Upcoming Performances & Other News

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East Tennessee “Plein Air” PAINT OUT!

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EAST TENNESSEE PLEIN AIR PAINT OUT

Come and paint the beauty that is East Tennessee


A cradle of creativity, Tennessee is known for its contributions to arts, science, technology, and social justice.  Words and music have interpreted our rich culture: Sequoyah’s writing system, books by remarkable authors and the music by memorable singers/musicians.

 

WHAT IS “PLEIN AIR”?

 It is a French term for painting in the outdoors.  Monet, van Gogh and Renoir are examples

of famous painters who painted “en plein air”.

 

REGISTRATION FORM

SCHEDULE

ARTIST CHECK-IN:  MACA Office

Monroe County Chamber of Commerce

520 Cook Street Suite A, Conference Room

Madisonville TN 37354

 

Thursday September 13       8am-5pm

Friday September 14            8am-5pm

Saturday September 15         8am-12pm

 

 

PAINTING CHECK-IN:

Saturday September 15          8am-2pm

Location will be in your registration package

 

AWARDS RECEPTION:

Saturday September 15          6pm – 8pm

Location will be in your registration package

A map of the local area and schedule of local events will be in your registration package at check-in and at www.monroearts.com

Location will be in your registration package

A map of the local area and schedule of local events will be in your registration package at check-in and at www.monroearts.com

 

GUIDELINES

PAINTING AREA:  Artist may paint any subject or scene outdoors he/she chooses within the 50-mile radius of Madisonville TN, including the towns of, Sweetwater, Tellico Plains, and Vonore.  The sites must be accessible to the public and should not impede pedestrian or vehicular traffic.  Artists are expected to maintain complete respect for private venues and ask owner’s permission for private properties

Artist will be required to wear their name tags at all times on-site.  Painting(s) must be completed in the outdoor area and not from photographs or taken back to your studios to complete or touch-up.  A list of recommended painting sites will be provided.

INCLEMENT WEATHER:  The event will take place rain or shine, so please be prepared.

CHECK-IN:  All artists must check in at the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce Bldg.  See reverse for check-in hours.

All painting surfaces must be stamped at check-in prior to painting.  Maximum allowed surface size is 16×20”.  Each piece must be started and completed “En Plein Air”, with nothing pre-painted or pre-drawn.  Artists may stamp an unlimited number of canvases/surfaces but will submit up to three pieces for juroring display and sale.

JURORING AND WET PAINT SALE:  Only stamped canvases can be shown or sold.  All submitted pieces must be labeled with artist’s name, title, medium, and price.  All work must be framed and properly wired (no saw tooth hangers).  MACA/VAA reserves the right to exclude works not properly prepared for display.

JURORING AND WET PAINT SALE:  Images of artwork will remain on display/sale through the monroearts.com website unless otherwise requested by artist.

UNSOLD ARTWORK:    All artwork must be picked up after the completion of the artists award reception.  Remaining artwork will become the property of MACA/VAA. Artists may donate unsold artwork to MACA/VAA’s for our online fundraiser.

PROCEEDS FROM THE WET PAINT SALE:  For all work sold, MACA/VAA will retain 20% commission.  MACA will collect all monies from the sale of artwork, artist will receive payment by December 31.

USE OF IMAGES:  Artists agree to allow MACA/VAA use of images produced during the event, to include photographs of artists painting and completed works.

LIABILITY: MACA/VAA assume no responsibility for theft, damage, or liability.  The artist is responsible for insurance of artwork. MACA/VAA will make their best effort to assure the security of the artwork in the viewing area.

 

ENTRY FEE:  $20 for Visual Art Alliance members; $30 for Non-Members on or before Sept 6; $35 after Sept 6.  Registration deadline is Wednesday Sept 13, 2018.

Make check payable to MACA (Monroe Area Council for the Arts) or fill in your credit card information on application or by phone 423-442-3210.  A $3 processing fee will apply for credit card payments. Mail payment and registration form to MACA PO BOX 491, MADISONVILLE, TN 37354.

You can  download registration form.

Click here for Registration Form 

EAST TENNESSEE PLEIN AIR PAINT OUT BROCHURE

AWARDS 

First Place ……………………. $200

Second place …………………. $150

Third place …………………… $100

People’s Choice ………….…… $ 50

Voting for People’s Choice will be accomplished throughout the

Wet Paint Sale/Exhibit and Awarded during the Award Reception.

