A very special thank you to those who have made it all possible!

Arian Bartlett Photography   FIU News   Pink It Up!

The Studio@620   The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU   The Graham Center at FIU

WLRN   Miami-Dade County Public Schools   African American History Task Force

Morton Plant Mease   UNESCO - The Slave Route   African American History Project

The Green Family Foundation   Olive Garden

Jezika Wessling   Miami Herald

Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at FIU   St. Pete Times

La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant   The Great Frame Up Gainesville

The Mammography aRt Initiative   The Mammography aRt Initiative

Lake City Reporter

Columbia County Public Schools


Thunderbirds Pedro Jermaine and Clay Collins

Thunderbirds Group Shot

It was an honor to present my tribute painting "To Infinity" at the opening ceremony for the Lake City FL Air Show. A big thank you to our United States Air Force (USAF) Thunderbirds family for taking the time to set up a photo shoot with me and my mother. I will never forget that moment and I cannot wait to see where the future takes us. I hope to see all of you at Nellis Air Force Base for the 2016 Holiday Season! All the best and much love to each of you! (Click the group picture for a full size version!)

Michaels

Pedro at Michaels

Thunderbirds Unveiling

A big thank you to our friends at Michaels for the beautiful framework and showing their support for our men and women of service as well as our community! I am looking forward to a wonderful business partnership and being able to impact lives for the better.

5000 Role Models logo

Congresswoman Wilson

It was a year long decision in the making and on May 18th, 2014 I was inducted into US Congresswoman Frederica Wilson's 5,000 Role Models of Excellence. It was quite amazing to witness the joy of families as they watch their young men graduate under the leadership of the Congresswoman and her role models to begin a new life as they go on to pursue their college education. It is an honor and privilege to work alongside the Congresswoman and her staff to bring about change for the better.

"While serving on The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, Dr. Frederica S. Wilson noticed a pattern of minority boys being incarcerated, entering the drug trade, or dropping out of school at disproportionately high rates. Not willing to allow the lives of this vulnerable population of children to continue to be destroyed without direct intervention, Wilson began to challenge the men of Miami-Dade County to intervene in the lives of "at-risk" youth. Thus, 500 African American Male Role Models of Excellence was born and initiated through The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida. Wilson's vision gained immediate response from the community and continues to serve as a major force in the transition of raising young boys into manhood"....(The 5,000 Role Models of Excellence Project) for more information please visit http://5000rolemodels.dadeschools.net.

Hands of Change logo

There will come a time when our youth will rightfully claim the world as their own. I understand the importance of their mental development and the necessity to create an environment where they can thrive and grow to their fullest potential. Upon meeting 14 yr. old Skyler Colley, I noticed something special. He genuinely wanted what was best for others and as a testament to this he would donate his birthday gifts to those in need and still does to this very day. Skyler came to me with a vision of creating a group that could meet the needs of those who are less fortunate and I promised him that I would make that dream a reality. Over the next couple of months we would form what would become Hands of Change, Inc.

I understand the importance of leadership, hard work and responsibility so as a mentor I stress the same values to my students; teaching them the importance of community work and it's everlasting impact. Furthermore, we are joining forces with our local schools, law enforcement and businesses to take a stance against bullying. We have the power to bring about change for the better, it is only a matter of whether or not we will. The greatest gift is an act of kindness because people will never forget how you made them feel.

If you wish to donate please print out a copy of the donation letter here and mail it with your check made payable to Hands of Change, Inc.

Bella Morella Super Self Wake Up

It was an honor and privilege to work alongside author Andrea Garris to create the wonderful world of Bella Morella.

Bella Morella Super Self Wake Up is a story that takes you on a journey of love and friendship. Bella Morella is a strong, vivacious young lady who is full of life and excitement. Bella is a third grade girl who isn't too into going to school. She has a best friend named Allie who has some life-changing news to share, and a neighbor and dear friend, who will need Bella's support and love. Bella will learn of her true inner strength and power, and she will take you with her on her journey. You may cry, you may laugh, and you may just fall in love with this creative, zany and funny young girl, Bella Morella. - Andrea Garris

Bella Morella Super Self Wake Up now available!

