Soft Opening Saturday/Demonstration Day-TACA Show


Tullahoma Fine Arts Center Presents Red Dirt: A Tennessee Craft Chapter Exhibition

 

The Tullahoma Fine Arts Center proudly presents “Red Dirt”: A Tennessee Craft Chapter Exhibition, “featuring original works” of clay, fiber, glass, wood, metals, painting and more by artists age 18 years and older who are current residents of Tennessee. The 18 artists represent Tennessee Craft: Southeastern chapter. The purpose of the exhibition is to help promote chapter activity and membership involvement and to strengthen Tennessee Craft’s presence in southern middle Tennessee.

 

Works will be displayed in the main gallery of the Tullahoma Fine Arts Center from June 7-28, 2014.

 

A public reception will take place on Saturday, June 14th from 10:00am until 3:00pm with various artist demonstrations. This reception will also feature the annual Beans, Cornbread & Sweet Tea tasting.

 

Tennessee Craft (formerly known as TACA), champions the local fine craft movement by supporting growth and creative expression for all artists, building a platform for high-quality craftsmanship and reinforcing the importance of fine craft for the entire community. Since 1965, they have preserved and advanced the rich history and tradition of Tennessee Craft.

 

About Tullahoma Art Center

"Preserving the past, engaging the present and nurturing the future of Middle Tennessee by stimulating diverse creative expression, positive encouragement and quality, regional opportunities for access to and instruction in the Arts and Humanities." The Tullahoma Fine Arts Center is an ADA-compliant facility committed to the development of quality cultural experiences and education by providing access to and instruction in the Arts and Humanities, and influencing the direction of area visual, literary, performing and creative arts. TFAC, above all, encourages professionalism in the artistic community and among its artists and students, thereby raising standards of excellence in creativity, design and the production and practice of cultural craftsmanship. We promote the development of arts programming opportunities by offering classes, demonstrations, performances, publications and exhibitions. We are currently expanding our Member Gallery so that members may display and/or sell their original works -- creating unique marketing opportunities for them to reach local, regional and national audiences. We strive to increase public experience, understanding, appreciation and awareness of (as well as access to) the Arts and Humanities, especially in underserved and disenfranchised communities. TFAC seeks to strengthen our existing Regional Art Museum and lending library by encouraging donations of books, works of art and the endowment of funds to secure further permanent collections of both. We are actively exploring ways to assist area school systems with their Arts and Humanities curriculums, providing both extracurricular and co-curricular opportunities for gifted and talented students as well as for the academically and economically disadvantaged. Finally, we are firmly committed to partnering with civic organizations, other non-profits, city, county and state governments to compliment each another’s fields of expertise.