 

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Brunch & Brushes

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Come on out to Donna’s Old Town Cafe to paint one of our favorite images after you enjoy some good home cookin! 🙂

Our professional MACA (Monroe Area Council for the Arts) artist will guide you step by step to create your own masterpiece to take home and show off to all your friends and family. Tickets available at 423-442-3210. Limited spots available! Age Limit 12 years +

Ticket price is $35 and includes all paint supplies, hands-on instruction, Brunch Buffet and a 12×16 take-home canvas!

Brunch Buffet from 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm.
PAINTING from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

FOR TICKETS CALL: 423-442-3210.
ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE REQUIRED.
NO REFUNDS.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Gospel Fest 2018

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Monroe Arts & First Baptist Church invites you to come out and celebrate our community’s cultural heritage and beliefs. Come as you are and as you believe. Help us make a joyful noise unto the Lord as we come together to raise money for Arts-in-Education in Monroe County for all ages. This event will be a perfect opportunity to enlighten and spread love and encouragement throughout our communities. From tiny chapels to large churches, faith is tightly woven into the fabric of our society. Our hope is that you will join us in bringing to life this celebration of our cultural heritage and beliefs that East Tennessee was founded on.

June 9th from 12 pm- 6 pm, 139 College Street, Madisonville, TN 37354

Help us make a joyful noise unto the Lord as we come together to raise money for Arts-in-Education in Monroe County for all ages.

/Live Performances & Gospel Music All Day /Plenty of Activities for Everyone / Lots of Business Vendors / Food Vendors / Arts & Crafts / Face Painting

/ Inspirational Rock Painting / Kids Fun Zone / “Raised on Sweet Tea & Jesus” Sweet Tea Competition

 

“Raised on Sweet Tea & Jesus” Sweet Tea Competition Registration Form

Vendor Application

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9th Annual MACA Spring Open Charity Golf Tournament

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Celebrate the arrival of Spring at the
Monroe Area Council for the Arts 9th Annual
Spring Open Charity Golf Tournament
on Saturday, March 17th, 9:30 am at
The Links at Kahite. The format is a
four-person , 18-hole scramble.

All golfers participate in the Hole-in-One Challege
for a chance to win a brand new Ford vehicle
courtesy of Jack Jones Ford of Sweetwater.

Handicaps will be assigned to all players who do
not have one based on their best average playing score.
Prizes totaling $900 will be awarded to the
first, second, and third place winning teams.

Prizes will also be awarded for the longest drives
men and women & closest to the pin men and women .
You are also entered in the Putting Contest for prizes.

The entry fee of $90 includes: Cart and green fee,
complimentary beverage cart, fresh continental breakfast,
range balls, prizes, and our signature Italian Pasta Buffet
lunch with all home made desserts.
Complimentary Breakfast starts at 8 am

Thank you for being a part of this tournament. We couldn’t
think of a better way to bring people together to support
the arts and help the children of our community.
The money raised will fund our Arts in Education programs
for youth of all ages, all deserving of a better life.

If you would like Sponsorship Information please click on the link below 

  Golf Tournament Sponsorship Proposals 2018

Tournament Registration

 

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7 Bridges: The Ultimate Eagle Experience Thursday, September 21, 2017, 7:00 p.m., Hiwassee Performing Arts Center – A Season Pass Event!

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7 Bridges: The Ultimate EAGLES Experience is a stunningly accurate tribute to the music of the Eagles. Using no backing tracks or harmonizers, 7 Bridges faithfully re-creates the experience of an Eagles concert from the band’s most prolific period. Every show features one brilliant hit single after another with some mighty Don Henley and Joe Walsh surprises sprinkled into the mix. 7 Bridges offers the perfect blend of songs to capture all levels of Eagles devotees.

7 Bridges is a tour de force of talent combining incredible musicianship, vocal precision and a stage presence that has garnered them nationwide acclaim. The band features Jason Manning as Glenn Frey, Keith Thomas as Don Henley, Bryan Graves as Randy Meisner/Timothy B. Schmit, Rob Evans as the eccentric and unpredictable Joe Walsh, Blake Hall as guitar wizard Don Felder, and Vernon Roop as Joe Vitale, the often unsung hero of many Eagles studio albums and live performances.

7 Bridges provides an all age, family friendly show weaved into a powerful rock-n-roll concert experience. The perfect entertainment package!!

Tickets: Adults/$20; Students/$10; Hiwassee College students FREE with ID

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7 Bridges: The Ultimate Eagle Experience Thursday, September 21, 2017, 7:00 p.m., Hiwassee Performing Arts Center – A Season Pass Event! 2017-07-31T11:05:20+00:00

Griffin House December 1, 2017, 7:30 P.M., Hiwassee Performing Arts Center – A Season Pass Event!

