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Borderless Arts Tennessee Prepares for Face Off

This project is supported by Funding from The Nashville Predators Foundation, an ABC grant from the TN Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

This project is in partnership with the Tennessee State Museum

Lead Artists: Jennifer James (Dance), Dee Kimbrell (Visual Art), Jen Vogus (Photography)

Borderless Arts has a very special project called Face Off that will begin in January.

Project Description

10-11 young adults with disabilities who are part of the Borderless Arts Tennessee’s Teapot Diplomat program (www.borderlessartstn.org) will create 10 costume portraits similar to the ones seen above, but our costumes will be of historical Tennesseans.  The historical Tennesseans were selected through a vote solicited by Borderless Arts through its social media, website and newsletter; a poll of 100 educators at an education conference; a vote from the Borderless Arts Board.

The 10 historical Tennesseans that were selected include:

Davy Crockett

Anne Dallas Dudley

Jack Daniels

Morris Frank

Mini Pearl

Elvis Presley

Wilma Rudolph

Pat Summitt

Sequoah

Alvin York

Dolly Parton will also have a presence as a connection between past and present just because she was mentioned the most even though we specifically said “past” Tennesseans.  We cannot ignore her popularity.

The participants will also photograph a current influential Tennessean in one of the costumes.  Jen Vogus will teach the participants how to take the photos and Borderless Arts will make those arrangements.

An additional 10-11 young adults with disabilities will learn a dance under the artistic direction of Jennifer James.  The dancers will perform the dance in the costumes at the Tennessee State Museum for Statehood Day.

Dates of activities

Saturday, January 4, 10am at the Tennessee State Museum (optional).  The State Museum will inform the group about the 10 historical Tennesseans and the group will begin to consider the costumes for the characters.

Saturday, Jan. 25, 10am-noon at the Sumner Teen Center, 976 Grassland place, Gallatin.  Making the costumes

Saturday, Feb. 1, 10am-noon at the Sumner Teen Center, 976 Grassland Place, Gallatin. Making the costumes.

Saturday, March 28, 10am- noon at the Sumner Teen Center, 976 Grassland Place, Gallatin. Dance rehearsal

Saturday, April 11, 10am- noon at the Sumner Teen Center, 976 Grassland Place, Gallatin. Dance rehearsal

Saturday, April 18, 10am- noon at the Sumner Teen Center, 976 Grassland Place, Gallatin. Dance rehearsal

Saturday, April 25, 10am- noon at the Sumner Teen Center, 976 Grassland Place, Gallatin. Dance rehearsal

Saturday, April 18 at the Sumner Teen Center, 976 Grassland Place, Gallatin.  Learning to photograph the costumes

Saturday May 30 (we are waiting on confirmation of this date) at the Tennessee State Museum, the costumes will be worn by our dancers in a performance and then be on display as will the photos for Statehood Day.  We will also be working to secure exhibits of the costumes at other historic locations around the State.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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