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"SIDELINES" by Artist Jessica Spence

Congratulations to visual artist Jessica Spence, whose exhibit SIDELINES opened last night at the 14th Street Y in Manhattan. Quoting her website: "Jessica Spence is a Jamaican-American artist whose work is inspired by her life and topics relating to black female identity. She received her B.A. from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY for Studio Art, and is currently pursuing an M.A. in Art Education with a concentration in Painting from Lehman College, The City University of New York (CUNY). She works predominantly in portraiture and is based in New York." The exhibition SIDELINES "... examines societal standards of beauty as they relate to black women. This series of paintings places a spotlight on the marginalization of women of color and the push back they receive while wearing natural hair styles." The exhibit opening took place at The Gallery at the 14th Street Y (344 E. 14th Street in Manhattan), and will be open for viewing through October 8th. Cli