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D. Del Reverda-Jennings ~ Meet The Artists' 1st. Friday ~ Central Indianapolis Public Library:
Award Winning Midwest-based Interdisciplinary Artist, Featured In The 3rd Annual 'First Friday' Presentation hosted by the INDYPL African American History Committee:
By: Trish Sullivan / reVISION
!! You're Invited !!
Meet The Artists' - AAHC'S 3rd Annual "First Friday" Opening – in collaboration with the FLANNER HOUSE 120th Anniversary Celebration
Join us for another great evening of Art and Culture this Friday, March 2nd., 2018 from 6 - 9:00pm., at the Central Indianapolis Public Library, located 40 E. Saint Clair St.
Prominent Artists, Authors and Designers will be on hand to offer original objets d'art, literary publications and booksignings, and Indianapolis couture to view and purchase, workshops and demos, and we'll have plenty of entertainment and networking.
This event is more up-close and personal for both the artists, guests and patrons . . . AAHC Members, the Center for Black Literature and Culture, and Anthony Radford / Founder & Curator of Meet The Artists' will host the event.
*The AAHC 3rd Annual "FIRST FRIDAY" Evening Events Line-Up Include*
Activities for the entire family!
Tours of the entire "Shades of Pearl Showcase" art exhibition, and Tours of our new Center for Black Literature and Culture (CBLC).
DJ'iSM, will rock the House.
Youth and Adult Workshops.
Poet Januarie York.
Indy Painter LaToya Marlin.
The Flanner House Speakers Forum in the Clowes Auditorium.
A Flanner House Catered Reception in the (CBLC), and the Library Café will be open throughout the evening.
FREE! & Open to the Public!
Meet the Artists XXX programs are presented by the Library's African-American History Committee in support of the Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library and made possible by the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, Dr. Michael R. Twyman Endowment Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
D. DEL REVERDA-JENNINGS ~ Interdisciplinary Artist:
Indiana-based Interdisciplinary artist D. Del Reverda-Jennings, is widely recognized for her striking sculptural works which utilize a variety of materials including both non-ferrous and precious metals, stone, paint, natural materials, fiber, glass and more, as well as her compelling figurative work, paintings and provocative installations. The award winning artists' ongoing creations celebrate women, depicting females who are in a state of self-discovery, insight, mystery, empowerment and affirmation, while exploring the complexities of biracial / multi-ethnic / multiracial-
Many references are obtained from spiritual and religious histories that have aesthetic traditions based in the African Diaspora. She uses women's issues, the female body and the power it employs to investigate colorism and other stereotypical assumptions still found in contemporary culture. Pervasive concepts in her work come from a range of personal influences including traditional and original personal symbolism which has evolved out of multi-racial and multi-cultural perspective reflecting African, American, African-American, Latin/Taino, and Native Alaskan cultures.
Del Reverda-Jennings' was recently honored with an award from the Puffin Foundation Ltd., and will showcase pieces of relief work from a series that she created specifically for the award entitled "These Memories Bear Traces Of Tears - Reliquary Series." Her highly commendable solo exhibition "Caught Between The Sun And Heaven," was showcased at the popular Gallery 924 located at the Arts Council of Indianapolis, in Indiana received rave reviews and accolades.
Throughout the years the Alaskan Native, has participated in numerous presentations of the Meet The Artists' annual event showcasing her acumen and versatility in creating 3-Dimensional work, 3-D., Installations, Painting, Jewelry Design, Functional~Decorative works, and as a published Author. Del Reverda-Jennings' work has been exhibited and is held in private and corporate collections internationally.