D. Del Reverda-Jennings
Artist of Color; Black/African American; Ethnic Art; Graphic Arts; Literary Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Spoken Word; Political Artist; Visual Arts: Artist of Color, Black/African American, Ceramics, Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Ethnic Art, Film, Functional and/or Decorative, Glasswork, Graphic Arts, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Jewelry, Literary Arts, Media, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Multi Arts, Murals, Painting, Performance Art, Performers and Writers, Performing Arts, Photography, Political Artist, Portrait, Printmaking, Sculpture, Spoken Word, Textiles, Visual Arts, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper; Afro Futurism (AfroFuturism), African & Latin Diaspora, Caribbean,
A native of Alaska, as a youth D. Del Reverda-Jennings resided in Chicago, Illinois., and was educated in parochial academy institutions. From that timeline, the Indianapolis-based interdisciplinary artist has since traveled a creative and an artistic journey influenced by a kaleidoscope of cultural nuance.
Visually D. Del Reverda-Jennings, is known for producing a broad range of work inclusive of sculpture, mixed media, installation, painting, and interdisciplinary roles in the artworld as an award-winning published journalist, arts editor, author and poet. She is the Creator, Founder and Independent Curator of “FLAVA FRESH ! ” an Indianapolis based, Annual Juried, Multiple Exhibition Presentation Series of Contemporary Art. The multicultural series has been an acclaimed visual arts showcase for over twenty-three years, with the seven month long consecutive event venue having received a number of honors and awards.
The versatile arts practitioner also works as an administrator, facilitator and free-lances in a number of arts disciplines throughout the Midwest and beyond. As a journalist, regional arts editor and author Del Reverda-Jennings has for over two decades researched, sought out and cultivated aspiring beginners, newly-discovered, emergent and early-career artists who reside and work in Indiana as well as regionally to expose their creativity through writing, photographic documentation and by exhibiting their work in professional commercial arts venues, exposing their creative life stories, events and achievements in Midwestern regional, national and international print and online media.
D. Del Reverda-Jennings, has been involved long-term in grass roots arts efforts, the non-profit sector and community service in Indianapolis and is the founder of several groups and organizations. The invested activist and cultural worker is a regional arts grant panelist, adjudicator, a noted lecturer and is currently an Artist Ambassador for the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), and an Equity Ambassador for the Arts Council of Indianapolis. She is widely known for having acquired a well-earned reputation as being driven and making great things happen for underrepresented and/or marginalized artists and continues to be a vital force in the exhibition and scholarship of twenty-first century art.