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I HAVE A DREAM
A Gospel Musical

Theatre South Atlanta

It is an honor and privilege to have worked with the Florida International University MLK Committee, Miami-Dade Public Schools and numerous philanthropists to give life to the gospel musical "I Have A Dream". Presented by Theatre South Atlanta, Inc., the musical celebrates the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Theatre South Atlanta was founded in 2007 by (40 year theatre veteran) Herman LeVern Jones. Herman LeVern Jones has worked with the likes of Dr. Maya Angelou, Ossie Davis, Debbie Allen, Harry Belafonte and many more. His theatrical foundation began in 1974, while in college, he founded the LaVerne Players, Inc. in Raleigh, North Carolina. During the companied tenure, he produced, directed, and performed in over 200 performances.

We thank Atlanta Theatre South for the opportunity to be apart of such an amazing production! For more Information about the musical, dates, and locations please visit http://www.theatresouthatlanta.org/

Events

April 2016

Pedro Jermaine in conjunction with Michaels, Jammin Productions LLC, and UNESCO-TST presents the City of Lake City with his tribute painting to the United States Air Force (USAF) Thunderbirds for the Lake City FL airs how. The painting was unveiled at the opening ceremony on April 8th in front of a crowd of approximately 1,000 people. The event drew over 15,000 people.

Pedro Jermaine will visit Nellis Air Force Base this December to present the Thunderbirds with a painting for the 2016 Holiday Season.

Lake City Airshow

To Infinity

March 2016

Pedro Jermaine celebrates his birthday with the Mayor of Lake City FL, Stephen Witt as well as close friends and family.

Mayor Stephen Witt

Dinner with Mayor Witt

February 2016

Pedro Jermaine attends Rosewood Reparations Dinner at the Hilton Hotel, Gainesville FL. He had the honor of meeting descendent Mrs. Lizzie Jenkins of The Real Rosewood Foundation. Plans are being made for a special presentation in February 2017.

Rosewood Reparations Dinner

Pedro Jermaine serves as keynote speaker to kick off Black History Month in Lake City, FL. The opening ceremony is geared towards educating our youth about the contributions and achievements of blacks throughout history.

Lake City Reporter

Lake City Reporter

Pedro Jermaine returns for Pink It Up!7 to raise breast cancer awareness in conjunction with The Morton Plant Mease Foundation and the Susan Cheek Needler Breast Center in Clearwater FL. The event took place at the Crowbar in Ybor City.

Crowbar

Pink it Up @ Crowbar

Pedro Jermaine tours Roosewood and surrounding community as preparation for a special presentation in February 2017.

Rosewood

Rosewood

Meeting with UNESCO members and historians to discuss upcoming events.

UNESCO Meeting

January 2016

Pedro Jermaine returns as the headline artist for Florida International University's 25th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration with his piece "Dawn of Justice". He had the honor of meeting renowned poet Rebecca "Butterfly" Vaughns" and Founder/Chair of the Children's Defense Fund, Marian Wright Edelman. For more info please visit http://mpas.fiu.edu/MLK.html.

Butterfly Vaughns

MLK at FIU

MLK Breakfast

Marian Wright Edelman

November 2015

2015 Holiday Card for Tower Hill Insurance designed by Pedro Jermaine
THIG Christmas Card

October 2015

Pedro Jermaine attends Charity Ball in hometown of Lake City, FL for taking stock in kids with friends Clint and Crista Thomas of Jammin Productions.
Charity Ball

September 2015

Pedro Jermaine becomes the official artist of UNESCO-TST for the state of Florida and is the featured artist for a special presentation featuring Ms. Ilyasah Shabazz (daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz). Made possible by The Alachua County Public Library, UNESCO-TST, UF, Breaking the Silence, The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, Hands of Change, The Rosewood Heritage Foundation, Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, Black History Tours and the African American History Project.
Ilyasah Shabazz

Hands of Change with Ms. Shabazz
Hands of Change

Pedro Jermaine attends event at Eastside High School in Gainesville, FL with Ms. Ilyasah Shabazz and mentor Mrs. Sherry DuPree of UNESCO-TST
Eastside High 1

Eastside High 2

August 2015

Pedro Jermaine and Hands of Change partner with UNESCO-TST for a backpack giveaway at Hawthorne High School
Hawthorne High 1

Hawthorne High 2

May 2015

The Evolution of Pedro Jermaine comes home and takes place at the Gateway Art Gallery in Lake City, FL which was the most attended art exhibit in the gallery's history attracting over 200 people.
Gateway Gallery

