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ABOUT

Althea Jones is a multidisciplinary artist based in Northeast Ohio, whose work centers on self-reflection and community building. Utilizing a diverse range of media, including painting, photography, and performance art, Althea creates narratives that encourage introspection and foster collective engagement.

Althea holds a BA in Justice Studies from Kent State University and is currently working towards receiving a BFA at the University of Akron. Her academic background in justice studies deeply informs her artistic practice, imbuing her work with a strong commitment to social justice and community empowerment. Through her art, Althea aims to bridge personal exploration with broader societal dialogues, creating spaces for connection and meaningful discourse.

 

Select Exhibitions

2024 

Skin Color: How Do We Make Brown?

Meyers Art School, Akron, Ohio

2023

Skin Color, CapSoul Gallery

Akron Soul Train, Akron, Ohio

2023

Legacy of John Brown....Allies in the Movement, Summer Exhibition, Summit Historical Society, Akron, Ohio

2023

Women’s Month Art Exhibition,

City Hall, Cleveland, Ohio

Community Driven Art

2017

The Black House Gallery, Graffiti Safe Space

Cleveland, Ohio

 

2021

Public Art Commission, Delevan Community Mural,

Buffalo, New York

Private Donor

2023

Skin Color

Akron, Ohio

Grants

2023 ArtsForward

2023 ArtsRISE, Ohio Arts Council

Speaking Engagements

2024 Akron Leadership, Akron, Ohio

2024 Stark State College, Akron, Ohio

2023 Akron University, Akron, Ohio

2023 Goldmark Cultural Center, Dallas, Texas

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