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The VSA Tennessee Young Soloist Concert will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 7pm in the Wright Music Building at Middle Tennessee State University.

Hosts for the event are Senator Jim Tracy and former International Young Soloist winner Laura Dodd.

The special guest for the evening is JP Williams.

The event will open with performances by MTSU students Samantha Campbell and Daniel Nunnelee.

There are 6 Young Soloist Contestants competing for this year’s title.

The event is open to the public. Tickets are $5 at the door and free to those 13 and younger.



















Darrell Waltrip Gets Into the Race

VSA Tennessee continues its Racing Across Tennessee through the Arts Residencies in which young people are learning math and science skills through the arts with a car theme.  These residencies are provided under a contract from the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. A recent residency at Cora Howe Elementary resulted in a portrait of Darrell Waltrip that was created out of Bottle Caps. This piece of art was presented to Darrell Waltrip for his birthday at the Subaru Dealership in Franklin... read more

Thank You Clay Lady Studio and Artist Coop!

It was a wonderful Cups of Co-opportunity event at the Clay Lady Studios on Saturday, Feb. 11.  Hundreds of people came out to support this popular annual event that gets bigger every year. There were terrific breakfast foods, an operational kiln demonstration, working artist studios, games….and of course many, many cups. The purchase of all cups go to VSA Tennessee. We greatly appreciate the... read more

Join Us At The Frist

VSA Tennessee is honored to be a partner of a project of the Frist Center for the Visual Arts along with Empower and the Tennessee Disability Coalition. As part of this partnership, we are arranging a group to visit the Frist on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 10am – 2pm to create art with Massood Taj. This art will be part of an exhibit that will open later this year in Oct. We are gathering a group of 10 individuals and have 4 spots left. Let me know if you are interested. Massood Taj is a multiinstrumentalist who draws on indigenous cultures and mystical traditions, including his own Sufi heritage, to create global meditative music for sacred spaces. Since 2006, Taj has presented at conferences, conducted workshops, and facilitated interactive programming with a focus on the transcending properties of sound and the healing nature of collaborative creativity. In Massood’s workshops, participants are building a sound-making and visual installation—a non-verbal, safe space with instruments like bells, chimes, and gongs, along with a mandala painting as a visual... read more

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