By Anne B. Pope, Executive Director – In an award ceremony held in Conservation Hall at the Executive Residence the evening of March 7, 2017, Governor and First Lady Haslam honored ten recipients with the Tennessee Governor’s Arts Award. The recipients who represent the best
Longtime professional potter Bill Capshaw created the 2017 Governor’s Arts Award. While similar in form, each award is a one-of-a-kind hand -crafted piece of Raku pottery. The classic forms are conceived using simple line work with basic shape and design elements. Glaze and embellished surface
By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – The 2017 Tennessee Poetry Out Loud (POL) champion is Marquavious Moore, a senior at Harding Academy in Memphis. The competition was held on Saturday, March 4, in the CMA Theatre at the Country Music Hall of
By Pam Williams, Cultural Arts Coordinator, Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation – Cultural Arts Murfreesboro is excited to announce the launch of Murfreesboro’s first artist Laureate program, a distinguished honor for local artists that will give chosen recipients the opportunity to educate and engage the community in
By Kim Johnson, Director of Art Access – The National Endowment for the Arts has announced a program solicitation to develop a web-based toolkit designed to provide resources for job seekers and employers to help reduce barriers to careers in the arts for people with disabilities.
By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants — As part of the annual grant review process each year, advisory panels are held so that citizens from across Tennessee can provide expert guidance in evaluating grant applications. They help enable the Commission to make informed decisions in awarding grants and