Jarrod Nicholas Dortch
Largely underrepresented in museums and galleries, Dr. Jarrod Nicholas Dortch is part of a movement of Black artists and curators who are hosting exhibits and creating work that shines a light on Black culture. He has been affiliated with Big Car as a Community Artist and as Community Gardener at the Tube Factory artspace. Dortch serves as both a professor of communication and a business owner. He owns and operates Solful Gardens, a natural produce provider in Central Indiana that brings quality food access to urban areas that are underserved with an overall focus on food equity. With their roots in art, community, and education, Solful Gardens is leveraging these disciplines to help promote personal and communal growth one naturally-grown-vegetable at a time.