Jenny Parker cares deeply about MOCA Jacksonville's educational mission. As a member of The Contemporaries, she's seen the important work MOCA does to reach children from diverse backgrounds though its tour program, Art Fusion, Voice of the People, and Art Aviators. She also loves exploring the exhibitions and the Art Explorium with her young daughters.
Throughout the end of the year, we're asking people like Parker to share why they support MOCA.
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Tell us a little bit about you.
I moved to Jacksonville almost five years ago. I'm originally from Indiana, but I've lived in France, Tanzania, North Carolina, and Kenya. I own a Pure Barre (boutique fitness studio) in San Marco, and I also teach business communication for University of North Carolina Chapel Hill's online MBA program (MBA@UNC). I love taking my girls (Ellana, 6, and Sofina, 4) to the beach as much as possible, and I enjoy frequenting my favorite local restaurants with my friends.
#ibelieveinMOCA because …
MOCA was one of the first organizations I became involved with upon moving to Jacksonville. I have enjoyed seeing the growth of the Museum and the fantastic exhibitions that I've been able to visit over the past few years. I enjoy taking my girls to the Museum often and showing them that art means something different to each one of us.