Global Summit

The Jefferson Educational Society invites speakers from around the world to speak on a broad range of globally important issues each year as part of our Global Summit Speaker Series.
To learn more about the Global Summit scheduled in 2021 to be held on May 13 - 21, please click here to download the Global Summit XII lineup and Membership Brochure.
To register for Global Summit events, call us at 814.459.8000 or click on the events that interest you below to sign up online.
Check back here in mid-March for event locations and other details.

Living My Dream: 50 Years as an Artist

May 13th,2021 | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Professor/Instructor/Speaker: Synthia  Saint James

Synthia SAINT JAMES is an American visual artist, author, keynote speaker, and educator who is best known for the original cover art of the hardcover edition of Terry McMillan's book "Waiting to Exhale" and for designing the first Kwanzaa stamp for the United States Postal Service. SAINT JAMES has developed her unique style of painting human figures without facial features. She has completed more than forty commissioned works for individuals and organizations This event is in collaboration with ART100, celebrating 100 years of art and art education at Edinboro University.

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Synthia  Saint James

Synthia Saint James is an American visual artist, author, keynote speaker, and educator who is best known for the original cover art of the hardcover edition of Terry McMillan's book “Waiting to Exhale” and

for designing the first Kwanzaa stamp for the United States Postal Service. James has developed her unique style of painting human figures without facial features. She has completed more than forty commissioned works for individuals and organizations This event is in collaboration with ART100, celebrating 100 years of art and art education at Edinboro University.