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                               ::   LIVING ART ABSOLUTE & OUT LOUD   ::

I have been making art in some manner for as long as I can remember and continue to do so passionately...  I consider the Visual Arts field to be an invaluable and sacred profession..without art where would we all be, as it is an integral part of our daily lives...    

A native of Alaska, I was raised as a youth in Chicago and educated in parochial academy institutions.   From that timeline,  I have since traveled a creative and an artistic journey influenced by the kaleidoscope of cultural nuances...   In addition to my art practice, I currently work as an arts administrator, facilitator and free-lance in a number of arts disciplines throughout the Midwest.


Primarily self-taught, I work from a diverse repertoire, this lends to my being a prolific visual artist that has been a practicing creative for well over two decades.... I have great love and respect for the visual arts and receive an immeasurable amount of pleasure and satisfaction from creating artwork;  conceiving the first form(s) of what I'd like to fashion, beginning the piece, the processes, the different stages, the minutiae of each phase as it comes into being, the unexpected surprises that occur, the uglies and challenges that need to get worked out which present new opportunities to further experiment and explore ... and then the "birth" of the resulting piece of fine art comes to be in final culmination of my vision and labor.   I stay in a state of awe and am continually inspired by the whole spectral expanse of the creative experience. 

My signature figurative sculptural work is organic, extremely detailed and textural, resulting in ethereal pieces evocative of ancient entities with some of the techniques relating to ethnic craft archetypical of ancient West Africa...  I am also known for my compelling signature, 2-Dimensional narrative paintings which primarily address my lineal connection to and illuminate the importance of African American, Caribbean Latina/o,  Afro-Caribbean,  and Afro-Latin Women in the context of the African-Diasporic culture and the divine feminine/Women's art of the Diaspora.   I often incorporate symbolism and reflections of African, American, African-American, Native Alaskan and Taino cultures.


I create large Decorative~Functional "FrameMirror Work" artpieces (my own concept and design) inclusive of handwrought, incised, highly charged, worked and reworked (chased and repousse`d) surfaces, deeply variant, tactile compositions of metalwork and often hand-tooled leather, as well as welded works, encaustic pieces, wall relief's, sculptural paintings, original castwork, printmaking, fetishes, totems, collage, carvings, assemblage and constructions, functional-utilitarian objets d'art, installations, public art works, claywork, cement works, mixed-media, illustration, photographic works, textural abstract compositional works and textiles & fiber.

In fashioning my work, I utilize a wide spectrum of media and materials ("Steel to Stone/Paint to Paper"), integrating vibrant hues, organic patinas, complex surfaces and incised reliefs, handwrought treatments and emphasized textures.  I have also brought facets of my complex textural work to my exclusive artisan "Statement" design jewelry line (begun in 2010) which feature handwrought precious and semi-precious metals, semi-precious stones and mixed-media..that speak in bold character and substantial elements, capturing the spirit of the contemporary woman seeking pieces of distinction in wearable artistry.

As Founder, Independent Curator/Administrator/Artist Consultant for the annual "FLAVA  FRESH ! " juried, multiple Art exhibition presentation series, I present the six month long, annual Indianapolis, Indiana, art events platform as part of my mission and initiative to bring about a greater awareness, appreciation, inspiration, support and exposure for visual artists; especially those newly-discovered, under-represented, emerging, mid-career and Artists’ of Color through a series of commercial, professional art exhibition venues.

