• Artwork,  Local History,  Painting Series

    Portrait Series: John W. Jones

    John W Jones blog cover

    I’m currently focusing on getting everything ready for my upcoming show in Geneva, so for today’s blog post I’m sharing one from a couple years ago for you to enjoy.  In it I explore the ties that Elmira has to the Underground Railroad and some of the key leaders of…

  • Artwork,  Local History,  Painting Series

    Portrait Series: John W. Jones

    John W Jones blog cover

    Recently I started to research different time periods throughout history that had ties to important movements in Black history and the role of Elmira (my current town) in each of them.   One of the first time periods I decided to dig into was the Abolition Movement of the 1830’s to…