Thanks to encouragement from the West Jefferson Hills School District, TJ Arts is commissioning a new piece of artwork that will hang in the atrium of the new high school currently under construction. Four semi-finalists have been selected from a field of 27 applicants, and the finalist will be chosen in the spring. Stay tuned for more!
TJ Arts has re-opened the opportunity for Pittsburgh-area artists to apply to create a public art piece for the new Thomas Jefferson High School. All interested artists must submit the RFQ application by Friday, December 1, 2017. Artists who have previously applied need not submit any additional materials.
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 Jazz as 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.
Featuring performances by:
TJ Alumni Big Band, directed by Ray DeFade
Benny Benack Band, directed by Benny Benack II
TJHS Jazz Bands, directed by Jim Mirablla
Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for all students. All proceeds benefit arts enrichment programs in West Jefferson Hills.
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Doors open at 5pm, music starts at 6:30pm
$20 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under
After a successful Rock the Arts in 2016, we’re bringing back this popular summer concert – along with the Steel Blossoms and Taylor Made, too! This year we’ll be at the Crafthouse Stage & Grill.
TJ ARTScast Season 2: Episode 22: The Frick Pittsburgh
Feature interview with Amanda Gillen, Director of Education at The Frick Pittsburgh, by Dawn Walters & Jay Suszynski
City Snapshot by Jessica Peconi-Cook
Additional music by Vanessa Williams and Paul Horn
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.
Please help us continue this meaningful work!
Donate online through Paypal.
Send a check to TJ Arts, c/o Karen Suszynski, 220 Orchard Court, Jefferson Hills, PA 15025.
Do your holiday shopping through AmazonSmile and select TJ Arts as your charity of choice to receive a portion of your total purchase price.
Give through United Way of Allegheny County with code #12887774.
Photo of beat-boxer Mike Why encouraging a young student at Summer Rec and Reading. Photo by Bob Marlow of Prints Charming.
TJ ARTScast Season 2: Episode 21: City of Asylum
Feature interview with R. Henry Reese, Co-Founder and President of City of Asylum, by Dawn Walters & Jay Suszynski
City Snapshot at Sampsonia Way, where City of Asylum first began, by Jessica Peconi-Cook
Support TJ Arts to the MEX!
Join TJ Arts for food, fun and fundraising at Mad Mex in Shadyside!
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Tickets $40 (including gratuity)
Includes full Mexican Fajita Buffet Dinner, unlimited chips, salsa and guacamole, wings, soft drinks, dessert and one Dos Equis draft beer or house margarita.
To reserve tickets, call 412-655-0747 by October 28.
All proceeds benefit WJHSD arts enrichment programs.