Beadwork adds folkloric magic to Mary Jo Karimnia’s ‘Folds’ at the Dixon - By Fredric Koeppel, Special to The Commercial Appeal
Mary Jo Karimnia is an artist, arts administrator, curator and arts activist in Memphis, TN. She earned a BFA at Stephen F Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX in 1986, exhibits regularly in group and solo settings in Memphis, Dallas and South America and received a first round ArtsAccelerator Grant in 2013. She curates artwork on a grassroots and a more professional level and is influenced by global artists through her travels and affiliations with artists from Bolivia. She currently works for Crosstown Arts doing creative, community-based projects and establishing a new residency program. She considers community arts advocacy and a cooperative spirit an important part of her practice.
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