Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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April 18, 2011

Looney part of Emmy Award win for TAC


The Tennessee Arts Commission funded broadcast media project, which is a series of television specials about the arts, was recently recognized with a 2010 Regional Emmy Award. Creative License features stories about the unique people who create art, and places and groups where the arts are central to everyday life. The program airs on PBS stations across Tennessee.

Ann Looney, a resident of Crossville, is a commission member for the Tennessee Arts Commission.

The award was presented during the 25th Annual Midsouth Regional Emmy Award Gala, held on January 29 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville. This year’s nearly 700 entries resulted in nominations for 70 companies in 72 categories.

The Creative License television special received the award in the Arts category. The show receiving the award featured a story on a young African-American man in Memphis, from a tough inner city neighborhood, talking enthusiastically about his decision to study ballet at the New Ballet Ensemble and School. Another story featured Erin Brady Worsham, an artist who paints with a computer even though she is paralyzed by Lou Gehrig’s disease.

“These incredible stories focus on the human element, and how the arts have made a difference in the lives of individuals featured in the stories,” said Rich Boyd, executive director of the Tennessee Arts Commission. “This award certainly speaks to the quality and creativity of the production, and it’s gratifying to see the artists featured in Creative License receive the recognition they deserve, and to have their stories shared with others across the state is truly inspiring.”

Creative License grew out of the Commission’s Public Awareness Campaign, with the television specials produced in partnership with the Renaissance Center in Dickson.

Accepting the award for Creative License was Senior Producer Steve Hall. “Working with the Tennessee Arts Commission has been extremely rewarding for us,” said Hall. “As a team, we’ve had an opportunity to develop dynamic television specials to entertain and inform the people of our state about the incredible artists who work and live among us. The Emmy Award is simply a reflection of the hard work and passion for excellence we share with the Commission. We are grateful for their support and friendship. The series of television specials is simply an extension of a great relationship developed over the years between the Arts Commission and the Renaissance Center.”


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