BigNews.Biz - Aug 02,2012 - Visual artist Robyn Morshead decided to create an art show in 2009 with a special purpose: Elevate the artist to elevate the culture.
She has continued in her mission of moving visual art to the foreground in the city of music and created the Artlightenment festival, now in its fourth consecutive year. As an artist herself, it’s only natural that Morshead’s first concern for the festival is the well-being of her contemporaries. “This is an opportunity for these Middle Tennessee artists to show their best work to people who really care about art. As well, there will be workshops and other events to bring artists together and help them forward their careers. There are plenty of artists who need and deserve this attention,” says Morshead.
There will be awards presented in this year’s show including “Best of Festival,” among others. Last year, Morshead began expanding the festival to include film and plans to do it again this year. Morshead says the hosting venue “has a wonderful setup for film. Entries can be submitted for review for the show.”
New to this year’s festival will be a play on November 7th organized and directed by Jaz Dorsey. Dorsey is well-known as founder of the African American Playwrights Exchange.
Morshead encourages readers to check for updates on the Artlightenment website closer to September for additional details.
Artlightenment takes place November 7-11 in Nashville at the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre. Corinne Sullivan, president of the Celebrity Centre says, “It is part of our mission to assist the artists in society, as they are the ones who uplift the culture, so this art show ties right in with our purpose.”
Acceptable art submissions include paintings, mixed-media, photographs, sculptures and film. All submissions should be suitable for general audiences. Prospective participants may submit their film or artwork online at www.artlightenment.com. For more information, visit artlightenment.com or contact Robyn Morshead at email@example.com or (615) 668-0169.