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Poet, Writer, Quilter and Storyteller. Coordinator @ the Family Story Project. Editor of KenteCloth: Southwest Voices of the African Diaspora (UNT Press). Winner of The Pushcart Prize for Poetry. Winner of multiple NABJ GRIOT Awards for Radio Commentary. Jas. Mardis is a 2014 Inductee to The Texas Literary Hall of Fame.

Gandy Dancers & Shouters

Okay, I think I’ve gotten these Gandy Dancer shouters & chant leaders out of my system. It ain’t over until the big man hollers! I’ll give a shout-out to Artist Tyrone Geter and his recent exhibition at the Denton Arts Council. I think about my subjects quite differently after that show. (Now, if only torn leather pieces fit together and overlapped like Geter’s paper ).

Library Exhibition

Library Exhibition is up! Hello April in Lewisville, TX! 8 pieces = 5 fabric+ 5 Leather Burnings (2 leather/fabric pieces). No talks planned. This display is at the main entrance from the larger parking lot at the Lewisville (TX) Public Library and will be up all month.


Exhibition Closes

Dallas, it is finished…

WRITTEN AND WITNESSED at the fantastic Oak Cliff Cultural Center has closed and we want to THANK Gerardo Robles for his dynamic curatorship and encouragement in pulling our talents into a dialogue on these walls!

Thank you Marion Marshall for being first thru the door on opening night. Thank you Ms. Chesley Ann for being the final show visitor.

Next: Lewisville Library April 1-30, Main Entrance display case (across from restrooms)