Fund Drive to Support Arts Center in Tyrell Thompson's Name

Sep. 23, 2016

Fund Drive to Support Arts Center in Tyrell Thompson's Name
Thompson was an aspiring artist dedicated to inspiring young people.

A group of Webster University alumni and friends of former graphic arts student Tyrell Thompson have launched a fund drive to open a new arts center in his name.

Thompson was an active local artist when he was killed in an attempted robbery on June 9, 2016. He left a legacy of inspiring young people through his creative work.

As a student, he dedicated his time to better the campus through art. While attending Webster, Tyrell studied graphic design and was a powerful addition to the university. He served as Student Government Association Senator for the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, designed the new logo for Galaxy radio, and was the founding advertising coordinator for the Association for African American Collegians.

How to Contribute

The Finesse Center will be in downtown St. Louis as a place where artists like Tyrell can come together to learn, connect, workshop and access resources as they pursue their arts careers. Among the biggest challenges for a creative freelance professional is finding an inspiring place to work, meet professionally with clients, as well as network and access resources. The Finesse Center is an answer to this community need.

Learn more about The Finesse Center, the site and how to donate to the project at this GoFundMe project page.

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