JE Updates

May
11

For the past 7 years, Jakmel Ekspresyon has been a Community Arts Center. It has been a space for artists to glean new skills or practice old ones through classes. It has provided resources for graduates so they can create …

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New Library!

With the help and donations from the McGarrell family and friends we have built our first library. This has been a dream for the art center for years. The donations helped us build beautiful cabinets and ship in an arts library. This is HUGE! Before the library the faculty had to describe the different genres of painting, drawing, sculpture and photography. Maybe they would make a quick sketch to visually describe Expressionism to students. But how do you make a thumb nail sketch to describe a master piece. The lack of a library was a deficit to the learning process of our students. Now we have a small library and room to grow! Most of our visual library is in English. Our next step is to solicit donations of french language books. We need critical theory, arts history, philosophy and poetry. While our library grows we also have plans to create a small reading room where the students can sit and enjoy the knowledge. We dedicate this library to the late Ann McGarrell and her continued influence in our efforts through the library.

December
27

Happy Holidays from all of us at Jakmel Ekspresyon It has been a year full of achievement. There are more students than ever learning to be creative social innovators. We have over 100 students now! Out of the many successes …

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August
4

Welcome to our new digital home jecenter.org. We have retooled our site to provide you with more comprehensive information about Jakmel Ekspresyon community art center. Please share the good word with all your friends and re-blog what you appreciate. As …

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July
22

The Webcrew for JE has been working to re-brand and launch a new website. This week we have activated the website and it is ready for everyone to enjoy. Our goals were to make the information more accessible to our followers …

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