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Vedale Hill

Vedale Hill was born and raised on Milwaukee’s east side in the Riverwest Neighborhood. Growing up impoverished and constantly moving, he finally found stability through art. He graduated from the Milwaukee High School of the Arts and earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Vedale has provided well-received art instruction at many schools and community centers and organizations in Milwaukee, including C.O.A Youth and Family Centers, The Milwaukee Public Schools, Artist Working in Education, and Arts At Large. His natural ability to connect and communicate with urban youth has helped him become a sought-after educator and has driven him to found Jazale’s Art Studio, where he works with the youth of Bronzeville and surrounding neighborhoods.

Vedale's work with urban youth is featured in Milwaukee Bucks Community Video "Desmond Mason Assists on Art Project in Milwaukee," August 2017. Vedale is pictured here with retired NBA player Desmond Mason.