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Joanna Higgs Ross, A Mini-Retrospective 1956-2015

May 29—July 24, 2015 The Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery will exhibit a mini-retrospective of painter, Joanne Higgs Ross. The show highlights Ross’ journey using artistic expression through diverse themes, mediums and styles. Her prolific portfolio extends nearly 60 years and can be found in art

The National Endowment for the Arts Awards $1,072,700 Tennessee

Through its grant-making to thousands of nonprofits each year, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) promotes opportunities for people in communities across America to experience the arts and exercise their creativity. In the second major grant announcement of fiscal year 2015, the NEA will

New Grant Opportunity for Creative Placemaking in Tennessee

NASHVILLE — How can your community enhance its unique assets to strengthen economic vitality, livability and growth? How can your community leverage its arts and culture resources to help address key opportunities and challenges?The Tennessee Arts Commission has designed a Creative Placemaking Grants Competition to help build

Robmat Butler: Sojourn

On Exhibit Beginning Wednesday, April 1, 2015 The Tennessee Arts Commission will exhibit Sojourn, which features the recent work by Knoxville contemporary artist, Robmat Butler, April 1 – May 22, 2015. The work in Sojourn explores Butler’s interest in objects that shape, support and define our environment. This

Rich Boyd of Tennessee Honored with 2014 Gary Young Award

Washington, D.C. — The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) has named Rich Boyd, former executive director of the Tennessee Arts Commission, the recipient of its 2014 Gary Young Award. The award recognizes Boyd’s exemplary leadership, innovative thinking, and extraordinary contribution to public support

Statewide arts conference held in Dickson County

Nashville – The Dickson County Community Choir kicked off the state arts conference Tuesday night with a moving performance composed of several genres of music. The evening also included a brand presentation from the Tennessee Arts Commission and an interactive performance by Mawre & Co.

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