Borderless Arts TN was honored to have Gaelynn Lea as a Music guest in our first week of the ACE Art Institute. Thanks to Charlie B. Kellett for the connection.
Gaelynn Lea won NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Contest in 2016, and she’s been on the road ever since playing her unique mix of haunting original songs and traditional fiddle tunes. So far the singer-songwriter and violinist has appeared in 43 states and 7 countries – she’s graced the stage of renowned venues like Nashville’s Music City Roots, The Kennedy Center and House of Blues Chicago.
In addition to performing and recording, Gaelynn also does speaking engagements about disability rights, finding inner freedom, and accessibility in the arts. In recent years, she has used her music as a platform to advocate for people with disabilities and to promote positive social change. So far she’s been able to share her perspective on PBS NewsHour, BBC World News, The Moth Radio Hour, and through two widely-viewed TEDx Talks. Gaelynn is currently working on a memoir about her touring adventures and disability advocacy that she plans to release in 2022.

ACE is a 12 week Art Institute. The Institute will be divided into 3 4-week sessions:

May will focus on Latin America with Dance (Jennifer James), Music (Mulstple artists) and visual arts (Dee Kimbrell)

June will focus on Asia with Dance (Jennifer James), Music (multiple artists) and visual arts (Carlos Calderon)

July will focus on Africa with Dance (Jennifer James), Music (multiple artists) and Visual Arts (Monica Leister)

Art Instruction will be provided FREE of charge in a digital manner through Youtube videos for 3 weeks of the month on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. One day will focus on music, one day on visual arts and one day on dance. On the 4th week, each of the instructors will conduct a Zoom session in which the participants can interact and share what they have learned with each other and with their instructor.

Certificates of completion will be provided for completion of each 4-week session.

This is Free, but please register your interest in participation. Let us know when you register if you wish to participate in one particular session, two sessions or all three.

This is part of the Teapot Diplomat program and supported by Mark and Niki Antonini.