Watch the Honorary Street Naming - Jessye Norman Blvd. LIVE!
October 11th, 2019 - 4:30 PM
The passing of our beloved namesake on 9/30/2019, Ms. Jessye Norman…
On behalf of the Board of Directors, Friends of the Jessye Norman School of the Arts, faculty, staff and especially the students of the Jessye Norman School of the Arts, we are tremendously saddened by Ms. Norman’s passing. As an opera superstar, she commanded the world’s stages, but here in Augusta, she quietly used the arts to make a positive impact on the lives of hundreds of children each year. The world knew her voice and our school knew her kindness and generous heart.
She challenged all of us to live up to our full potential and to represent something larger than ourselves. She will be greatly missed.
Messages of condolence and remembrance can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to make a gift to support school operations in Ms. Norman’s honor, you may do so here.
Sunday, October 13th
At the Miller Theater
Congratulations to our second Window Project Featured Artist - Carmen “Payasa” Moses!
Carmen "Payasa" Moses is a native of Augusta Georgia and has always had a passion for art. She chose the pseudonym Payasa, the Spanish word for clown, to describe her personality as well as the tension between joy and sorrow expressed in her work, often through color and conceptual contrasts. Her art fuses cold, worldly mechanical and technological elements with warmer spiritual and human elements to comment on life in both the known present and an unknown future.
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The Mission of the Jessye Norman School of the Arts is to develop students to become creative, caring, visionary, responsible citizens through the transformative power of the arts. The broad-ranged fine arts program challenges students academically, integrates technology and lays the foundation for extraordinary life experiences.
The Jessye Norman School of the Arts is an after school program designed to develop and nurture the artistic and creative talents of students. The School of the Arts serves the cultural and educational needs of these youth by providing:
Tuition-free Fine Arts instruction
An opportunity for advanced level study in dance, drama, music, art, and creative writing
Exposure to professionals working within the arts fields
Information on possible careers in the arts
Knowledge of technical aspects of presentation and performance
* This program is supported in part by the Greater Augusta Arts Council through appropriations from the City of Augusta, by the Georgia Council for the Arts, by a number of generous foundations, and by your contributions.