Rescheduled for June 11 at 6:30pm
Photo: Glenna Jennings and collaborators perform "Teach Me Chinese" in Nanjing, China, 2016 (photo by Nicolas Harter)
From the studio to the streets: art, place and community. An artist talk by Glenna Jennings
Thursday, June 11th at 6:30pm
Join the DSA for an artist talk by Glenna Jennings. Glenna will share her photo-based work and discuss how it has morphed and evolved over the years to accommodate a more socially-engaged practice. She will address how place and community have informed her work, and offer ways that local artists can collaborate with food justice through Gem City Market and Desert Kitchen Collective.
Glenna JenningsGlenna Jennings is an artist and educator whose work draws primarily from the history, theory and practice of photography. She completed her MFA in Visual Arts at the University of California San Diego in 2010 and holds BAs in English and Spanish (Pepperdine), and a BFA in Photography (Art Center College of Design). She is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Dayton’s Department of Art and Design, where she heads up the photography program. Jennings has exhibited widely throughout the US, China, Europe and Mexico, and her work resides in multiple public and private collections, including the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, and AMNUA Museum in Nanjing, China. She was featured in the 2010 California Biennial, the 2014 Ping Yao Photography Festival in China and the 2019 Rust Belt Biennial. Recognition of her work includes two Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards and a Peter McGrath Human Rights Fellowship. She was recently chosen as a 2019 Photolucida Critical Mass finalist.
Jennings is a passionate educator whose teaching, research and service inform her dynamic practice of image-making, curating and socially-engaged creation.
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