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HAPI presents an exhibit of fifty artworks created by participants of the peer centers in middle Tennessee that partner with HAPI. Fifty artists have shared their vision and ideas through these artworks, promoting healing, community awareness and inclusion. Materials vary widely including watercolor, colored pencil, acrylics, mixed media and collage. The exhibit is presented at the Service of Hope on October 15 and can be requested for exhibit by contacting HAPI at firstname.lastname@example.org. HAPI is funded in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission.
Metro Courthouse, 4th Floor Gallery – ongoing
The Artisan Depot Gallery, Cowan, TN July 6 through 23
Access HAPI 50 artworks honoring the Tennessee Arts Commission’s 50th anniversary
F&M Bank, Lebanon
Edgehill Public Library October 16 – 20
Tennessee State University Brown Daniel Library Art Corner November – December
A Frist Foundation Technology grant for equipment to improve services to artists has been awarded to HAPI. New equipment will allow HAPI to manage the digital images and inventory of artworks more easily and develop portfolios for the artists.
Support HAPI and make someone happy with HAPI Note Cards or Gift- a -Tag
HAPI is selling two designs of note cards at $10 per set of 5. Cards can be ordered from HAPI, PO Box 23584, Nashville, TN 37202.
Unique color note cards with two Nashville themes
Send your check for number of sets of note cards and your address to
PO Box 23584, Nashville, TN 37202
Two of the artworks by HAPI artists included in the 2016 Annual Arts Issue of “Breaking Ground” are Portrait by Augie Collier and Trill by Kathy Tupper. This publication features a collection of exceptional art created by Tennesseans with disabilities and is published by the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities. This issue partners with the Tennessee Arts Commission. The arts are essential to vibrant communities. Increasing accessibility and participation in the arts enriches our state as a whole.
Chancellor Carol L. McCoy featured the HAPI Gallery at the Courthouse where artwork of HAPI artists/participants hang on the fourth floor outside the courtrooms of Chancellor McCoy and Chancellor Claudia Bonnyman. The public is more aware of the artists’ recovery journey as they see the art and read their comments on the identifications cards. “These works of art offer a reminder that those struggling with personal challenges can find an outlet that enriches not only their lives but the lives of many others.”
Artwork in the Metro Courthouse Gallery is changed periodically so courtroom visitors see a wide sample of the artistic talents of HAPI artists. The presence of this Gallery in this public space is recognition of the place that art plays in the values of our community.
Chancellor Claudia C. Bonnyman and Chancellor Carol L. McCoy sponsor a HAPI Gallery on the Metro Courthouse Fourth Floor, 401 Metropolitan Courthouse, Nashville, TN 37201.
Blog by Gloria Grace Woods
I have had the blessed opportunity to volunteer at these art classes for the past two months. These men and women are not only talented individuals, but they have become friends to me. We are on equal ground. Being bipolar and a recovering alcoholic, we can relate to each other. They are authentic and real. They don’t care about what I do for a living or that I am in the middle of pursuing a career; they care that I am loving towards them and grateful that I can help them with their artwork when they need assistance. I have formed bonds with a few of them. They light up when I walk in the room. It is so rewarding to me to share two hours with these beloved artists. It is a delight to see how far they have come each week I return to the classes.
One special artist shared with me his feelings as he was painting a beautiful picture of Pocohantas:
“Our life is a puzzle; the pieces of the puzzle are finding the missing pieces but they’re not in a box. When I paint I feel inspired. My imagination and a pat on the back inspire me. Learning what went wrong last time and redefining my weaknesses and strong points so it won’t happen again. Also looking back at flash points in my life, then trying to outdo what I’ve done before. I live in a fantasy.