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Hattie Duncan to exhibit at the TN Arts Commission July 31-September 19, 2014

Nashville — “Hattie Duncan: African American Folk Sculptor” opened July 31, 2014 at the Tennessee Arts Commission’s gallery and will remain through September 19, 2014. Duncan’s expressive sculpture offers a loving, humorous portrayal of her hometown community in Jackson, Tennessee. The daughter of a sharecropper who “was always sketching, painting and doodling” in his spare time, Duncan notes […]

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, […]

Tennessee Junior says ‘victory’ in national poetry competition

By James Wells, Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator. Published in Nashville Arts, July 2014 Poetry Out Loud (POL) is a recitation competition that starts as a school contest. Nationwide, a student body of 365,000 vied for vocal distinction in their respective states. In Tennessee alone, 8,000 students competed for a spot at the state competition. […]

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. […]

Help Fund Arts Education with the New Arts License Plate

By Senator Doug Overbey, Op Ed, The Tennessean, January 25, 2014 On March 5, 2014, Tennesseans for The Arts and Tennessee Arts Commission will officially launch a new Arts license plate, the first in over 10 years. With its vibrant colors and look reminiscent to the traditional printing style of the letter-press, it will definitely […]

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 […]