The Tennessee Arts Commission seeks a fulltime Traditional Arts Specialist. Under the supervision of the Director of Folklife, this position works to cultivate the arts for the benefit of all Tennesseans with a focus on sustaining and documenting Tennessee’s multiple heritages and traditional art forms.
Exhibit Opens May 19 through July 14. Artist reception is June 1, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. By Dr. Bradley Hanson and Dr. Dana Everts-Boehm – This exhibit presents photographs, videos and objects documenting the inaugural year of the Tennessee Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program. The
By Dr. Dana Everts-Boehm Master white oak basketmaker Sue Williams of Morrison and her apprentice Brenda Kucharski of Spring City have been invited to display and demonstrate their folk craft at the Scopes Festival in Dayton, Tennessee from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday,
By Dr. Bradley Hanson, Director of Folklife – Master fiddler and guitarist Jim Wood of Shelbyville and his apprentice Ben Ayers of Winchester will perform a concert of traditional American fiddle tunes at 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 5, 2017. The event will take place at
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
By Barry Courter, Times Free Press – Celia Garduño sits on a simple metal chair next to the couch in her modest East Ridge home. Her hands are folded in her lap as she smiles gently. On the couch next to her is daughter Maria