The Art of Kenya McDonald: Love is in Bloom
June 1 - June 27
"Kenya McDonald was born in Bronx, New York, but raised in Detroit, Michigan. She graduated from Detroit Public Schools and went on to pursue her dreams of becoming a writer by going to college. She attended Talladega College, a Historically Black College in Alabama, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Later she received a fellowship for poetry writing and an admission to Northeastern University, where she diligently worked hard to receive her Master of Arts degree.
While at college, Ms. McDonald received various honors for her poetry, including the Lance Jeffers’s Creative Writing award. Her work as been published in the Spectrum Magazine from Northeastern University and Scribe Base Magazine. Moreover, Ms. McDonald is a painter whose work reflect African American culture. Recently, Ms. McDonald has showcased her paintings and poetry at various libraries in and around the Brockton community where she currently resides. She has an art studio in Fall River.
Poetry, writing, and painting are only a part of Kenya McDonald’s life. She has taught over 26 years as an educator. She has worked 24 years for Boston Public Schools. She has taught middle and high school English and was nominated for Who’s Who Among Teachers by one of her students in 2004. Currently she is an English/literacy teacher for the Randolph Public School System."