Thursday, January 15, 2015 Comments Off
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.
Thursday, October 16, 2014 Comments Off
In 1814 we took a little trip
Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississip
We took a little bacon and we took a little beans
And we caught the bloody British in the town of New Orleans
We fired our guns and the British kept a’comin’
There wasn’t nigh as many as there was a while ago
We fired once more and they began to runnin’
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico
[Johnny Horton, "Battle of New Orleans," 1959]
In November 1814, about 215 Middle Tennesseans under the command of Colonel John Cocke, former Montgomery County sheriff, boarded flat-bottom boats for a treacherous journey down the Cumberland, Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to join Major General Andrew Jackson’s 7th US Infantry Regiment in New Orleans.
This November, Clarksvillians will again gather to send Volunteer Reenactors to fight with Jackson in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of this famous battle.
In addition to troops, guns, powder, and supplies, the Militia soldiers also transported cannonballs cast at Ironmaster Montgomery Bell’s Cumberland Furnace in Dickson County that were used in the Battle of New Orleans on the 8th of January 1815.
Starting at 9:00am on Saturday, November 15, War of 1812 Reenactors from five states will be at McGregor Park to talk with visitors about weapons, uniforms, food and medicine common to the period. Then at 11:00am Clarksville can give them a rousing send-off on the Aux Arc, a 40-foot replica of keelboats that would have taken Tennessee volunteers on the long journey to New Orleans.
Those who have bought tickets for the price of a $20 “Andrew Jackson” can celebrate the successful launch over lunch with fellow Clarksvillian and Tennessee governor from 1809 to 1815 Willie Blount, Rachel and Andrew Jackson, and President James Madison. Tickets are available for purchase by check or cash through the Clarksville-Montgomery County Historical Society and Clarksville-Montgomery County Arts & Heritage Development Council or by credit card via PayPal. (Online reservations carry a $2.00 convenience fee.)
Monday, August 11, 2014 Comments Off
Come and capture Clarksville’s charm at the 2Rivers Paint-Out on Friday and Saturday, October 10 and 11, 2014.
From Clarksville’s natural vistas — including the Riverwalk, Dunbar Cave State Park, Upland Trail Greenway and Rotary Park — to its cultural and historical landmarks — such as the Customs House Museum, Roxy Regional Theatre, Fort Defiance, L&N Train Station and area churches — the city offers a wealth of inspiration.
We hope you will join us as a participant in this year’s event. Three top prizes and three honorable mentions will be awarded in an exhibition and art sale on the final evening.
For more information, please check out the 2Rivers Paint-Out website at www.artsandheritage.us/paintout. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, September 30, 2014. This event will be held, rain or shine, and covered areas are available.