The O.N. Jonas Foundation Brings Art to Area Students!

The O.N. Jonas Foundation, in cooperation with the Creative Arts Guild, continues their Artists in Residence programs. The Foundation supports in-school residency programs, placing artists at all schools in the Dalton, Whitfield and Murray County systems, including non-traditional schools. Research shows that a child’s full potential develops when education includes the arts.

The Jonas Foundation is the only organization in Georgia that totally concentrates its efforts in bringing talented artists into our school system – at no cost to the students. The Foundation is fully committed to helping all students achieve their full potential.

O.N. Jonas Artists included in the 2018-2019 school year:

Alex Mizell. To celebrate 50 years of the Jonas Foundation, Alexander Mizell, a gifted artist will be a guest art teacher in several Dalton area schools. Alexander is excited to honor the memory of his mother, Atlanta artist, Dorothy Mizell, a family friend to the Jonas’s as well as the Noel Wadsworth family. The Jonas Foundation works through the fine, and multi-talented people of the Creative Arts Guild. Welcome Alexander, and we look forward to seeing what good comes from your purpose.

Atlanta Percussion/Scott Douglas. Scott Douglas began formal piano studies at age seven. While at Georgia State University taking courses, he began to perform alongside popular entertainers including Roger Williams, Liza Minelli, Frank Sinatra, Henry Mancini, Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles to name a few. He has taught privately at Emory University, Mercer University, Columbus State University and Kennesaw State University. He performs regularly at the Fox Theater and with the Atlanta Symphony, the Atlanta Opera and the Atlanta Ballet. He has traveled to Europe, South America, The Caribbean, China and Russia performing classical and ethnic music of many countries.

O.N. Jonas Foundation artist-in-residency programs cover areas of the fine arts, including visual arts, music, theory, and dance. For a full listing of Artists in Residence scheduled for the 2018-19 school year, visit The public is welcome to attend any performance; however, please check with each individual school to confirm the schedule.

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