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Zentangle / Watercolor Workshop: Saturday, November 14


Zentangle Watercolor WorkshopThe November Second Saturday Workshop at the Downtown Artists Co-op (96 Franklin Street) will offer experience with the Zentangle Method, an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

Artist Patsy Sharpe will help participants combine this method with watercolor techniques to produce one-of-a-kind paintings from 9:00am to noon on Saturday, November 14.

Almost anyone can use Zentangle to create beautiful images. Proponents of this method say it increases focus and creativity and provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well-being.

The cost of the Zentangle/Watercolor Workshop is $35. Participants will need to bring a 12″x16″ Plexiglas board and a No. 8 watercolor brush.  Patsy will furnish a small packet of paper and pens, which participants may purchase for $4.

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 November 12 and spaces are limited.

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Call For Artwork Submissions: 2016 Cultural Calendar


The Clarksville Arts & Heritage Development Council is putting out a call to artists who are interested in having their work featured in our eighth annual Cultural Calendar.

Each month will feature an artist’s work and highlight upcoming arts and heritage events. Submitted work will be juried to determine which piece is featured each month, as well as which artwork appears on the cover. As in years past, calendars will be available through our website, as well as in the Customs House Museum’s “Seasons” gift shop and other locations around town.

This year’s wall calendar will feature work related to Montgomery County, Tennessee. It may focus on a detail from a building or piece of public art or a scene from downtown Clarksville, or it may depict a view of a farm, county road, or local park. Literally, the sky is the limit, as long as it is observed in Montgomery County.

Artwork will be accepted via email (artsandheritage@cdelightband.net) and mail (AHDC, PO Box 555, Clarksville TN 37041) through Monday, September 14. Submitted images must be in JPEG format with at least a 300 dpi resolution. As this year’s calendar is a wall calendar, submitted images should be horizontally-oriented. Please submit no more than two pieces.

For complete specifications, please download the 2016 Cultural Calendar Application Form.

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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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