The art center recently received a check from Kroger’s for $56.24 for the quarterly bonus. That might not sound like much but it paid for the much needed new mailbox! This rewards check came at no expense to anyone. It is Kroger’s way of giving back to the community. The amount is based on those families that shop at Kroger’s and have signed up with the Kroger Community Rewards program and designated The Tullahoma Fine Arts Center as the recipient. Please go online to http://www.kroger.com/communityrewards and create an account and in that process you will designate the art center. It is quick and simple and then every time you shop at Kroger’s market the art center will benefit. Thank you for your support!
Last year TFAC participated tn the Big Payback with our “Building Our Nest Egg” campaign and we were delighted to receive honorable mention for our creativity. We have been invited to participate as a panelist (one of ony 4 organizations on the panel) in the upcoming Big Payback 2016 Kick-Off in Nashville on February 9th. We are thrilled that with over 300 2015 non-profit participants, we have been invited to share our creative process. We thank everyone who played a part!
Sweet Treat Swap!
Thursday February 11, 2016
The Tullahoma Fine Arts Center 401 S Jackson St. Tullahoma 931-455-1234
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
In celebration of Valentine’s Day and embracing the 2016 season at the art center, please join us for a fun social event! Bring the sweet treat you love and exchange for another goodie that captures your heART! The Arts Center will provide the drinks including wine, beer and soda along with good company and a few fun surprises that you won’t want to miss!
This will be a wonderful evening to reconnect with fellow members and artists as well as a chance to meet the many new art center members!
So grab your sweatheART, your sweet treats and join us! We won’t start the party without you!
As we closed the chapter on a very successful 2015, to our delight and surprise the Tullahoma Fine Arts Center was one of the 7 designated non profits in Tullahoma to benefit from the Clayton Family Foundation. American City Bank distributed $37,500 to local organizations and we received a generous check in the amount of $5000. The funds will go towards operating expenses as well as help to build cash reserves for upcoming staff hires. The Fine Art Center appreciates that we were recognized for our hard work, commitment to our talented artists and our commitment to bring fine programs, classes and events to the community.
Please join the TFAC Board of Directors as we plan for the year ahead. We will be forming new committees and reaching out to our membership to help us implement new operating procedures for 2016!
We understand that for many of our members, your support comes through your membership dues and goodwill! We are truly grateful and appreciate your help.
For others who may have a bit of time on their hands, we have some exciting opportunities to be involved, contribute and be creative!
To all members, we encourage you to come to one of the two meetings scheduled (they both will cover the identical material) to be informed on the happenings at the art center.
We are excited about the year ahead and we look forward to seeing you!
Happy New Year!
Tuesday January 12 from 1 pm to 2 pm
or Thursday January 14th from 6 pm -7 pm
- If you enjoy using Facebook, please “like” us, as we will be relying more on social media to promote our events and activities!
As 2015 comes to a close, I can’t help but reflect on what an amazing year we have had here at TFAC….
Seven fabulous and unique exhibits were hosted in the Regional Art Gallery: Tennessee Crafts–Plateau Chapter, Art on the Spectrum, Tammy O’Connor’s Hand Shadows: Imaginations in Glass, The Franklin County Arts Guild, The American Watercolor Society’s Traveling Exhibit, Threads of Time–A history of Quilts, and last but not least…the 12 Days of Christmas tree auction! These shows have featured a diverse display of artists and talent throughout our community!
We also hosted a 2 week art camp in our CREATIVE PLAY space that included various activities based on an “Urban” art theme. The Center was filled with 33 happy campers, learning, sharing and laughing while they created one-of-a-kind masterpieces!!
The First Lady of Tennessee, Crissy Haslam, paid us a visit in June and discovered many talented artists for her Home for the Holidays tour in Nashville that is open this month…you should take the time to see all of the talented Tenneseans we have in our state!
We stepped outside the box this year and offered some new classes at the Center! Adult coloring was so much fun, as well as The New Delicious cooking series. We enjoyed watercolor and Iris Folding card classes too. We have some great projects in the works for 2016, so stay tuned!
TFAC welcomed many new Individual, Family and Corporate members to our roster in 2015! We are very happy to have so many new faces around the Arts Center! Thanks to the support of our members and a few special donations, as well as your help “Building Our Nest Egg” through the #BigPayback, we were able to give the Arts Center some much needed TLC! We were able to get some important maintence taken care of on the building and now have an upgraded security system, a new HVAC unit and our elevator meets all state codes!
Through the Bonnaroo Works Fund we were able to install a beautiful community garden along Jackson Street and have recently completed the “Garden of Knowledge,” in the side yard, which focuses on recycled materials and environmental sustainability. We are very excited to be able to expand our creative space to the outdoors and can’t wait to share our outdoor classroom with you all in the new year!
We were overwhelmed with the generosity of our faithful volunteers this year! We have a dedicated & faithful crew that helps makes things happen! Whether it be greeting at art exhibits, bringing refreshments, organizing our library, cleaning up the Center or any of the other countless tasks they are asked to do, they say “yes” with a smile. They bring so much positive energy and joy to the Center and TFAC is truly blessed to get to work with these remarkable ladies each week! We couldn’t have had a successful year without them, so I just want to say THANK YOU!!
Lastly, after 3 1/2 great and challenging years serving you at TFAC, it is time for me to say good-bye. I have been offered an incredible opportunity and I will be beginning a new chapter in January. It has been an honor to be the Executive Director of this organization with 47 years of rich history, and it has been a privilege for me to be a part of that journey. I have met many amazing people, formed beautiful lifelong friendships and I will truly miss you all! I have had a front row seat to the incredible artistic talents we have in our community…we have so many creative artists…and am so proud to be a member of the Tullahoma Fine Arts Center!! I am leaving the Center in very good hands and look forward to the BRIGHT future ahead! I will continue to be a pART of the fun at TFAC through my membership and participation in all the incredible activities in the upcoming months. Thank you all for your kindness and love!
Wishing you all a very Merry and BRIGHT holiday season!
**The Center will be closed through February 2, 2016 for Winter Break.