The Endangered, Can Art Save Them?
An International Art Exhibition
(November 7 through January 8, 2021)
Jo Martinez is a New York -born, Virginia- based artist working on mixed media. In 2000, she had her first solo exhibition at the Art Center in Miami Beach, South F.L. Her work has been exhibited and supported at The Women's Center of Jacksonville, F.L. and The D.C. Center in Washington, D.C. Jo's work centers primarily on topics of spiritual, psychological and gender identity, both individual and collective. Recurring themes are power, vulnerability, sexuality, domestic violence and the sway between them. Alongside her fine art practice, Jo has worked as a freelancer since 1999. Raised and born in a Caribbean family, not only does Jo create expressionist art, but has published five different art styles Tarot and Oracle decks. In addition, she has been on the Washington Blade magazine in reference to her fine art work and published decks. Jo collaborates and works closely with The D.C. Center located in Washington, D.C.
In the nature of all, Art, for me is about freedom, it is about expressing oneself and reaching others through different meanings because art is truly in the eye of the beholder. What has inspired me is how I am able to reach out to society and teach others that art is not only media and painting but an avenue to express ones inner core soul with the events that have impacted each and every one of us in life. Art is therapy and freedom.
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