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JACQUELINE ARIAS | Director of JAX
Jacqueline Arias is an artist, filmmaker and educator. She founded the Jersey Art Exchange to build a network of artists and educators who would come together to exchange creative knowledge, ideas and support the local youth through arts education. Before that, Jacqueline launched the Best Buy Teen Tech Center for the Boys & Girls Club in Hudson County. She ran their after school program utilizing principals promoting informal project-based learning in media, arts & technology. Jacqueline has been using technology as a learning tool for creative self-expression, particularly as it relates to youth as the founder of MyMEDIA. In addition, Jacqueline has been curating art & music exhibitions for over 10 years. Jacqueline directed and produced a feature-length documentary film, entitled Imaginary Mothers. This film addresses issues about women’s rights, unfair class structures and widespread corruption in international adoption. Imaginary Mothers was screened at the 2017 Golden Door International Film Festival. Jacqueline studied photography at Parsons School of Design.