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Meet Whiz Kid: Jahson Fuller

Young entreprenuer shines in visual and literary arts.

Name: Jahson Fuller, 17

Schools: Clarkston High and Decatur High schools

Accomplishments: This 17-year old artist was nominated as a finalist in the visual arts category for Georgia’s Governor’s Honor Program and won honorable mention in Savannah College of Art and Design’s “Cyberwalk Arts Contest” for his drawing on a virtual concrete canvas. The competition is open to high school junior and senior prospective SCAD students across the U.S. He also won the Young Georgia Authors Competition in DeKalb County School district for grade 11 for his poetry submission “The Melancholy Clock.”

Jahson, an avid skateboarder can be frequently spotted “kicking” at McCoy Park in Decatur. As the owner of Flojo, he designs, builds and customizes skateboards with high polymer paints. Inspiration comes from his maternal grandfather, a painter who introduced him to art and advised him never to stick to one thing,” said Jahson. “One day we would work in oil, the next pastels and the next day in ink. We experimented in all types of mediums.”

In the fall Jahson will transfer from Clarkston High School to Decatur High and after graduating next spring will enter college as a junior due to the number of advanced placement credit hours he has earned. He plans to study advertising and illustration at either SCAD, Maryland Institute College of Art or the School of Art Institute of Chicago.

He works part time at in Decatur and recently participated in a show at The Mint Gallery in Atlanta to benefit Trashwater, a non-profit organization that brings clean water to developing nations. “Jahson is extremely talented and extremely smart,” said Amy Bradford, co-owner of The Seen Gallery. “He’s been a godsend to us and wants to be here because he loves art and wants to own his own gallery some day.”

Jeffery Cleveland May 17, 2011 at 04:50 PM
Joshua Cleveland is a whiz kid he attends Dekalb School of the Arts and will be attending St. Johns University in the fall. Joshua this year alone teaches dance at Stone Mountain Baptist Church, Feeds and councils men battling addiction with Trinity House Ministry, has had art work in the Dogwood Festival, Art Station in Stone Mountain, Georgia State and Kennesaw State. He won a fellowship to the Art Institute for Film and Video, and was a posse nominee, and governors honors finalist his junior year. He received Scholarships this year from Maryland Institute College of Art, SAIC, and Tampa University. He has created PSA's at DSA on various topics and is the Captain of the Hip Hop dance team Krucial. All this while receiving the superintendent scholastic achievement award and being nominated for producer of the year at DSA.
Renee DeGross Valdes May 17, 2011 at 07:01 PM
Thanks for submitting.
Theresa Woodgeard May 23, 2011 at 03:36 PM
Jeffery and Joshua: Could you please contact me through my email? Thanks so much.

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