Friday, February 3, 2012

HVA project video .

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Class: Creating Mandalas for Meditation

Mandalas are an ancient art form found in many cultures around the world. Also called “Energy Circles”, they are a creative and wonderful way to promote relaxation and meditation. The community is invited to start the New Year off right by joining local fiber artist, Bailey Earith at the Farragut Town Hall to learn how to create and use mandalas to decrease stress.

Enjoy the calm and beauty of this Native American and Tibetan art form as you create a decorative paper mandala. Students will learn to create their own unique mandala from decorative papers. This project is the perfect combination of meditation and art. No experience necessary.

When: Thursday, January 12 6:00-8:00pm

Price: $15 plus a $7 materials fee

Register at: Farragut Town Hall

11408 Municipal Center Dr.

Farragut, TN 37922

(865) 966-7057

About the instructor: Bailey Earith is a nationally-known fiber artist whose work can be found in collections around the world. Her work has been published in numerous books. Her mission is to bring peace to the world through art. She loves to help students reach their creative potential regardless of age or skill level.


Monday, January 2, 2012

Art Survey:

we are updating our studio web site to better meet your needs. Your input is greatly appreciated!


Monday, November 7, 2011

VSA-TN Auction

What does an autographed football from Don Shula, an autographed fiddle from Charlie Daniels, tickets to your favorite theme park and gift cards to your favorite restaurant have in common? You can find them on the VSA online auction.

For the next 2 weeks, VSA Tennessee's weekly will focus on our online auction. This auction is our only fund raiser for general operating support.

An update of high bids and photos can be found on the web site at under "news"".

Check out items #64, 84, and 94 for items from our studio.


Friday, November 4, 2011

You're invited!

Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority and Arts & Culture Alliance Present “Arts in the Airport”

Opening Reception: Tuesday, November 8, at 5:00 PM

The Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (McGhee Tyson Airport) and the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville are pleased to present “Arts in the Airport”, a new exhibition featuring selected artwork from over 45 artists in the East Tennessee region. “Arts in the Airport” was developed to allow regional artists to compete and display work in the most visited site in the area. The selected art features contemporary 2- and 3-dimensional artwork and will be exhibited in the secured area behind McGhee Tyson Airport’s security gate checkpoint from October 28, 2011 – April 19, 2012 with an opening reception on Tuesday, November 8, at 5:00 PM.

“Many aspects of this year's Arts in the Airport exhibition program are noteworthy: the sheer number of entries and participating artists (626 works by 156 artists); the high percentage of works in photography; and the range and character of the entries,” says juror Dorothy Habel, Professor of Art History and Director of the School of Art at the University of Tennessee. “In reviewing these entries, I was especially impressed and excited by the deep commitment of artists in our region to creating the works of art themselves.”

“The Arts in the Airport program has been a tremendous success, and we look forward to the opening of our newest exhibition,” said Howard Vogel, Chairman of the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority’s Board of Commissioners. “Each of the featured pieces is a reflection of the amazing artist work found only in our unique region. The exhibition is our way of welcoming people to our community and showcasing its passions, creativity, and craftsmanship.”

The following artists’ works will be shown:

+ Becky Weaver of ALCOA

+ Denice Bizot of CHATTANOOGA

+ Tad Moore of CHUCKEY

+ Sarah B. Weber of CORRYTON

+ Keith Dotson and Russell Schubert of CROSSVILLE

+ Cathy Horner of JOHNSON CITY

+ Travis Watson of KINGSTON

+ Ashley Addair, Greg Daiker, Nick DeFord, Bailey Earith, Diane Fox, Elaine Fronczek, Nathaniel Galka, Leslie A. Grossman, Jonathan Hash, Dawn Kunkel, Emmy Lingscheit, Ashton Ludden, Beauvais Lyons, Tom McDaniel, Sarah McFalls, Guen Montgomery, Althea Murphy-Price, Jane Nickels, Daniel Ogletree, David Pease, Clifton Riley, Wendy Seaward, Denise Stewart-Sanabria, Steve Swenor, Emily Taylor, Marilyn Avery Turner, Richard Whitehead, and Koichi Yamamoto of KNOXVILLE

+ Barry McManus of LOUISVILLE

+ Shirley Brown, Carl Gombert, Vickie Kallies Lee, and Denise Madison of MARYVILLE

