Painting the Carnival Arts Courtyard

On Saturday, the Thomas Jefferson Jaguars spruced up the school courtyard, transforming it into the Carnival Arts Courtyard with the help of street artist (and TJ neighbor) Hec "One Love" Andrade and Carnival Arts master drummer Ton Ton and the percussion apprentices, who drummed to inspire the painters and gave a drum clinic to the [...]

We Have 7 New Apprentices

Last night roughly a dozen young artists from Miami Bridge and Eckerd Youth Alternatives auditioned for 6 apprenticeships funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. They showed so much promise that Eckerd was able to provide an opportunity for an additional apprentice, bringing our total to 7: Hakeem Hannam and McGregor Surmondre will apprentice [...]