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Commission’s Permanent Art Collection Available Online

By Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design – Fifty years ago, the Tennessee General Assembly with the special mandate to stimulate and encourage the presentation of the visual, literary, music and performing arts and to encourage public interest in the cultural

Taking A Look at Austin Peay’s new Art + Design Building

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – Last Friday, several TN Arts staff traveled to visit the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA, or “seek-ah”) on the campus of Austin Peay State University (APSU). Janice Crews, the center’s director, took us

New art program lets kindness rock Clarksville

By Ellen Kanervo, Executive Director, Clarksville Arts & Heritage Development Council – Clarksville‘s children, along with a fair number of adults, are adding to the city’s public art inventory—one rock at a time. And they are engaging in random acts of kindness as they offer others the

FY17 Individual Artist Fellow John Warren’s 16mm Projects

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – FY2017 Individual Artist Fellow John Warren applied his award money to work on three 16mm short films that explore the textural, historical and symbolic layers inherent in Nashville’s landscape. The first film he completed, Honky Tonky, premiered

Groundbreaking at Arrowmont

By Frances L. Day, Director of Institutional Advancement, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts – On Tuesday, August 8, the Arrowmont community participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for the new dormitory and the new main entrance off Baskins Creek By-Pass. Arrowmont Board of Governors President

50 Years of Craft From The Commission’s Collection

On Exhibt in the TN Arts Commission Gallery July 21–September 15, 2017 By Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design – Across the three grand divisions that make up the east, middle and west Tennessee regions, craft artisans have continued to heighten and hone

Celebrate Craft in Your Community

  By Laurie A Davis, Davis Group PR – For the third year, Tennessee Craft is leading a statewide effort to spotlight and celebrate craft and craft artists across the state during Tennessee Craft Week (Oct. 6-15, 2017). By focusing attention on many craft events in

Blue Star Museums Offers Free Admission for Eighth Year

More Than 2,000 Museums Participate from Memorial Day to Labor Day By Jeremy Todd, NEA Public Affairs and Bana Miller, Blue Star Families – NEA Chairman Jane Chu and Blue Star Families CEO Kathy Roth-Douquet announced the eighth annual launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration

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