Category: News

TN Poetry Out Loud Competition is March 14

From Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education – The 2020 Tennessee Poetry Out Loud  (POL) Contest will be held at the Tennessee State Museum on Saturday, March 14, 2020. The contest begins at 10:00 a.m. CST and is free and open to the public. The emcee for this year’s competition is Caroline Randall Williams. Caroline is a multi-genre […]

Playing in the clay: Gundlach turns second grade class into pottery haven

From Melanie Tucker, The Daily Times – With aprons on and sleeves up, second graders at Mary Blount Elementary got busy Thursday turning a ball of clay into cute critters. It was all thanks to professional potter Annamaria Gundlach, who has come to the Blount County school for 16 years as a roster artist. Art […]

TN Folklife Institute Launches

Application Deadline: March 1, 2020 From Bradley Hanson, Director of Folklife – The Tennessee Arts Commission Folklife Program, in partnership with Humanities Tennessee, is launching the Tennessee Folklife Institute, a new immersive training workshop designed to encourage and increase the documentation, preservation, and presentation of our state’s folklife traditions. Over the course of five daylong […]

Arts Advocacy Day 2020 is March 11

From Amy King Ruggaber, Tennesseans for the Arts – Arts Advocacy Day will be on March 11, 2020, at the Nashville Public Library. Packet pick-up and Late Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., but come early to have breakfast and network with your colleagues from across the state. The final schedule will be sent to you […]

Loretta Ana Kaufman: A Curated Survey 1988-2018 on Exhibit February 7–April 3

From Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design – “Nature and the natural world have always been the center of my work and are the sparks that start the process. When painting with acrylics, I explore the boundaries between abstraction and representation. I reduce the subjects to bold, simplified forms and create […]

National Endowment for the Arts Releases Latest Survey of Public Participation in the Arts

Report, maps, and online tools examine U.S. and state-level data From Victoria Hutter, Assistant Director – Press | Public Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts – The National Endowment for the Arts today released the full results from the nationกฏs largest, most representative survey of adult participation in the arts. The new Survey of Public Participation […]