Who We Are

Moorham Enterprises is a multifaceted venture specializing in the fine arts and entertainment industries.  It is a partnership of talents drawn from diverse creative and business experiences  to model the vision we have sculpted as our contribution and legacy.

Our Mission

To develop and implement creative projects in the fine arts and entertainment industries that provide entertainment and/or education on a local, regional and national level.  To work toward the re-establishment of the arts in K - 12 public school curriculum.  To use multimedia as the vehicle through which we can affect change.  To create quality culture and entertainment in literature, film, visual arts, music and performing arts genres.  To educate of and about fine art and artists of all cultures and nationalities, with emphasis upon the underserved artistic communities. 

About E. Joyce Moore

A Renaissance woman defined. An artist, writer, author, poet, community activist and advocate of the arts, E. Joyce Moore, whose artistic name is JEMI, holds a passion for the arts since childhood.  Her initial career choice was fashion design.  She pursued that dream, majoring in Home Economics at Ambassador University in Texas. "I took one cooking class because it was required.  I attended both Ambassador and Kilgore College concurrently and full-time in my junior year, so that I could take courses in Fashion Merchandising and still get my degree.  Although I took twenty-four hours a semester, I had fun because I had a passion for what I was pursuing."  After college, her road toward design took a detour, as family responsibilities took priority.   While living in Chicago, Joyce worked toward a Master of Arts degree in Advertising at Northwestern University, but decided that it would not help achieve her creative and financial goals. Joyce spent nineteen years in management with AT&T where she developed her strategic, entrepreneurial and developmental planning strengths, along with formal training in project management.
In 1997, she combined her corporate-honed business skills with her passion for the arts and education, to found a grassroots organization supporting the education of and about artists of color and African descent: the Alliance of African American Artists, Inc.  In 1998 the Alliance took its first major exhibition to Grand Rapids, Michigan.  In fall 1998, Joyce was the sole juror and curator of the annual Ohio Art League Fall Exhibition of Art.  From 2000 through 2004, the Alliance was invited to participate in the National Black Fine Art Show in Manhattan, a show previously hosted by such celebrities as Danny Glover, Susan Taylor, Leon (Robinson) and others. As a result of the Alliance’s consistent success in its exhibition of high quality fine art, the Alliance participated in the 2000 COLOR: National Black Fine Art Exposition in Chicago, which was hosted by Oprah Winfrey.  In June 2001, the Alliance hosted LINES™, a four-day program event developed in conjunction with the Adrian Piper exhibition, at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.  In May 2002, the Alliance also developed, sponsored and promoted the New Harlem Renaissance™ exhibition in Indiana at the Indianapolis Art Center.  In 2003, the Alliance was invited to include an exhibition of its member artists’ work in the Indiana Black Expo Cultural Pavilion.  Her passion for fine arts have given her the opportunity to work with known talents including author Dr. Halima Taha, Ora Reed – cultural ambassador for the state of Mississippi, who primarily performs in Japan, jazz musician Pharez, and classic tenor Derrick Alton.
Joyce is a poet and a writer of numerous articles published by Black Suburban Journal newspaper, American Vision magazine, and Newslink, a professional development publication, including an on-going column "From the Stoop." She wrote play and movie reviews for NUVO newspaper, and has op-eds and articles published with an array of e-zines, national and international online news sources and various hard-copy magazines and publications. She was a feature writer for BBM Magazine.  Her writing experiences include interviews of public figures such as Kwesi Mfume, Ed Gordon, Slide Hampton and the Hampton family.  She self-published her first non-fiction book, “Gettin’ to the Good Wood” which received exceptional reviews from the Indianapolis Recorder and the 2004 Midwest Book Review, and her award-winning collection of poetry  Ramblings Through the Attic of Thought was published by All Things That Matter Press and  two children’s books, I Like Brown illustrated by fine artist Charlotte Riley-Webb and Princess Jahzzara - a multimedia project to be illustrated by fine artist and animator Mary Qian, a Chinese fine artist and feature animator.  She is a contributor to a number of books, including Chicken Soup for the African American Soul, What is the Purpose of a Banana by Dr. Carlton Green, Gumbo for the Soul and MoAD Stories Project/MoAD Stories Project: I’ve Known Rivers.     Joyce provides her take on current social and political events through her blog site:  She is a contributor to Huffington Post and a new writer for New Visions Magazine, a New York publication.  Her latest book, 'SHIPS, will be published by All Things That Matter Press in 2011.
She has expressed her creativity on film, directing a cable television show in Indiana back in 1984, creating an infomercial for AT&T products in 1988 and producing a video, introducing various emerging artists, for the 2000 National Black Fine Arts Show.  Joyce has written television drama series concept and screenplay scripts.  She has two multimedia children’s book projects – I Like Brown and Princess Jahzzara -- that she is currently developing and hopes to launch their production in in the near future, in conjunction with the Living Masters Project, a national fine arts initiative and was the national curator for the Nina Simone Project, which was exhibited in Atlanta, Georgia in April 2010. She can be reached for presentations, lectures and panel discussions via e-mail.  Click here to visit her Book website.


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