Briarcrest High School Teacher Chosen to Exhibit Art in Tennessee Art Educator's Association Exhibit
This year, the Tennessee Art Educators Association conference was held in Memphis at Memphis College of Art. Briarcrest’s own high school Art teacher, Jenna Fergus had a prominent art exhibition that was chosen along with 23 other art teacher-artists that was shown in the MCA Artist/Teacher Juried Exhibition 2014.
Jenna Fergus’ clothesline art was also selected this summer to hang in the prestigious Tennessee Arts Academy Fourth Annual TAEA Member Art Exhibition. Her work about legacy and hospitality showed throughout July and August in the Leu Visual Art Building on the campus of Belmont University. Jenna was awarded third place from among the gifted artist-teachers from the State of Tennessee.
Most recently, the international organization, Art of Education chose Mrs. Fergus to be an Ambassador. Jessica Balsley, creator and leader of the AOE is determined to offer the most accessible, practical and relevant professional development for Art teachers available on the globe.
Houston Levee elementary art teacher, Tonya Loyd, first introduced Fergus to the AOE conferences two summers ago. One conference and she was hooked. ArtofEd has now become a real encouragement for her as she goes about her daily routine offering 6 different levels of art in some 20 different media to over 120 students each day. Being selected to represent AOE is a joy because she gets to share her connections to relevant professional development with art educators all over the State of Tennessee.
Congratulations Ms. Fergus!