Creative Industries Awards, the Vermont Arts Council Creation Grant and the Vermont Community Foundation. Recent projects include exhibits at the Shelburne Museum, VT, the McLean Project for the Arts, VA, and the Bank of America Plaza, Charlotte, NC. Savoor also works towards bringing art to the community, and believes passionately in the power of participatory, community art events. She has been a teaching artist for over 15 years and is the co-organizer and artistic director of Vermont’s River of Light Lantern Parade.