Jammie Niemeyer

Exhibit

September 8 – October 28, 2022

SMAC Gallery

509 W Main Street, Marshall, MN 56258
(Mailing address: PO Box 55)

 

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Diversity - An Eye on our Growth

Jammie Niemeyer was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to a Caucasian mother and African-American father and moved to southwestern Minnesota at a young age to find herself in an area where she was the only African American. As a kid, Jammie was always doodling and drawing on everything and used art as a way to cope with mental health and self image issues. “I love art and how it can touch people” says Jammie about her connection to healing through art.

Jammie has never met her father or learned much about his cultural heritage growing up and so her work on the project titled, “Diversity an Eye on Our Growth,” has been a way for Jammie to intentionally reach into her African American roots to learn more about the people that influenced her life. The exhibit contains 44 artworks directly related to the project. Jammie chose to use the number 44 because it has taken 44 elected presidents of the United States of America until an African American president held the seat. “I feel it is important for all of us to see where we come from” says Jammie about the diversity project and the influence and impact this project has had on her.

Jammie is best known for her butterfly mural that is found at the riverfront in Granite Falls. Jammie loves trying new mediums like wood burning, sculpting, welding and metal sculpting. The medium she works in mostly is doodling, drawing, painting and her color palette is mainly black and white. Jammie also teaches doodle classes and is available for public speaking events on art and mental health.

You can find more information about Jammie Niemeyer and purchase her art on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jammie.niemeyer

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