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2013 MAYOR’S ART AWARD Goes to… Rhodessa Jones

On Friday, January 18, 2013 Ms. Rhodessa Jones was awarded the Mayor's Art Award. “I’m so honored to receive this award. Politics don’t work, religion is a bit too eclectic, but art could be that parachute that catches us all,” said Rhodessa Jones.

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Rhodessa Jones is Co-Artistic Director of the acclaimed performance company Cultural Odyssey with her talented partner Idris Ackamoor. An actress, teacher, singer, dancer, and writer, Jones is also the Founder and Director of the award-winning Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women, a performance workshop designed to achieve personal and social transformation for women in the prison system. The message of the Medea Project has taken her around the globe, including South Africa where she made history by directing a full-length theater production with female inmates inside “Sun City Prison”. Jones also collaborated with the Women’s HIV Program at UCSF Medical Center, conducting workshops and residency activities, which resulted in the world premiere of “Dancing with the Clown of Love” in 2010.

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Located in San Francisco's historic Jazz Preservation District, in the heart of the City, our facility includes a 203-seat theatre, an art gallery, several unique meeting spaces, dance studios, a computer lab, multi-use space and a large parking lot. If you are searching for a special and unique location for an art or cultural event, look no further.

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