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VSA Tennessee provides opportunities for young people with disabilities to participate in and express themselves through the arts and arts education.


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VSA Tennessee is pleased to announce another school year in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Education.  We will be offering a variety of residencies throughout the State of Tennessee in which professional teaching artists go into a classroom and use the arts as a tool to help educators meet educational and behavioral goals.



Creating Ornaments for the Tennessee Residence

Under the artistic Direction of Yvette Cowden, young artists with various disabilities worked to create ornaments that will be on display at the Tennessee Residence in December.  Special thanks to Publix Super Market Charities, the Memorial Foundation, and the Tennessee Arts Commission Arts Build Communities for their support. Also, thanks to the Woman’s Club of Hendersonville for the snacks and to Representative Terri Lynn Weaver for providing certificates of recognition and making an appearance for the day.  Finally, a note of thanks to Christian Kissinger for being the special Santa... read more

VSA Tennessee in Washington DC

VSA Tennessee just concluded its 40 Days Around the World Digital Arts Festival with a special reception to recognize Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith on Friday, July 24 at the U.S. Capitol.  At the reception, the quilt was unveiled for the last time and accepted into the Art in Embassy Program.  As the last signature was given to turn over the quilt, a proclamation was made that the quilt is now a part of U.S. Cultural History. The reception involved dignitaries from several countries, VSA Affiliates, Congressmen and a lot of Tennesseans.  We thank everyone who took part in the festival.  It has been a wonderful adventure and... read more

The Movement Connection is on the Move

The Movement Connection will host its first dance workshop on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 3 & 4.  The group is also gearing up to take part in the Buddy Walk for the Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee. They will also be performing at the Buddy Walk. We are very proud of our group of... read more

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