Jackie Clay Says Farewell to Monograph After 5 Years as Host

Watch Jackie's last episode and meet Alabama ceramicists Kyle Miller, Charles Smith and Jennifer Wallace Fields.

By Hazel McLaughlin

Jackie Clay says farewell to “Monograph.”

This Thursday at 8 p.m. will mark the last episode for the host after five years with the award-winning series.

“I feel sad,” Clay said. “My Monograph family was a great way to continue to stay connected to my home state and up to date on all the creative and exciting things happening in Alabama.”

An Alabama native with ties to the Black Belt, Clay is currently calling New York City home. When asked about her most memorable episodes, she highlighted the crew’s many visits to the Black Belt and a special trip to Dothan.

“The team’s trip to Dothan stands out as one of my favorites,” Clay said. “I loved my conversations with talented curator and director Dana-Marie Lemmer and artist Jenny Fine. On that trip, I met Fine’s grandmother IRL, who I follow regularly on social. Fine also gave us special access to her work, process and sculptures which was super memorable.”

Clay’s final episode will take her across the state from central Alabama to the Gulf Coast, showcasing Alabama ceramicists Kyle Miller, Charles Smith and Jennifer Wallace Fields.

“Monograph” is a digital docu-series showcasing Alabama’s rich creativity. In 2019, the first episode, “Winter 2019,” broadcast on Alabama Public Television, highlighting Huntsville’s rich art community at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment.

During her run, Clay and crew showcased over 60 Alabama artists, filmmakers, chefs and more with individual artist segments uploaded online bi-weekly and full-length episodes broadcasted quarterly.

The show will return in the spring with season 6 and a brand new full-length broadcast featuring painters Roscoe Hall, Stacy Dacheux and Craig Legg. Clay’s permanent replacement is still to be announced.

Watch the preview of Clay’s final episode.

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