In Tennessee, currently one-fifth (twenty per cent) of adults do not have a high school diploma. I suspect that many of these people also have difficulty reading, whether from a learning disability or from not being able to attend school on a regular basis.
How can we prevent this problem? I think the following three changes could make a huge difference in the lives of our children and their success rate. «Read the rest of this article»
Richly colored jazz paintings, bold and dynamic abstracts, cool and serene landscapes, peaceful and sometimes stormy seascapes, sunrise-sunsets, florals, and strange and odd combinations in vivid colors that just pop — these are some of the wide-ranging categories and subject matter presented by Martin in oils on canvas, acrylics on canvas, and watercolors on archival paper.
Clarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum presents The Outsiders: Folk Art from the Hicks & Vander Elst Collections in the museum’s Orgain Gallery. The exhibition runs through September 7th, and features the work of notable artists Reverend Howard Finster, Georgia Blizzard, and Mose T, among others.
“This showing of works exemplifies the characteristics of the Outsider artist,” states Exhibits Curator Terri Jordan. “We are thrilled that Mr. Hicks and Mr. Vander Elst are sharing their treasures with us. This show is a great treat for the museum’s visitors. Our younger guests seem especially excited with the artwork.”
Clarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Community School of the Arts is gearing up for a busy summer of creative arts classes and camps for children and adults in the Clarksville community.
For more than two decades, the CSA has provided top-notch music, art, drama, creative writing and dance lessons. This summer, the CSA will offer classes, lessons, camps and workshops throughout June, July and August. Registration is now open. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Applications are now being accepted for the Watauga Arts Academy, a new summer arts camp hosted by Austin Peay State University, in cooperation with the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts.
This two-week summer program is designed for high school students (grades 9-12) who have a passion and interest in the creative arts.
Hosted by the St. Francis Ladies Club
There will be more than 30 crafters, artists, and home businesses with a huge assortment of products. There is no cost to come shop and if you bring a non-perishable food item or toiletry item for our local food bank you will be eligible to win a door prize from one of our awesome vendors!
Clarksville, TN – On Thursday, January 30th, Champagne and Chocolate is back for its fifth installment to benefit the Customs House Museum. Doors open at 5:30pm at the Museum.
Live jazz music will be performed by the Henry Rives Trio. Don’t miss this signature event of the winter season!
Clarksville, TN – On Saturday, November 16th the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department put on the 2nd Annual Handmade Holidays event at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center located at Clarksville’s Liberty Park. The event kicked off at 10:00am and went until 6:00pm.
Vendors were on hand selling handmade and handcrafted holiday themed items. The event has grown from last years 40 booths to over 60 vendor booths this year.
Clarksville, TN – Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.
With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.
Clarksville Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council Polaroid Transfers Workshop, September 7th
Clarksville, TN – Artist Beverly Parker will teach participants how to print Polaroid Transfers in the September First Saturday Workshop offered by the Clarksville/Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council.
Parker, whose works are collected by regional institutions as well as private individuals, is donating from her own cache of Polaroid film, no longer manufactured, so that workshoppers can produce a piece of art using material that will soon be unavailable to artists. «Read the rest of this article»
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