An advisory group helped us to shape our approach to the themes, content, and audience of Flow. We are grateful for their support.
Jackie Clay is a program associate in the Arts and Culture program at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2021, Ms. Clay served as executive director and curator at the Coleman Center for the Arts, a contemporary arts organization that produces socially engaged public art projects in the Alabama Black Belt region. She holds dual-interdisciplinary degrees in curatorial practice and visual + critical studies from California College of the Arts in San Francisco. In addition to her work in Sumter County, Ms. Clay hosts Monograph, a documentary series produced by Alabama Public Television that focuses on creative practice both inside and outside the framework of the traditional arts. She has contributed to catalogs including Prospect 4, black is a color, and An Impulse to Keep, the Greenwood Art Project catalog.
Marshella Hood is a Tuscaloosa-based advocate and activist working towards environmental justice, educating formerly incarcerated individuals concerning restoration of their voting rights, and advocating for mental health awareness for Alabamians. From Uniontown, Alabama, Ms. Hood experienced environmental injustice firsthand when a local cheese plant polluted foul smelling waste in a creek behind her home. She later became active with Black Belt Citizens Fighting for Health and Justice. She also helps to lead Tuscaloosa’s local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) sharing resources for those affected as well as their caregivers.
Sandra Wolfe is the Executive Director of the Arts and Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa. She has been with the Arts Council for 21 years having served as the Education Director for 12 years before assuming this post. She received a B.M. in music education from Capital University and holds a M.M. in flute performance from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. She did post graduate studies at the University of Alabama where she taught applied flute and a music fundamental course for elementary education majors. She is a flutist in the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra.