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afroQuantum Experiences: ArtMaker Talks
October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Join us on Facebook Live – facebook.com/CreativePinellas
Join Creative Pinellas Artist Laureate Jake-ann Jones as she talks one-on-one with leading artists, thinkers, critics, and creators about arts and artists in the Black and Brown community and in society as a whole. A playwright, journalist, visual artist, and social justice activist, Jake and her guests will delve deeply into the power of art to uncover truths and drive change. The series will explore what it takes to be an artist, the role of the artist in building community, the importance of the artist in recovering and creating new stories, and why artists are important to the future of our world.
Meet Your Host
Jake-ann Jones began her career as an actress and performance artist at The New York Shakespeare Festival, Ohio Theatre, Soho Rep, Aaron Davis Hall, Dixon Place, Company One, and Penumbra Theatre. She performed the lead role in Bridgett Davis’ award-winning independent feature film Naked Acts. Jones’ writing for stage includes Portrait of The Artist as A Soul Man Dead (Penumbra Theater, St. Paul), Under Frank Observation (New York Theater Workshop), and Magic Kingdom (New Georges/Hourglass Theater Company), and Black Bitches…… Read More
Filmmaker, publisher, and community change agent Jabaar Edmond has written, directed and produced films including “AGENT X,” “AX2:QUARANTINE” and “ART IN THE CITY.” An independent filmmaker with the production company 909films, he works with Cranstan Cumberbatch via DreamMakerz Productions. He is also founder and publisher of 1Lovemagazine, a contributing writer for The Weekly Challenger and St. Pete Bulletin, and a graphic artist. Equally and activist and community leader, Edmond is currently president of Pinellas County Urban League Young Professionals, and…… Read More
Cranstan Cumberbatch is an award-winning actor, writer, director, producer and vocalist in both stage and film. He was part of the 2006 U.S. Olympic team for performing arts where he won 7 medals on the world’s largest stage including one gold, 4 silver and two bronze against competitors spanning 52 countries in acting, modeling, and performance. In 2018, Cranstan was awarded the Jackie Robinson Breaking Barriers Award by the city of St Petersburg, Florida and the Tampa Bay, Rays Major…… Read More
Debbie Yati Garrett
Debbie Yati Garrett is a mother, artist, entrepreneur, art instructor, filmmaker, director, writer, actress, and designer. Originally from New York City, she attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and Eckerd College in St Petersburg, Florida. As a mixed medium artist, she works and teaches in a variety of mediums including fiber, ceramics, quilting sewing, crafting, painting, and drawing. Debbie is the founder and the creator of Art FROM THE SOUL D.Y.G. She specializes in creating jewelry, garments, and home decor with Adinkra SYMBOLS…… Read More