Enhancing the Arts in Williamson County Schools
Plans for Fall 2013 are underway.
Interested artists, please contact Julie Westall, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you or your business is interested in supporting the Artist in Residence Program
please contact the Arts Council at 615-428-3845, email@example.com
or Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Program:
Starting spring semester 2012, three Williamson County Schools participated in the Arts Council's Artist in Residence Program. With support from Williams N. Rollins Fund for the Arts, Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, the goal is to one day, have an Artist in Residence Program in all Williamson County elementary, middle and high schools.
“I wanted to thank you for the great
experience we had with artist Vicki Jett Terry at Franklin High School. It was
a wonderful opportunity for the students and myself to learn her techniques and
work with a different medium. I would love to work with you again in the future
to have other artists in residence at FHS. It provided such a unique experience
for the students to work from and see a different point of view. Thank you for
your generosity in providing the funding for this wonderful program and setting
up the artist. I truly appreciate it and know that this is an experience that
not all schools get to have.”
Laura S. Rheinlander, Franklin High School
The William N. Rollins Fund for the Arts was established in 2002. Bill Rollins' passion was the breathtaking and intricate collages he created from origami paper. A Nashville native, Bill graduated from University School, attended college in Massachusetts, and then lived in Boston working in art galleries, staging art shows and painting. After returning to Nashville to further pursue his artistic dream, he was diagnosed with a terminal illness. He worked with his family and his advisors to create a legacy for himself and a continuing source of funding for the arts he loved.
Teachers, if you have pictures of the artwork created in your A.I.R. program, please email them to email@example.com.