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Extra Credit: A Conversation with John Jennings and Stacey Robinson 2/19 at El Museo

February 12, 2016  by: Natalie Fleming

Please join Professor John Jennings and MFA Alum Stacey Robinson at El Museo on February 19th from 6-8PM In celebration of El Museo’s 35th year, “Extra Credit” is a series of events where exhibiting artists can interact with their audiences in a more intimate setting, and explore topics or themes related to their work. This first Read More


Professor John Jennings To Give Artist Talk at his Exhibition ‘MATTERZ of the FACT’ Friday, 2/5

February 4, 2016  by: Natalie Fleming

Please join Professor John Jennings at the reception of his exhibition MATTERZ of the FACT on Friday, February 5th from 7-9PM at El Museo, 91 Allen Street, Buffalo, NY. Jennings will be giving at artist talk during the reception.  The exhibition will be on view through February 27, 2016. In MATTERZ of the FACT, an assembly of Read More


Huffington Post Profiles UB Department of Art Professor John Jennings

January 4, 2016  by: Natalie Fleming

Portrait of Professor John Jennings

As a diversity of voices sounds anew to effect change — and as movements coalesce around related causes — it’s worth remembering one essential from the realm of artistic commentary: Black cartoonists need to be a prominent part of our ongoing national conversation, says Michael Cavna of The Washington Post. There is one artistic voice that stands Read More


Prof. John Jennings in NBC News: Afrofuturism and the Power of Black Imagination…Can You Dig It?

December 7, 2015  by: Dom

Professor John Jennings is co-curator of a new exhibit at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem titled UnveilingVisions: The Alchemy of the Black Imagination which “confirms that Afrofuturism is part and parcel of the zeitgeist by adding current trends concerning human and technological obsolescence, time, futurity, and economic and ecological forecasting in Read More


Gender Bender: Buffalo Humanities Festival on September 23-26, 2015

September 4, 2015  by: Natalie Fleming

At this year’s Buffalo Humanities Festival, Professor Jonathan Katz will give a lecture entitled Allen Ginsberg isn’t Gay on September 26th from 1:00-2:00 pm in the Ketchum Hall, Room 118 in the Burchfield Penney.  From 2:00-3:00 pm, see Professor John Jennings and alumnus Stacey Robinson in a talk entitled The Black Male Body in Comics. The Buffalo Read More


The Medium is the Monster Exhibition Reception Postponed to December 4th

November 20, 2014  by: Natalie Fleming

  The reception for The Medium is the Monster: An Exhibition by ART 319 Applied Semiotics & Professor John Jennings, will be postponed for tonight to Thursday, December 4th from 5:00-7:00 PM The exhibition will be open for visitors from November 21st until December 6th. Department of Art Lower Gallery, B45 Center for the Arts University at Read More


The Medium is the Monster Exhibition Opens November 20th

October 27, 2014  by: Natalie Fleming

  The Medium is the Monster An Exhibition by ART 319 Applied Semiotics & Professor John Jennings November 20–December 6, 2014 Opening Reception: Thursday, November 20 5:00–7:00pm Department of Art Lower Gallery, B45 Center for the Arts University at Buffalo North Campus    


John Jennings, Ebony Interview, on Designing the Cover of "Afrofuturism"

October 1, 2013  by: Dom

From EBONY, October 1, 2013: In Afrofuturism: The World of Black Science Fiction and Fantasy Culture, author Ytasha L. Womack cites Tate and Dery’s pioneering writing while simultaneously building on and extending the journey. Incorporating autobiography, academic study and information about numerous Afrofutursist practitioners. Artist John Jennings supplied Afrofuturism’s stunning cover. “Afrofuturism is not just science fiction based, Read More


Professor John Jennings to be Illustrator for Graphic Novel Adaption of Award-Winning Novel 'Kindred'

May 7, 2013  by: Natalie Fleming

John Jennings

Professor John Jennings will be the illustrator for Abrams ComicArts’ graphic novel adaption of the 1979 science fiction novel Kindred. The author, Octavia Butler, was the recipient of a MacArthur Award and a Nebula Award, and twice won the Hugo Award.  Kindred tells the arduous tale of an African-American woman who is suddenly transported through time to a Read More


John Jennings, DeZombies and the Coming Design Apocalypse | BLUNT, April 13, 2013

April 12, 2013  by: Dom

John Jennings

Professor John Jennings will be presenting DeZombies and the Coming Design Apocalypse with Eric Benson at AIGA’s BLUNT: Explicit and Graphic Design Criticism Now, April 12 – 14, 2013, at Old Dominion University. Eye Magazine has an interview with Professor Jennings: At its heart, design is critical thinking, problem-solving, and to do that effectively designers have to go Read More


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