Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

June 11, 2013

Wicker wins at CACE Youth Expo


CROSSVILLE — When Jason Wicker participated in the CACE Youth Expo, he felt like a winner because, as he wrote on a survey, "I got to show somebody my painting and to show somebody my Origami Ninja star." When his survey was drawn for the door prize, Jason became a winner for the second time, as the recipient of a box full of art and creative writing supplies. As Jason and his school art teacher, Tristessa Howard, examined the supplies, Jason was very excited and Mrs. Howard said that she knows that Jason will enjoy and use those supplies.

The Youth Expo is held every year on the second Saturday of April. It is sponsored by CACE — Cumberland Artisans for Creative Expression, a cultural arts organization dedicated to celebrating the visual art, literary art, and performing art of Cumberland County. It is funded by organizations in the community and by CACE Membership Funds. At the Youth Expo, hundreds of pieces of student art are professionally matted and exhibited. Adult instructors provide experiences for youth to do weaving, spinning, painting, paper folding, creative writing, sewing, and playing dulcimers. For more photos, go to