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Placemaking for Small and Rural Communities Online Conference

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) – WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small announced that USDA and the University of Kentucky are inviting rural leaders across the country to attend the Placemaking for Small and Rural Communities Online Conference on May 23-24. Rural communities, placemaking technical […]

2022 Poetry Out Loud National Semifinals

From National Endowment for the Arts – Live Stream of the Semifinals on Sunday, May 1, at Arts.gov Washington, DC, and Chicago, IL—For months, students from all across the country have been memorizing and reciting the words of poets such as Tracy K. Smith, Ilya Kaminsky, and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, among others, all in […]

TSPN Youth and Young Adult Art Show

From Emily Hager, Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network – The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) East Region is hosting an art show on April 30th for youth and young adults. One of the most common things I hear amongst students is I’ve told adults that I’m depressed, but they don’t hear or understand me. To allow […]

Eagerly Anticipated Arrowmont Gallery Grand Opening!

By Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media, and Design – In celebration with Knoxville’s long-running First Friday art crawl, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts opened its doors and welcomed guests to the grand opening of their new gallery space on Knoxville’s historic Gay Street. While at first glance, the Gallery gives off […]

The Quilts are Back and Bigger than Ever!

From Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media, and Design – Last weekend Algood, TN was inundated with quilt and needlepoint enthusiasts who have eagerly anticipated the return of the Upper Cumberland Quilt Festival. In its 32nd year (minus the break the last two years for health safety) the theme of the festival was […]