IntroToSewing

Intro to sewing class! (March 14)

IntroToSewing

 

 

Intro to sewing class! This is a 3 hour course that will get you acquainted with your machine and you’ll leave with a completed pin cushion. Limited space available. Must provide your own machine with all parts. If you do not have a machine there are a limited number of machines available for rent, but must be reserved. Instructor: Arielle Sprinkle, of Storybook Creations

 

 

Saturday, March 14th in the 2nd level Studio Space at the Kingsport Carousel
350 Clinchfield St. Kingsport, TN 37660.
10am – 1pm (3-hr course)
$40 per student
www.EngageKingsport.com – “Buy Tickets”
*Online sales end 48 hours prior to class.

Kingsport Neighborhood Map

Jeff Fleming is special speaker during Sip ‘N Stroll, December 5th!

“Take a neighborhood walk with Jeff Fleming, without even leaving Market Street!”
Meet us on Thursday, December 5, 2019 @5:30PM  during Sip ‘N Stroll, on Market Street in Downtown Kingsport.
Jeff Fleming will be our special speaker, giving insight into the temporary mural on the side of the State Theatre.
KingsportMaps.com
Jeff Fleming, special speaker
Sponsored by the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts
#ThisIsKingsport

Interactive Talk at Silent Skies mural / Where Art Meets Science

Come join us where art meets science at the Silent Skies mural in downtown Kingsport.

World-renowned ornithologist Dr. Fred Alsop will join one of the mural’s artists, Suzanne Justis, to explain the significance of the mural, the birds from our region that are a part of it, and the productive collaboration of species conservation and visual art. The interactive talk will take place during the next Sip and Stroll, September 5th, 6:00 pm, at the Silent Skies mural, intersection of Market and Broad Streets. Make sure to see this beautiful testament to our vanishing bird species one last time before the mural takes flight.
For more information on the Silent Skies mural click this link: https://www.kingsporttn.gov/downtown-kingsport-welcomes-new-mural-silent-skies/

About Fred J. Alsop III, Ph.D.

World-class ornithologist Dr. Fred Alsop says, “I’ve been teaching for 42 years, and I’m still having a good time.”

A professor in the ETSU Department of Biological Sciences, Alsop likes to tell students who take one of his classes on birds, “This class will change your life,” and it does. “From then on,” he points out, “those students won’t notice just ‘birds,’ but individual species. They will hear birdsong and know who is singing. The students may go on to careers that have nothing to do with my class, but they will have knowledge and a possible hobby to carry with them throughout their lives.”

Fred Alsop has been a faculty member at ETSU for 46 years where he has served as the Chairman of the Department of Biological Sciences, a Professor and member of the Graduate Faculty, and President of the Faculty Senate. He as the first elected faculty member of ETSU’s governing Board of Trustees. He is the Director of ETSU’s George L. Carter Railroad Museum.  An ornithologist who has authored 18 books on birds including 8 published by The Smithsonian Institution, he has conducted bird identification workshops in 8 states for industrial, state and federal agencies. An avid birder he has lead international birding trips and has recorded more than 4,700 species on his “life list”.  He has been recognized in Tennessee with several conservation and environmental awards. He holds a B.S. degree from Austin Peay State University in fine arts and biology, and the M.S. and Ph.D. in zoology from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is married to Dr. Catherine Cummins.

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Artist Suzanne Barrett Justis

Upon viewing her work, you will quickly be able to see the enthusiasm she feels for the subjects she paints. Suzanne’s inspiration for her paintings and sculptures come from nature and her surroundings. Living in the mountains of East Tennessee is inspiring and is plainly seen in her work.

When Suzanne is not out in the field or at a zoo taking photo references for her next piece, She can be found in her downtown Kingsport art gallery and studio where she paints and works with her many aspiring art students.

