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Basics of Paper Bead Making Workshop: Saturday, March 14


Basics of Paper Bead MakingCreate your own paper bead jewelry quickly and easily at our March Second Saturday Workshop, Basics of Paper Bead Making.

Bob Privett will present a 3-hour course at the Downtown Artists Co-op, 96 Franklin Street, from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 14. Perfect for those interested in jewelry making, paper crafting and altered art, the workshop will include all the materials necessary to make and complete a bead bracelet. Included are instructions to create different types of beads. Make jewelry of the same pattern and style of bead, or mix the patterns for unlimited variations. You can use these beads to make necklaces, bracelets and earrings, or use them in crafting applications.

The cost of the Basics of Paper Bead Making Workshop is $35. Registration is available online via the below button or by contacting the Clarksville Arts & Heritage Development Council at artsandheritage@cdelightband.net or (931) 551-8870. (Online registrations carry a $2.00 convenience fee.) The registration deadline is March 12, and spaces are limited.

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6th Annual Valentine’s Afternoon with the Arts


Clarksvilleans can buy Valentine’s gifts from local artists, sample champagne and heart-healthy chocolates, and enjoy chamber music by local musicians at the sixth annual Valentine’s Day Afternoon with the Arts on Sunday, February 15.

The Clarksville Arts & Heritage Development Council and F&M Bank are hosting this event from 1:00pm until 4:00pm in F&M Bank’s Franklin Room, with its spectacular views of downtown and the Cumberland River.

Over the past six years, this event has showcased the work of over 60 talented local artists. Featured artists for this year’s Valentine’s Afternoon with the Arts include:

  • Kim Balevre, who will bring a variety of art photographs from 6″x6″ framed work to large matted and framed pieces;
  • Olen Bryant, who has been a featured artist since our beginning and who comes back to Clarksville for the event, weather permitting;
  • Leslie Campbell, who has produced a collection of found, foraged and altered art of mixed media and assemblage originals and prints for your home;
  • Melanie Waddle Dennis, who has crafted modern handmade concrete candle holders, multipurpose pots, earrings, and photo holders perfect for displaying a special collection of creatures painted just for this event;
  • Terry Ellis, whose wooden bowls and pottery show that form and function work together harmoniously;
  • Janet Felts, who will offer dreamy watercolor landscapes and strong pen and ink originals and prints;
  • Glenda, whose large and small sculptures are assembled from recycled metals;
  • Brenda Kelley, who will bring a variety of handmade jewelry;
  • Tamara Long, whose woven rugs evoke scenes from everyday life;
  • Bob Privett, who has fashioned handmade jewelry, all-purpose greeting cards and small handmade gifts;
  • Clare Coyle Taylor, whose bright colored paintings will bring a smile.

As artists are often the first to donate their works to area organizations for auctions and fundraisers, this event is AHDC’s way of recognizing their contributions to the community and giving them a chance to sell their work with no fees attached. The contribution of artists to our local economy is sometimes overlooked. Through this Valentine’s event, Arts and Heritage recognizes the economic and quality-of-life importance to Clarksville of these community members.

Tickets are $25 each, or two for $40. Reservations can be made via the below button, or by calling 931.551.8870.

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‘C’ is for Clarksville on the Cumberland

We are pleased to announce our forthcoming alphabet-art book, ‘C’ is for Clarksville on the Cumberland.”

‘C’ is for Clarksville on the Cumberland highlights the history, culture, environment and geography which make up the city’s rich and unique heritage. Although the book has a target audience of children aged 4 through 10, anyone interested in Clarksville should find something worth noting in this limited-edition collectors’ book.

Featuring cover design by BLF Marketing partner Frank Lott and layout by graphic artists Mike Fink and Cindy Marsh, the book’s focal points are illustrations by 34 local artists, including Ludie Amos, Kim Balevre, Peggy Bonnington, Guy Bozard, Leslie Campbell, Melanie Dennis, Paula Baggett Edwards, Janet Felts, Leah Foote, Rob Franklin, Nada Fuqua, Bob Gandy, Lynne Waters Griffey, Jim Hancock, Brandt Hardin, Heather N. James, Beverly Jenkins, Sarah Lancia, Tamara Long, Frank Lott, Judy Morgan, Gail Meyer, Beverly Parker, Nathan Parker, Bob Privett, Billy Renkl, Kathy Robinson, Glenda Rohner, Rick Rois, Dianne Simpson, David Smith, Terry Smith, Randy Spurgeon, Linda Stolz, Cliff Whittaker and Shea Halliburton Wright.

Representing a variety of media — including watercolors, acrylics, drawings, photography, fabric art, tile mosaics, metal sculptures and wood carvings — letter categories include Aviation, Black Hawk Corn Sheller, Customs House, Dunbar Cave, East End, Forts, Governors (Austin Peay and Wylie Blount), Home Infirmary, Iron, Cave Johnson, Karst, L&N Railroad, Military, Newspapers, Old-Time Fiddlers’ Championships, Paddlewheelers, Queen City, Wilma Rudolph, Spires, Tobacco, University, Valentine Sevier, Robert Penn Warren, eXits 1-4-8-11, Yuchi Indian Culture and Zinc.

A book launch party will be held at 5:30pm on Tuesday, October 21, at the L&N Train Depot (10th and Commerce Streets). Original illustrations from the book will be available for purchase, and artists and authors will be on hand to sign copies of ‘C’ is for Clarksville on the Cumberland.

‘C’ is for Clarksville on the Cumberland books are $22.00 each (including tax), plus a $6.00 shipping and handling fee. Anticipated publication date is October 20, 2014, but copies are currently available for pre-order.  Books may be reserved either online via the below button, or by mailing a check and completed pre-order form to: Clarksville/Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council, PO Box 555, Clarksville TN 37041. (If you would prefer to pick up your copy instead, you will be notified by telephone or email when the books are available for pick-up.)

This project was made possible in part through the generous support of Jostens Print & Publishing and Planters Bank. Proceeds from the sale of the book will be used for community projects that highlight Clarksville’s vibrant arts activities and rich cultural heritage.


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