I am blessed to have received numerous accolades and awards, and was recently honored with the esteemed Center For Leadership Development Minority Achievers Award for "Achievement In Arts/Music/Theatre."    In 2013, I had the distinction of being selected as one of the prestigious "125 Indianapolis Neighborhood Leaders."   I was inducted into the acclaimed national publication series, "Who's Who in Black Indianapolis" 2009 through present.   Have been awarded a number of Mayoral Proclamations for my annual "FLAVA  FRESH !" juried, multiple Art exhibition presentation series and initiative, sustaining the exhibition as a month long, Indianapolis community "October event," which will be continued each year.   I am listed in the 2010 International Dictionary of Artists, my sculptural work was selected to be showcased in the Black Art In America (BAIA), Commemorative Book in Tribute of Oprah Winfrey, "A Time, A Season,"  and was honored to have been selected as an Arts Council of Indianapolis (ACI) _Creative Renewal Arts Fellow (CRF) in the recent past.    I have been the recipient of a number of Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) - (IAP) Awards throughout the last decade.    In 2012, I was selected as one of Forty-four Contemporary African American Artists, renowned and emerging, to create my own interpretive rendition of a bust of President Barack Obama for "Visions of Our 44th President" the historically significant and avant-garde art collaboration with the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and Peter Kaplan of Our World. LLC.     "Visions of Our 44th President," is a collective sculptural  exhibition created to recognize and celebrate the historical significance of the first African American President of the United States of America.


My work has been exhibited internationally in Canada and the Caribbean, have participated in national group and solo exhibitions.  Select pieces of my work are held in both private and corporate collections.

Selected Exhibition Venues - Regionally; ___ Have exhibited in a good number of professional commercial art venues such as the Museum of Science and Industry_Chi, IL. /  The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History_Detroit, MI. /  The Harlem Fine Arts Show Chicago 2014_IL.  /   The Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC)_Dayton, OH. / Sinclair College _Dayton, OH. /  The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center_Wilberforce, OH. /  The Indianapolis Art Center_IN. /  The Indiana State Museum_Indianapolis. /  The King Arts Complex_Columbus, OH. /  work showcased on Home and Garden Television's (HGTV) syndicated series "That's Clever!" and on the DIY Network. /  Artworks showcased in "Dreamtime: Universal Achetypes," a WFYI  TV-20 ~ PBS documentary movie, and my work has been shown on numerous regional television broadcasts and in Florida as well as highlighted in numerous print publications.

In Indiana; ___Selected Exhibition Venues have included:  The Arts Council of Indianapolis Corporate Offices. / The Arts Council of Indianapolis ~ Indianapolis Arts Garden. / Gallery 924 ~ Arts Council of Indianapolis. /  the Hoosier Salon Patron Association and Galleries_ INDPLS, IN. / the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art_INDPLS, IN. / Indiana Interchurch Center, IIC Art Gallery_INDPLS, IN. / Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC)_INDPLS, IN. / Dean Johnson Gallery_INDPLS, IN. / Four Star Art Gallery_INDPLS, IN. / the Indiana Historical Society_INDPLS, IN. / Indiana State Museum_ INDPLS. / The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette_IN. / Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University_ INDPLS, IN. / Indiana University~Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)_Cultural Arts Gallery (CAG)_IN. / Indiana Black Expo, Inc. / Indianapolis Marion County Public Library (IMCPL). / IMCPL's Annual "Meet The Artists" Gala and Art Exhibitions. / URBANE  D'ART Inc.  Art events and venues. / Celebration Of Spirit 1, 2, 3. / FLAVA  FRESH  I - XI !

An Independent Art Curator and Adjudicator, I also serve as a Regional Indiana Arts Commission Advisory Grants Panelist Juror, an Indiana Artisan Project Grants Juror, as well as a Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Adjudicator.   I am also a speaker and have lectured at prominent academic entities including IVY Tech Community College and as keynote speaker at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI.)  


As a published journalist, author and poet, I received an IAC ~ IAP Literary Grant_2011-2012,  and a Marguerite Press Literary Award in 2003.   My 2011 inaugural volume of "HORIZON: CONTEMPORARY INDIANA ARTISTS' OF COLOR" was purchased by the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library (IMCPL), selected to be included in their permanent collection and is showcased in the "Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room."   The books are now available through the catalogue system to library patrons.


