Author Profile
Elinore Noyes

Elinore Noyes is a multidisciplinary artist based in Kansas City, Missouri. She attended the Kansas City Art Institute, graduating in 2020 with a double major in ceramics and art history and a minor in social practice. Elinore’s work as an artist encompasses painting, sculpture, design, photography, writing, and community organizing. In 2021, she joined the AmeriCorps VISTA program at Flourish Furniture Bank, a non-profit dedicated to providing free home furnishings to families experiencing poverty and houselessness. Elinore also belongs to the team behind Vulpes Bastille, an artist-run space in Kansas City, where she has organized several group exhibitions.


Rae introduced me to a socially engaged approach to art that encompassed many fields, skills, materials, and concepts. Her kindness and support gave me the confidence to see aspects of myself I had viewed as flaws instead as strengths. She showed me that art can be a reason to make space and time for truly meaningful things. But most importantly, her mentorship showed me that being an artist extends far beyond the studio and can be a tool to create real change through the formation of ideas, relationships, and histories