Propsective Student Reception
Thursday, April 24
4 - 7 PM
Join us for this time to learn about the programs and classes FHU | Dickson has to offer this Fall.
Coming to The Renaissance Center This June...
The Little Mermaid Jr.
Join us for this exciting Young Entertainers On Stage performance brought to us by The Renaissance Players.
Y.E.S.(Young Entertainers on Stage) Production of The Little Mermaid Jr. contains all of the songs from the Academy Award® winning animated feature film, as well as, three new songs from the Broadway Show. The Little Mermaid Jr. takes place in a magical kingdom beneath the sea, where a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Before she can achieve her happy ending, she'll have to defy her father, the king of the sea, escape the clutches of an evil sea witch and convince a prince that she's the girl with the perfect voice.
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Children's Choirs: Tuesday, May 6th, 7pmAdult Choirs: Thursday, May 8th, 7pm
Tickets ON SALE NOW! Come join us for these wonderful performances by our Community Choir Members led by Chris Greene!
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Community Visual Art Instructors
(Thank you to photographer Bob Shrader for taking headshot photos!)
Congratulations to Jammie on having his Sculpting and Drawing time lapse videos featured in the National Gallery of Art Department of Education publications. See his time lapse videos on his website!
Jammie Williams (Portrait Drawing and Figure Sculpture) was born in Nashville Tennessee and grew up primarily in Dickson and Cheatham Counties. He Attended Watkins College of Art and Design as well as Tennessee State University. He has spent the last nine years as chief assistant to nationally known sculptor Alan LeQuire where, among other things, he has supervised open studio classes in figure sculpting and drawing as well as given private lessons. He has also created ten portrait reliefs for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Jammie is a member of the Portrait Society of America, the National Sculpture Society and The Tennessee Association of Craft Artists.
Jammie's website: http://www.jammiewilliams.com
Terry Donaldson (Drawing, Painting) has taught art through private instruction and at both the high school and middle school level. He is currently teaching adult classes at The Renaissance Center in the areas of drawing and painting. Terry graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Fla. His work has been featured on HGTV (an international home and garden television network), appeared on book covers, and won numerous awards at Fine Arts and Crafts exhibitions throughout the Southeast. A sampling of his client list includes Incentive Publications, The Inner Circle of Poets Publications, The Baptist Sunday School Board, The Dickson County Board of Education and many others.
Jolene Clement (Adult Watercolor, Acrylic Painting, Mixed Water media) Jolene Clement has taught Art in the public schools in Texas for over 30 years. She has a B.S. Degree in All-Level Art Education and a Master’s degree in Education from West Texas A&M University. She also took classes at Texas Tech Univ. and has taken privately under artists such as Herald Scott, Gene Doroughty, Stephan Kramer, and internationally known Ben Konis. On the high school level, she taught the basic art courses but also specialized classes; AP Studio Art, IB Art, Pottery, Metal Jewelry Casting, Advanced Drawing and Painting, and Portfolio. She has been very involved in helping to host, organize, and help students advance in their many student regional and state visual art competitions. She has been teaching adult workshops in art for over 33 years. Jolene has had solo art shows in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Kansas, and continues to exhibit in shows and facilitate retreats and workshops as time allows. Her murals can be found in schools, businesses and private homes in northern Texas. Collectors of her work range from Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico, Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, Georgia, Florida, California, New York, Delaware, Arizona, Arkansas, North Carolina, and even Australia, Jolene has experience teaching students and training teachers in the gifted and talented area. She also has experience training teachers, medical staff and business staff in classroom & work place environment wellness plans, stress management, self-care, CPI, and various topics for art educators. When asked what she thinks of Tennessee, Jolene said; “I love this place!… and I’m very excited to be here. It’s beautiful and so are the people.” Her website is:www.jolenesartplace.com
Hannah Maxwell (Painting, Fine Arts, Children's Arts) has been an adjunct art instructor at the Renaissance Center for 3 years and joined the art department full-time as the Studio Manager in the summer of 2005. Hannah holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Middle Tennessee State University and her artwork has been chosen for exhibitions, publications, and awards locally, nationally, and internationally. She teaches adult and children‚Äôs classes at the Renaissance Center as well as birthday parties and workshops. Nashville Arts Magazine | Spotlight | Hannah Maxwell Wins Best of Show Fusion Art Festival.
Sonja DiMeola (Children's and Adult oil painting) Art teacher, artist and muralist, Sonya specializing in oil, acrylic, charcoal, pastel and pen and ink. She has done many large scale murals in Nashville, Clarksville, Dickson and Chicago, one of which was featured in the Wall Street Journal. Sonja has taught art in the Nashville area for the past 15 years at various places, and has had many students win awards at the local, state and national level. She is also an accomplished chef (and cooking teacher), having studied cooking in Tuscany and Umbria and was the winner of the 2003 Saveur Magazine Recipe Contest.
Anna Flowers, M.S., a Dickson native, earned her Master’s Degree in Art Therapy from Florida State University after receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Tennessee Technological University. After receiving her degrees, she joined The Renaissance Center to teach art classes for middle school students, Camp Renaissance, and for adults with special needs. In addition to teaching art classes, she has participated in art shows, helped lead community mural paintings, and spoken at workshops to spread the joy of art-making and benefits of art therapy with others. She continues to look for ways to use and share art with others.
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