Am former Chairwoman of the Indiana Black Expo, Inc., Cultural Arts Pavilion, "Artists' Market" from the inception of the venue in '04 through '08, and was also the Chairperson for the IBE Inc., "Classic Saturday Art Fair's" two year run, '05-'06.   Was awarded a 2002  I.C. Master Artist Fellowship, have been a vocal activist/advocate for the Arts, for Arts Inclusion and Artists' of Color and an active member of a number of local/regional/national arts organizations including the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. / the Hoosier Salon Patrons Association and Galleries. / Woman Made Gallery. / the Indianapolis Art Center. / the Fund for Women Artists Inc. / the African American Visual Arts Guild (AAVAG). / former member_Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Assoc., (IDADA). / MELANGE . / former member of "I AM" Artists Group, Indianapolis. / past member of the Alaskan Metal Arts Guild (AMAG). /

A published Regional Arts Editor/Journalist/Poet/Writer - Author for over twenty years...through the compounding of Arts disciplines, the artists themselves, their work, my interaction with these individuals and the connectiveness of artistry, my life is impacted 24/7, 365 days of the year with constant creativity .... Art is my life, my love, an internal force, passion, focus and precedent.

I create to be heard; to manifest my joy, to tell my story...to feed my spirit and satiate my creative inner child...I create because I am driven...and hope that others who experience this sharing of my artistic magic will come away with the same appreciation and enthusiasm that I receive in conceiving and producing each piece.


                                   ::: _UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS_  :::


  MEET THE ARTISTS' XXVII:    ___Annual Group Exhibition.  Annual Community Celebration of African American Art, and one of the city's premiere cultural events.   Central, Indianapolis Public Library (INDYPL).   Features a diverse program of African American musical entertainment, visual arts, live poetry, authors, performance, and a fashion show.  

D.  DelReverda-Jennings, will once again be a Featured Sculpture Artist exhibiting extraordinary new 3-Dimensional, mixed-media relief sculptural pieces.       February 14th through March 28th, 2015.          ___IN:  /

  ART & SOUL:     ___One of the most visible and exciting programs held in the Indianapolis ArtsGarden.  Hosted by the Arts Council of Indianapolis, the event is an annual celebration of African-American art and artists in Indiana, featuring a diverse lineup of music, poetry, storytelling, dance, and visual arts.  This event showcases some of the state’s most creative African-American artists and coincides with Black History Month, expanding the awareness and appreciation of African-American art in Indiana.       __January 2015.          ___IN.  /

 TINY III:     ___The third annual BIG GROUP SHOW: Tiny III.   Gallery 924 @ The Arts Council of Indianapolis.   Juried Artists working in all styles and media – the only similarity will be size, “tiny”…or no greater than six inches in any direction. (max. size is 6” x 6” x 6”, there is no minimum size), including site-specific TINY installations and multiples such as clay molds or various printmaking techniques.    December 5th, 2014 Thru, January 2, 2015.           ___IN:


  FIBER TALES:     ___Group Exhibition:  Garfield Park Arts Center: 

From story quilts to kente cloth, textiles and fiber arts are a vehicle of storytelling to connect the past with the future and one culture with another. For example, the communal nature of quilting often brought together women far and wide to connect and share about their lives as they worked on a new cloth; while many cultures throughout the world incorporate special patterns and stories into the weaving of rugs such as the Afghan War Rugs. 

Artists from all over the nation working in fibers and textiles, as well as those creating work that mimics textiles and fabric techniques such as weaving are participants.    November 1st - 28th, 2014.    ___IN:  /



 D.  DELREVERDA-JENNINGS PRESENTS ~ FLAVA  FRESH 11 !__The 5th & FINAL EXHIBITION of the 2014 - 2015 PRESENTATION SERIES:     __  Five Exhibition, Five Venue  Presentation of the Annual Series.   Multiple Artists' Receptions and an Artist Awards Event .... 36 Participating Artists.       __On View > September 2014  January 22nd, 2015.              __Indianapolis, IN:


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                                            :::  EXHIBITIONS  ::: 

                          RECENTLY COMPLETED PARTICIPATION IN:  

►  "HARLEM FINE ARTS SHOW CHICAGO 2014"   __FAIE AFRIKAN ART GALLERY_Bronzeville Row Arts District, Chicago, IL:    __Group/Gallery Exhibition.   The Harlem Fine  Arts Show  5th Year Anniversary nationwide  tour in Chicago October 30 to November 2, 2014, at  The  Merchandise Mart in  Downtown  Chicago.  HFAS 2014 is one of  the largest and most prestigious  collections of works featuring  African-American emerging and  established artists from around  the world. The Chicago show will  showcase artists from throughout the African Diaspora.    Over 80 Artists and Galleries.         ___ IL:  /

