UPDATE: Tanasi Arts & Heritage Center
November 03, 2009UNICOI, TN — Sixty-five Tennessee artists and fine crafters met with members of the Steering Committee for the Tanasi Arts & Heritage Center on Sept. 19, 2009. Many of the artists brought an example of their artwork to form an "Instant Gallery."
The event was a thank-you seminar for the artists who gave of their artworks to "A Taste of Tanasi" in November 2008, but was also open to other interested artists of Northeast Tennessee.
* An update of the Tanasi Arts & Heritage Center progress was given by Unicoi Mayor Johnny Lynch.
* Architect Steven Sykes of Reedy & Sykes, Elizabethton talked about and showed pictures of the proposed building to be built at I-26 exit 32 where a sign marks the site of the future Tanasi home. Its location presents a natural gateway for travelers eastbound into Tennessee and westbound toward Asheville, NC. The Center itself will be a model of sustainable and responsible development that honors the land on which it will thrive.
* Shelburne Ferguson, Jr., a Kingsport attorney spoke about "Legal Issues in maintaining an art business"
* Unicoi wood turning artist Bill Collison gave useful information to the artists on "How to Market Your Art"
Visit www.tanasiarts.com for more information.
Examples of art and crafts that will be available at theTanasi Arts & Heritage Center.