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Preserving and Teaching Traditional Appalachian Craft

From Fran Day, Director-Institutional Advancement, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts – Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts announces a new initiative to facilitate the intergenerational transfer of traditional Appalachian arts and crafts and cultural heritage knowledge. The initiative is designed to preserve and continue

A Gift to Dye For

By Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media & Design – Earlier this summer, the Tennessee Arts Commission was honored to receive two magnificent, handmade, printed textile works by professional fiber artist and professor, Jeanne Brady. For nearly 20 years, she has been the

Master Artist Apprentice Program on Exhibit

August 3–September 28, 2018 From Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design – The Master Artist Apprentice Program (MAAP) is a cooperative partnership of the Tennessee Arts Commission and Tennessee Craft. The mission of this collaboration is to encourage and invest in

Eleven Tennessee Artists Receive FY19 Individual Artist Fellowships

From Krishna Adams, Lee Baird and Suzanne Lynch, TN Arts – The Individual Artist Fellowship (IAF) provides $5,000 awards to outstanding professional artists (i.e. those individuals who by education, experience, or natural talent engage in a particular art form or discipline) who live and work in Tennessee.

The Gift and Mystery of Art

By Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design – The Tennessee Arts Commission is pleased to have been gifted two wonderful works by professional clay artist and professor, Vince Pitelka. Through his esteemed career, he has taught at the University of Massachusetts,

Thoughts From An Arts Commission Intern

From Aiden Layer, Intern, TN Arts Commission – Hello there! I’m a junior at Vanderbilt University majoring in Human & Organizational Development and Studio Art, and for the past semester, I have had the great privilege of interning for the Tennessee Arts Commission. I chose

Borderless Arts to Perform in Cairo

By Lori Kissinger, Executive Director, Borderless Arts – Borderless Arts TN will be representing the United States at the Awladna International Forum for Arts for the Gifted April 27 through May 4 in Cairo, Egypt. The group is one of 23 invited groups from 31

On Exhibit: Althea Murphy-Price March 16–May 11, 2018

By Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design – Althea Murphy-Price’s work has been recognized for its unconventional approach to traditional printmaking techniques and content. Often manipulating manufactured synthetic and human hair, she emphasizes its role as embellishment as well as a

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