Jeannine Otis is an honors graduate of Wellesley College (BA) and of Emerson College (MA).
Teaching Artist in London, England
In collaboration with Terri Monihan and Vishnu Wood, Jeannine designed and executed workshops that explored the history of African American music and movement. These workshops were performed throughout the school system and at various private schools. They included exploration of the works of great artists such as LANGSTON HUGHES, DUKE ELLINGTON, and movement styles from the Harlem Renaissance.
Imagining A Better World
Jeannine says: “This is about social/emotional literacy, my work with young people. Usually I have been working with teenagers and even young adults who are coming out of prison. I was asked by the Staten Island Foundation to do this project with children who had been caught up in all the ERIC GARNER aftermath business…..these children live in the Housing Project very near the area he frequented. I love this work, and this video.”
Portraits of Leadership: African American Entrepreneurs of Staten Island
Jeannine was host for the audio/visual part of the exhibition, Portraits of Leadership: African American Entrepreneurs on Staten Island that was on display in 2011 at the Staten Island Museum’s History Center.
This beautiful painting by Sarah Yuster, “Adagio,” features Jeannine at Snug Harbor Cultural Center’s Tuscan Garden in 2016.