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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 Comments Off
Just in time for the holidays, the Clarksville Arts & Heritage Development Council is offering the perfect stocking stuffer — our 2013 Cultural Calendar.
This year’s wall calendar features the work of local artists Monica Dahl, Paula Baggett Edwards, Leah Foote, Rob Franklin, Bob Gandy, Alan Goldstein, Jim Hancock, Mary Hoffpauir, Lisa Kemmer, Judy Morgan, Patsy Sharpe, David E. Smith, Cliff Whittaker and Rita Woodward.
Artists were encouraged to submit original work related to Clarksville and Montgomery County for inclusion in this fifth annual publication. Area landmarks and points of interest including the Customs House Museum, Franklin Street, Strawberry Alley, Montgomery County Courthouse, Smith-Trahern Mansion, Historic Collinsville, L&N Train Station and Emerald Hill are showcased through photographs, paintings and drawings.
In addition, each month lists some of the rich opportunities Clarksvillians have to enjoy in the form of musical and theatrical productions, art exhibits, and historical talks and tours.
Printing services for the calendar were provided by Jostens Printing & Publishing.
Calendars, priced at $7 each, are available at Seasons (located inside the Customs House Museum); Downtown Artists Co-op; and online via the below button.
Monday, November 12, 2012 Comments Off
The Clarksville Arts & Heritage Development Council is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2012 Lifetime Achievement Awards in the areas of arts and heritage.
Karel Lea and Greg Biggs, recipients of the Heritage Lifetime Achievement Award, have founded and lectured at dozens of Civil War Roundtables around the state, led Civil War tours around the country, and written numerous Civil War-related articles for publication.
Beverly Parker, recipient of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Award, is a renowned photographic artist, co-founder of the Downtown Artists Co-op, chair of the annual Riverfest Tour d’Art exhibition, and educator for many years of advanced darkroom and alternative photography processes at Austin Peay State University’s Community School of the Arts.
All three recipients will be honored at our Ninth Annual Membership Drive and Lifetime Achievement Awards Ceremony at Emerald Hill Mansion on Thursday, November 29, from 5:30pm until 7:00pm. This event, which will include wine and hors d’oeuvres, is free and open to the public
The Clarksville Arts & Heritage Development Council’s Lifetime Achievement Awards were established in 2006 to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the cultural life of Montgomery County, either through the arts or through historical observances. Past Heritage Lifetime Achievement Award recipients include Eleanor Williams (2011), Randy Rubel (2010), JoAnn and Glenn Weakley (2009), Riley Darnell (2008) and Dr. Howard Winn (2007). Past Arts Lifetime Achievement Award recipients include Ned and Jackie Crouch (2011), Rubye Patch (2010), Dr. Solie Fott (2009), Drs. George and Sharon Mabry (2008), Tom Thayer and John McDonald (2007) and Olen Bryant and Thomas Brumbaugh (2006).
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Comments Off
The Mt. Olive Cemetery Historical Preservation Society, along with Austin Peay State University’s Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society and African American Cultural Center, is proud to host the United States Colored Troops Living History Association’s Annual Conference and Banquet on October 19 and 20, 2012.
A reception with Civil War scholars will be held at Austin Peay State University’s African American Cultural Center on Friday, October 19, from 1pm to 2:30pm. The reception is free and open to the public.
Hari Jones, Assistant Director and Curator of the African American Civil War Freedom Foundation and Museum, is scheduled to keynote the banquet at Austin Peay State University’s Morgan University Center on Saturday, October 20, at 6:30pm.
Tickets are $25 and available through the Mt. Olive Cemetery Historical Preservation Society by calling Geneva Bell at (931) 552-8026 or Beth Kasper at (931) 387-3715; or through the Clarksville/Montgomery County Arts & Heritage Development Council via the below button. (Online ticket orders carry a $2.00 shipping/handling fee.)
Additional sponsors of this event include Amvets Post #78, Clarksville/Montgomery County Arts & Heritage Development Council, Clarksville/Montgomery County Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Austin Peay State University’s Office of the President, and Walmart of Wilma Rudolph Blvd.
More information is available at www.mtolivecemetery.org.