One thing that can’t be denied is Solange Knowles’ innate and superb sense of individuality that is expressed through her artistry over the years. It’s what gave us 1960’s inspired tunes like “I Decided,” and sonically refreshing bodies of work like “A Seat At the Table.” With that being said, it’s no surprise that the prestigious institute NYU has honored the innovator with their 2022 Trailblazer Award—just in time for Women’s History Month.
Solange has extended her artistic pioneering spirit to include a space for fellow innovative creatives with the multidisciplinary institution Saint Heron. The Saint Heron institution fosters and nurtures cultural art, music, design and conversation within POC communities. Knowles spearheads Saint Heron as the founder, creative director, art director and designer. NYU has recognized these efforts and her overall artistry, celebrating Solange, a.k.a Solo, in a virtual setting this past International Women’s Day(March 8th) for her groundbreaking initiatives. The NY institute seeks to highlight those ingenious individuals who continue to formulate spaces for creative expression.
The “Cranes In the Sky” singer has made it her personal mission to showcase visionary works of art with a broad spectrum, curating programs such as The Saint Heron Ceramics Residency. This program promotes the creative innovation of Black and Brown women in the ceramic art space and provides a mentorship safe haven for women of color to expound their skillset.
Overall, Solange Knowles hopes that Saint Heron serves as an archive of endless creative collections for generations hereafter to reference and feel a sense of belonging in their own seat at the table. It’s quite inspiring to see a Black woman who makes no apologies about forging her own path in the industry and being boundless with her self-expression, all-the-while uplifting her community. Definitely looking forward to seeing what other trails Solange sets a blaze!
Hailing from Brooklyn, NY by way of NC, the self-proclaimed, “City Slicker with Southern Hospitality” attributes her love for all things creative and eclectic taste, to the many faces and places she’s encountered in her lifetime. After graduating in 2015 with a degree in Fashion Merchandising, she embarked on the entrepreneur route and developed JAS PR, a boutique-style, public relations agency in the fall of 2018. Rallying behind rare gems in the fashion, beauty, and non-profit industries, her intent with, JAS PR is to craft compelling stories and campaigns for emerging brands and their owners, that spark awareness and unearth their greatness to the masses. Holding significant support for Black-Owned businesses.
Jasmyne lends her communications and writing skills to contribute pieces for publications and blogs while pursuing other entrepreneurial and philanthropic endeavors. In her leisure she’s a foodie, (aspiring) travel buff, and 90s sitcom’s binger! @jas__pr.