Foothills Artist Directory: Calling local visual, literary and performing artists

Published 10:51 am Thursday, March 8, 2012

Polk County is home to many musicians, writers, painters and craftsmen.
The Arts in Education Committee at Tryon Fine Arts Center (TFAC), as part of an effort to share the talents of the many professional and passionate artists in our community, is putting together a directory of local visual, literary and performing artists.
The committee is looking for qualified artists or arts organizations in a variety of fields who are interested in providing educational programs for local schools and organizations.
The intent of this effort, known as the Foothills Artist Directory, is to provide a link between the community and local artists and as a public service to area schools, agencies, groups and individuals in the greater Tryon and Landrum areas of North and South Carolina.
Arts in Education committee members said, “In the business of educating and preparing young people to be productive citizens, the buzz words have changed from ‘thinking outside the box’ to the ‘currency of creativity.’ 21st-century business skills include more than just adding up a column of numbers. Successful students now need the ability to solve problems and to communicate with sensitivity in a world that is becoming smaller and smaller.
Being creative and innovative, both skills associated with the arts, will be the key component to being employable.”
The artist application is available on the Tryon Fine Arts Center website. If you would like to be included in this directory, submit the application, along with the registration fee, by March 23.
The directory will be made available in May 2012. For further information, visit www.tryonarts.org, email marianne@tryonarts.org or call 828-859-8322, ext. 213.
– article submitted by Marianne Carruth