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!
We are proud to announce the launch of our brand-new podcast, called TJ ARTScast. The inaugural episode will debut on March 1 in the iTunes Store and Stitcherand will feature interviews with Karen Suszynski, founder of TJ Arts, and Christopher Rawson, theater commentator on KDKA-TV, formerly of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and expert on the late August Wilson, one of Pittsburgh’s finest artists. The first episode will celebrate Wilson’s legacy to Pittsburgh and the American theater with a comprehensive interview with Rawson, a brief interview with director Timothy Douglas on “The Big Picture,” a segment analyzing the national arts scene, and a glimpse of Wilson’s home in the Hill District with “City Snapshot.”
Pittsburgh natives Dawn Walters and Jay Suszynski will host TJ ARTScast each month, celebrating TJ Arts’ local work in promoting and enhancing the arts in the schools and communities of West Jefferson Hills, and relating those efforts to the regional and national arts scene. We believe this is the first podcast of its kind to be produced by a grassroots arts organization and broadcast to a national audience.
Check out this quick promo to hear what the TJ ARTScast is all about. Subscribe and you’ll never miss an episode!
You can support TJ Arts and eat your burrito, too, when you attend TJ Arts’ Mad Mex fundraiser on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 7pm. Mad Mex in Shadyside will donate proceeds from all food and alcohol sales that evening to TJ Arts! Your dinner will help support TJ Arts enrichment activities for West Jefferson Hills students and residents, so add it to your calendar! Use the button below to purchase tickets online or call 412-655-0747.
This year’s Sweet Sweet Jazz will be held Sunday, October 12 at 7pm in the TJHS Auditorium. Proceeds from the evening’s ticket sales will benefit arts enrichment in all West Jefferson Hills schools, which includes field trips to see the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra perform downtown at Heinz Hall. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door.