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McMinnville Basketmakers Offer Public Demonstration

By Dane Everts-Boehm, Folklife Program Assistant – A master and apprentice team from the Tennessee Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program will be demonstrating white oak basketmaking in McMinnville on March 14, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Master white oak basketmaker Sue Williams of McMinnville, along

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Launches New Podcast Series

By Laura Tuttle, Marketing Support Coordinator, Arrowmont — Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is launching “Make/Time” – a new podcast series created by CraftSchools.us. The podcast is a project of “The Craft School Experience,” an initiative that promotes the value of immersive, residential craft schools across the

Over $4m in Annual Grants Awarded Across TN

By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants – The Tennessee Arts Commission has awarded 345 Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Grants Awards totaling $4,476,520 to help fund arts and cultural activities for arts organizations, schools, local governments, nonprofits and artists in Tennessee. Annual Grants provide funds for: operating support

Remembering Ralph Stanley

By Dr. Bradley Hanson, Director of Folklife Ralph Stanley, an icon of Appalachian culture and a pioneering bluegrass musician with a career spanning seven decades, died last Thursday, June 23, at age eighty-nine. In the week since his passing, Stanley’s remarkable life has been detailed

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