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White oak basket making class set for March 8
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Photo provided Master basket maker Sue Williams, at left, and her apprentice Michelle Hennessee will demonstrate the basket making process March 8 at the Arts Center of Cannon County. The free event is open to the public.
A master and apprentice team from the Tennessee Arts Commission’s Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program will be demonstrating white oak basket making in Woodbury on March 8 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Master white oak basket maker Sue Williams of Morrison, and her apprentice Michelle Hennessee have been invited to display and demonstrate their rare and endangered folk craft at the Arts Center of Cannon County, located at 1424 John Bragg Highway, Woodbury. Cannon, Warren, and Rutherford counties are considered by many folklorists to be the epicenter of this once ubiquitous local traditional art form. Williams and Hennessee will demonstrate and display their ongoing work.

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