TJ ARTScast Season 1: Episode 4: Creative Writing Part 1
Listen to our latest TJ ARTScast episode! This is the first of a two-part series on creative writing. This month’s episode features an interview with local storyteller and TJ alumnus Dan Foytik, and next month we’ll talk with Sam Hazo, the first poet laureate of Pennsylvania.
Unfortunately, due to several factors we must cancel ARTS Day this summer, which was scheduled for Saturday, June 27, 2015. We appreciate everyone’s enthusiasm for this new event and will refund those who had signed up to participate. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TJ Arts launched a second Classic Crooners singing group for senior citizens this year. Originally scheduled to be at Jefferson Library, the group has been relocated to Arrowood at Southwestern, which is an independent senior living community at 512 Lewis Run Road.
The group rehearses every Wednesday from 2-3pm at at Arrowood.
This is FREE to all participants, and no experience necessary – just show up and sing along!
For questions, please contact Judy Ford at 412-469-3330.
TJ ARTScast Season 1: Episode 3: Summer Arts Programs
This month, TJ ARTScast looked at summer arts programs in the region. We talked with Veronica Corpuz from the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust about the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival and discussed the inaugural ARTS Day this summer, a day of arts workshops and performances hosted by TJ Arts.
TJ ARTScast Season 1: Episode 2: Student Arts Opportunities
In our second episode, our listeners discover some student opportunities offered locally and in Pittsburgh and the importance of such opportunities.
Amy Heathcott, Programming Chair for TJ Arts, talks about scholarships, an award and the STArts Program that TJ offers.
In “City Snapshot” Jessica Cook meets up with Carmen LoPresti at Duquesne University who won the TJ Arts Founders’ Award and also attended City Music Center.
Natasha Snitkovsky, co-founder of the City Music Center, talks about the amazing music school at Duquesne University that she helped to create which serves a comprehensive music program following a European model to school-aged children.
In “The Big Picture” Julia Malecki describes some current findings about the importance of arts education for children.
TJ Arts is now an eligible charitable organization on Amazon Smile! When you pick TJ Arts as your charity of choice, 0.5% of your purchase on Amazon will go toward TJ Arts. You can still get all your favorite Amazon production – just start by shopping at https://smile.amazon.com/. It’s the easiest way to impact TJ Art!
TJ Arts announces its newest signature event- Arts Day! To be held on Saturday, June 27 at CCAC South Campus, this event will feature workshops with professional artists and an evening showcase free to the community. To get more information or to register for this event, click here!
Classic Crooners is a singing group for senior citizens in West Jefferson Hills and the surrounding neighborhoods that is taught by esteemed local music educator Marian Bollman. Jefferson Hills Public Library has opened its doors to us this year to host our second Classic Crooners group, and we are excited to partner with the library to help reach even more WJH residents!
The first class will be April 22, 2015 from 2-3pm, and the group will rehearse every Wednesday at the library.
This is FREE to all participants, and no experience necessary – just show up on April 22 and sing along!