Join Us For An Apprenticeship Program Reception

By Bradley Hanson, Director of Folklife – The Tennessee Arts Commission Folklife Program will host a public reception to mark the opening of its new exhibition celebrating the inaugural year of the Tennessee Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program on Thursday, June 1 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery.  Artists from the program […]

Tennessee Arts Commission seeks Traditional Arts Specialist

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. Specifically, the position manages grants, programming, research, and special projects […]

An Exhibit of the Tennessee Traditional Apprenticeship Program

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 eight Master and Apprentice teams include fiddle maker Jean Horner […]

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 with her apprentice Brenda Kucharski, have been invited to display […]