CHI Memorial Foundation will host the sixteenth annual Cam Busch Endowed Arts for Health Lecture Series on Thursday, May 12, 2016, 6:00 p.m. at the Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View. Mingle with other art enthusiasts as you enjoy cocktails and delicious heavy hors d’oeuvres, and American art from the Colonial period to the present day.
Decorated poet, playwright, and author Minton Sparks will be the guest speaker. A Tennessee native, former social worker, divinity school dropout, first-ever Spoken Word Award recipient at the Conference on Southern Literature, and founder of The Nashville Writing and Performance Institute, Minton established herself as Nashville’s first non-singing country singer with the release of 2001’s Middlin’ Sisters, where she had a chance to collaborate with the legendary Waylon Jennings. She’s a blue-collar troubadour that’s performed in the American Songbook Series at the Lincoln Center, appeared at the venerable Old Towne School of Folk Music, and served as teller-in-residence at the Jonesborough National Storytelling Festival. Minton’s been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, BBC’s Bob Harris Show, and WoodSong’s Old-Time Radio.
Tickets for the event are $50. To purchase, please call CHI Memorial Foundation at (423) 495-4438.