►  "CAUGHT BETWEEN THE SUN AND HEAVEN"  __  Solo Exhibition.    GALLERY 924 @ The Arts Council of Indianapolis.   An exciting selection of new, provocative 2 -D Narrative paintings, Installation and elaborate 3 -Dimensional sculptural works in Goddess persona which reflect issues of the Divine Feminine in the African and Latin Diasporas. __  August - September 2014.  __IN. /   



  FLAVA  FRESH XI ! _2014 - 2015  __  Five Exhibition, Five Venue  Presentation of the Annual Series __ July 2014 through Mid-January, 2015.  Multiple Artists' Receptions and an Artist Awards Event .... 36  Participating Artists __ Indianapolis, IN. /


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► THE SECOND ANNUAL HOOSIER WOMEN IN ART" EXHIBITION.  __ Group Show.  __ The Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC), Main Gallery, 2432 Conservatory Dr.   An eclectic display of Central Indiana Women Artists’ visual interpretations of "Modernity."   June 7th - June 28th, 2014. __ 25 Participating Artists __Indianapolis, IN. /   



► HEROES AND VILLAINS:  __ ARC Gallery.  __ Group Show.  Exhibition celebrates who/what we honor and admire and/or who/what we fear and disdain.  __  June 25 - July 19, 2014.  __ Participating Artists __ Chicago, IL. /


** IN TRIBUTE TO "WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH:" Invitational Exhibition __  IIC GALLERY @ The Indiana Interchurch Center.   November - December 2013.   Group Show.  "Art Exhibition By Women, About Women."  28 Female artists celebrate the woman or women in their lives who inspired or continues to inspire them.  April 1 - 25th.   __ Indianapolis:


** TINY II: __  GALLERY 924 @ The Arts Council of Indianapolis. December 2013 - January 2014.  Annual Group Show.  Over 80 Participating Artists.  Hundreds of Pieces of work no larger than 6" x 6" x 6." __ IN:


** FIRST & LAST ~ RELIGIOUS RISK: Invitational Exhibition __  IIC GALLERY @ The Indiana Interchurch Center.  _November - December 2013.   Group Show.   Exhibition exploring Religious and Spiritual Risks: ALPHAOMEGA Prize Inaugural Invitational Exhibition, presented as part of the SPIRIT & PLACE Festival 2013.  34 Participating Artists.  __ Indianapolis:


** D.  DELREVERDA-JENNINGS Presents: FLAVA  FRESH X ! _2013 - 2014  __  3rd and Final Exhibition of the Annual Presentation Series __ September 2013 through January 18th, 2014.  30 participating artists:  2nd and Final Artists' Reception and Artist Awards Event ....  The North College Avenue Branch_Indianapolis Public Library (INDYPL) __IN.


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** BLACK HERITAGE THROUGH VISUAL RHYTHMS __ 2013 National Juried Art Exhibition __ THE NATIONAL AFRO-AMERICAN MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER  (NAAMCC).  Exhibition Closed January 31, 2014 __ 53 Participating Artists.  __ Wilberforce, OH: 


** FLAVA  FRESH X ! _2013 - 2014 __ 3rd Exhibition of the Annual Presentation Series __ Exhibition Series Closed January 25th, 2014.   The 2nd and Final Artists' Reception, Artist Awards Ceremony held in October, 2013 ....  North College Avenue Branch_Indianapolis Public Library __ IN. 


** FLAVA  FRESH X ! _2013 - 2014 __ 2nd Exhibition of the Annual Presentation Series __ August - September 2013.   The 1st Artists' Reception, August 9, 2013 ....  IIC Gallery,  Indiana Interchurch Center __Indianapolis, IN. 