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A Nashville-based musician with a Midwestern upbringing, Griffin House spikes his pop/rock songwriting with a dose of traditional, atmospheric Americana.

House was born and raised in Ohio, where he eventually discovered his musical gifts while attending Miami University in Oxford. Inspired by Bruce Springsteen, Woody Guthrie, and the Mermaid Avenue albums by Wilco and Billy Bragg, House embraced the craft of songwriting and issued several albums as an independent artist. His mix of sentimental melodies, ambient guitars, and sparse arrangements attracted attention from Nettwerk, a Vancouver-based record label, and House soon partnered with the label’s American branch to issue Lost & Found in 2004. Several self-released albums followed, and House signed with RCA before issuing Flying Upside Down, a folk-rock album recorded with members of Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers.

Although originally available digitally in 2007, the record was released in stores early the following year, followed in 2010 by his second album for the Nettwerk label, The Learner. ~Andrew Leahey

Tickets: Adult/$20; Student/$10; Hiwassee College students FREE with ID

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Griffin House December 1, 2017, 7:30 P.M., Hiwassee Performing Arts Center – A Season Pass Event! 2017-07-31T11:07:05+00:00

Missoula Children’s Theatre Presents Gulliver’s Travels, January 26 7:00 P.M. and January 27, 2018, 3:00 P.M. , Hiwassee Performing Arts Center – A Season Pass Event!

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Supported by Funding from the Monroe County United Way.

Missoula Children’s Theatre and more than 50 local students present an out-of-this-world original sci-fi musical adaptation of GULLIVER’S TRAVELS. With his spaceship wrecked and his trusty computer on the fritz, brave explorer Gulliver finds himself lost in space. While transporting from world to world, Gulliver discovers fighting aliens, foolish Yahoos, robots and more – all who need just as much help from Gulliver as Gulliver needs from them!

This production is part of the Missoula Children’s Theatre’s unique international touring project and is presented locally by MACA for the 19th year, thanks to contributions from MACA Supporters, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and the Monroe County United Way.

www.mctinc.org

Tickets: Adults/$10; Students/$5; Hiwassee College students FREE with ID

Tickets Available at the Door

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Auditions for Treasure Island are open to children of all abilities in grades K-12 (must currently be enrolled in kindergarten – No Exceptions!). Auditions will be held at Hiwassee College Monday, January 22 at 4 p.m. No experience necessary! The audition will last two hours and some cast members must be available to begin rehearsals immediately following the audition. Auditions will be held throughout the week, Tuesday – Thursday, January 22 – 25, 4:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Not all cast members are required at every rehearsal. There will be a dress rehearsal Friday morning and a school show Friday at 12:30. In order to participate in Missoula Children’s Theatre, cast members must be present at all rehearsals and performances.

Missoula Children’s Theatre Presents Gulliver’s Travels, January 26 7:00 P.M. and January 27, 2018, 3:00 P.M. , Hiwassee Performing Arts Center – A Season Pass Event! 2018-04-27T13:49:40+00:00

Chelle Rose Friday, March 23, 2018, 7:30 p.m., Hiwassee Performing Arts Center – A Season Pass Event!

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Although this Appalachian wildflower didn’t get her first guitar until she was 25, music was always a deep part of her life. “My daddy was a piano player and so was his daddy,” she relates. Sherri King, her biological father’s first cousin, had some minor country hits in the ’70s, but had the distinction of writing, singing and playing on her own recordings — which made her a rare triple threat in Nashville’s good ole boys club. She was also a member of the legendary group Barefoot Jerry, a band of player’s players, and was a featured vocalist with Charlie McCoy’s band.

Rose relocated to Nashville in 1996 where she began seeing her inspirations in person. “As soon as I arrived, I began ‘going to school’ to hear Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Buddy Miller, Malcolm Holcombe, R.B. Morris, David Olney and Marshall Chapman.”

Rose’s next step was making her debut recording. “What’s in the tracks is some hard core blood, sweat and tears from myself and many talented musicians who were generous with their contributions to the arrangements and to the soul of this album,” Rose declares. “I tried to quit music, but it just wouldn’t quit me. I realized I need it like I need food, water, sleep and love. It’s not about chasing fame or any kind of fortune. It’s about a strong connection with who I am. I share my music because it creates a beautiful exchange of energy in my life. It most certainly is medicine for my own soul. If it has the same effect on others, then I’m blessed.”

