Tuesday, May 01, 2001

May 2001 - John Tierney, E. Louise White, Captain Bill Pinkney and Valarie Ashley aboard the Freedom Schooner Amistad.

The Artisans and the Amistad

May 2001 - The Amistad arrives in port at the Baltimore Inner Harbor. Rawn Tarrant and a CHW youth are aboard, having made the voyage up the coast from Virginia

L to R: John Tierney, Rawn Tarrant, and Valerie Ashely. John Tierney was the motivating force and founding father of the Artisans Program. John was an amazing teacher, widely known funrituremaker and visionalry. Before working with Covenant House, he worked as an administrator at Hampshire College in Amherst. MA, at Boston University and was the owner of Leeds Design Workshop, a woodworking school in Easthampton, MA. He passed away in October of 2001.

The Original Artisans

The original Artisans, before our program had a shop. In foreground, from L to R: Kisha, Kima, Paul, John Tierney, Rick, Will. This photo was taken on a trip to Baltimore's inner harbor in the spring of 2001.

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