Jacqueline is a licensed clinical mental health counselor from Chicago, IL currently residing in Charlotte, NC. She has taken her expertise to various streams of media which include co-hosting a mental health segment on Queen City News (Formerly Fox 46 Charlotte), co-hosting a mental health podcast entitled "The Couch", and recently a segment on IG called "Unscripted" where she has discussions with various artists and individuals on their mental health and how to cope with highs and lows in their industry of choice.
At the height of the pandemic, "Unscripted" has featured the following artists: Max Sansing fine artist/prolific muralist, Robert B. Moore multidisciplinary artist, Anthony Hamilton Grammy award winning singer/producer/songwriter, David McDuffie (Photographer/philosopher) throughout 2021.
Jacqueline is an art collector with a private gallery in her home. Her collection consists of authentic and limited edition works mostly from Black artists and artists of color. Her goal is to increase the number of Black collectors and their knowledge of quality art work in efforts to broaden the perspective and awareness across the culture.
During the pandemic it became clear that various artists were suffering from depression, anxiety and isolation due to the lack of ability to create, expose their work and sell the work. The Charlotte Renaissance Art event serves the purpose of showcasing art by Black artists where their art can be recognized and appreciated by various community members from different cultures and easily accessible. It serves as a reminder of the history of Black people in Charlotte and opportunities to earn an income that were taken away by the Brooklyn Village demolition project that displaced our "city within a city" and devalued us as a culture.
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Jackie explains the purpose at The Goodyear House
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