~jummyjeenz Newsletter

                             Timeline of events, press, & creative pursuits


The year is not yet complete, but for documentation purposes there is a lot to share with you all. Beginning with the most recent developments. I’m extremely thankful for this year and the various exciting directions that my work is heading in as we near 2018. Thank you all for your encouragement and support! I hope to share some amazing new projects with you all in the year to come, maybe even bump into some of you at upcoming events.                            ~Peace, Deana ~jummyjeenz

Other work in progress:

Music, video, documentary involvement, etc.


Exploring some music ideas with Andy Celley

Upcoming event: 11/4/2017

Connecting the Dots with Dot Walsh. Excited and honored to share my work beside

two talented individuals -Alan O’HAre and Andy Celley



This year’s poetry readings:

It’s always uplifting to read and share your own poetry, but also to hear the varied perspectives of many other very talented writers.

Dedham Poet Society -with poet laureate of Dedham MA ChristopherRielley
Robin Stratton-

Featured author: Vi Ki Nao

William Joiner Institute: participant reading

Hyde Park Library Reading:

hosted by Aal Pals-Thomas C Seggers Jr

Featured artist: Dexter Roberts

Jamaica Plain’s First Thursdays Art Walk: 9/7/2017

Solo Art exhibition hosted by Coldwell Banker and Josephine Tsui





There was a vibrant crowd of happy faces that graced us with their presence.

Thanks to host: Josephine Tsui

Beautiful jazz music by: Joe Sardano Ensemble

Poetry Is The Essence Of Life:

Warmly welcomed by Dot Walsh from Dedham TV for a poetry interview.

Extremely grateful to have had this opportunity to share my poetry with many!



Dedham MA Peace Vigil: 8/20/2017

Poetry reading Enough Said, I Am, and Finding Hope. In response to Charlotesville violence Dedham stood together with a message of peace on the grounds of the The First Church of Dedham-Unitarian Universalist. Music and stories were also shared by many. Video coverage of the event By: Dedham TV’s Dot Walsh



Thanks for a beautiful and peaceful event!

Just a few of the organizers and participants:

Alison Brill-
Rali Weaver-
Clarissa Robyn-

William Joiner Institute UMass Boston: 6/26 – 6/30/2017

I was filled with gratitude when accepted into the Writer’s Workshop Festival program this year. I learned a great deal and was inspired by so many dynamic teachers, poets, and writers.




Danielle Legros Georges and Dahlma Llanos Figueroa

with writers and presenters. Just a few of the talented individuals pictured above.

Reema Baniabbasi, Ashley Rose, Shannon Kafka, JW Meagher, Eric Wasileski, Caleb Nelson, Rachel McNeill

       Lovella Calica with warrior
            Anthony Torres and Hipolito Arriaga III of

Mayor’s Poetry Program Boston MA: 4/27/2017

Woven Threads selected by the poet laureate of Boston Danielle Legros Georges as one of 30. All poems will remain on display at Boston City Hall until April of 2018. My work Woven Threads can be seen on the 9th floor.


I was honored to be in the company of many talented and accomplished poets:

To name a few:

Kevin Bowen-Urban Renewal (City Hall 7th floor)
Linda Carney-Goodrich-Vodka, beer, and Cigarettes (2nd floor)
Henrietta Hodge-Rocksberry (9th floor)

6 Bridges Gallery: 10/15/2016

77 Main St Maynard MA 01754

Seagull Cinderella Pop-Up Art Show-curated by: Gail Erwin

Paying homage to Sculptor Donna Dodson’s Seagull Cinderella sculpture

All proceeds were to benefit Virginia Thurston Healing Garden
Interviewed for Wicked Local News:

With Denise Shea Marsha Odabashian and others. In response to sculpture by Donna Dodson.


Just a few of the unique artists in Mayard MA:

Andy Moerlin-
Priscilla Alpaugh Cotter-
Brent Mathison-

Gallery X: 8/13/16

169William St.New Bedford MA 02740

Seagull Cinderella Pop-Up Art Show

Paying homage to Sculptor Donna Dodson’s Seagull Cinderella sculpture

Curated By: Jessica Bregoli


                                             By: Donna Dodson                                 By: jummyjeenz ~Deana Tavares

Links to Seagull Cinderella info and sculptor:

Other interesting artists from New Bedford and Boston:

Jessica Bregoli-
Marsha Obadashian-
Eric Johnson

Published Article: 8/3/2016

In response to the controversial Seagull Cinderella sculpture by Donna Dodson

Published Articles: 4/2016

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