To celebrate diversity and to create a unique live experience for its’ vibrant community and shoppers, Brookfield Properties partnered with Muros to activate a multi-weekend live painting arts program called Art At The Quarter with local artists at their Ballston Quarter property. All of the artists’ paintings were made available for sale through an online auction with all proceeds from the auction will benefit a local charitable organization in support of their programs and services that strengthen the heart of our community.
Week 3 featured artist Sonia Jones.
Sonia Jones is a self-taught mixed media artist. Her home studio is currently based in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area, but her forever home will always be the Oakland Bay Area. Sonia’s art is the output of her contemplation of the question, “Who Am I?” “I took on the task of exploring my West African ancestral roots, and I slowly became a student of its anthropology and became fascinated with its rich culture. The portraits I create aim to explore black identity across the diaspora and widen the viewer’s experience of Africa and its beautiful people. I take inspiration from my ancestral West African roots and try to connect it to my Black American heritage and culture. The canvas is my playground, and with the help of various fabrics and paints, I’m able to tell the story of my people. I invite you to explore my work, and I hope it makes you see the beauty in people and life’s everyday moments.”