May Events


image**May 5th**

“We’re Building Our Nest Egg Through the #BigPayback!”

The Big Payback is coming May 5,   2015, and the Tullahoma Fine Arts Center  is excited to take part in this monumental event!  The Big Payback, hosted by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, is a community-wide online giving day that’s a special occasion to celebrate Middle Tennessee’s spirit of generosity and support the work of nonprofits. This 24-hour online event will help organizations, like this one, raise much-needed unrestricted dollars and bring awareness to pressing needs in our communities. Plus, your gifts made during The Big Payback will be increased by incentives and awards for participating nonprofits, which may help us qualify for special prizes and bonuses.

For more information, contact us or visit http://www.TheBigPayback.org.

https://thebigpayback.org//#npo/tullahoma-fine-arts-center

**May 9th**  

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Tammy O’Connor presents

“Hand Shadows: Imaginations in Glass”

Tennessee resident artist Tammy O’Connor creates authentic stained glass designs for residential and commercial clients. Her art embodies the heart and soul of beauty through the richness of light and color in an attempt to perfectly capture her client’s vision.

A native of Montgomery, Alabama, and a graduate of the Art Institute of Atlanta, Tammy enjoys continually exploring new methods and creative avenues of working with glass. Her true delight is in making one of a kind art glass designs.

Some of her latest endeavors include a series of hanging art glass designs referred to as “botanicals,” incorporating hand made glass carbon prints of grasses and leaves. She has also recently been mixing painted and kiln-fired glass with more traditional flat glass with resultant nontraditional compositions of what has been described as an” organic- deco” style.

Her past accomplishments include windows at the Alabama Waterworks Building on the Historical Register in Montgomery, Oglethorpe Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Parkway Baptist Church in Smyrna, Tennessee,   Emil’s restaurant, The Celtic Cup coffee house, and many residential windows.
Her work can also be seen at the Tullahoma Fine Arts Center, the Unique Boutique and the newly opened  Myers Construction Showroom Tullahoma, TN.

See more of her work at: http://www.vitricvisions.com
and on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/vitricvisionsbytammyoconnor

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.