21 - Living Melody Collective—Haylee Anne & Angela Bortone on the Collective: Working Together / by Vivian Liddell

Members of the Living Melody Collective with their as of yet unpainted school bus in background

Members of the Living Melody Collective with their as of yet unpainted school bus in background

Haylee Anne and Angela Bortone took a Twitter friendship to the next level, eventually joining forces with Jessica Caldas, Angela Davis Johnson, and Danielle Deadwyler to become the Living Melody Collective. This group of Atlanta-based, female-identifying artists is all about participating in and uplifting their community through creative projects.

Peachy Keen chatted with Haylee Anne and Angela Bortone on a Saturday morning amongst Haylee Ann’s cat babies—who added a few sound effects for this episode. We discussed the group’s commitment to provide support to each other (especially as artist parents) and some of their individual backgrounds before getting into the nitty-gritty:

How did they come up with the design for their mural at the Center for Civil and Human Rights? What’s the deal with the school bus that they painted and are using to promote voter engagement?  Check out this episode to find out.

A Georgia for All Georgians Bus

A Georgia for All Georgians Bus

Living Melody Collective’s Mural at the Center for Civil and Human Rights

Living Melody Collective’s Mural at the Center for Civil and Human Rights

Documentation of a #3everyday performance

Documentation of a #3everyday performance