I was excited to attend the art gallery opening of and meet Joyce J. Scott, one of the most significant artists living and working in Baltimore today, born in Baltimore and still lives in the Baltimore neighborhood where she was raised. Ms. Scott has agreed to lead jewelry making workshop(s) for my mentees in Queendom T.E.A. and appear as the keynote speaker at the 2011 crowning ceremony. I am elated to have her assistance and have her meet the Queendom T.E.A. girls as she has such a welcoming personality and a plethora of knowledge.
Sculptor, jeweler, printmaker, installation artist, performance artist, and educator, Joyce J. Scott draws from influences as wide-ranging as her media: from African and Native American experiences to comic books, television, popular American culture sources and the contemporary culture as it exists on the streets of her urban Baltimore neighborhood. For more than three decades, this multi-talented artist and provocateur has created objects of exceptional skill and beauty while offering her own distinctive commentary on social issues such as stereotyping, violence, and other forms of social injustice.
Joyce Scott specializes in weaving, quilting, beadwork and glass. Scott received a B.F.A. degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a M.F.A. in crafts from Institute Allende in Mexico, with further study at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine.
I am also a proud owner of several pieces of her authentic, unique jewelry... pictures coming soon! ;)