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Free Public Events

The public is welcome to attend a select group of events during the Tennessee Arts Academy.

Free Public Events

The Tennessee Arts Academy offers many events that are free and open to the public. They are listed below. You may find additional information about these events throughout the TAA website. Visitors are asked to register in advance by calling the TAA Office at 615-460-5451. Once you have registered and are confirmed, you may sign in and pick up your name tag in the lobby of the Massey Performing Arts Center. If you have questions or desire further information, please contact the TAA office at taa@belmont.edu or call at the above listed number.

2022 Tennessee Arts Academy
Schedule of Special Events

All Events Listed Below Are Free and Open to the Public

Sunday, July 10, 2022

4:00 – 5:30 PM
OVERTURE
Massey Performing Arts Center, Massey Concert Hall

PERFORMANCE
Young Concert Artists on Tour
Narek Arutyunian, Ling Yi, Anthony Trionfo


The performance by Young Concert Artists on Tour is made possible by generous gifts from CountryMusic Association Foundation and Amy Savell, in memory of Sara and Las Savell.

Monday, July 11, 2022

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
PERFORMANCE
Massey Performing Arts Center, Massey Concert Hall
Jóse
New Ballet Ensemble and School

The performance of Jóse by New Ballet Ensemble and School is made possible by a generous gift from Jeanette and Bill Watkins.

1:20 PM – 2:15 PM
MUSINGS
Massey Performing Arts Center, Massey Concert Hall
Marvin Stamm, speaker
Jazz Musician

The appearance of Marvin Stamm is made possible by a generous gift from Country Music Association Foundation.

4:30 – 6:30 PM
ART EXHIBITION OPENING AND RECEPTION
Leu Art Gallery in the Lila D. Bunch Library
Under the Rainbow
by Beth Edwards

July 11–August 5, 2022

5:15 PM
Artist Talk with Beth Edwards
Leu Art Gallery in the Lila D. Bunch Library

Under the Rainbow by Beth Edwards is co-sponsored by the Watkins College of Art at Belmont University and the Tennessee Arts Academy with additional funding made possible by generous gifts from Rena Ellzy, Solie Fott, and the TAA Foundation.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

1:20 PM – 2:15 PM
MUSINGS
Massey Performing Arts Center, Massey Concert Hall
Nikkolas Smith, speaker
Artivist


The appearance of Nikkolas Smith is made possible by a generous gift from Pinnacle Financial Partners.


5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
TAA ART EXHIBITION OPENINGS, ART CRAWL AND RECEPTIONS
featuring

Tennessee’s Best of the Best Student Art Exhibition
Gallery 121 in the Leu Center for the Visual Arts
July 4, 2022 – August 5, 2022

Connections: Tennessee Art Education Association Member Exhibition
Lobby Gallery in the Leu Center for the Visual Arts
July 4, 2022 – August 5, 2022

STARS: The State of Tennessee Art Review and Showcase
First Floor Lobby in the Lila D. Bunch Library and in Various Other Campus Locations
July 10–July 15, 2022

Under the Rainbow
by Beth Edwards
Leu Art Gallery in the Lila D. Bunch Library

Belmont Mansion Tours, Dulcimer Concert, High Tea and Reception
Belmont Mansion
1700 Acklen Avenue on the Belmont Campus

Gallery of Iconic Guitars Museum
Frederick Hart Studio Museum

First Floor in the Lila D. Bunch Library

6:00 PM
STUDENT & TEACHER ARTIST RECOGNITION CEREMONY & RECEPTION
Lobby Gallery in the Leu Center for the Visual Arts

Tennessee’s Best of the Best Student Art Exhibition and Connections: Tennessee Art Education Association Member Exhibition is co-sponsored by the Tennessee Art Education Association and the Tennessee Arts Academy and is presented in partnership with the Watkins College of Art at Belmont University with additional funding made possible by a generous gift from Flowerree W. McDonough. The STARS: The State of Tennessee Art Review and Showcase exhibition at the Tennessee Arts Academy is sponsored and organized by the Tennessee Art Education Association and co-sponsored bythe Tennessee Arts Academy. Special thanks to Jim Dodson, the TAA Best of the Best coordinator and the founder and creator of the Best of the Best and Connections exhibitions.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
TENNESSEE ARTS ACADEMY VISITORS’ DAY
Visitors are welcome to attend classes and activities throughout the day.
(Pre-register by calling 615-460-5451 or register online by clicking on this link. Once registered and confirmed, pick up your nametag on the day of the event in the lobby of the Massey Performing Arts Center.

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
PERFORMANCE
Massey Performing Arts Center, Massey Concert Hall
Nashville African American Wind Symphony
Wind Symphony Concert

The performance by the Nashville African American Wind Symphony is made possible By generous gifts from Bobby Jean Frost, in memory of Donna Frost and the Lingner Gift Fund, in memory of Marilee Kester Stites.

1:20 PM – 2:15 PM
MUSINGS
Massey Performing Arts Center, Massey Concert Hall
Harolyn Blackwell
Opera Star

The presentation by Harolyn Blackwell is generously sponsored by the Tennessee Book Company.

Thursday, July 14, 2022

11:20 AM – 11:50 PM
PERFORMANCE
Massey Performing Arts Center, Massey Concert Hall
Nashville Children’s Theatre
The SpongeBob Musical


The performance of The SpongeBob Musical by Nashville Children’s Theatre is made possible by a generous gift from Pat and Thane Smith.

11:45 AM – 1:45 PM
TENNESSEE ARTS ACADEMY ARTS EXPO, VENDOR FAIR, AND ARTIST MARKET
Curb Event Center Grand Atrium

The Arts Expo and Vendor Fair will offer display booths from leading music, theatre, and visual art vendors and arts-related organizations. The Artist Market will feature original art, crafts, and jewelry for sale, created by talented TAA artist/participants. Music, balloon making, and plenty of snacks, will enliven the proceedings.

1:50 PM – 2:45 PM
MUSINGS
Massey Performing Arts Center, Massey Concert Hall
Kate Baldwin, Aaron Lazar, Luke Frazier
Performers and Musicians


The appearance of Kate Baldwin, Aaron Lazar, and Luke Frazier throughout the Academy week is made possible by a generous gift from Pat and Thane Smith.

Tennessee Arts Academy • Tennessee Arts Academy Foundation
615-460-5451 • 1900 Belmont Blvd. • Nashville, TN 37212 • taa@belmont.edu
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