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** THE SELF-PORTRAIT SHOW__GALLERY 924 @ The Arts Council of Indianapolis ___ June and July 2013.   43 participating artists __Indianapolis, IN:



** FLAVA  FRESH X ! _2013 - 2014 __ Annual Juried, Contemporary Fine Art Exhibition Presentation Series:   1st Exhibition of the Annual Presentation Series__July to August 2013 ... 30 Artists __ Indianapolis Arts Garden, Downtown Indy. __IN. 



** HOOSIER WOMEN IN ART:   The Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC), 2432 Conservatory Dr., and MacAllister Amphitheatre.  Compelling display of 23 Central Indiana Women Artists’ visual interpretations of "Community."   Held in conjunction with the "Hoosier Women in Music Concert."  June 2013 __Indianapolis, IN:  



** Featured Painter in, " MEET THE ARTISTS'  XXV "_2013, 25Th Anniversary Celebration Gala and Exhibition, (February 9,— March 23, 2013.) presented by the Central, Indianapolis Public Library (INDYPL)), located 40 E. St. Clair St.  This event is an initiative of the INDPLibrary's African-American History Committee (AAHC).   17 Visual Artist's,  4 Indianapolis Authors __ Anthony "Tony" Radford /Curator/Committee: __IN.



** VISIONS OF OUR 44Th PRESIDENT:   _2012 - 2014.    The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. __A collective sculptural exhibition created to recognize and celebrate the historical significance of the first African American President.  __Forty-four participating Contemporary African American Artists.  __Exhibition ran through: October 12, 2012 - September 14, 2013.  __Detroit, MI.  /  It then becomes a Traveling Exhibition:   Smithsonian Museum Bound.   


** D.  DELREVERDA-JENNINGS PRESENTS ~ FLAVA  FRESH 9 !__The 3RD & FINAL EXHIBITION of the 2012 - 2013 PRESENTATION SERIES:    On View > August 31st 2012 - January 12th, 2013.  __Indianapolis, IN:


** AMOR2_HECHO EN INDIANA ~ LATINO ART IN INDIANA __OCTOBER  2012 __ ARCH @ CHATHAM GALLERY,    617 E. North St.  Exhibition featuring contemporary and traditional art of Latin-American artists living in Indiana today representing much of Latin America: Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Venezuela, and Mexico. __26 Participating Artists __Indianapolis, IN. 


** FLAVA FRESH IX !  _2012 - 2013,   Annual Juried, Contemporary Fine Art Exhibition Presentation Series.    Four Exhibition Presentations and Artist Awards Event.   Held:  July 1st, 2012 - January 12th, 2013__Indianapolis, IN. /


** Featured Sculptural Artist and Author in " MEET THE ARTISTS'  XXIV _2012," an annual two month long (February—March) art exhibition presented by the Central, Indianapolis Marion County Public Library (IMCPL), now entitled the "Indianapolis Public Library (INDYPL)."   This event is an initiative of the IMCPLibrary's African-American History Committee (AAHC).    __Tony Radford /Curator/Committee:  __IN:  


** SPEAK!  WOMEN SHARING VOICES THROUGH ART @ THE ELIJAH PIERCE GALLERY:   Creative Women of Color (CWoC). ,  with Bettye Stull ~ Independent Curator:    Exhibition/Workshops were held through August 25, 2012. __ King Arts Complex. __Columbus, OH. /


** ADDITIONAL LOCAL EXHIBITIONS INCLUDE:  The SullivanMunce Museum__"Hoosier Master Artists; Past and Present,"  March through June, 2011,  _INDPLS~Zionsville, IN. / ... The Indianapolis Arts Garden., _Arts Council of  Indianapolis (ACI). _IN. / ... "TRANSCENDENCE,"  August  2011 at Gallery 924 ~ Arts Council of Indianapolis (ACI).,  IN. /  ... Indianapolis Marion County Public Library (IMCPL), _North. / ... FLAVA FRESH VIII ! Annual Juried, Multi Art Exhibition Presentation of local, regional, national visual artists., _INDPLS, IN. /  ... Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University.,  _INDPLS, IN.  /  ... Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) ~ Cultural Arts Gallery (CAG). _INDPLS. / ... Hoosier Salon Patrons Association and Galleries, _INDPLS, IN. /  Sullivan Munce Museum_Annual Exhibition, _Zionsville, IN. /  ... Central, IMCPL/INDYPL ~"Meet The Artists' "_2002 - 2013. _INDPLS. /  ... FLAVA FRESH ! Exhibition Presentation Series_2003 through 2015. _INDPLS, IN. / ... Central, IMCPL ~ "Celebration Of Spirit' " Exhibitions_1997 - 2003. _INDPLS. /  



