Carla Jones '03, a local entrepreneur journalist and publicist, is one of the featured artist at a new art exhibit in the Jax Makerspace Gallery on the first floor of the downtown Jacksonville Public Library. The exhibit is called "Kesha: A Black Female Experience of Identity and Race."
The exhibition includes works from 14 local artists, including photographers, sculptors, videographers and artists in textile and 2D art. "Kesha is a name, but who is she and what does she look like? In this exhibition, artists produce works exploring black femininity, ethnicity, identity and stereotypes. Kesha is visible, yet invisible. She is everywhere and nowhere. Discover Kesha." The exhibit opened February 1 and runs through April 23.
Sponsored by The Colley Family Foundation, the exhibition is curated by Shawana brooks and Lydia P. Stewart. Partners include:The Art Center of Jacksonville; Cathedral Arts Project; Office of the Mayor, City of Jacksonville; City Year Jacksonville; CoRK Arts Studio; The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville; Downtown Vision, Inc., Duval County Public Schools, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Performing & Visual Arts, Jacksonville Cultural Development Corporation, Jacksonville Fencing Club, Jax Youth Poetry Slam, Museum of Science and History, National Park Service, The Performers Academy, Regions Bank, Ritz Theater and Museum; and University of North Florida, College of Arts and Sciences.