Storyfest Showcase

The Jackson Storyfest 2021 showcase features storytelling in all its forms, with performances by Jackson School of the Arts dance troupe, poetry and music duo Lonnie & Clyde, Center Stage Jackson, as well as storytellers Satori Shakoor and Tre Howl.

This event will be held at Weatherwax Hall in the Jackson Symphony Orchestra building and is free, however registration is required.

Finding My Frida Selfie Contest

Selfies as art? Absolutely! Almost half of Frida Kahlo’s paintings were self-portraits that represented her culture, interests, and inner thoughts. As we get ready for Frida Kahlo’s Garden in partnership with Ella Sharp Museum and Jackson School of the Arts, we invite you to show us who you are through a selfie!

Submission Guidelines:

  • Selfies should include 2-4 symbols expressing who you are, whether by your clothing or by use of props (We get it, taking a selfie can be a challenge, so it’s okay if someone else takes the photo of you!)

  • Photos can be submitted from February 1-15 via email to Please include name and age.

  • Photos will be judged in two age groups: Ages 0-15 and 15 & Up.

  • The top 8 photos in each age group will be shown on display as a part of Frida Kahlo’s Garden exhibit at the Ella Sharp Museum beginning February 22.


Not familiar with Frida’s self-portraits? Here are some sites for inspiration (but remember, your selfie should reflect who YOU are).


You are being asked to contribute images of your art to Jackson District Library, to be included in the Frida Kahlo’s Garden exhibit presented by Ella Sharp Museum and Jackson School of the Arts (JSA). You may only submit material created entirely by you and not copied from or based, in whole or in part, upon any other artistic, photographic, or other material, except to the extent that such material is in the public domain, or you have permission of the copyright owner, or its use is allowed by “Fair Use” as prescribed by the terms of the United States copyright law. By submitting content through this form, you are granting Jackson District Library, Ella Sharp Museum and JSA permission to disseminate, publish online, and use that content in connection with its institutional mission, including promotional purposes, including in branch advertising TV’s, until the end of the Frida Kahlo’s Garden exhibit. You retain ownership of and copyright in the material you share. Jackson District Library is not obligated to included your content in this project or to preserve in perpetuity. Decisions to decline submissions will adhere to guideline of the institution’s mission and display/exhibit policy.


Frida’s Community Garden

Frida’s Garden Collaboration coincides with the Frida Kahlo exhibition at Ella Sharp Museum, in partnership with Jackson School of the Arts. We’ll share a short video on our Facebook page and YouTube channel demonstrating how to create paper flowers reminiscent of Frida Kahlo’s signature floral crown.

You can create your own using materials at home or pick up supplies at Jackson School of the Arts (please call ahead to reserve a pick-up time at 517-784-2389) and drop off your finished masterpiece at the Ella Sharp Museum January 10-31 to be put on display in the exhibition!

Be sure to drop off your finished flowers during museum hours: Wed-Sat, 10 AM – 5 PM and Sundays 12 – 5 PM.