+ Phillip Lanier Carter and Ron Plasencia of MORRISTOWN

+ John Edwin May of OAK RIDGE

+ J. Luman Dial of TOWNSEND

+ Laurie Szilvagyi of VONORE

A gallery of images may be viewed at

The Arts & Culture Alliance, with assistance from Dorothy Habel, juried the exhibition with final approval by the Airport Authority. Prizes include $1,000 in awards to be announced at the reception on Tuesday, November 8, at 5:00 PM (awards ceremony at 6:00 PM). For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543, or visit


Monday, October 3, 2011

You're Invited!

I'll be at this show and look forward to seeing you!!!


You’re Invited!

The Tennessee Artisan Market at The Renaissance Center invites all interior designers, interior design students, lighting professionals, artists and the general public to a free Interior Design Event and Lecture on Friday, October 7th, 6::30 pm. The event will start with a lecture and presentation on “Light Revealing Design” by Amy Laughead-Riese, LC, the President and principal lighting designer for 37 Volts Light Studio, LLC in Cincinnati, Ohio. Amy will discuss techniques designers can use to reveal their design, including how to use light to defy gravity, melt architecture, or influence behavior. She will also address how to successfully accomplish good lighting design by keeping in mind budgets, energy codes and alternative light sources. In addition, she will discuss “Lighting Focal Points”, lighting characteristics to be considered when lighting paintings and sculpture, of interest to artists and interior designers alike.

After Amy’s presentation in the large lecture hall, we will have a Meet & Greet reception in the Tennessee Artisan Market at around 7:30 pm. Several of the Tennessee Artisan Market artists will be on hand to answer questions about their work. In addition, there will be an opening reception for three new art exhibits at The Renaissance Center by artists who are also represented in the Tennessee Artisan Market: Encaustic painter and designer Judy Klich, Memphis artist Donna Blackard and Mixed-media artist Sarah Stob. The 13th Annual Renaissance Regional Art Exhibit will also be on display. For more information contact Bob Kucher, Director of Fine Arts, (615) 740-5565,

Directions: The Renaissance Center is located just 35 minutes from downtown Nashville in Dickson, TN. Directions: Take I-40 West. 4 Exits past Bellevue, exit 172. Turn right onto Highway 46. Go about 2 ½ miles. The Renaissance Center will be on your right.

The Tennessee Artisan Market opened in December, 2010 and features art, crafts and handmade goods exclusively by Tennessee artisans. With over 120 participating artists, representing all areas of the state, the market is a showcase for the creative community and a great resource for those interested in purchasing art and fine crafts.

The Renaissance Center is a state-of-the-art facility for fine arts, performing arts, media production, technology and education. The center includes several art galleries, the Gaslight Dinner Theatre, the Renaissance Players Community Theatre, the Tennessee Artisan Market and the CyberSphere Digital Theater. Support for the arts programs are from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Renaissance Center, 855 Highway 46 South, Dickson, TN 37055, (615) 740-5600, (615) 740-5572, (888) 700-2300

Bob Kucher

Senior Director of Fine Arts

The Renaissance Center

855 Hwy 46 South

Dickson, TN 37055


Fax 615-740-5618


Monday, June 27, 2011

Feather Hair Extentions

Feather hair extensions are taking flight this summer!

While this hair trend echos the boho style of the '70s, it hasn't just returned, according to Hair Flairs Canada (custom hair extensions and accessories manufacturer) manager Trina Marr, it's taken over.

"Technology has coupled with an old idea and made it new. We're not looking like Pocahontas," Marr tells StyleList. "It's classy and a bit rock 'n' roll."

Faced with a rough economy, Marr believes that women were in search of a budget-friendly way to dress up their hair. Feather hair extensions are a fun and flirty alternative to costly highlights, and the appeal sparked a frenzy among stylists.

Hair stylist Joy La Rosa of the Sam Brocato Salon in SoHo has noticed that women are sitting down in her chair for natural hued feathers because it looks natural and organic.

GOOD NEWS!!! I'm offering natural hued feathers that have been naturally shed, at a bargain price. I will do hair extensions for $10 each or clip-ins for $15. If you'd like some or know of a location where I can set-up a booth, please contact me. Thanks.