ArtReach GW Presents Skye Owen Jones Blackout

By Editorial Team on July 25, 2022

Fri, July 29 2022 — Fri, August 12 2022

Skye Owen Jones, Sunk, 20×25″, compressed charcoal
Opening Reception: Friday, July 29 from 6pm to 8pm

ArtReach GW in collaboration with Duke Ellington School of the Arts presents Skye Owen Jones inaugural solo exhibition at the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) Community Gallery.

Accentuating the Community Gallery summer exhibition lineup, Skye Owen Jones’ collection is on display from July 29th to August 12th, 2022.

Ms. Jones’ art collection was initiated by her senior art series titled, Blackout.  The series discusses fatigue, the lack of “true” rest and the reliance on artificial energy. Her thought-provoking artworks are intended to arouse thoughts of one’s own relationship with fatigue, and, at the same time, bring viewers into an experience. Using her mediums of choice — compressed charcoal, acrylic paint , and colored pencil – Skye’s riveting, compelling work transforms the gallery to engage the local DC community at THEARC.

Introducing Skye Owen Jones
Skye Owen Jones was born in The District of Columbia and has lived most of her life within the DMV area. Her natural penchant for visual art came very early while indulging herself in drawing as an enjoyable pastime during her elementary and middle school years . Identified as a gifted artist, Skye developed her unique artistic style of color and depth. Skye became a regular in school art exhibits and competitions.  During the middle school years, her creativity spilled into choir and guitar to round out her artistic repertoire.

Encouraged by her family, Skye auditioned and was selected by the Visual Art Department of Duke Ellington School of the Arts in DC. As Skye continued to cultivate and refine her skills, she earned high acknowledgement and awards in art competitions. As a result, The CaFED gallery recognized her potential by exhibiting her art in their “Celebrating Black Possibility Art Show,” in New York City.

Skye believes that visual art is in all parts of life, and transcends race, language, age, or gender. As Skye continually strives to produce thought-provoking pieces, she hopes that people will connect with the work and view the world in new ways. Ms. Jones will realize the next level and dimension of her artistic expression while attending The New School in New York City.

About ArtReach GW
As a part of The George Washington University’s Honey W. Nashman Center Civic Engagement and Public Service, ArtReachGW builds programs and partnerships that foster community connections and civic engagement through the visual fine arts.

Gallery Hours:  

  • Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 am – 6 pm
  • Sunday Closed

ArtReach GW is located at THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Ave., SE, Washington, DC, 20020.