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VSA Tennessee Celebrates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities


On Thursday, December 3 from 6-8pm at the Sumner County Convention and Visitors Bureau, VSA Tennessee will celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The reception will be to showcase the clay art create through a VSA TN project led by Kathy Plourde through a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission with Project 22. The art is part of an art exchange with VSA Egypt. Performances during the evening will feature VSA Tennessee Young Soloist Logan Blade, the VSA/Blair Dulcimer Choir and the Movement Connection. The reception is free and open to the public.

Corporate Arts Program

VSA Tennessee continues our pilot Corporate Arts Program, which is sponsored by the Tennessee Arts Commission. This corporate arts project is being led by artist Dee Kimbrell with young people involved with the Sign Club in Hendersonville. Also, thanks to Poppy... read more

VSA Tennessee Young Soloist Competition is Now Open!

The competition is open to any vocalist or instrumentalist ages 14-25 with any form of disability. The performer can also be part of a group as long as all of the members of the group are in the correct age category and at least one member has a disability. Entrants must be available to perform at the VSA Tennessee Young Soloist Performance Concert on Friday, Feb. 19 from 7-9pm at Middle Tennessee State University. The Special Guest Performer for the evening will be Scott McIntyre who was an International VSA Young Soloist winner and a top 8 finalist in the American Idol competition. All entries must be received by January 19, 2016. Link for Individuals (please copy and paste into browser) https://form.jotform.com/53123305874149 Link for Group Entries (please copy and paste into browser)... read more

Artist Residencies Are Golden

Through a contract with the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, VSA Tennessee is able to offer 12 residencies that will revolve around learning about the mathematical concept of the Golden Ratio through the arts. The first of these residencies was conducted by Bailey Earith at West Valley Middle School in East TN in which the students used science to look at the Fibonacci Sequence in nature and then created art to replicate what they had... read more

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