TJ Arts is proud to have commissioned “The Vision,” an original piece of art by Dennis Stocke that now hangs in the new Thomas Jefferson High School. The piece was unveiled at the grand opening of the new school on August 18, 2019.
With this commission, TJ Arts wanted to provide a gift to the new school:
that would stand as a physical legacy to represent the importance of arts in every child’s education;
that would provide an inspirational greeting in the central atrium of the new school; and
that would make the namesake of the school relevant to young people.
We are especially grateful to the following two TJ Arts groups most involved in this project.
9 current Board of Directors:
Founding members – Katie Conaway, Julia Malecki, Karen Suszynski, & Dawn Walters
Other members – Carolyn Bourgeois, Jason Brinker, Rebecca Brinker, Craig Conaway, & Jay Suszynski
9 Art Committee members:
Core members – Carolyn Bourgeois, Mary Culbertson-Stark, Jane Ogren, & Karen Suszynski
Other members – Michael Ghilani, Ed. D., Kirk Salopek, Ryan Snodgrass, John Thatcher, & Dawn Walters
We hope that the students, faculty, and residents of West Jefferson Hills School District enjoy this gift for years to come!
TJ Arts is proud to be part of the Grand Opening Ceremony of the new Thomas Jefferson High School on Sunday, August 18, 2019. The public is invited to an open house from 3-8 pm that will showcase the new school, including the original mural by local artist Dennis Stocke that TJ Arts commissioned for the new school. We hope to see you there!
WHAT: Open House of new Thomas Jefferson High School WHEN: Sunday, August 18, 2019, 3-8pm WHERE: 830 Old Clairton Rd, Jefferson Hills, PA 15025
TJ Arts is excited to participate in #GiveBigPittsburgh on Tuesday, November 27, in a city-wide day of giving. Please support our arts education programming and help us meet our $2,000 in pledged donor matches by making a donation on November 27!
TJ Arts is seeking an artist in the Pittsburgh area to complete a $10,000 commissioned public art piece for the New High School in Jefferson Hills. The commissioned artwork will be a large-scale portrait of Thomas Jefferson, namesake of the new school.
Join us for TJ Arts’ 8th annual Sweet Sweet Jazzas we celebrate “One Last Time” performing in the current Thomas Jefferson High School before the new school opens next year. Held Sunday, October 15, doors open at 5:30pm with desserts, and the music will begin at 6:30pm. This year’s concert will be an unforgettable evening, dedicated to the late trombonist, Bill Balas.
All year, TJ Arts has provided meaningful artistic opportunities for students and residents of West Jefferson Hills. We couldn’t do this without YOU and hope that you will continue your support with a tax-deductible donation to TJ Arts by December 31.
As TJHS English/Drama teacher Sandy Barker says, “I think we forget that there are still so many students in our school district who have never been to the Cultural District or had the opportunity to see a live performance.” With your help, TJ Arts can continue to sponsor field trips, master classes and in-school arts assemblies so that all 3,000 students in WJHSD can experience the power of the arts.