Community Voices Blog: Staff Art Picks

We are so excited to announce our newest series on the JAC Blog: Community Voices. Through this new blog series, we will be highlighting stories, insights, and reflections from across the JAC network of teaching artists, volunteers, interns, staff and our wonderful audience and supporters. We are so grateful to have such a passionate and …

Continue reading Community Voices Blog: Staff Art Picks

Artist Spotlight: Troy Glover

by Isa Berliner, JAC Intern Troy Glover has always been a storyteller. He remembers entertaining his little league baseball team with ghost stories on rides home after games and writing poetic letters to the girls in his elementary school class. “That should have been a sign I sucked because I didn’t get a girlfriend until …

Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Troy Glover

Artist Spotlight: Reginald Dwayne Betts

by Melissa Wang, JAC Intern “I started reading poetry in a cell in solitary confinement,” writes Reginald Dwayne Betts to the Justice Arts Coalition. Now an award-winning poet and Ph.D candidate in Law at Yale Law School, Betts began his poetic practice in prison. As a sixteen-year-old, Betts was sentenced to nine years in prison …

Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Reginald Dwayne Betts