Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum in partnership with the local nonprofit organization, Arts Inside, is pleased to announce an art show created by the women in the detention center’s art program. The event will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Grundy County Courthouse in Altamont. The public is cordially invited to attend to enjoy refreshments and the art display. Artwork created by the women will be displayed and offered for sale. Prices range from $5 to $50.
Class participants apply and go through a selection process before admission to the program. The class meets weekly and at each session participants create a different form of art including basic line drawing, weaving, basket making, painting and more. The program teaches participants to tap into their creative potential to help bring beauty and joy into their lives.
The art program is offered through the Recovery and Reentry program at the jail. The Recovery and Reentry program is led by Alicia Shadwick, Pre-Release Case Manager and Americorps VISTA, Tim Moser. Arts Inside is led by former South Cumberland Community Fund Americorps VISTA, Hilda Vaughan and local resident and volunteer, Millicent Foreman.
The art program began in January 2016 and is a new initiative of the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office Recovery and Reentry Program, which offers inmates educational programs, a dog training program, career readiness courses, a greenhouse and gardening program, a brain health program, and peer-based recovery groups.
The art show is co-sponsored by the Sheriff’s Office, the Mayor’s Office, the South Cumberland Community Fund, the Americorps VISTA program, and The University of the South. Refreshments are provided by Chef Rick from Sewanee Dining.