Pedro Jermaine returns as the guest speaker and featured artist for US Congresswoman Frederica Wilson's 4th Annual US Congressional Art Show and Competition for District 24, Miami, FL. This is Pedro's 3rd consecutive year serving as the guest speaker for the event.
guest speaker

Hands of Change student officers get the chance to meet and speak with Congresswoman Frederica Wilson and FIU Dean and world renowned researcher Dr. Kalai Mathee.
Congresswoman Wilson

Dr. Mathee

March 2015

Pedro Jermaine and friends plan a special trip to the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, FL for the Hands of Change youth organization.
Ringling Museum

February 2015

Pink It Up! 2015
Pink It Up! 2015

January 2015

Pedro Jermaine attends The 5,000 Role Models of Excellence Foundation 22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Scholarship Breakfast in Miami, Florida where he serves as both a Role Model and Mentor. A total of 84 Scholarships were awarded; all the best to our graduating class of 2015!
5000 Role Models of Excellence
Pedro Jermaine returns as headline artist for Florida International University's 24th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration with his piece "The Great American Dream". For more information please visit http://mpas.fiu.edu/MLK.html.
FIU MLK Jr Programs

October 2014

Morton Plant Mease
Pedro Jermaine presents the Morton Plant Mease Susan Cheek Needler Breast Center (Clearwater, FL) with "The Gift (Peace & Hope)" on behalf of Pink It Up! and the Market on 7th. Susan Cheek Needler's mother, Mrs. Mabel Cheek and her daughter Kathy Cheek Milby were also in attendance for the unveiling.
The Gift
Pedro Jermaine joins UNESCO-TST and the University of Florida for the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program (SPOHP). As part of the program he presented the family of former Florida Civil Rights Leader, Dr. Thomas A. Wright with a one of kind reproduction of his piece "Dream, Believe, Achieve (Impacting Our Tomorrow)". Approximately 20 students representing the organization Hands of Change joined in the presentation.
UNESCO-TST

August 2014

Pedro Jermaine makes the local headlines!
Page 1A News    Page 8A News
Pedro Jermaine works with his local organization, Hands of Change, to paint a mural in front of Richardson Middle School in Lake City, FL. Click on the first image below for a link to the newspaper clipping:
Hands of Change Mural 1 of 3

Hands of Change Mural 2 of 3

Hands of Change Mural 3 of 3

July 2014

A big THANK YOU to our friends at La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant in Gainesville, FL and The Olive Garden for treating our Hands of Change team to wonderful meals.
Olive Garden

La Fiesta
Pedro Jermaine is now co-founder, spokesperson and mentor for Hands of Change, Inc., Lake City, FL. Hands of Change is non-profit organization which specializes in impacting the lives of the less fortunate (the homeless, elderly, sick and veterans) for the better. It teaches our youth the importance of giving back to their community. We want to encourage and promote strong leadership skills as well as independent and creative thinking.
Suwannee Valley Rescue Mission

Lake City Reporter pg1

Lake City Reporter pg2
A big THANK YOU to our friends at the Lake City Reporter! Hands of Change has made the front page of the local news!

May 2014

May 22 - Pedro Jermaine serves as featured artist and guest speaker at Dr. Wilbert "Tee" Holloway's 4th Annual District 1 Art Show. "This year’s art show represented the fact that District 1 is both culturally and historically inspiring to its youth; it is a place where they can grow and thrive intellectually as well as artistically. The city of Miami and the multi-cultural, diverse population it holds, create a sense of identity and culture within each of us who live here. Through this visual arts exhibition, students can use art to put aside their cultural and racial differences. It is a means of bringing cultural cohesion and understanding; we would like the children to give a representation of their culture. The annual art exhibition allows children to experience the beauty of other cultures." - Dr. Holloway
District 1 Art Show
Photos courtesy of Dr. Wilbert "Tee" Holloway and Miami-Dade Public Schools
May 18th - Pedro Jermaine was inducted into Congresswoman Frederica Wilson's 5,000 Role Models of Excellence. The program specializes in providing guidance to "at risk" male youth; teaching them the importance of education, responsibility and hard work. We want to create an environment where our youth can thrive and reach their fullest potential.
5000 Role Models

