Arts & Culture

The Art & Culture program is administered by a combined team of independent professionals working in the Arts to assist Prescott-Joseph Center to present a diverse and rich array of art programs for and performed by the local community.
These artists want to share their work with the community and so they perform and teach their art to the community, here at PJC. Music, art, theater, and healing arts are taught here free. The restoration of the magnificent convent building is in itself a program as it is a work of art. In the past, several of our artists in residence have worked on it. We desire to continue these programs, stabilize them and increase our capacity. 
Music In Schools (MIS)
Michelle Jordan & Associates, Teaching Artist / Musical Director 
The MIS Program provides vocal arts instruction to students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School. In addition to increased creativity, indirect impact includes elevated self-esteem, improved self-discipline and abstract reasoning skills, which assist with learning in the classroom. MIS serves approximately 200 students ages 5 – 10 years old annually with 81% of the students being eligible for the free or reduced-price lunch program.
Visual & Performing Arts
Tomye’ Neal-Madison, Living Artist, Curator/Visual Arts Coordinator 

During our Summer Youth Enrichment Program, youth participate in music, visual arts, dance, and performing arts. 

Sister Thea Bowman Backyard Theater
“Theater in the Yard”
In 2001, the backyard of PJC was converted into a 2,000 sq. ft., outdoor theater. Named after Sister Thea Bowman, this open-air theater can seat up to 99 attendees, complete with a stage, lighting, and sound systems. Past performances have included plays by August Wilson and urban adaptations of Shakespeare. Music, theater, and dance showcases are planned for 2020.
 
Although the theater has now been converted to an outdoor play area for our Pre Preschool, a Summer Music Festival is planned for Summer 2020. 

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