Meet Jarael Adams Mr. Paint The Town [ADRI.V’s Go Getta Of The Week]
Every Week I look to feature and interview a young mover and shaker who embodies the “Go Getta Spirit” and is doing great things for the people and themselves in the Western New York and Southern Ontario community. Having the the blessed opportunity of having my show “The Go Getta Mix” I look to use my platform to acknowledge those people nominated as “The Go Getta of The Week
Meet Jarael Adams The Go Getta Of The Week
Growing up in the inner city of Buffalo, art was Jarael’s way to communicate what he wanted to say and images that he wanted people to see. It was his escape for the social ills that plagued his community. Jarael was inspired by his McKinley High school art teacher, Mr. Wright, who constantly quoted “If you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life.” Jarael explored his art studies further at the Art Student League in New York City, as well as private lessons from renowned artists. When the idea of social painting erupted, Jarael saw an opportunity to take something he loved and simplify in such a way that everyone, no matter their age, or art ability could enjoy. His clients describe him as “patient, reassuring and fun.” Jarael provides step-by-step instruction and all who takes his class leaves with a masterpiece. Everyone starts with a blank canvas and with instruction and creativity, they produce something that they would not have otherwise. For the person that could not draw stick figures, it is amazing. Some people find it therapeutic, others enjoy it so much that they celebrate their special occasions with a “paint party.”
Over the last year Paint the Town has held numerous paint parties and classes in local establishments and schools across Buffalo and Western New York. Today , the doors of Paint the Town will open right in the historic Allentown area at 74 Allen Street.
Jarael is now contracted through various community service programs (21st Century, Matt Urban, Buffalo Center for the Arts, Community Action Organization) to do his art classes for ages ranging from first graders to senior citizens. Art is MyLife or (A.I.M) is the heARTworkportion of what Jarael does. To see the medium of art used to engage kids is refreshing. Their creativity combined with the skills they are learning is immeasurable. In a time where music and the arts are being eliminated in schools, this program provides an alternate means to be involved in something. The senior citizens enjoy their art experience as well. The masterpiece they create is meaningful and reflective in nature; it often reminds them of a story, one they can paint on canvas.
Jarael’ s ultimate goal is to help build and develop the art community on a local and national level.
Do You Want to Be The Go Getta Of The Week?
Are you a Go Getta or know a Go Getta? One who gives back to their community, a catalyst of change? Consistently seeking to better themselves and those around them? Is this person determined to go after their dreams to achieve them and motivates others to do the same? If You know someone with the “Go Getta” Spirit or mentality I want to hear about them!
Each week I will pick a Go Getta of the Week from the submissions. The Go Getta chosen will be recognized on The Go Getta Mix, WBLK website and announced via social media. If you are a Go Getta and or know a Go Getta Nominate them to today!!!
Send a email about the Go Getta you are nominating including their photo, social media handles, and why they should be the “Go Getta Of The Week” to GoGettaOfTheWeek@gmail.com