5 Things to Do This Weekend

FridayFight Like a Girl Benefit for Breast Cancer at Twin Creeks Marina: Four female country music artist will play at Twin Creeks’ open air event center, The Honeysuckle, on Friday to perform for a good cause. Trick Pony’s Heidi Newfield, Anita Cochran, Suzanne Alexander, and Jamie O’Neal will play from 7-10 p.m. at the Fight Like a Girl Concert to benefit the Love Anchors Breast Cancer Fund. There will be limited seating due to social distancing. To get yours, click here. Doors will open at 5 p.m. For more information visit the event’s Facebook page.

FridayWaterfall Photography Class at Old Stone Fort:  Photographers love to take pics of waterfalls, but it’s a little more complicated than point and shoot. On July 10, David Duplessis of Tennessee Photographers will host an All Day Outdoor Waterfall Photography Class at Old Fort State Park in Manchester. Students should bring a DSLR camera, lenses, a tripod with shutter release, and wear clothing they don’t mind getting wet. There will be a small amount of hiking and since the class does not provide lunch or water, students should plan to bring their own. To learn more, click here.

FridayRolling Stones Havana Moon at Montana: In May 2016, the Rolling Stones played a historic concert in front of over 500,000 Cubans. It marked the first time a foreign rock band played an open-air concert in Cuba to a crowd that size. Director Paul Dugdale had the foresight to produce a concert film around it. That film, The Rolling Stone: Havana Moon, will play on Friday at the Montana Drive In. See our complete coverage here.

FridayNight Hike to Stone Door: Hiking to Stone Door at South Cumberland State Park is always fun but a guided night hike under a new moon is sure to be special. Ranger Spencer will guide this two mile hike through the beautiful Savage Gulf area. This hike is limited to the first 10 people to register and is $10 per person. Please meet the ranger at the Stone Door Station about 15 minutes before the start of the hike to check in. To register, click here.

SaturdayQuarantine Chameleon opening at Tullahoma Art Center: The COVID-19 quarantine has brought out a lot of unique expressions. On Saturday, local artist Joy Snead will open her Quarantine Chamelon show at the Tullahoma Art Center. The self-taught artist will show her works inspired by her time at home during the global pandemic. The opening takes place from 12-2 p.m. at the TAC located at 401 South Jackson Street. Click here for more details.

SundayBeginners Cookie Class at Promise Manor: Tullahoma-based small business Sami Kay’s Cookies will host a Beginner’s Cookie Class on Sunday at Promise Manor from 1-4 p.m. Students will learn tips, tricks, and secret to creating gorgeous iced cookies with a summer theme. To register for the event, click here.

Art Center exhibit explores Camp Forest history and art

Tullahoma’s Camp Forrest once existed as one of the U.S. Army’s largest training bases during World War II. The Tullahoma Art Center will feature piece pertaining to the installation during their March exhibits. {Historic Photo}

TULLAHOMA — It once included 1,300 buildings, 55 miles of roads, five miles of railroad tracks, and existed as a self-sustaining city of over 70,000 soldiers and another 12,000 civilians. Originally built in 1926 near Tullahoma as a National Guard Camp, Camp Forrest served as a crucial induction and training site during World War II. . Today, only a few overgrown concrete foundations remain. To learn more, visit campforrest.com.

During the month of March, the Tullahoma Art Center will share their private archived collection of pieces pertaining to Camp Forrest. The large exhibition will hang in three exhibit halls inside the center through March 31.

In its heyday, Camp Forrest covered nearly 85,000 acres on land that now serves as the footprint of Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC). It housed service clubs, guest houses, a library, post exchanges, a post office, hospital, chapel, a movie theater, and barracks. Major General George Patton once brought his famed 2nd Armored Division from Fort Benning, to practice maneuvers at Camp Forrest. It’s estimated that its mere existence increased the size of Tullahoma by as much as 40 percent.

The Tullahoma Art Center is located at 401 South Jackson Street. Learn more about upcoming shows by visiting their website. You can also get updates at their Facebook page by clicking here. •

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Art Center launches Clay Studio 101 in March

TULLAHOMA — Hand-shaping clay into vessels to hold water, grains, and other items developed sometime around 6000 BC. The Mesopotamians invented the potter’s wheel. Today in addition to its utilitarian qualities, it’s become a separate art form where clay artists experiment with different shapes, glazes, and decoration to create unique, one-of-a-kind works of art.

As part of its new renaissance, the Tullahoma Art Center will host Clay Studio 101 – a three week session beginning Monday, March 2 that will focus of hand-building basics like pinch pots, slab building, and free form structures. Each student will construct a start to finish piece including bright, low fired glazes.

The fee is $135 per student, which cover all the supplies needed for the class. You can sign up by clicking here. There will be two additional sessions: one beginning March 3 and one beginning March 5. The Tullahoma Art Center is located at 401 South Jackson Street. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page. •

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Arts Center adds stained glass classes

Tribute to Dard, glass, 9.25″ x 4.5″ by Tammy O’Connor {Photo Provided}

TULLAHOMA — Tullahoma Art Center’s (TAC) going through a rejuvenation of sorts. They’ve added new exhibition halls, more national exhibits, new membership benefits, a music lab, and an expanded gift shop. They’ve also added new classes including a Stained Glass Class taught by local artist Tammy O’Connor.

O’Connor studied at the Art Institute of Atlanta and has been working with glass since 1985. Her portfolio includes both large and small commissioned works that now hang in homes, churches, and businesses across the U.S. and Canada. Past shows include a solo exhibit at the Nashville International Airport and Tennessee Craft. Her current work can be seen in an Exploration in Color: Tennessee Women in Glass at the Customs House Museum in Clarksville. You can also read more about her work in this 2016 Nashville Arts Magazine article.

Stained Glass Instructor Tammy O’Connor

New two part classes will begin every first and third Monday in February from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students will learn to cut glass, prepare a pattern, foil, and solder. O’Connor will offer both step-by-step individual instruction and the use of her tools. Student will leave with a completed work. No advanced skills are required and classes are open to students 16 and older. To sign up for classes, visit the Tullahoma Art Center website. To learn more about O’Connor, visit her artist website. •

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Local Artists: Tullahoma Art Center wants your art

Jewelry from Rocky Tops Rocks were recently for sale at the Tullahoma Art Center. Owner Phillip Maybee of Shelbyville creates jewelry from Tennessee paint rock and Horse Mountain Agate. {Photo Provided}

ARTS & CULTURE (Tullahoma) — From pottery to watercolor to jewelry making and photography, Moore County is filled with talented artists. If any of you would like to sell your art … especially for the upcoming holiday season … the gallery gift shop at the Tullahoma Art Center (TAC) is looking for you.

Artists are encouraged to submit examples of 3-5 pieces of work in person at the TAC from Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The gallery gift shop is juried and only those approved by the acceptance committee will be displayed.

Those who can not appear in person can also apply online at the TAC website. The deadline to apply in Saturday, August 31. The Center is located at 401 South Jackson Street.•

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