5000 Role Models

April 2014

April 24th - Pedro Jermaine served as featured artist and guest speaker for Congresswoman Frederica Wilson's 3rd Annual 2014 District 24 Congressional Art Competition Art Show and Awards Ceremony held at the Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts in downtown Miami. Since its beginning in 1982, approximately 650,000 high school students have participated in the competition.
Congressional Art Show 2014
Photo Credit:
Congressional Art Competition - April 24th, 2014
Courtesy of the Adrienne Arsht Center/ PHOTOS by WorldRedEye.com
Photographer - Tyler Loy

February 2014

Feb. 22 - Pedro Jermaine will be featured at Pink It Up! 5 coming. The event will feature Ska band performances all in an effort to raise funds to aid in the fight against breast cancer. All ages are $7. For more information please visit http://www.facebook.com/pinkitupbenefit

Pink It Up! 5

January 2014

Pedro Jermaine returns as the headline artist for Florida International University's 23rd Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration with Dream, Believe, Achieve (Impacting Our Tomorrow). The celebration will honor the life and legacy of MLK. We will continue our efforts to bridge the gap while encouraging each individual to seek common ground and understanding in a quest to promote equality. For more information please visit http://mpas.fiu.edu/MLK.html.
     23rd Annual MLK Jr Celebration

November 2013

Thank you to Live Oak, Florida artist John Rice for graciously donating his time and talent to New Bethlehem Baptist Church. The painting is beautiful, keep paying it forward :)
     John Rice Painting

October 2013

The 2nd Annual Mammography aRt Initiative is on its way! More Details to Come!
     Mammography Art Initiative

     Initiative Purpose

May 2013

Pedro Jermaine joined the committee for Congresswoman Frederica Wilson's 2nd Annual 2013 District 24 Congressional Art Competition Art Show and Awards Ceremony held at the Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts in downtown Miami. He served as a judge, MC and guest speaker for the event. Pedro Jermaine will sponsor the Congressional Art Competition in 2014. Since its beginning in 1982, approximately 650,000 high school students have participated in the competition.

Photos courtesy of World Red Eye, please click here:
WorldRedEye

Adrienne Arsht Center

More information about the Congressional Art Competition can be found here:

Congressional Art Competition


Congressional Logo

March 2013

Pedro Jermaine returns to the Market on 7th in Ybor City, Tampa FL for installation of his latest work I Am Music.

February 2013

Black History Month
Pedro Jermaine attended a meeting with the African American Task Force and Congresswoman Frederica Wilson. He was selected as the feature artist for Black History Month by the Task Force. The life and work of Pedro Jermaine will be used to educate and inspire children trough out the Miami-Dade metropolitan area. For more information please click here.

Pedro Jermaine attended an African American Task Force seminar at the Miami-Dade College North Campus where he was greeted by approximately 250 educators from across Miami-Dade to discuss his life and the inspiration behind his work.

Pedro Jermaine was featured on WLRN for a special tribute to the Miami-Dade Public School Board and The African American Task Force. His life and work ethic was honored on live television by both groups. Pedro Jermaine then addressed the School Board and shared a few inspirational thoughts with renowned superintendent of schools, Alberto Carvalho. The Forgotten from the Evolution of Pedro Jermaine was presented by the artist to both the school board and the task force with the assistance of the Madam Board Chair, Dr. Wilbert "Tee" Holloway and Superintendent Carvalho.

The FIU Community will be honoring the work and life of Pedro Jermaine in celebration of Black History Month for the entire month of Febraury. The reception is scheduled to take place at the FIU Graham Center Gallery in Miami, FL on Feb. 26th beginning at 5 p.m. The reception is open to the public.

January 2013

Pedro Jermaine will join FIU students, faculty members and supporters throughout surrounding communities and abroad to honor the legacy and life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pedro Jermaine is scheduled to produce a headlining art piece for the event. It's more than art; it's a cultural movement. More details to come!!! For more information please visit http://mpas.fiu.edu/MLK.html.
Dr. King

September 2012

Click here for Miami Herald coverage of the Mammography aRt Initiative:
Miami Herald
NBC6 Click here for NBC Miami coverage of the Mammography aRt Initiative
Pedro Jermaine will be producing 10 new works of art for The Mammography aRt Initiative or MRI which will be held at the Frost Museum on the FIU campus on Sept. 29th beginning at 1:00 p.m. For more details, please visit http://medicine.fiu.edu/ART.

