Friday, August 1, 2014 Comments Off
Janet Felts will conduct a free workshop on Tips for Plein Air Painters in Dixon Park (Tenth and Commerce Streets) from 9:00a.m. to noon on Saturday, August 16.
This workshop is designed to prepare those unfamiliar with plein air techniques to take part in the 2Rivers Plein Air Paint-Out in Clarksville Friday and Saturday, October 10 and 11.
Janet is a member of the Nashville-based “Chestnut Group: Plein Air Painters for the Land” and has helped to organize several plein air events in Georgia. She will discuss practical strategies of plein air painters — from dealing with changing sunlight angles to efficient equipment choices to preparing wet canvasses for exhibiting.
Janet, an award-winning artist who has had her work juried into several shows throughout the Southeast, started her career as a Graphic Artist and then taught high school Visual Art in both Tennessee and Georgia. She earned her associate degree in Advertising Art and her BFA in Art Education from Austin Peay State University. She earned her master’s degree in Art Education from Georgia State University.
The 2Rivers Plein Air Paint Out is sponsored by the Clarksville/Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council, 2Rivers Painters, and the Downtown Artists Cooperative.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Comments Off
Start off spring by learning a new skill with the May Second Saturday Workshop, offered by the Clarksville/Montgomery County Arts & Heritage Development Council and the Downtown Artists Co-Op.
On Saturday, May 10, from 9:00am to noon, at the Downtown Artists Co-Op (96 Franklin Street), artist Janet Felts will lead participants in a Wash-Off Paintings Workshop, experimenting with a resist technique using water-based media.
Workshop participants will first create a watercolor (liquid Acrylic or permanent inks) painting. When the paintings are completely dry, they will finish with a resist technique to give the paintings a unique look.
Janet Felts, an award-winning artist who has had her work juried into several shows throughout the southeast, started her career as a Graphic Artist and then taught high school Visual Art in both Tennessee and Georgia. She earned her Associate Degree in Advertising Art and her BFA in Art Education from Austin Peay State University, and she earned her Master’s Degree in Art Education from Georgia State University.
Watercolor paper and paper towels will be supplied. Participants will need to provide watercolor brushes, water-based paint (watercolor, liquid acrylic, or any permanent inks), a hairdryer, and watercolor palettes (a paper or plastic disposable plate will work as well).
The cost of the Wash-Off Paintings Workshop is $35. Registration is available online via the below button or by contacting the Clarksville Arts & Heritage Development Council at firstname.lastname@example.org or (931) 551-8870. (Online registrations carry a $2.00 convenience fee.) The registration deadline is May 8, and spaces are limited.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Comments Off
The Clarksville Arts & Heritage Development Council, in partnership with Austin Peay State University and the Tennessee Arts Commission, is pleased to announce the Tenth Annual Clarksville Writers Conference, being held June 5 and 6, 2014, on the campus of Austin Peay State University.
We are very honored to have as this year’s keynote speaker SUSAN GREGG GILMORE, critically-acclaimed novelist and author of Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen, The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove and The Funeral Dress. Gilmore will speak at Thursday evening’s banquet at the Clarksville Regional Airport Terminal (John F. Outlaw Field), featuring a gorgeous panoramic view of the airfield and runway.
The conference banquet will be encompassed by two days of interesting presentations and valuable workshops on Thursday and Friday, June 5 and 6, on the campus of Austin Peay State University. Authors scheduled to speak include:
- WADE BOURNE, outdoors enthusiast, founder and host of the award-winning syndicated “Wired2Fish Radio,” editor-at-large for Ducks Unlimited Magazine, and author of six books including Fishing Made Easy;
- SUE FREEMAN CULVERHOUSE, journalist and author of Tennessee Literary Luminaries: From Cormac McCarthy to Robert Penn Warren;
- DAVID and TERESA ELDER, owners of independent book publishing company RA Publishing;
- BEVERLY FISHER, author of historical fiction novella Grace Among the Leavings, based on her grandfather’s stories of his Civil War ancestor;
- MELISSA GINSBURG, Oxford, Mississippi-based poet and author of the poetry collection Dear Weather Ghost and the chapbook Arbor;
- DAVID HUDDLE, author of critically-acclaimed novels The Story of a Million Years and Nothing Can Make Me Do This and poetry collection Black Snake at the Family Reunion;
- ZACHARY MICHAEL JACK, author of more than twenty award-winning books in genres including fantasy, young adult, mystery, narrative nonfiction, literary journalism, memoir and narrative poetry;
- MELANIE MEADOW, author of The Waking Up, a work of historical fiction about the Second Great Awakening, and the novel ColorBlind;
- CHRIS OFFUTT, critically-acclaimed author of short story collections Kentucky Straight and Out of the Woods, memoir The Same River Twice and novel The Good Brother;
- STEPHEN ORNES, award-winning freelance science journalist and co-author of the Science Writers’ Handbook;
- SHANA THORNTON, owner of independent book publishing company Thorncraft Publishing;
- BUD WILLIS, Florida-based journalist and author of the novel Marble Mountain: A Vietnam Memoir.
In addition to the scheduled presentations and workshops, free manuscript consultations with two literary agents are available to conference participants:
- MALAGA BALDI, literary agent with New York-based Baldi Agency;
- KEN SHERMAN, literary agent with Los Angeles-based Ken Sherman & Associates.
A limited number of writers’ circle sessions with ZACHARY MICHAEL JACK for an additional charge of $45.
A complete package including all conference activities is offered, as well as a la carte options. Discounted rates are available for early registration, which is postmarked on or before May 22, 2014. (Late registration is postmarked between May 23 and May 29, 2014.) Visit the conference website at www.artsandheritage.us/writers for author bios, the conference schedule, registration information and more.
The 2014 Clarksville Writers Conference is made possible in part through the generous support of the Clarksville Arts & Heritage Development Council, Austin Peay State University, Tennessee Arts Commission, City of Clarksville, Gannett Foundation / The Leaf-Chronicle, APSU Office of President Tim Hall, Middle Tennessee Tourism Council, Fort Campbell Officers’ Spouses’ Club, and the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center. Additional sponsors include Dave and Jennie Beth Johnston, Dee Boaz, Sarah and Alex Darnell, Ned and Jacqueline Crouch, Wendell and Jean Gilbert, Dewey and Helga Browder, and Susan H. Menees. The conference was developed in 2005 by Patricia Winn.