                   WHAT I'M WORKING ON NOW:     ___   ONGOING;  

                                                 :::  LITERARY  :::


INDIANA FLAVA !      Artists' of the Annual FLAVA  FRESH ! Juried Exhibition Presentation Series of Contemporary Fine Art.  

> To be released in 2015 __ Date:  TBA.


HORIZON:  Contemporary Indiana Artists' Of Color.   Volume II.   

> To be released in 2015/2016 __ Date:  TBA.



                                                 :::  VISUAL  :::


* Working on signature sculptural figurative work for the 27Th Annual Central, Indianapolis Public Library presentation of the "Meet The Artists' " Exhibition and Gala Community Celebration, which will be held February —thru— March 2015__Indianapolis, IN: 

* Creating sculptural and 2-Dimensional pieces for the Arts Council of Indianapolis 2015 presentation of "Art & Soul" which will be held in January__Indianapolis, IN: 

* Creating pieces for the 2ND Annual HOOSIER WOMEN IN ART" Exhibition at the Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC), 2432 Conservatory Dr.   It will be a display of Central Indiana Women Artists’ visual interpretations of "Modernity" which will be held June 7, 2014 — June 28, 2014 __Indianapolis, IN: 


* Currently working on several more pieces and an installation for my upcoming Solo Exhibition, "CAUGHT BETWEEN THE SUN AND HEAVEN:"  Which will be held  @ GALLERY 924 @ the Arts Council of Indianapolis _ August - September 2014 __Indianapolis, IN:  



* Painting "INTERRELATEDNESS" featured on the "Hoosier Women In Art" Artist Card/Poster for the Garfield Park Arts Center exhibition held Indianapolis__June 2013.


* INTERVIEW >     The IAP Grant from a Recipient's Point of View:  D. DelReverda-Jennings:    Featured on the Indiana Arts Commission website >    http://www.in.gov/arts/2762.htm  .      

* An excerpt from the interview is included in the Indiana Arts Commissions' 2012 Annual Report.

* An image of me in working in my studio included in the Indiana Arts Commissions' 2013 Annual Report.



* Sculptural piece "CONSCIOUS REVEAL" featured on the front page and info:  inside of "Branches" a popular local, bi-monthly Indianapolis print magazine__January~February 2013 Edition.



* Was commissioned to create a public art piece which I entitled, "AT THE CROSSROADS _ TOTEMIC COLUMN"  for the developers of a large residential/commercial complex located on "Indiana Avenue."    A historical area near downtown Indianapolis, Indiana which was known throughout the nation and beyond as one of the most noted incubators/learning grounds/layman's schools of music associated with African Americans (AA).   A great number of Indianapolis born or relocated, AA musicians of the past have earned critical acclaim and distinguished themselves, some becoming  recognized with an international reputation.   Avenue greats David Baker, Wes Montgomery, Pookie Johnson, Larry Ridley, J.J. Johnson, Freddie Hubbard, Art Farmer, Jimmy Coe, the Hampton Sisters, James Spaulding, Noble Sissle, Debbie Andrews and Sonny Johnson, were among the legions of  professional Jazz, R & B, and Gospel musicians in the 30's on through the early 70's that would perform nightly, letting their compelling music spill out into the streetlit darkness of the pavement come summer or the cold of winter.   This segment of Indianapolis  had been developed and created specifically by the powers-that-be at the time to house AA citizens.  

Rich cultural treasure and musical heritage has been forged by this community, families and the Artists' of Color along Indiana Avenue or the "Avenoo" as it was often called around the nation.  The area served a noble purpose and it will define music in association with Indiana's AA cultural heritage for generations to come.



