Jo Jensen is a retired teacher and artist bursting with creativity. Her latest body of work features her favorite R and B artists like Marvin Gaye and Big Mama Thornton, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Otis Redding, and, last but not least…Little Walter. In this edition of Radio Chipstone, Jensen tells contributor gianofer fields that while she started painting the series during Black History Month, the inspiration for the work comes from her childhood.
About the Host:
gianofer (JON nah fer) fields is an Art Historian and Material Culture contributor and curates the Radio Chipstone series. The project is hosted by the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and funded by the Chipstone Foundation; a decorative arts foundation whose mission is preserving and interpreting their collection, as well as stimulating research and education in the decorative arts.
About the Guest:
Jo Jensen is a retired teacher and artist. Like many of us thrown for a loop by the RONA, she is in the process of updating her site jojensenart.com.
Image: photograph of Jo Jensen. Courtesy of Jo Jensen Art.
Music: “Tramp” by Otis Redding & Carla Thomas.