July 2012 - February 2013

Planning/ preparing for the follow up to "The Evolution of Pedro Jermaine"

April 2012

Pedro Jermaine will join members of the UF Faculty along with President Bermie Machen and Provost Joseph Glover at the President's House for the UF-HHMI Science for Life Spring Undergraduate Research Awards Reception. Honorees include the UF-HHMI Science for Life Undergraduate, Graduate and Distinguished Mentor Awardees as well as the Creativity in the Arts and Sciences Awardees. Congratulations to all of the honorees!
UF
On April 28th The Market on 7th in Ybor City welcomed "The Evolution of Pedro Jermaine" to Tampa! Pieces are currenlty on display for public viewing at the Market on 7th!

March 2012 - April 2012

Pedro Jermaine joins the list of sponsors for the Suwannee County Fair and presented them with "A Prayer For You" from "The Evolution of Pedro Jermaine". He will work with the fair through it's Centennial Celebration in 2015. All work is scheduled to be on display for public viewing throughout Suwannee and surrounding counties in the near future. Stay tuned for more details!
We send a special thank you to The Great Frame Up of Gainesville for the beautiful frame work, it's great to have you as a part of our team.
Suwanee County Fair
A Prayer for You

February 2012

The Evolution of Pedro Jermaine is coming to Ybor City! Pedro Jermaine is now the primary artist to the Market on 7th, located at 1816 East 7th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33607. An art show for the Market is currently in the works. More Details to come!
Pedro Jermaine will be one of the featured artists at the 3rd annual "Pink It Up!" SKA Bands Against Breast Cancer event. The event will be held at the Market in Ybor/ Tampa FL on Feb. 25th beginning at 7 p.m. He will present 4-5 new works in support of the fight against breast cancer. It's all about a celebration of self.
pink it up

September 2011

The first art show took place in September 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida. There were 20 new works of art by Pedro Jermaine. The new line of work is edgy, modern, dark and bold. It's about time to switch things up and provide you with a little bit of shock value.
evolution
Art Taco (art-taco.blogspot.com) - "The Evolution of Pedro Jermaine: Pedro Perry @ Studio@620 - Exploration of pain, fear and anxiety."

zvents (zvents.com) - "Exhibit celebrates acceptance, compassion and hope in the wake of abuse"

Creative Loafing Tampa (cltampa.com) - "In his show, The Evolution of Pedro Jermaine, Pedro Perry examines pain, fear and uncertainty and a slew of feel-bad good stuff."

April 2011

Pedro Jermaine designs logo for the Gainesville Elite boys basketball team.

February 26 2011

Pedro Jermaine attends and sponsors the 6th annual Greater Lake City Community Development Corporation Black Tie Gala. The Grater Lake City CDC focuses on helping lower income families get back on their feet after facing financial hardship. The organization also works with students of these families by providing the guidance and knowledge they need to excel academically.

November 13th 2010

Pedro Jermaine served as judge for Miss Majestic Suwannee County pageant.

October 24, 2010

Donated portrait session as part of a fund raiser for Buchholz High School Air Force Junior ROTC.

Pre-2010

Pedro Jermaine (also known as Pedro Perry) has made his debut as an illustrator with the release of the children’s book Shelly Goes Outdoors alongside friend and author Kentrell Martin. The book places emphasis on teaching ASL (American Sign Language) to children as well as adults. This book is part of a series, which the artist will continue until its completion.

Shelly
Check out http://www.trafford.com for more details.

Keep your eyes and ears open as there will be two publications by Pedro Jermaine released in the near future. The first publication will be a children’s book which will take your child on a journey through the seasons while providing beautiful illustrations, bringing the seasons to life. The second publication will be an inspirational book which has been completed and contains approximately 60 poems. Fueled from his life as a motivational speaker, the artist seeks to encourage and inspire others. The book of poetry takes a look at his life and events, which inspired him along the way. As he puts it,
"This book represents the last 21 years of my life. It took some time to complete the book because I only write when I feel hurt or pain, happiness or joy. I don’t force myself to write poetry. I write poetry when my spirit forces me to. So it is rare. These writings represent an outlet, a way to express what I am feeling at that moment in time."

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