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Third Thursday Art Night: Cedric Umoja & Jarrett Jenkins


Third Thursday Art Night: Cedric Umoja & Jarrett Jenkins
Thursday, May 18, 2023 - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.


Third Thursday with Cedric Umoja and Jarrett Jenkins

Exhibition opens on Thursday, May 18 at 4:00 p.m. Featuring Fat Rat da Czar and a special announcement about Hip Hop Family Day

As a member of the Vista Guild Association, The Koger Center for the Arts is proud to partner with Jasper to participate in Third Thursday Art Night. We will feature a different artist every month with an opening reception on the Third Thursday of the month. The exhibitions will remain on display for one month. For more information on Jasper Galleries, visit the Jasper Project's website

Cedric Umoja is a Columbia based multidisciplinary artist who seeks to enact alchemical chage through the use of letter forms, found materials and archetypal totems. Umoja bridges ancient and future in his drawings, paintings, murals, sculptures, film, installation work and performance. His influences include Dondi White, Betye Saar, Max Beckmann, Rammellezee, Sun Ra and Jack Whitten. Umoja attended the Art Institute of Atlanta, and later apprenticed under Yale MFA and veteran fine artist, Tony Cacalano. Umoja's work features elements of Post Graffiti, Post Expressionism, Afro Surrealism, Modern and African art. 

Jarrett "LeftyUnz" Jenkins was born and raised in Columbia. His art is largely focused on majestic depictions of black people, reimagining subjects from popular culture and sociopolitical commentary on current events. Jenkins discovered his passion at a young age and over the years his talent has found expression through pencil and paper, paint and canvas and tattoo ink and skin. He draws inspiration from Hip Hop culture, comics, cartoons, various spiritual paths and random trivia. Most recently, Jenkins has taken up the study and application of calligraphy, and also launched an art and clothing brand called Vandllz.