Hello, September!


As our summer is winding down, I would like to share with you some great events to look forward to as we head into FALL!

The American Watercolor Society’s Traveling Exhibit is off to a wonderful start!  We have had lots of visitors during our opening weekend receptions and throughout last week.  If you have not had a chance to come by and see this gorgeous exhibit, please put it on your calendar (see previous post for all AWS hours).  We will have special evening hours this Thursday, September 3rd from 6-8 pm for those who cannot make it during our Regular Business hours: 9 am -3 pm, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

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We will also have our Annual Members Meeting on Thursday, September 10th from 5-8 pm.  This will be a “Potluck” reception, so please bring your favorite covered dish and join us at 5 pm for refreshments and visiting.  Our business meeting will begin at 6 pm, where everyone will be brought up to speed on what has been happening throughout the year and on what great plans we have in store for 2016!  All Members will be able to view the AWS exhibit that evening FREE of charge.  So if you have not renewed or would like to join, this will be the perfect opportunity!  We have also extended our watercolor classes with Kay Foote, Pat Rollie and Ann Smotherman. Click here for more details Watercolor Classes.

In October, will be presenting a very special art exhibition!

A Celebration of Quilts ………… From the Past to the Presentquilt

A collection of quilts representing our rich quilting heritage combined with today’s talented quilters will be on display at the Tullahoma Fine Arts Center October 17th through November 13th. Within a limited amount of space, we hope to showcase quilts that have been handed down from earlier generations and today’s quilts which may still use those traditional patterns or which may break new ground. We are targeting a selection of 10 quilts from each of the two categories-Past and Present. Past is loosely defined as at least one generation past and Present is within the past 10 years. It is important that the quilts of the past be in good condition, without tears and major repairs needed. We understand that with age there will be normal wear and perhaps a minor stain here and there, but the overall appearance must be presentable.

If you have quilts that you would like to be considered for this exhibition, please reply to Pat Rollie, ASAP. Pat can be reached at patrollie@gmail.com or telephone Pat at 323-333-6488.

Please be aware due to the extreme wall limitations, worthy quilts may not be selected for this show.   Our goal is to have the greatest variety of styles and techniques as possible.

coloring 1We will also be continuing our Friday afternoon Coloring Class!

Join us from 12:30 to 2:30 for a Fun afternoon with Friends!  Bring your Favorite beverage and we will provide the rest!  Only $10 for Members and $15 for Non-Members.  If you haven’t tried this yet, you should!  It’s SO much fun to be a kid again!

Stay tuned for other upcoming events and activities…we are working on some really exciting things for the near future!!  And we want you all to be pART of the FUN!

 

 

 

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.