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afroQuantum Experiences: ArtMaker Talks

December 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

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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

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

Special Guest

(Music Episode)

Aaron Bowes

Aaron Bowes is a Musician from New Jersey. He developed a passion for singing at a young age following that passion to church choir and later musical theater. After touring the country twice with the NJPAC arts center Aaron moved to Tampa Florida and founded the local Indie rock band Pilot Jonezz…. Read More

Hiram Hazley

Hiram Hazley, has been in music for most of his life. He started playing trumpet at the age of twelve, and when he got to a college level, he was introduced to the electric and upright basses. He has performed with such artists as: Manfredo Fest, Kenny Drew Jr., the Impressions, and the great Buddy Miles. He studied music at St. Pete JC, NYCC, and Bethune-Cookman University, formerly known as, Bethune Cookman-College. He worked at Busch Gardens, Tampa for 20…… Read More

Josh “Saint”

Josh “Saint” is a multidisciplinary artist, performer, and filmmaker currently creating and operating out of St. Pete, FL and the Southeastern United States. His belief is that artistic storytelling and performance brings the collective human experience to life, which he is called to help activate within his community by utilizing his unique abilities and creative gifts in music and film. His experiences along the way as a husband, father, musician, creative director, entrepreneur, and artivist has helped shape who Saint…… Read More

Details

Date:
December 20
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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