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A Few Spots Left In Upcoming Teapot Diplomat Workshops

There are two Teapot Diplomat Workshops left: Saturday, Feb. 25, 10am-noon at MTSU in Murfreesboro working with fabric Saturday, March 18, At this Little Light Art Glass in Hermitage in glass The workshops are free.  There are two spots left in each workshop. This program is supported through a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission.... read more

Racing Across TN Through the Arts at Ethridge High School

Deanne M. Collins just completed a VSA TN residency in Ethridge in which students with and without disabilities worked together to learn to write and act in their own play based on a piston engine. There were so many interesting things I found about Deanne’s residency. As Deanne stated, the area is Amish country and so many found it interesting to learn about a piston engine. One student made a comment that what he enjoyed about this residency was working in a group with other students that he normally would not select to be in his group. Finally, a police officer decided to join in on the fun of this residency and played a part in the court scene that the students had written. He arrested the Piston and took that character off stage in handcuffs, which was to the delight of the other students and added a to their play.... read more

Souper Bowl

Come to the 7th annual Souper Bowl Exhibit on Wed., Feb. 1 from 6-8pm at the Clay Lady Studios, 1416 Lebanon Pike in Nashville.  Students from Tennessee School for the Blind will be present with their bowls on display.  Put money in your favorite bowl and the funds are used to help a sister program in Haiti.  You can also bring a can of soup to the event, which will be given to a local shelter.  This is an opportunity for young people with disabilities to use the arts to give back to others. The event is free and open to the public and features refreshments and music. Special thanks to the Friends of Tennessee School for the Blind for their support of this... read more

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