Stella Jones Gallery

201 St. Charles Ave.

June 18, 2018 - July 30, 2018

Press Release

Tied to Love


Two Opening’s: Saturday, June 30, 3pm – 5pm

Artist in Attendance

Saturday, July 7, 3pm – 5pm

On Exhibition: June 18 – July 30, 2018


STELLA JONES GALLERY will feature Master Quilter, PHYLLIS STEPHENS in her second solo exhibition in which she continues to use innovative and cutting edge techniques for her mixed media quilts. This exhibition drew its inspiration from HARRY JONES, the very stylish late co-owner of SJG who was well-known for wearing bow-ties. STEPHENS repurposes JONES’ ties as well as others, in varying colors, sophisticated patterns and fabrics throughout each of her works, while using the broad theme of LOVE - an ode to the marriage and professional partnership of STELLA and HARRY JONES.


Notable collectors include Oprah Winfrey, Billy D. Williams, Denzel & Paulette Washington, Aretha Franklin, Phylicia Rashad, Roland Martin and Tom Joyner. Selected corporate/museum collectors include The Trumpet Awards/Turner Broadcasting, Atlanta; Black Enterprise, New York; Citi-Corp Group, New York; International Fine Art Museum of Ghana, Ghana, and Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, France.


She has also collaborated with Wynton Marsalis, Quilting and Jazz - Two True American Art Forms at the Lincoln Center in 2007 and in 2010 published a fine art portfolio of limited edition prints and a quilt story book as a tribute to the children of the Civil Rights Movement, with a Foreword by Ambassador Andrew Young.


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SJG is proud to be counted as one of the most respected African American fine art galleries in the country and is listed as a Cultural Landmark by “The Drum” newspaper and named by “Thrillist” as one of THE FOUR SPOTS THAT HAVE TRANSFORMED THE ARTS DISTRICT INTO NOLA’S HOTTEST NEIGHBORHOOD.

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