"Queen Bee" - Joseph B. Whitehead Boys & Girls Club

This door was inspired by Quientilla and created by Romy Aura Maloon. Learn more and vote for this door below. Go back to the gallery to view others.

Queen Bee

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Queen Bee

If you are interested in purchasing artwork to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, please contact 75bluedoors@bgcma.org.

Artist: Romy Aura Maloon

Romy Aura Maloon (1986) graduated from the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL, with a BFA in Fine Arts Sculpture. She has studied art and its history at the New York Studio program and Internationally in China and Tibet with the Pratt Institute and Global Learning Labs. She currently works as a high-end event coordinator for a catering company and has seen this position begin to play a pivotal role in her aesthetic. Her work is influenced by her family’s South African heritage and the schism created by being first generation American. Her works have been exhibited in galleries throughout Georgia, New York, and Florida, including the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (GA), Young Blood Gallery (GA), Beep Beep Gallery (GA), Selby Gallery (FL), and the New York Studio Program (NY).   Maloon was named one of five finalists for the Forward Arts foundation in 2011. She was in the Tomorrow Stars, Verge Art Miami Beach exhibition, in conjunction with Art Basel Miami in both 2011 and 2012. Romy is a member of numerous art advocacy organizations, including being both a represented artist by Dashboard Co-op and their Public Outreach and Project Expansion Coordinator.

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Inspiration:
Quientilla

Quientilla Robinson is a Program Specialist at the Joseph B. Whitehead Club.  She says that helping the kids become productive members of society by teaching them skills and life lessons is the best part of her job, but isn’t always easy; the most gratifying experience is when a former member returns to the club to thank her for teaching what they thought at the time was “old fashioned”.  To her, the BGCMA is a safety zone – the kids can learn, excel, achieve, accomplish, have fun and not be judged – and is crucial to the development of youth in the community.