Justice Arts Coalition Blog

Teaching Artist Spotlight: Matt Malyon

Recently we talked with Matt Malyon, our newest addition to the Teaching Artist Spotlight series. Matt is the Executive Director of Underground Writing, a literature-based creative writing program serving migrant, incarcerated, recovery, and other at-risk communities in northern Washington through literacy and personal transformation. He speaks on embodies presence in creation during COVID-19, the relationships that we …

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Artist Spotlight: John Zenc

This month, we’ll be putting our Artist Spotlight on John Zenc. Zenc supplied JAC with a collection of his own thoughts, excerpts of his artistic process, as well as various copies of his artwork. But first, an introduction to his life and work, (Human Mask of Life;) (Hidden Fears.), in Zenc’s own words: JZ: A little …

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Create + Connect Online Workshop Series!

To all valued members of the JAC community, Justice Arts Coalition is launching its first ever online workshop series! Given the tireless work of teaching artists and advocates across the sector, who consistently allow JAC’s community to be one of vibrancy and artistic celebration, we are thrilled to offer these workshops as a chance for …

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Collaborative Imaginings: the work of Lori Lovely and Kelly Pringle

Lori Lovely and Kelly Pringle, close friends who share a passion for painting, recently submitted photos of their beautiful new piece, “Vacation Trilogy,” and asked that we share them with you. We’re honored to be able to do so.  

The Becomings of A Master: The Portrait Studies #1

By R. Zumar During my hiatus I dived into a portrait study. First I drew a picture of a model out of an O Magazine. She was in profile with her hair braided beautifully on the top of her head. Then I made a portrait of Oprah with her chin resting on her fist smiling.  …

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My Block. 

by Annabel Manning On the last day of my Hine Fellowship, the Men’s Empowerment Program (MEP) interns at the Harlem Community Justice Center (HCJC) had the opportunity to experience the power of creating their own art exhibition while drawing public attention during their graduation. MEP is a new program designed to create a safe space for men …

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Announcing the launch of the JAC Community Survey!

The Justice Arts Coalition, with the support of two graduate students from the George Washington University, is conducting a comprehensive evaluation of its programming. As part of this process, we are asking for members of the JAC community to complete a brief survey about their experiences with JAC activities. If you have participated in our …

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To My Big Sis, Judith Tannenbaum, from Spoon Jackson

by Spoon Jackson My love for my mentor and big sis, Judith. I know death is rising over the mountains, slowly, and the pain must be enormous. Yet Judith finds and creates beauty and peace even in the midst of a hurricane. She transforms in the middle of death. Judith has been dealing with great …

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