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Poughkeepsie High School Student Presenting At Mill Street Loft

Imani Jones
Imani Jones Photo Credit: Contributed

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Mill Street Loft is presenting work from Art Institute student, Imani Jones from Poughkeepsie High School.

Her proposal to present her Senior Thesis "Life as a Black Teen in the U.S." was accepted by the New York State Art Teachers Association Region Seven, 11th annual Symposium for Art Education. The Symposium is scheduled for April 30 at SUNY New Paltz.

Along with Art Institute of Mill Street Loft Director, Todd Poteet, she will lead a discussion on what drove her to create this series, how it impacts lives, how she felt empowered to make it, and how classroom teachers can empower their students to have a voice.

In addition, she will be attending the keynote workshop by artist Aurora Robson, as well as the two hands-on workshops: Recycled Portraits and The Great Composition Duel, being led by Poteet.

The symposium's theme this year is "Transformations: The Artist Role In Society". It is for art educators, art professionals, art students and interested public. Symposium includes awards, keynote, hands-on workshops, roundtable discussions and lectures.

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