Suzanne says “Breathing life into an idea or image and seeing it develop on canvas brings me so much joy. It is this joy that motivates me and spurs me on to create and learn more. Learning, growing and evolving are all words that best describe me as an artist and as a person. Being an artist is who I am, not just what I do. The sheer joy and abundance the natural world holds has ensured me many more subjects to create with my art and therefore, more joy for me to capture and share.”

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About the Silent Skies mural:

https://www.kingsporttn.gov/downtown-kingsport-welcomes-new-mural-silent-skies/

Sculpture Walk 12

Seeking Sculpture for 12th Annual Sculpture Walk Exhibition

Seeking Sculpture for the Twelfth Annual Sculpture Walk Exhibition

  

The City of Kingsport Public Art Committee is seeking sculpture for the Twelfth Annual Sculpture Exhibition in Kingsport, Tennessee.  Dates for the Exhibition are October 2019 through October 2020.  Works can be in any media, must be suitable for outdoors and may be functional or non-functional.  The Sculpture Walk will be curated by Catherine Murray, Sculpture Artist and Professor Emeritus, ETSU.  

The temporary exhibit will be located in downtown Kingsport.

 

Application Info

Works:  Functional and non-functional, temporary and permanent work in any media suitable for outdoor public space.  Works may be available for purchase.  Up to 8 works will be selected for this exhibition.

Eligibility:  Open to all professional artists over the age of 18.

Exhibition:  12 months.  October 2019-October 2020

Stipend:   Each artist who is selected for the exhibition will receive a $1000 stipend per artist/piece.  Selected artists are responsible for transportation to and from the site, and are encouraged to be on site to oversee installation.  Most installation costs regarding site prep will not be the responsibility of the artist.

Purchases:  Art may be open to public purchase.

Deadline:  Applications must be received by 5:00 PM (EST) on September 1, 2019 (no late applications will be accepted).  Application directions are provided below.   Applications can be sent to Kingsport.publicart@gmail.com

Contact: 

Hannah Powell-Cultural Arts Program Coordinator
Renaissance Center
1200 East Center St.
Kingsport, TN  37660

Phone: 423-392-8414

E-mail: hannahpowell@kingsporttn.gov

 

Timeline/ Deadlines

September 1, 2019 Deadline for receipt of application materials
September 15, 2019 Selection
September 27, 2019 Artist Notification
September 30-October 10, 2019 Installation Dates
October 10, 2019 Sculpture Walk Reception

Selection Criteria

The curator will use the following criteria in the selection process:
Suitable for an outdoor setting and safe to the public.

Pieces should represent diverse materials and perspectives.

Pieces should have been created within the last five years.

Terms

The City of Kingsport and the Public Art Committee accept no responsibility for the costs incurred by the artist in responding to this Call to Artists.

The artist is responsible for transportation to and from Kingsport.

Application Guidelines

Proposals must include the following:

  1. Completed application
  2. Current resume
  3. Artist statement
  4. At least three photos of the submitted piece.
  5. Compile these requirements into an Adobe PDF or a Microsoft Word document and e-mail to mailto:Kingsport.PublicArt@gmail.com.

 

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APPLICATION  – Kingsport Sculpture Walk 12

Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts
Kingsport Renaissance Center
1200 East Center Street
Kingsport, TN  37660

Name:

Address:

Phone #:

Email:

Title of sculpture:

Sculpture material:

Date of sculpture:

Dimensions of sculpture:

Weight of sculpture:

**Please include your artist statement, your resume, and at least 3 photos of the sculpture being submitted. Send completed application with any additional documents to    Kingsport.PublicArt@gmail.com.

A Civil War Evening with Bobby Horton – Songs & Stories from the Civil War!

A Special FunFest Event:

A Civil War Evening with Bobby Horton – Songs & Stories from the Civil War!

