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Commission Committees

Commission committees for FY2015 are as follows: Executive Committee* Patsy Camp, Chair Stephanie Conner, Vice Chair Ann Smith, Secretary Allocations Committee* Stephanie Conner, Chair Stephen Bailey Lisa Bobango Ritche Bowden Donna Chase Ed Gerace Andrea Loughry Carol McCoy Leo McGee Jan Ramsey Ann Smith Connie Weathers Lee Yeiser Patsy Camp, ex-officio Nominating Committee* Donna Chase, […]

Denice Bizot to exhibit at the TN Arts Commission April 3-May 30, 2014

The Tennessee Arts Commission is delighted to exhibit “Baxwin’s Best” by Denice Bizot of Chattanooga from April 3-May 30, 2014. Creating treasures from discarded metals intrigues Bizot. She spends hours searching through junk and muddy slosh pits to hunt down interesting shapes, some suitable for assemblages others for torching. “Metal recycle centers have become my favorite haven. […]

Dr. Leo McGee, Noted Cookeville Writer Appointed to Tennessee Arts Commission

Governor Haslam appoints author, art collector and retired Tennessee Tech University Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Education,  Dr. Leo McGee to the Tennessee Arts Commission Board    Nashville—When Leo McGee retired from Tennessee Tech University in 2007, he became a full-time Southern writer with a bucket list that included enhancing his […]

Local High Schools To Compete in State-Wide Poetry Contest

Students from Antioch High School, Franklin Road Academy, Overton High School, Battleground Academy, Fairview High School, John Paul II High School, Clarksville High School, Dickson High School and Cookeville High School will compete in Poetry Out Loud, a national poetry contest at Austin Peay State University, March 15, 2014   Nashville, TN –Along with14  other […]

Back the arts with your license plate

Op Ed, The Tennessean, January 24, 2014 by Senator Doug Overby –  I was happy to read in The Tennessean on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, the front page article about the importance of the Specialty License Plate program in helping to fund the arts in Tennessee. As the story announced, a new Arts plate will be available […]