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May 25 , 2010

Tennessee Arts Commission To Meet In Nashville

Quarterly meeting to be held at University Club of Nashville

NASHVILLE - - The Tennessee Arts Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting Thursday, June 10, 2010 at the University Club of Nashville, 2402 Garland Avenue.  The meeting will begin at 11 a.m. (CDT).

According to Kim Wood McClamroch, chair of the Commission, this will be the final quarterly meeting for Fiscal Year 2010, and will include a morning and afternoon session.  The agenda will include a report from the staff about their work on the responsibilities of nonprofit boards. Dr. Paulette Coleman will report for the Audit Committee. Dr. Robert Cogswell, director of folklife for the Commission, will provide an update on the book project, Tradition – Tennessee lives and Legacies. The soon-to-be-published book consists of photo and text profiles of 26 subjects who preserve Tennessee’s folk art tradition. A legislative report will be provided by Molly Pratt, government and community relations consultant for Tennesseans for the Arts.  The Commission will address grant award funding for Fiscal Year 2011 in the afternoon session beginning at 1:15 p.m. (CDT).

The Consent Agenda will include recommendations for grant guideline revisions, review of Arts Build Communities/Student Ticket Subsidy Designated Agencies, and the appointment to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center Management Board.

Commission officers for Fiscal Year 2010-2011 will be elected during the meeting.  Retiring members of the Commission will be honored during a special luncheon. Those members include Kim Wood McClamroch of Knoxville, Julia G. McGuffin of Morristown, and Dr. Paulette Coleman of Nashville. Special guest at the luncheon will be Clifton Smith, the Poetry Out Loud state champion who recently represented Tennessee at the national finals in Washington, D.C. Smith is a student at Haywood High School in Brownsville.

The Commission’s quarterly meetings are open to the public.

The Tennessee Arts Commission is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences that add value to the lives of every citizen, and enhances the quality of life in Tennessee communities.

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