New York City, New York (PRWEB) October 19, 2011
Photographer Jacqueline Jones and children’s art non-profit Adarsh Alphons Projects announce TEN YEARS: 2001 to 2011, a solo exhibition of works by Jones at one of Harlem’s hottest new developments — 88 Morningside Ave. A portion of the art sales will benefit the Adarsh Alphons Projects, one of New York City’s fastest growing non-profits, offering completely tuition-free contemporary visual arts education to the City’s children and youth. The exhibition and benefit is open and free to the public; join us for this special evening.
The exhibition TEN YEARS: 2001 to 2011, encapsulates Jones’ stories from journeys to countries around the world such as Peru, South Africa, Egypt, Jamaica and Kenya. Jones’ unique view of the confluence of beauty, history and modern social issues speaks through images culled from ten years of travel and self-inquiry around the globe. An accomplished travel photographer, Jones has been published in several publications including the Atlanta Journal Constitution and Black Enterprise. A graduate of Wellesley College and Harvard Business School, she is also a Fulbright Scholar.
In this tremendous partnership, artist Jones aims to provide crucial access to quality arts and arts education to our next generation in the face of board funding cuts in public schools, adding “I chose to partner with AAP to ensure children have a space to express their creative visions from an early age, which I believe is critically important to their development.” The exhibit is being hosted by Beatrice Sibblies, a civic leader in the Harlem community and developer of 88 Morningside Ave, a new building near Harlem’s Morningside Park and Columbia University.
Opening a little over a year ago in Harlem, the Adarsh Alphons Projects has served over a hundred students with minimum resources, and has exhibited student work in commercial galleries where the works are sold. Aiming to fill the void of arts education in public school students’ lives in New York City, while radically changing the way youth learn and create art, Adarsh Alphons Projects’ method is based on the premise that everyone is inherently a builder and that people are driven by their desire to realize a vision. Adarsh Alphons Projects believes we all have unique visions, and also provides a place to instruct and explore the technical and critical aspects of visual art tuition-free, while developing students professionally as practicing artists, and showing their work to wide audiences. Most recently, Founder Adarsh Alphons, whose artistic credentials include global exhibitions and major commissions for Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa and Pope John Paul II, was featured in July 2011 as New Yorker of the Week on NY 1 News. Adarsh Alphons Projects has been sensationally well-received by New York City’s children and parents and is honored to share that it has found extraordinary support from arts institutions, foundations, and individuals, with generous initial funding by Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, CNN, Agnes Gund Foundation, Durst Family Foundation, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and Levitt Foundation.
Artist Jacqueline Jones and Adarsh Alphons Projects Benefit at 88 Morningside:
Saturday, October 22nd, 2011, 5:00-8:00pm. Go to (website) for more info.
88 Morningside Avenue, New York, NY – 10025
For more information:
Contact: Jacqueline Jones