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 email@example.com.
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Classic Crooners finds second home at Arrowood
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 Episode 3 with Veronica Corpuz
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.
Tune in today to hear what it’s all about! Or check it out on iTunes or Stitcher.
TJ ARTScast Episode 2 with pianist Natasha Snitkovsky
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.
Listen to this episode through the iTunes store or on Stitcher.
Amazon Smile: The Easiest Way to Give to TJ Arts
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!
Join us for Arts Day 2015!
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!
TJ ARTScast Episode 1 with August Wilson expert Chris Rawson
TJ ARTScast Season 1: Episode 1: August Wilson
In our first episode, our listeners are introduced to the format of TJ ARTScast and the following features:
- Karen Suszynski, founder of TJ Arts, talks about the mission of TJ Arts and the reason for creating the TJ ARTScast podcast.
- “City Snapshot”: Jessica Cook takes us to the Hill District of Pittsburgh and the boyhood home of August Wilson, one of Pittsburgh’s finest artists.
- Christopher Rawson, theater critic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and KDKA-TV and expert on the late August Wilson, talks about Wilson’s legacy to Pittsburgh and the American theater.
- “The Big Picture”: Julia Malecki questions a Washington, D.C. theater director about Wilson’s broader significance to our nation.
Listen to this episode through the iTunes store or on Stitcher.
To register for Classic Crooners
Go to www.jeffersonhillslibrary.org. Select Event Keeper & date.
Theme music for TJ ARTScast: “The Way You Look Tonight”
composed by Jerome Kern, arranged by Ray DeFade, from Timeless album by John Paterra & The Tuesday Night Big Band
Music Spot for March 1 TJ ARTScast: “Soul Searchin'”
composed by Ray DeFade, from No One Claps for the Low Notes by Soiree Band
TJ ARTScast Promo
A new and exciting podcast called TJ ARTScast has begun, produced by TJ Arts. Each month, hosts Dawn Walters and Jay Suszynski will bring you TJ ARTScast as they showcase:
- the local arts scene and the good work that TJ Arts is doing in the South Hills of Pittsburgh;
- our regional arts scene as we connect our communities with the professional arts that our city of Pittsburgh offers;
- and the national arts scene as we examine the state of the arts throughout the United States
Be a part of our “arts pod” by subscribing to TJ ARTScast. Subscribe in the iTunes Store or on STITCHER, share your love for the arts and help keep arts education alive.
TJ ARTScast- a local voice with universal reach trumpeting the need for the best in arts education!
Join Classic Crooners at Jefferson Hills Public Library
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!
To register, either:
- Call 412-655-7741
- Go online to www.jeffersonhillslibrary.org and select “Event Keeper” and the start date (April 22)
- Register in-person at the Jefferson Hills Public Library main desk
We’re joining the podcast universe with TJ ARTScast!
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 Stitcher and 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!