* Creating pieces for my upcoming Solo Exhibition, "CAUGHT BETWEEN THE SUN AND HEAVEN:"   Working on, "RITE OF PASSAGE_FGM - TRAPPED BY TRADITION Series," a number of new sculptural pieces that deal with the atrocity of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Physical Abuse which will be shown in a solo gallery exhibition at the GALLERY 924 @ the Arts Council of Indianapolis in August 2014  ...  In addition to a number of paintings and an installation or two for confirmed upcoming exhibitions in 2013  and 2014  which included the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Celebration of  "MEET THE ARTISTS' XXV  _2013,  @ Central, Indianapolis Public Library (INDYPL).


Blessed with the support of an Indiana Arts Commission _IAP Grant in Literature, I have published " HORIZON: CONTEMPORARY INDIANA ARTISTS' OF COLOR, " the first volume of an ongoing series of collective biographies under this title, in hopes of bringing about greater awareness and appreciation for Indiana native or resident Artists of African descent practicing visual art disciplines, and for the creatively rich artistic heritage and culture from which they are inspired.      I gratefully acknowledge the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), a federal agency, for their generous support.     The new book was made available in 2012, as well as an earlier book of poetry, "BABYLON ROOT," at the Central, Indianapolis Marion County Public Library's, Annual February—March "Black History Month" Gala presentation of the "Meet The Artists  XXIV" Exhibition, with the Opening Reception being held on Saturday, February 18, 2012.   /strong> See "My Events" & "BLOG" for Details:


ALWAYS WORKING ON:  ____ "FUNDING" issues in relation to facilitating the creation of more and larger artpieces as well as working in traditional media such as bronze.      Acquisition of a large , well kept, secure commercial exhibition/ storage / Studio Space (10,000  -  20,000+  sq. ft. ) ... !$$$!$$!$$$!$$$!$$$!$$!$$!$$!$$!$$$!$$!$$$!$$!$$$!$$!$$$!$$$!$$$!$$$!$$!$$!$$!$$!$$!$$!$$! ... ASHE!






 ►  VIEW THE  "MEET THE ARTISTS  XXIV " (MTA) 2012 EXHIBITION INTRODUCTION__Channel 16/17 TV__IMCPL's 'Between The Lines.' : 

___  http://www.imcpl.org/arts/?page_id=1156 .



►  VIEW THE " TRANSCENDENCE "  EXHIBITION INTODUCTION VIDEO  from GALLERY 924.  _   Featuring FLAVA  FRESH VIII !  Artists__Local, Regional and National.  __ D.  DelReverda-Jennings ~ Founding Artist/Independent Curator: __ Indianapolis, IN.

___  http://www.artscouncilofindianapolis.org/gallery924/ .

___  http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/indy_style/kitchen/flava-fresh .

►  VISIT MY BLOG and VIEW an example of my Artist information initiative of over seventeen years: " ARTISTS'  INITIATIVE " ...... Which will be Updated Bi-Monthly With New Information, Resources, Events and Opportunities for Artists of All Disciplines.

___  http://www.ddelreverda-j.blogspot.com

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!!! My New Book_2011 !!!    The first volume of an ongoing series of collective biographies under this title celebrating Indiana's AA Visual Artists.

ZEN ~ PEARLS OF WISDOM - SWAY Series: _ Detail ...... By ... D. DelReverda-Jennings ......   :: Sculpture ::    Non Ferrous Metal / Precious Non Ferrous Metal / Mixed-Media / Natural Elements  / 36"  Circumference /.




MORE INFO __ MTA XXV_2013:   

http://www.imcpl.org/arts/?page_id=1156    ,  

http://www.imcpl.org/events/featured/meet-the-artists-2013-a-25th-anniversary-celebration .




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At 5:54am on October 15, 2014, Stacey Torres said…

Thank You so much - I have been looking at your work (via your photos) and am so enamoured with what I've seen. I'm a very late bloomer, but hope our paths cross one day. I am inspired, nevertheless. Have a wonderful day.

