The All City Waitress Marching Band - Art Performance, 2007
LA Artscene 25th Anniversary Celebration, Los Angeles, CA
Pictured l to r: Allison Danielle Behrstock, Jerri Allyn, Marjan Vayghan
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Jerri Allyn, Director of Programs, is an educator, scholar, and community-based artist, interested in civic engagement. She creates site-oriented, interactive installations and performance art events that become a part of public life and build connections with various communities and the art world. As an educator, Allyn develops experiential, student-centered programs that integrate theory with field experience, initiative and community service learning.
At Venice Arts (VA), Jerri is strengthening local partnerships, has launched a Professional Development Program for VA Teaching Artists, and oversees Building Healthy Communities (BHC) Merced and BHC South Kern. This two year BHC initiative addresses youth priorities to support healthy development, keep families safe from violence, and train youth on how to use their multi-media/photo essays to support advocacy efforts, policy and system-wide change.
Staff in Picturing Health: Southern and Central California