Teapot Diplomat Induction Ceremony

Teapot Diplomat Induction Ceremony

Very Special Opportunity from VSA TN. On Saturday, June 10 at 10am-11am at the Clay Lady Studios, 1416 Lebanon Pike in Nashville, VSA TN will induct our first 10 Teapot Diplomats to include: Adam A.j. Boyd, Bethany Dillon, Austin King, Hope McKee, Collin Ranson, Alyssa Ray, Jennifer Scallorn, Wanda Sowell, Torie Summers and Morgan Vice. Charlie B. Kellett will be our keynote speaker. Charlie worked for the Peace Corp where he spent time in Morocco and developed a concept he called Teapot Diplomacy. In 2015, Charlie’s path crossed with VSA TN . Charlie currently works at the US State Department and VSA TN was doing a quilt that become part of the State Department’s Art in Embassies program. Our Teapot Diplomat Program grew from this interaction. Charlie will talk about his time in the Peace Corp and what led to Teapot Diplomacy. He may also share a few insights into current international initiatives for people with disabilities. The event will also showcase and provide a sales opportunity for the products that have been made by the Teapot Diplomats over the past year. Due to limited space, this event is registration only to the first 50 individuals. The pilot program was made possible through a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission. We are very excited about this program. Please contact me ASAP if you wish to attend.