D. Del Reverda-Jennings Featured in the Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship Retrospective:
Spring Exhibition Opening: The Arts Council of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Art Center invite you to celebrate the 10th round of the CRAF program with a spring exhibition at the Indianapolis Art Center.
By: Trish Sullivan
Friday, April 19, 2019 from 6:00 - 9:00pm. Free!
The Indianapolis Art Center, located 820 E 67th St., Indianapolis, IN. 46220
The Arts Council of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Art Center invite you to celebrate the 10th round of the Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship program with a spring exhibition at the Indianapolis Art Center. The exhibition highlights the work and experiences of thirty fellows that make up a wide variety of disciplines and experiences, serving as a culmination of their 18 months in the program.
THE 2017-2018 CREATIVE RENEWAL ARTS FELLOWS:
James Solomon Benn
D. Del Reverda-Jennings
James Wille Faust
Judy Byron, Partnerships for Lawrence
Chad Franer, Indianapolis Museum of Art
Liza Hyatt, Art Therapist
Jennifer Complo McNutt, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art
Don Steffy, Indianapolis Children's Choir
Karen Thickstun, Butler Community Arts School
Lisa Whitaker, Butler Arts Center
Originally conceived as a renewal opportunity similar to an academic sabbatical, the Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship program offers artists and arts administrators the opportunity to renew and refresh their creativity. Every odd-year, the program awards thirty fellowships to qualified professional artists and arts administrators who are employed by a nonprofit organization. Since the inception of the fellowship, the Arts Council has awarded $3.675 million to 430 artists and arts administrators in all artistic disciplines.
The Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship program is made possible by generous support from the Lilly Endowment.
The Exhibition runs: April 19 - June 12, 2019.
ABOUT D. DEL REVERDA-JENNINGS:
The Indiana-based Interdisciplinary artist is widely recognized for creating 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.
Throughout the years the Alaskan Native, has participated in numerous national, international art presentations showcasing her acumen and versatility in creating 3-Dimensional work, Installations, Painting, Jewelry Design, Functional~Decorative works, and as a published Author. D. Del Reverda-Jennings' work has been exhibited and is held in private and corporate collections internationally.
Trish Sullivan / FLAVA FRESH !