Triple Hill Arts Initiative  ::  Mount Vernon, New York  ::
Serving the artists and the community of Mount Vernon, New York

Paula Williams Madison (TV Executive)
Johnny Marks* (writer of famous Christmas songs)
Barry L. Mason (Photographer, mixed media artist)
Mauser Silversmith Factory
Henry A. May (author)
Eric McCaine (Early hip-hop/R&B pioneer)
The Mello Kings (Eary doo-wop group)
Sal Mosca* (pianist)
The Mount Vernon Education Foundation
Abe Munn Master Framemakers (ornate/gilded frames)
Arthur Murray*
Dwight "Heavy D" Myers (actor, early hip hop pioneer)
New York Blues & Jazz Society
Asia Nitollano (newest member of Pussycat Dolls)
Adina Nyree (spoken word, songstress)
Roxanne Orgill (children's book author)
Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site
Antonio T. Petrillo, Petrillo Stone Works
Mike Phillips (saxophonist)
Sharyn Pirtle (Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Young at Arts)
Sidney Poitier
Presbyterian Jazz Society (Presenters of Live Jazz)


Alvin Queen (Jazz Drummer)
Brenda Quinn (clay arts)
Jeff Redd
Keith Renner (clay arts)
Rodney Reynolds (publisher, American Legacy Magazine & TV)
Shawn Robinson (Lighting Designer -Fashion, TV & Theater)
Pete Rock (hip hop artist)
Tina Sattin* (acting coach, taught Denzel Washington)
Marty Scherer Fine Paintings
Ray Schinnery (Blues guitarist)
Oz Scott (Director and producer)
Selmer-Bach Trumpets
Peter Siegel
Nina Simone* (international jazz vocalist)
Jason T. Smith (graphic designer)
Zhay Smith (graphic designer and fashion designer)
CL Smooth (hip hop artist)
Henry Solomonoff* (founded American Negro Ballet)
Eve Soto
Melvin Sparks (Creator of Acid Jazz Genre)
Uli Speth (classical violin, concert Master Binghamton Philharmonic)
Rolhf Stained Glass
Daniel Steiner* (led New England Conservatory of Music)
Thaddeus Strassberger (Opera Director, Scenic & Lighting Designer)
Al B. Sure (singer)
Jason Swain (filmmaker)
Andrew Swift (jazz drummer)


Melinda Wagner (1999 pulitzer prize winner in music)
Denzel Washington (actor)
Tom Watson (author, co-founder CauseWired Communications)
Jonathan Wentworth Management (classical music management)
Bill Wertheim (poet)
Ragan Whiteside (Jazz flute)
NaTasha Yvette Williams (actress, star of "The Color Purple")
Terrie Williams (Public Relations guru, author)

ACBAW (community-based art organization)
E.J. Antonio (poet)
Artist's Guild, LLC (theatrical and movie productions)
Amy Axelson (Opera Director / Film Maker)
Bob Baldwin (Jazz artist)
Joe Bataan (SalSoul Records)
Bayou Restaurant (Live Performance space)
Dr. Aaron Bell* (Jazz Bassist for Duke Ellington)
Leila Blackman (African Dance Instructor)
The Blues Project / Danny Kalb
The Henry-Bonnard Bronze Company
Sylvia A. Boone* (Yale specialist in African and women's art)
Kay V. Boyd (vocalist, gospel singer)
Henry Aaron Burr* (first transatlantic tenor)
Clark Campbell (drummer)
Kurt Campbell (pianist)
Damaris Carbaugh
Art Carney* (actor, "The Honeymooners")
David Chase (Writer, producer "The Sopranos")
Dick Clark (American Bandstand)
Rose Clayton (author)
3-D Cloth Doll Club (Dollmaking)
Sean "Puffy" Combs (hip hop artist)
J. Lawrence Cook* (Pianist/Piano Roll transcriber)
Greg Coy (television anchor)
Darien (songwriter, musician, singer)
Martha Davis* (swing pianist, student of Fats Waller)
Ossie Davis* and Ruby Dee (actors, philanthropists)
Kim de Beaumont (curator and museum professional)
Richard Donner (Movie Director of: "The Omen", "Superman", "Any Given Sunday", "Lethal Weapon", "Free Willy", and "16 Blocks")
Dave Cooperman* / Cooperman Drums


Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
Fay's Irish Dancing Shoes (Dance shoes)
Eddie Ferrell (music producer)
Dan Fisher* (composer, penned Billie Holiday's "Good Morning Heartache")
Brenna Gethers (American Idol finalist)
Lulu Glaser* (opera company owner, artist)
Anthony M Guglielmo / Metal Man Restoration (ornate metalwork)
High C's of Westchester Inc.
Esther Hinds (opera star)
Jerald L. Hoover (author, documentarian of Mount Vernon's basketball legacy called "Four Square Miles to Glory")
Hobby Bottling Works
Jay Hoggard (vibraphonist)


Michael Imperioli (actor)
Raymond C. Jackson (celebrity chef)
Etta Jones* (Jazz artist)
Renee Jones (actress)
Steve Katz (Photographic arts)
Danny Kalb (guitarist)
Shawn Kaufman (Lighting Designer -Fashion, TV & Theater)
Gail Knox (philanthropist)
Burt Korall (widely recognized as expert on jazz drumming)
LaChanze (actress, star of "The Color Purple" and "The Wiz")
Ana-Maurine Lara (novelist)
Leon (Lead Singer "Leon & The Peoples" actor "Five Heartbeats")
Erin Lorek (Photographer)
Mount Vernon, NY is made up of amazing people and incredible, historic places!  World-reknown artists and philanthropists live here, and unparalleled organizations exist within our 4-1/2 square miles.  Unfortunately, many of them are better known away from the city than within Mount Vernon's borders itself.

We are home to, and the birthplace of, artists who have received formal recognition of their arts - as well as artists and organizations whose name and work are legendary within particular communities.  This list will introduce you to a handful of historical trailblazers, and the people and groups currently in our midst through capsule biographies and samples of their work. 

To add your name to our growing list, or to learn about artists who offer residencies, workshops, and exhibitions,
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Artists with an asterisk (*) are deceased.