It's A Mural At Andrew Jackson High School!

Mural Project at Andrew Jackson High School

By Princess Rashid, Photographs by Marsha Hatcher

Saturday, Dec 10, 2005 Jacksonville artists, including many JCAAA members, aided students of Andrew Jackson High School in designing and executing a mural in one of the main hallways of the school. The school is located in downtown area withing the Springfield district.

One of the significant factors and driving need behind the work is that this high school does not actually have an art program. This mural project is one of the only art experiences provided to these students this year!

The project was pulled together by city leader, Tony Allegretti. Some of the JCAAA members who are participating in this project are: Marsha Hatcher, Overstreet Ducasse, Annelies Dkygraaf, Princess Rashid and Roosevelt Watson III. In the photo on the left, Princess Rashid can be seen supervising students.

The image of Tony Allegretti meeting with some of the artists. Refreshments were provided and appreciated.

Mural Project-Chalk Drawings

During Part 2 of the projects, the students were encouraged to make chalk cartoons of their intended design. Here are some of the results by these talented kids.

Mural Project-Black Outline

Tony Allegretti and the participating artists suggested to students to outline their chalk drawing in black paint before beginning to laying in colors and details.

In the event we ran out of time, the students would still have a reference point for the next painting session. That way and there would be less change the chalk sketches would be erased.

Mural Project-JCAAA Supervision

Supervision and Advisement

During the early portion of the day, the artists encouraged, supervised and advised the students on how to best begin executing mural. It seemed the most inescapable concern was the fear of heights.

The JCAAA members in the photo are Marsha Hatcher and Annelies Dykgraaf.


"It’s About The Art"

By Dorinda Geans, Photographs by Princess Rashid

When your heart is in it and you love art, what else can you do? You can bring it to the public. There are thousands of art lovers in Jacksonville that never have time to make it to the galleries. So, we solved that problem. Now, you can enjoy a social evening out with friends, listen to a band, and enjoy a chic cuisine, all while viewing the most exquisite artwork in town.

Many JCAAA members participate in the semi-annual Empowerment Art Auction. All have sold artwork on various occasions and have even received requests for commissioned pieces. The Empowerment Art Auction not only brings consumers together with artists, it also works with Your Helping Hand to assist the community.

This Christmas, we assisted Erin Bannister, a Hurricane Katrina victim, attempting to reclaim her life and education in a new city. She’s found employment and has temporary housing with the Sabag family. We will assist her in purchasing new clothes and putting a down payment on a place of her own. We sold three pieces of donated artwork this Christmas from Overstreet Ducasse, Oksana Kravchenko, and Gabriel Ajaya adding $176.25 to the $600 in sponsorship money, all given to assist Erin.

(JCAAA Artist, Marsha Hatcher, enjoying the evening with young art lovers).

Thank you so much for your support.

Congratulations Overstreet Ducasse!

Out of the many JCAAA members who participated in the Tidor Inc Art Auction on Decmber 3rd in Springfield, Overstreet Ducassse's painting was one of the first donated works that sold at auction. Congratulations Overstreet!


Sculpture by John Wise

John Wise is an amazing sculptor and one of JCAAA's newest members. He is currently exhibiting a body of work at the Haskell Gallery at the Jacksonville International Airport (JIA). At the request of the Haskell Gallery, his show has been extended throughout the month of December 2005.

Shout Out To The Jacksonville Advocate!

The Jacksonville Advocate is an indispensible partner in dispensing the news within the Jacksonville community. We, the JCAAA membership, want to thank the Jacksonville Advocate for doing such a great job!!!!

Be sure to pick up your copy on local newstands or stop by their website to stay up on the hottest event.

Visit http://www.jacksonvilleadvocate.com

Our own president, Daniel Wynn, is in the latest edition.


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