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2015 IAF Winner, Dr. Amy Michele Wright

By: Grace Robinson Individual Artist Fellowship, Literary Arts Author and poet, Dr. Amy Wright has sampled many “ancient convenience foods” to further her research. From her background in dairy farming to her current interest in food sustainability, Amy uses her literary gift to put her

2015 IAF Winner, Montana Coll Torrey

By: Grace Robinson Individual Artist Fellowship, Visual Art Montana Torrey has travelled nationally and internationally in pursuit of art. After discovering in graduate school the freedom and opportunities that outdoor installations offered, she has developed her art to explore sites of protection, paranoia, absence and

NEA Infographics offer insight to Arts Participation

GREETINGS FROM ANNE B. POPE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR As we get into the thick of the Tennessee Arts Commission’s grant season, I would like to bring attention to three new reports the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) recently shared in the form of infographics. In addition

2015 IAF Winner, Laurel Jean Sprague

By: Grace Robinson Individual Artist Fellowship, Craft Mixed media artist Laurel Jean Sprague uses her work to express the relationship between humanity and the natural world. Beginning as a portrait photographer, she now integrates this skill with numerous other techniques to produce her works. Most

Photographs from the Field: 30 Years of the Folklife Program

By Dana Everts-Boehm, Folklife Program Assistant — As Folklife Program Assistant, I have had the great privilege of working with Dr. Robert Cogswell to promote and preserve Tennessee’s rich folk culture. Dr. Cogswell’s dedication to Tennessee’s folklife traditions is clearly evident in TAC’s current exhibition, Photographs

2015 IAF Winner, Gregory Sand

By: Grace Robinson Individual Artist Fellowship, Media Artist Gregory Sand challenges traditional photography through his exploration of the media’s expression of time and its relationship to issues of existence and death. By recycling old photographs to create new abstract works of art, he shares his

2015 IAF Winner, Jan LaPerle

By: Grace Robinson Individual Artist Fellowship, Literary Arts Whimsical writer Jan LaPerle has worked in poetry, fiction and verse. She writes to feel and to understand, to celebrate and to discover. Her creative process includes reflection on her current life events, interwoven with the everyday

Happy New Year!

GREETINGS FROM ANNE B. POPE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Happy New Year! I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays. We are looking forward to an incredibly busy start of 2015 so I wanted to make sure you could get a few things down on your calendars right away.

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