(MURFREESBORO) The public is invited to attend the March meeting of the Rutherford Arts Alliance at 5:00 o'clock this coming Tuesday (3/10/2020) evening. It will be held at the Middle Tennessee Museum for Natural History: Earth Experience, 816 Old Salem Rd.
There will be an Alliance update and time to mingle, network, and share your arts-related announcements. The Arts Alliance is the group that is working to expand all forms of art locally--including public art, performance and visual.
Director Alan Brown of Earth Experience will introduce attendees to this one-of-a-kind museum in Middle Tennessee with displays featuring items from Tennessee and all over the world. Guests will see dinosaurs, fossils, gems, rocks, and archaeological relics as well as ongoing research and a working paleontology laboratory.
The Arts Alliance is the group that proposed in January, 2019, that the alliance seek a location for a 35-acre Middle Tennessee Arts and Performance Center near the interstate. Initial architectural renderings show the local center to be larger than TPAC in Nashville.
The facility will have two indoor performance theaters. One is a 3,500 seat auditorium as well as an adjacent 1,500 seat facility. The auditoriums will also be used by schools as their place for high school graduations.
In addition, there will be a massive outdoor amphitheater along with an art gallery and museum. The proposed complex will incorporate a two-story Home of American Music Museum. It will include Uncle Dave Macon as well as all types of music and the history of the local musicians. It will show the visual and aural history of this area. This alone is expected to be a major tourist draw for the community.
April meeting will be on MTSU's campus with MT Write, April 14, 3:00 PM. This is an amazing mentorship program within the English department for new and experienced writers in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, screenwriting, and playwriting.
Member meetings are usually held on the second Tuesday of the month and are free and open to the public. Why not bring a friend? We make an effort to hold meetings at different times of day and at different locations across Rutherford County to accommodate as many people as we can. We also want to showcase the breadth and depth of cultural heritage resources available.
If you would like to host a meeting in 2020, please let us know. The facility should be able to fit 50-60 people.