Friday night was quite a night for Borderless Arts Tennessee as it celebrated its Spring event called Mission to Mars at the Lexus of Nashville.

The event was honored to have Pete Weber of the Nashville Predators as the host for the evening. Throughout the evening, Pete presented a number of awards to include: Artist of the Year (Kathy Plourde), Young Artist of the Year (Austin King), Educator of the Year (Claudia Weber), Partner of the Year (TN Dept of Education), Special Recognitions (Public Consulting Group, Clay Lady Studios and Lexus of Nashville).

Other presentations were made by Lori Kissinger to Torie Summers for the Valeda Goodman Award and by the Teapot Diplomats to Mark and Niki Antonini for their support of the program. The Teapot Diplomats also surprised Borderless Arts TN Director, Lori Kissinger, with a piece of Art.

Scott Macintyre and Guy Gilchrist were the honored guests of the evening. Young Soloists Drew Basham, Sarah Franklin, Austin Anthony and Maggie Perry paid tribute to Scott by performing several of his songs and then presenting him with an award. The Teapot Diplomats honored Guy Gilchrist with an award. In addition, several of the Teapot Diplomats created their own art for Guy.

Other activities for the evening included a performance by the Movement Connection, induction of 3 news Teapot Diplomats, a silent auction, space trivia and food.

Special thanks to the companies and individuals who helped make this event happen which were: The Brown Family Endowment, Chuy’s, Estelle Condra, Falcon Fabricators, Lexus of Nashville, Jefferson’s, Old Chicago, Public Consulting Group, Performance Studios, Sprouts and Sylvia Goodman. Thanks to all of the individuals and companies who donated items for the Silent Auction. Also, thanks to the MTSU Organizational Communication Class for serving as volunteers for the evening.