arts and culture day

Leadership Morristown Class EXPLODES the Myth “There’s Nothing to do in Morristown”!

Members of the Chamber’s Leadership Morristown class participated in the “Arts, Culture & Recreation Day” on September 7.  It didn’t take long for them to realize the variety of activities available right here in Morristown and Hamblen Coun- ty. According to Chamber General Manager Debra Williams, one of her goals for this segment of the Leadership program is to assure that anyone participating in this day will never again make the statement, “There’s nothing to do in Morristown.”

The segments of the day took place all over Hamblen County. The day began at the Rose Center with a tour of the historic building, including the sales gallery, Senator Herbert S. Walters Historic Gallery, Edith Davis Gallery (where the Quilt Guild exhibit was on display), music and dance studios, and Prater Hall which had been turned into a theatre for Encore’s current production of Middletown. The Rose Center also partners with and provides rehearsal and meeting space for other groups such as The Theatre Guild, Morristown Art Association, Rose Service Guild and others.

Following the tour, the class spent an hour with local artist Dan Gibson creating an art project. Then they hit the road for some physical activity….bowling at the recently renovated West End Bowling Lanes and Arcade, shooting at the East Tennessee Gun Club,  a disc golf demonstration and playing human foosball at Frank Lorino Park.

To finish a busy day, the class members heard presentations on diversity from HOLA representative K.C. Alvarado, public speaking from Justin Cook with First Tennessee Bank and were treated to a beautiful musical performance by Kelli Sexton, one of the Rose Center’s many Java Jive entertainers.

Based on early evaluations…..a good time was had by all!