Tom Jones giving a talk at the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg? It’s not unusual.
The Jones in question is not the legendary Welsh singer but a professor of photography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a member of the Winnebago (Ho-Chunk) Indian tribe, and Here We Stand, an exhibition of photographs and photographic art relating to his heritage, has been on view at the downtown St. Pete museum since mid-May.
Jones will give a gallery talk Saturday, from 1 to 2 p.m., alongside his mother JoAnn Jones. She was the first President of the Ho-Chunk Nation, and is associate judge of the nation Trial Court.
She’s also depicted in several of Jones’ photographs, which range from the conceptual to the abstract to augmented documentary. Consisting of a dozen or more series, Here We Stand includes more than 100 images, what the artist calls “a continuing photographic essay.”
Here We Stand will remain on view through Aug. 27. For additional details, visit the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg website.