Father-and-son artists Jerome and Jeromyah Jones will talk about their “I Am 400” project, which chronicles the African American experience, on Tuesday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. on Zoom.
The talk, sponsored by the College’s Office of Intercultural Affairs, opens a series of events during Black History Month.
2019 marked the 400-year milestone of the African journey in America. “I am 400” is a collection of original paintings created by the father and son highlighting the character, culture, and contributions of African Americans during this historic period.
Jerome has been using his original paintings to teach for over 40 years. His creative style of portraiture reflects the likeness of his subjects and what they love to do. He specializes in original portraits, landscapes and still life paintings. He has over 100 autographed portraits in his “Ingenious Artistic Minds (I AM)” collection. Jeromyah describes himself as “a visionary for justice, writer of truth, painter of life, and poet of love who is painting in the creative footsteps of his father.” His work has been profiled by CNN, The Undefeated, SLAM and Ebony among others.
The College is displaying the “I Am 400” banner outside of Reamer 305.
Visit the Campus Diversity and Inclusion website for more events in Black History Month.