As I journey through the Emerging Artist Grant I had the pleasure of meeting influencer Bob Devin Jones. A play writer, director, actor and founder of The Studio@620. The Studio@620 is a community of artist and creatives that provide a safe haven and opportunity for the minds of artist to flourish.
Mr. Jones has helped cultivate and shape the culture of art in many residents of the Tampa Bay Area. In meeting Mr. Jones I found myself encouraged and inspired to appreciate expression. To have someone of his caliber and experience find pleasure in my work is a feeling I can find hope in. He is full of wisdom and someone who can inspire anyone he passes by. Mr. Jones provides a warm approach to helping me understand the value I have in my work. His helpful advice and beautiful stories will help pave a way for me to follow and grow. Thank you.