The Tullahoma Art Center welcomes New Board Member!


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We are so excited to announce that Rupa Shukla Blackwell has accepted our invitation to join our Board of Directors. Rupa brings over 10 years of expertise in delivering large-scale, high profile fundraising events in the not for profit arena. Her rich background of strategic planning, contract negotiation, pre-production and post-production in fundraising events will be an immense contribution to the strategic plan in place for the center.

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The Blackwell family- Justin, Rupa and daughter Avery- made the decision to relocate to Tullahoma from Los Angeles for a quieter life and to be closer to her family. Rupa is excited to bring her skills in fundraising, event management, and volunteer management to the board. We are now a complete 7 member board of directors and will continue our commitment for the Tullahoma Art Center to be fiscally sound and bring together our community to share, inspire, nurture, educate and enjoy the arts and culture.

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.