Cicely Jones: Painter, Student, Appreciator of All Things Black

UMKC art student uses her lessons in academia to paint the Black experience. Her colorful canvases hang around the room, and right before my eyes, the dull of a cloudy Wednesday afternoon transforms into something much more special as I sit with UMKC student artist Cicely Jones. Our conversation flows as smoothly as the brush she’s using right now to add the finishing shadows on … Continue reading Cicely Jones: Painter, Student, Appreciator of All Things Black

Writer, Sydney Jones, Spotlights Black Student Artists of Kansas City

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 … Continue reading Writer, Sydney Jones, Spotlights Black Student Artists of Kansas City