Jenna Rae Summa is a 22 year old emerging artist in Jacksonville. She is a recent graduate of Florida State College Jacksonville (FSCJ), the Kent Campus. Summa studied under Dustin Harewood while enrolled at FSCJ. Harewood is both a friend and an artist whom I have tremendous respect for.
Harewood introduced me to Summa last week and informed me that she would be having her first off campus exhibition on Sunday, May 8 at BREW in Jacksonville's historic Five Points. I made it a point to attend last night's opening and even purchased a piece by Summa, which will be hung in my office after the show closes at the end of May.
When discussing her work with me, Summa expressed that she lives with anxiety and often deals with bouts of depression. Art has always been a creative outlet for her and allows Summa to be better in control of her emotions. Her work, which is abstract in nature, represents beauty and calmness in the midst of chaos.