Monday, December 8, 2008

Arts Council of Williamson County announces “Brown Bag Lunch Bunch” guest speaker, Stacy Widelitz - Dec 12, 2008

Arts Council’s announces “Brown Bag Lunch Bunch” guest speaker, Stacy Widelitz.
The Arts Council of Williamson County’s ‘Brown Bag Lunch Bunch’ will meet on December 12, from 11 am – 1 pm at the Williamson County Public Library (main conference room), 1314 Columbia Pike in Franklin.
With a multi-platinum album for his contribution to Dirty Dancing, an Emmy nomination for a wildlife documentary score, more than a dozen television themes, and music for more than two dozen movies for both the big screen and TV to his credit, composer Stacy Widelitz has already built up an impressive resumé.

Stacy first came to prominence with the song "She's Like the Wind," co-written with Patrick Swayze and featured in Swayze's blockbuster Dirty Dancing. Featured on the movie's wildly successful soundtrack, which sold 11 million copies in the United States alone, it was the third single to be released and reached no. 3 on Billboard's top-40 chart (no. 1 among adult-contemporary radio listeners). He also received two BMI awards for the tune as among the most-performed songs of that year. He has scored features, more than twenty made-for-TV movies, written the end-title song for Disney’s Pocahontas II, and has received four Gold Addies for music he composed for advertising. Stacy wrote the title song and scored all the episodes of Children’s Television Workshop’s acclaimed animated series Cro, and has worked with directors such as Todd Holland, Waris Hussein and James Contner.

Stacy also composed the score and much of the dance music for the film One Last Dance, which garnered him a Best Music Award at the Nashville Film Festival. Subsequently, Stacy was asked to join the board of the festival, and he's now serving his second term as president. He has also worked with many noted musicians, such as Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, Edgar Winter and Danny Wilde (The Rembrandts). Stacy is noted for his diversity, being as comfortable in front of an orchestra as he is in the state-of-the-art digital studio he maintains at his home.

‘Supplies for Soldiers’ collection continues again this month. The Arts Council is collecting supplies for troops stationed in Iraq. They will be collecting simple, everyday supplies for them (preferably something easy to ship). You bring the supplies, we'll get them to the soldiers.

Grab your lunch and join them for a lunch time of artistic fun and camaraderie. You provide your lunch; they’ll provide the location! The Arts Council’s ‘Brown Bag Lunch Bunch’ meets 2nd Friday of each month.

For more information, visit, call 428-3845 or email

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

2009 Summer Studio Workshops - Bell Buckle, TN - Concrete, Mosaic, Sculpture

2009 Summer Studio Workshops

May - September 2009

Bell Buckle, TN

Classes in concrete, mosaic and sculpture will be held at the studio of artist Sherri Warner Hunter in Bell Buckle, TN. Learn a new skill, refine your technique or give yourself time and space to be creative. Refreshments and lunches are included in the cost of workshops and supplies are covered by materials fee. Dates and details for these offerings can be found at

MNAC Teacher's Arts Resource Guide Now Available On Line

Teacher's Arts Resource Guide Now Available On Line

The first-ever Teacher's Arts Resource Guide that was distributed at the 3rd Annual Arts Exposition & Showcase is now available on the Metro Arts website. View the PDF by clicking here. Metro Arts is committed to helping teachers engage students in learning through the arts. This resource guide offers ideas for new and creative ways to use local arts education offerings to supplement school curriculum.

MNAC website

Business Incubation Center in the Due West Professional Building is Now Open

The Business Incubation Center in the Due West Professional Building is Now Open.

We have a Creative Community starting for artists, graphic artists, web designers, architects, interior designers and technology type people.

The Incubation Center provides space and basic office infastructure at a modest price for startup businesses and small businesses.

We have the space. Common Conference Rooms, Meeting Room, Kitchen, and Reception area.

We provide Telephone, Fax, email, copier, internet connection, mail service, and package service.

The Center offers Professional Mentors and Advisers and business review services.

You are welcome to drop by. We are located at the corner of Due West Ave and Gallatin Pike - 1160 S Gallatin Pike Nashville TN 37115.
We are on the 5th Floor.

You are Welcome to Call. - Mark Miller (615) 319-7864
You are Welcome to Email - We will respond with a Written Overview of the Center

We Look Forward to Seeing You.

ADA Compliant Facility - All Welcome and invited

TNVLA offers articles on Fair Use: TNVLA.ORG


Check out the "news" page of our website for articles and other contributions from TNVLA volunteer lawyers. This winter, we're focusing on fair use topics:

Fair Use Lessons from the Harry Potter Lexicon Case: Ling Guan, TNVLA Volunteer Lawyer from Boult Cummings, analyzes the recent Harry Potter Lexicon decision and the key takeaways. "This case presents an informative discussion on fair use doctrine and serves as a useful guide for artists and authors who occasionally reference or incorporate portions of third party works into their own." Read more...

Fair Use Defense Keeps Movie Alive: A Discussion of Lennon v. Premise Media: Kelly Randall, TNVLA Volunteer Lawyer from King & Ballow, provides an overview of the recent fair use decision, Lennon v. Premise Media. "Imagine a world where you can use brief clips of influential music to make a commentary on certain beliefs and controversial debate. That is exactly what a film company did and will continue to do after a recent victory in court against the family of the late music legend John Lennon." Read more...

Practice Changing Practice: Fair Use in Documentary & Online Video: Genet Berhane, TNVLA summer extern from Vanderbilt Law School, discusses the impact two new statements of fair use are having on the industry. "The Center for Social Media at American University has taken steps to clear up some of the confusion surrounding fair use by releasing the Documentary Filmmakers’ Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use and the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use in Online Video." Read more...

Tennessee Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
1507 16th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212 (615) 298-9309