Three Exceptional University of Missouri—Kansas City Seniors, receive their flowers for their talents in latest series.
As we embark on a new season of projects on The Black Sunflower, new voices have been welcomed into the fold. Our first being Sydney Jones, a Kansas City based writer and mindfulness blogger. Her blog Its Sydney Jones features weekly blog posts about book recommendations, mindful living discussions, and self-care tools. As a mindfulness blogger, Sydney writes openly about personal experiences along her mindfulness journey.
Sydney has worked as a Studio Teaching Assistant at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art for the past 8 years—a position that has fostered her love and appreciation for art. As part of The Black Sunflower team, Sydney wishes to amplify the unique voices of student artists within the Kansas City community. Sydney is a graduate of the University of Missouri—Kansas City where she received a BA in Interpersonal and Public Communications and Spanish. Her upcoming series can be seen as a personal tribute to her alma mater, as all 3 students selected for Jones’ series are current seniors at UMKC.
This new interview series highlights the unique artistry of Kansas City-based student artists. These artists are tasked with the balancing act of school, life, and their beloved artwork. Whether it’s creating art pieces for a grade at school or creating pieces to add to their professional artist portfolio, these art students are making their stamp in the art world. With the stroke of a brush, the snap of a camera, and the click of a mouse, these student artists are learning to forge their path in society—all while earning a degree.
Join us back here Sunday, April 25th for the lead article of this series, featuring Painter Cicely Jones. In the coming weeks, you’ll also be introduced to Photographer, Makayla Camille and Visual/Graphic Designer, Lia Frenae.