Monday, July 15th, 2019.  7pm Showtime! at the Kingsport Renaissance Center Theatre. 1200 E. Center St. Kingsport, TN

We welcome BOBBY HORTON!  Music historian, Multi-instrument performer, composer and storyteller, especially the music of the Civil War era. Purchase your FunFest admission ticket for only $5 at the FunFest Headquarters inside the Kingsport Chamber.  For more information contact Wayne Strong:   423-323-2306.

Bobby Horton’s  “Songs and Stories from the Civil War” will transport the audience into the most turbulent time in America’s history. Dressed as a 19th century performer, Horton uses period instruments to explore the stories of both North and South through the music they loved. Bobby has composed and sung for two films for The A&E network, and sixteen films for The National Park Service. His series of recordings of authentic period music has been acclaimed by historical organization and publications through America and Europe.

“I don’t believe I’ve met anyone quite like Bobby in the ability to understand the very soul of American music.” –Ken Burns, filmmaker

In 1984, Horton was asked to produce the score for a feature film set in 1863 in Southern Indiana.   While researching music from the mid 19th century, he uncovered literally thousands of tunes from that period. Combining his passion for music and Civil War history, he began recording what has now become fourteen volumes of authentic Civil War tunes in his home studio, playing all of the period era instruments and singing all the parts himself. This series is sold around the world and has led to a career in film scoring and live presents of these songs with the stories that accompany them. Bobby Horton is widely recognized as one of the country’s leading authorities of music from the Civil War period.

 

ARTS & ECONOMIC PROSPERITY 5

The Arts and Economic Prosperity® 5 was conducted by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. Established in 1960, they are dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.  To complete this customized analysis for the Greater Kingsport Area, the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts joined the study as one of the 250 partners.  Each of the 250 partner organizations identified the universe of nonprofit arts and cultural organizations that are located in its region.  The Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 provides evidence that the nonprofit arts and culture sector is a significant industry in the Greater Kingsport Area—one that generates $29.5 million in total economic activity.

To read the full AEP5 results click here. You may read a short summary of results here.

 

HUMANAE

Rise Together Kingsport Sketch by Charlie Brouwer

Rise Together Kingsport

­­­­­­­concept sketch at Renaissance Center by Charlie Brouwer

Rise Together Kingsport

a project by the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, artist Charlie Brouwer and the Kingsport Community

 

  • everyone & every part of the community can participate in creating a temporary sculpture celebrating the combined hopes & dreams of Kingsport.
  • individuals, families, organizations, schools, churches, & businesses are invited to lend ladders (symbols of their hopes and dreams) to be joined together in a monumental sculpture towering in front of the Renaissance Center, spilling across its lawn to Center St.
  • the ladders can be real extension & step ladders, stepstools, or any form or size of ladder including handmade ladders from any material.
  • lenders can choose to be ordinary, creative, expressive with the ladders they lend.
  • each ladder will be registered, tagged to identify the lender, & they will be added to the “List of Ladder Lenders” that will appear on the project website & Facebook page & the list will be posted at the sculpture site.

 

_______________________Timeline________________________

Sept. 25 – Oct. 9, engaging community (soliciting, receiving, picking up ladders, giving talks in schools, meeting community groups, communicating to media, doing promotional events, etc.)

Oct. 10 – 13, building the sculpture (continuing to solicit, receive and pick-up ladders in the AM and working 2pm-7pm on building the sculpture).

Oct. 14, receiving ladders from 9AM until the last one is added at 2pm.

Nov. 13 – 17, taking down the sculpture and returning the ladders.

 

__________________________How You Can Help__________________________

 

  • Lend a ladder!
  • Tell your friends, club, church or community org. about it – think about parts of the community that should be included – help them get a ladder ready to lend.
  • Volunteer to help with the project (receiving & registering ladders, canvassing, picking up ladders for people who can’t transport them, assisting with handling ladders during building & take down…

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More info at: www.risetogetherkingsport.org        Follow us on Facebook: @risetogetherkingsport

Questions, want to lend a ladder or volunteer to help? Call 423-392-8414

Communities truly rise when everyone rises together!