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afroQuantum Experiences: ArtMaker Talks
June 21 @ 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
Dr. Nashid Madyun, Executive Director at Florida Humanities
Dr. Nashid Madyun has served as the executive director of Florida Humanities since May 2020, where he has brought two decades of experience as an historian, museum professional and educator to the second-largest humanities council in the country. Madyun, a native of Helena, Arkansas, holds degrees in history from Delta State University (Cleveland, Mississippi) and Mississippi Valley State University. With a love of storytelling, he pursued and earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University. After working for the Department of…… Read More