D. Del Reverda-Jennings
Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Ceramics, Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Film, Functional and/or Decorative, Glasswork, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Jewelry, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Performance Art, Performers and Writers, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper; term
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, she has since traveled a creative and an artistic journey influenced by the kaleidoscope of cultural nuances.
Visually Del Reverda-Jennings, is known for a broad range of work inclusive of sculpture, installation, painting and mixed-media, and her interdisciplinary role in the artworld as a journalist, arts editor, published author and poet. She is the Creator, Founder and Independent Curator of “FLAVA FRESH!,” an Indianapolis based, annual juried, multiple art exhibition presentation series. The multicultural series, with 2017 marking its seventeenth year is a one of a kind exhibition series in Indiana, with the six month long venue having received several honors and awards.
The versatile creative also works as an arts administrator, facilitator and free-lances in a number of arts disciplines throughout the Midwest. As a journalist, regional arts editor, an award winning published author and poet Del Reverda-Jennings has for two decades researched, sought out and cultivated aspiring beginners, newly-discovered, emergent and early-career artists who reside and practice in Indiana as well as regionally to expose their creativity through writing, photographic documentation and eventually by exhibiting their work in professional venues, exposing their creative life stories, events and achievements in numerous Midwestern regional, national and international print and new media.
D. Del Reverda-Jennings, has been involved in grass roots arts efforts, the non-for-profit sector and community service in Indianapolis and the Midwest for decades. She is a regional arts grants panelist an adjudicator and a noted speaker. The arts activist is widely known in the region for having acquired a well-earned reputation as being driven and making things happen for under-represented artists in the area and continues to be a vital force in the exhibition and scholarship of twenty first century art.