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The Big Payback is on the horizon!

Remember…..It is only one small step for you to donate, but one giant impact on the lives of people with disabilities.

May 3rd!  With your support, our horizons are limitless.

The Race Across TN With the Arts Continues

VSA Tennessee continues to race across Tennessee with the arts through artist residencies focused on using the arts to enhance math and science skills with the theme of cars. The most recent residency was led by artist Jennie Harriman at Holston Valley Elementary in Bristol TN. The students learned woodworking skills to make their own cars. The students were then treated to a field trip of the Bristol Motor Speedway courtesy of Claudia Byrd. This residency was just fantastic. One of the teachers said this,” The art sessions provided to my self contained special education class by Ms. Jennie Harriman was top notch. She made it a point to provide a variety of materials specific to student interests and abilities. My students were so excited to see their favorite things displayed in the decoration options for their cars! It was a great experience for my students to get to try out new tools and art materials that most of them had never even seen before. I was especially impressed and thankful that Ms. Harriman made sure to adapt materials to meet the needs of my students with physical disabilities. The experience was so much fun from beginning to end, with the trip to BMS being the icing on the cake. We are so blessed to have been given this opportunity for our students, and we remain thankful for the tracks and cars that were left at our school for our students to continue to enjoy!” The residency program is supported through contracts from the TN Dept of Education and the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing... read more

VSA Tennessee Spring Event Best Ever

The Spring Event on March 24 was a huge success.  Special thanks to our hosts Pete Weber and Terry Crisp of the Nashville Predators. Of course a huge thank you to music legend Ray Stevens. Thanks to all of our sponsors: Ajax Turner, Chuy’s, David & Estelle Condra, FedEx, Mara Greenberg, Carlene Lebous & Harris Haston, Lexus of Nashville, Tom Mulgrew, Paycor, Performance Studios, Public Consulting Group, J Smith Family Advised Fund, Don H Spawn and Charitable Foundation. Thanks to all of our volunteers, performers and those that purchased tickets. It was quite a night. Our biggest fund raiser to... read more

Teapot Diplomats Make Glass Art

The Teapot Diplomats met on Saturday, March 18 at This Little Light Glass Studio in Old Hickory and make glass coasters.  It was a wonderful workshop. This program is funded under a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission. read more

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