Ms. Jennings went on to attend high school at the South Carolina Governor's School of the Arts and Humanities, where she studied Visual Arts with a focus in Art History and Sculpture. Years later she attended Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, the only all women's design school in the country. During her senior year, she was awarded the Tiffany & Co. Women's Leadership Fellowship, which gave her the opportunity to visit Ghana, West Africa. There she studied native textile techniques of Kente Cloth Weaving and Adinkra stamping. From this trip, Ms. Jennings refined her design process to combine elements of story telling with the traditional costume's and textile tradition's of global cultures.
Sheria Jennings is the CEO/Founder of VISCERA NY a womenswear line focused in demi-couture evening wear. The brand's collections are comprised of embellished gowns, cocktail dresses, furs, and modern chic day to evening separates and bridal. All garments are produced domestically in New York City. Small-run beading is executed by an in-house team of beaders and production beading is completed by two family-owned embroidery houses in Kolkata and Mumbai, India. Viscera NY is currently sold via showroom appointments, trunk shows, and the brand's online boutique. http://www.viscerany.com
"My experience with local artisans in Ghana helped me understand my subconscious attraction to certain colors, patterns, and natural materials," she said.
In September 2013, Sherita Jennings completed the selective Design Entrepreneurs NYC mini-MBA program sponsored by the New York City Economic Development Corporation at the Fashion Institute of Technology. A firm believer in paying it forward, the designer began the Sewing Academy, a sewing practicum to keep the craft of sewing alive. As a proud Southern-belle, Ms. Jennings hopes to encourage the skill of sewing and continues for it to be passed down as a family tradition. Her professional teaching resume includes teaching Fashion Concepts and Illustration at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, PA, Leroy Neiman Art Center and the Harlem School of the Arts, and as a seminar speaker at the New York School of Design. Culminating all of her experiences with a love affair of draping, beading, and jewelry, Ms. Jennings created the luxury brand, Viscera NY. As a designer, Sherita Jennings's goal is to become a respected designer of luxury Demi-couture dresses, evening and bridal gowns for women of all curves and sizes.
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GingerNewYork found on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) since launching in November, 2010, has been showcasing the “Kool Kats…Gotham Nights” greats of music and culture of New York and beyond. What defines GingerNewYork is its host Ginger Broderick’s unique insight, connection to and pulse on the music and culture of Gotham making GingerNewYork one of the most sought after programs to appear on.
GingerNewYork can be seen in Manhattan on Time Warner Cable Channel 34, Fios Channel 33, and RCN Channel 82, every Friday afternoon at 2pm EST. It can also be seen live streaming on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network's website, www.mnn.org, Channel 1.
About GingerNewYork host Ginger Broderick:
Broderick perhaps better known to many as “The Media CPA” is a fixture on the media circuit.
Ms. Broderick appeared regularly for eight years on weekend morning financial segments for WABC Eyewitness News. She has appeared on Good Day New York, WNBC, CNBC, CNN, Fox Business News, Bloomberg, NY1 and WOR Radio discussing tax-related issues. She has interviewed with top financial publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Wealth Manager.
Ms. Broderick completed her TV Producer’s Certification at Manhattan Neighborhood Network and launched her own talk/variety show, GingerNewYork. Segments of the show are aired LIVE at the MNN studios and taped at the Gibson Guitar showroom/Rehearsal Studios in New York City.
Broderick is a faculty member of Queens College/CUNY Continuing Education Program. Broderick obtained a B.S. degree in accounting from St. John’s University in New York City and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of New York.
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