Teresa Van Hatten-Granath, associate professor in the Art Department, has been awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission. The amount of the Individual Artist Fellowship-Media is $5,000 and is one of the highest honors that can come to a Tennessee artist.
Teresa is becoming well-known for her “Green Bag Lady” project. She started making fabric bags to use in place of plastic and set up a Web site to give the fabric bags away to anyone who promised to use them. Her goal was to inspire artists to think about the ecological impact of their art as well as to produce work that has a direct, positive impact on the environment. This project was recently featured in Her magazine. To read the article, click here.