Charlie Fouts chooses to look at things. One day he built a shelf. Of course, he had to have things to put on that shelf and that lead to a collection, which Tennessee Crossroads traveled to Woodbury, TN to see. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more.
Artists who spin or weave to create their works know it's a long journey from fleece to finished and some encouragement along the way is very welcome. Leanne Butchko is not only a talented artist, but is surrounded by a supporting crew who have a big stake in her work. Rob Wilds recently visited Mistletoe Farm in Franklin, TN to meet Leanne and the creatures who lighten her load just by being themselves.
A song can make you smile. A song can break your heart. A song can, perhaps, save your life. That is what a group of songwriters have been finding out as they help returning veterans deal with their memories and PTSD with music. Tennessee Crossroads takes us to the front line of "Operation Song." Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
When you think of grapevines, you probably think about, well, grapes. Or maybe wine. You probably don't think of grapevines as an artistic medium, but Ricky Pittman does. Tennessee Crossroads traveled to Centerville, TN to meet the artist who works in grapevines and chicken wire and anything else that comes to his mind. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
You can always find Hereford cattle grazing along the highways of Tennessee. They're big, handsome, massive creatures, but not always. You see in recent years, a new breed of miniature herefords have been populating smaller ranches, like the one we found just a few miles from downtown Franklin, TN. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more.
Let's say you've got an overgrown piece of land that needs clearing out. And, you don't have the budget to hire workers with power equipment to do the job. Danielle Allen discovered an alternative: bring in the Nashville Chew Crew. Here's how some hungry lambs are changing the landscape around Middle TN. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
For more than four decades the Oasis Center here in Nashville has offered safety, support and life changing opportunities to our city’s vulnerable youthTennessee Crossroads learned how one of their programs uses art to help young people cultivate a positive change in themselves and their communities. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
One of the things you probably had to have when you first started school was a brand new package of crayons. Maybe you remember the vivid colors, the feel, even the smell of those crayons when you opened the box. Herb Williams certainly does and he's reminded of those things every day. Tennessee Crossroads visited this Nashville artist uses crayons in an unusual way to create equally unusual pieces. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
You don't see many Made-in-America labeled clothes, hanging on store racks nowadays. Most of that business left the country, in the name of free trade. But don't dispair. Tennessee Crossroads will take you to a Made in Tennessee line of garments coming out of a century-old factory in Bristol, TN. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.