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Clarksville Arts and Heritage invites Organizations to Apply for ABC Grants to Fund Arts Activities

 

Free workshop to be held at Customs House Museum in Clarksville on April 28th

Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development CouncilClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development Council invites organizations seeking funding for artistic and cultural projects that benefit the community to apply for an Arts Build Communities (ABC) grant.

Arts Build Communities (ABC) is a program funded by the Tennessee Arts Commission and administered by the Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development Council (AHDC) in cooperation with the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC).

ABC grants offer financial support for arts projects in all disciplines such as dance, music, opera/musical theatre, theatre, visual arts, design arts, crafts, photography, media arts, literature, interdisciplinary and folk arts.

Organizations Invited to Apply for ABC Grants to Fund Arts Activities

Organizations Invited to Apply for ABC Grants to Fund Arts Activities

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum September 2014 Exhibits and Activities

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

In the month of September, the Museum will feature Serving Abroad: Serving Abroad: Through Their Eyes, Paul Harmon: Inner Voices, The Outsiders: Folk Art from the Hicks & Vander Elst Collections, Technically Speaking, Leslie Sheils: Dizygotic, Women Painting Women, Even When: Recent Works by Susan Bryant and Billy Renkl, Martin Breedlove: Bold Moves, Art Walk Event: The Diary of Nannie Haskins Book Signing, and Art & Lunch: Gallery Talk with Susan Bryant and Billy Renkl.

Leslie Sheils Dizygotic Hound Right

Leslie Sheils Dizygotic Hound Right

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Austin Peay State University Folk Art Collection gets donation from Karen Parr-Moody

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – While visiting Austin, Texas, in 2013, Karen Parr-Moody came across a painting by the renowned folk artist Jimmy Lee Sudduth. The dusty image was of a girl in a swimsuit, and it evoked strong childhood memories for Parr-Moody.

“I really identified with going to my grandfather’s fishing camp every weekend on the Tennessee River,” she said. “It’s rustic and beautiful down there. The ‘Bikini Girl’ just reminded me of growing up and being a little girl.”

Karen Parr-Moody and her daughter, Stella, donate Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s “Bikini Girl” to Austin Peay State University. (Taylor Slifko/APSU)

Karen Parr-Moody and her daughter, Stella, donate Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s “Bikini Girl” to Austin Peay State University. (Taylor Slifko/APSU)

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk scheduled for August 7th, 2014

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, 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.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville scheduled for July 3rd.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville scheduled for July 3rd.

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum August 2014 Exhibits and Activities

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

In the month of August, the Museum will feature Serving Abroad: Through Their Eyes, Greg Williamson: With the Troops, Paul Harmon: Inner Voices, The Outsiders: Folk Art from the Hicks & Vander Elst Collections, Technically Speaking, My Own Backyard: The Art of Patsy Sharpe, Art & Lunch: Matisse / Picasso – Twin Giants of Modern Art, and Miniature Circus.

The Art of Patsy Sharpe

The Art of Patsy Sharpe

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum July 2014 Exhibits and Activities

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

In the month of July, the Museum will feature Figuratively Speaking: National Juried Exhibition, Serving Abroad: Through Their Eyes by Lincoln Schatz, Greg Williamson: With the Troops, Surroundings: The Art of Janet Felts, Paul Harmon: Inner Voices, The Outsiders: Folk Art from the Hicks & Vander Elst Collections, Art & Lunch: Gallery Talk with Greg Williamson, Farms Long Ago & Farms Today, “What’s There to Eat?”, Which Came First, Chicken or Egg?, Sheep in the Meadow, Cows in the Corn and Row, Row, Row Your Boat.

Paul Harmon exhibits begins July 3rd at the Customs House Museum.

Paul Harmon exhibits begins July 3rd at the Customs House Museum.

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Austin Peay State University’s Christopher Burawa invited to serve on Tennessee Art Commission panel

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Christopher Burawa, director of the Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, was recently invited to serve on the Tennessee Arts Commission’s 2014 Citizen Advisory Panel in Nashville, TN.

The panelists, who are nominated, meet once a year to offer advice on program planning and to review grant applications. In addition, they serve as year-round resources to the Tennessee Arts Commission staff as advocates for the arts in their communities.

Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence director Christopher Burawa.

Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence director Christopher Burawa.

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Austin Peay State University to exhibit newly donated folk art collection

 

APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative ArtsClarksville, TN – In a small storage room in the basement of Austin Peay State University’s Harned Hall, Marilyn Monroe is making things a bit awkward for President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie.

First off, the president and first lady are dressed formally, while Marilyn has opted to wear a red polka dot bikini. Then there’s that big smile of hers, which seems to mock the uncomfortable expression on Jackie’s face.

Two folk art sculptures that are part of the Crouch Folk Art Collection. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU)

Two folk art sculptures that are part of the Crouch Folk Art Collection. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU)

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Folk Art Collection donated to Austin Peay State University by Ned and Jacqueline Crouch

 

APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative ArtsClarksville, TN – The artist, a Civil War veteran and 19th century dentist, carved the peculiar little figurines out of wood. He placed the musicians with their instruments in the back row, and up front, connected to metal wires, stand the dancing couples. Other macabre figures, such as a thin man playing bones and a woman spanking a baby, populate the dioramic scene.

When a crank is turned, a series of pulleys cause the pieces to move and dance in an awkward, dreamlike manner.

“The Circus” is one of several folk art pieces recently donated to APSU by Ned and Jacqueline Crouch. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU Staff).

“The Circus” is one of several folk art pieces recently donated to APSU by Ned and Jacqueline Crouch. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU Staff).

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Fall Creek Falls State Park Announces Mountaineer Folk Festival

 

33rd Annual Event Slated for September 9th-11th

Tennessee State ParksNashville, TN – Fall Creek Falls State Park will host its 33rd Annual Mountaineer Folk Festival September 9th-11th, offering a weekend of traditional music, country cooking, pioneer skills demonstrations and more than 100 craft booths. 

“The festival is a delightful event that celebrates the heritage of the Cumberland Plateau with great music, food and fun for the whole family,” said Stuart Carroll, Fall Creek Falls State Park’s ranger naturalist. “This year’s event promises to be the biggest and best to date, with exciting opportunities for all ages and we encourage everyone to come out and join us.” «Read the rest of this article»

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