At 4:19pm on September 7, 2014, D. DelReverda-Jennings said…

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At 3:57pm on September 7, 2014, D. DelReverda-Jennings said…



This is an economic protest in response to the disrespect, injustice and oppression faced by people of color worldwide!   This is just the beginning of an ongoing campaign.

Over 30.000 have joined the BLACKOUT for September 8th, 2014!

For More INFO: http://www.goblackcentral.com/  ,  https://www.facebook.com/BlackCentral .

 Keep the momentum going!  Share >>  https://www.facebook.com/events/711095705627140/ 

At 5:15pm on July 15, 2014, Tony Radford said…

FLAVA  FRESH 11 ! at the Fishers Town Hall.    Great exhibition site for the 2nd show, our work looks wonderful in the venue, good going Sis' . 

At 11:07pm on July 9, 2014, Denise Smith said…

D., thank YOU for all of your hard work and dedication and for your support and encouragement.  I am honored to be part of Flava Fresh XI!

At 12:23am on June 5, 2014, Esther Ervin said…

Hello D.

Thank you for the kind endorsement of me and my work. I looked at you page and look forward to meeting more friends like you. I also admire your "Art out Loud" hat.

At 4:05pm on May 12, 2014, Guilaine Arts said…

Thank you very much for your comment on my work. I am honnored to connect with such a great artist.  Many blessings.

At 9:22pm on April 24, 2014, KAREN POWELL said…

Thx so much for your appreciation of my work! I love what I do.

Be well, Karen

At 9:22pm on April 24, 2014, ORE'AL BLUNTSON said…
Sincerest thanks.
At 5:42pm on March 5, 2014, D. DelReverda-Jennings said…


FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014 from 6 - 9:00pm. Central, Indianapolis Public Library, 40 E. St. Clair St., near Downtown Indy.  Join us for this inaugural First Friday "Meet & Greet" event with Founder and Curator Tony Radford, and the Participating Artists and Designers of the annual "Meet The Artists' " Exhibition now in its 26th year.  View the installed artworks, watch Artists and Designers demonstrations, Jewelry Making Workshop by Deep Rooted, Artists' and Designers' will have original works for sale.  Mix & mingle with the Artists and Fashion Designers, enjoy our DJ's musical stylization and imbibe tasty refreshments.  

Sponsored by the Library's African-American History Committee.  $1 parking in the Libraries Garage.  All Ages Welcome!  See You There!  FREE Admission!

INFO: 317-275-4022 , 317-538-5709 , www.imcpl.org/arts/mta/2014/ .

...... We Do What We Do!

At 11:37pm on January 29, 2014, James E. Alexander said…

Thank you much! Happy New Year!

At 11:38am on January 13, 2014, Roderick Lyons said…

Thank you for your kind words. Thank you for friending me I look forward to the friendships like yours that I will develop on this site.

At 8:27am on January 10, 2014, Charles Edward Pickens said…

Thank you for connecting D. DelReverda-Jennings

At 3:29pm on January 9, 2014, Vanessa Brantley-Newton said…

Thank you D. DelReverda, It is a pleasure to make friend with such a talented person as yourself. Blessing be yours.


At 1:37pm on January 7, 2014, Valery Semenov said…

Thank you!

At 12:17am on January 2, 2014, Valery Semenov said…

Happy new year!
At 7:09pm on December 30, 2013, Belina Wright said…
Thank you! Your sculptures are beautiful and captivating! Have a happy new year.
At 9:54pm on December 18, 2013, Nile Livingston said…
Thank you! I'm happy to have this new connection :-)
At 1:02pm on December 15, 2013, Lavon Nicole Pettis said…

Peace and love

  I am so happy to reconnect with you.  I couldn't locate a number for you in my phone.  I was in Indy for 3 days about 2 weeks ago.  I'll visit again in April and sometime in the summer.  Please inbox me your number.  I would love to sit down and have a meal with you.  WE had such a great time in Detroit. 

Thank you for your continued support....

Peace & love,


At 1:35pm on November 13, 2013, TheRisingPhoenix Trinity said…

Thank you very much. And, thanks for requesting me ^___^

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