Attendees to this virtual program heard from contemporary multidisciplinary artist Nneka Jones.
Since graduating from the University of Tampa in May 2020, Jones’ work has caught the eyes of art directors in top publications like TIME, where she was commissioned to produce the hand embroidered flag that appears on the August 31st/September 7th 2020 issue. She was also commissioned by the Washington Post to capture the history made by Vice President Kamala Harris and even appeared as a keynote speaker for Adobe MAX; emphasizing the importance of art as a vehicle for activism.
Jones’ unique hand embroidery work has been featured in Colossal magazine, The Jealous Curator blog, The American Craft Council, Embroidery Mag UK, and Domestika. With work in the permanent collections of the Florida Craft Art Gallery, Ferman Art Center, and Tampa Museum of Art, Jones continues to broaden her professional practice and break barriers at an early stage in her a career as an inspiration to other young, aspiring artists.
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