Tickets: Adults/$20; Students/$10; Hiwassee College students FREE with ID

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Chelle Rose Friday, March 23, 2018, 7:30 p.m., Hiwassee Performing Arts Center – A Season Pass Event! 2018-04-27T13:49:28+00:00

Jeff Allen Friday, April 20, 2018, 7:30 p.m., Hiwassee Performing Arts Center- A Season Pass Event!

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Jeff Allen has been performing in theaters, on television and radio, and as a keynote for corporate functions and fundraisers around the world. Jeff combines clean, hilarious humor with inspiration like no other comedian working today. He performs sidesplitting standup and, when requested, riveting testimony. As such, he is a favorite at outreach  events where church members can freely invite their unchurched friends, knowing that they’ll be sharing world‐class entertainment. He has been seen on every cable comedy show in the U.S. including Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and VH1’s Standup Spotlight.  His one‐hour special, Happy Wife, Happy Life aired on the Odyssey Channel and Family Net.  He’s been featured on the Grand Ole Opry, the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and the Montreal Just for Laughs International Comedy Festival ‐ the most prestigious comedy venues in the world.  He also headlined his own national comedy tour, Jeff Allen & Friends: Funny People of Faith.

Jeff’s comedy drives home the humor in everyday family life and the joy derived from a healthy marriage.

It’s the kiss of death to build up a comedian, because there is always the chance that it will make your expectations higher than he is able to deliver. That’s not really a possibility here. Without fail, Jeff Allen knocks it out of the park every time ‐ and not one nasty word. ‐ Gary Chapman

Tickets: Adults/$20; Students/$10; Hiwassee College students FREE with ID

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Jeff Allen Friday, April 20, 2018, 7:30 p.m., Hiwassee Performing Arts Center- A Season Pass Event! 2018-04-27T13:49:20+00:00

Kids Arts Camp 2017: “In Our Neck of the Woods!”

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  KAC 2017 APPLICATION     

 Scholarship application

MACA Kids’ Arts Camp 2017 Begins Registration

Camp Director Charlotte Lee has announced “In Our Neck of the Woods!”  as the theme for Monroe Area Council for the Arts (MACA) summer arts camps. MACA’s series of one week arts camps feature instruction in music, art, drama, stage design, and dance led by professional teachers.

The camps are open to children in Grades Pre-K – 7 (Pre-K children must be enrolling in kindergarten this year). The cost is $65/week and includes breakfast, lunch and a t-shirt. Each week concludes with a performance showcase on Friday for friends and family. The camps are held Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Payment options for the camps are: Pay half of the fee when submitting the registration and the second half by the first day of camp; pay the full fee with the registration; or pay on the first day of camp.

A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. The application process requires a recommendation from a teacher or adult who is well-acquainted with the child. The postmark deadline for the scholarship application to be submitted is June 1.
Both scholarship applications and camp registrations can be downloaded from the MACA website or call Director Charlotte Lee at 423-836-0441. Registrations and applications may also be picked up at the MACA office, located at the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, 520 A Cook Street, Madisonville.
The schedule for the arts camps:
Madisonville Primary School: June 5-9
Madisonville Primary School: June 12-16
Sweetwater Broad Street School: June 19-23

MACA’s summer arts camps are supported by funding from the Grubb-Sumner Fund for Monroe County of the East Tennessee Foundation.

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Specialty License Plates Support the Arts in Tennessee!

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Tennessee Specialty License Plates—which support over 100 different organizations and charities—are now available as gifts through a new website hosted by the State Department Treasury office at tngiftcenter.com/giftatag.

Each GIFT-A-TAG is good for the purchase of a Specialty License Plate or the personalization of any license plate. GIFT-A-TAG vouchers are $35 and you can buy as many as you want for your family and friends.

You can also use your Gift-A-Tag to renew your Specialty License Plate or the personalization of your license plate. Just redeem the voucher online or mail in with your check.

Its easy to order:

Go to tngiftcenter.com/giftatag
Click on the purchase button below and select the number of vouchers needed
Complete the credit card information and check your email for your GIFT-A-TAG Vouchers
You can then EMAIL your GIFT-A-TAG Vouchers to your recipients or PRINT for a hard copy
The lucky receiver of your gift should then check out the available Specialty License Plates ONLINE or complete the application to personalize a license plate
The last step is for the recipients to go to their local County Clerk’s office to redeem the voucher and pick up their own specialty license plate
For Personalized Plates, the County Clerk will contact them when the plate is ready

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Specialty License Plates

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Purchase a Tennessee Arts Specialty License plate for your vehicle to show your support of the Tennessee Arts Commission!

Available at the Monroe County Clerk’s office

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