Visual artist: Pandemic heightens need to support local artists
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The coronavirus pandemic has impacted every single industry, including the art world, but one Jacksonville artist sees it as an inspiration. Harewood is a visual artist who has been selling his work steadily for the last 10 years. Harewood said his business has survived the pandemic largely due to social media. He said buying art from local artists is essential and makes a bigger impact. Nina Simone said that an artist’s duty, as far as she was concerned, is to reflect the times.