We encourage family members like grandparents and parents to advocate for their talented family member. This is a great opportunity for children to learn how to truly develop their skills in front of a live audience! Since 2001, we have been providing quality entertainment with the help of Lynnette Cole, the first Ms. USA from Tennessee and Linda Davis, Grammy Recording Artist. Both of these amazing professionals teach the youth how to prepare and how to embrace being unique!
Jason Watkins, Current Overall Winner is painting and has shared his paintings at an exhibit at the Bradley Academy Cultural Art Center.
OVERALL Winner pictured with trophy and cash prize for his artwork with Monica Spencer, Founder/Director and alumni, David Brown.
2nd Place Overall Winner: 1st place in the Dance Category and pictured with Monica Spencer, Founder/Director and alumni, David Brown.
3rd Place Overall: 2nd place in Dance Category and pictured with Monica Spencer, Founder/Director and alumni, David Brown.
Grandparents Day was wonderful. Jason Watkins, Creative Grandchild is pictured with his Grandmother, Mary Watkins. Jason takes a picture with his prize winning painting with his Grandmother.
Neveah Gore stunned the judges with her intense eye contact, jumps, and creative movements.
Nayte displayed a captivating use of emotions and energy throughout his modern dance.
June LaGreen, 2019 Most Creative Grandparent and Guest Speaker
"Each year my spirit is renewed knowing that Generation for Creation exists, giving children a place to encourage, develop, create and express their talents. Sometimes we all need to remember our dreams as a child and aspire to be everything we want to be." Lynnette Cole, first Miss USA from Tennessee
A native of Columbia, Tenn., Cole described Generation for Creation as “one of Murfreesboro’s hidden secrets … (and) a great program for children and parents to get involved in.”
MTSU alumni, Alli Scott, majored in vocal performance and speech and theatre, said her past GFC participation was a much-welcomed experience that benefited her self-confidence and helped her develop artistically.
“It’s a great opportunity for young people to show off their talents,” she said. “(And) being in the (annual GFC) talent show was just another way to overcome my fear of performing and to show (the audience) what I had been working on and what I wanted to be.”
The work Spencer accomplishes via GFC is even more important for today’s young people, Scott noted, because of the ever-increasing funding cuts that arts-related curricula have received within public school systems both locally and nationwide.
“The arts are slowly drifting away from school programs,” Scott said, “and I think (GFC) emphasizes how important (the arts) are to the kids.”
We miss our "Helping Hand" Contributor and Friend, Dr. George Smith. We had a video presentation about his life at the event. Dr. George Smith was a well loved and known family medicine doctor and self taught artist and historian. He was influential in providing scholarships, educational opportunities to young people and known for his creative visionary fundraisers for people of all ages.
Vendors for Holiday Premier Review include: Papparazzi. Lanita's Cookie Pops, Lush Klutch,
Nolia Newsome Apparel and Jewelry, Avon, and more.
Special thanks to the following: Tennessee Art Commission, City of Murfreesboro, Sharing Change, Hellum's Funeral Home, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Breakfast Rotary Club of Murfreesboro, Daniela Kam with Avon, Skip and Terri Anderson
Lenora Washington was an educator of 50 years and employed by Rutherford County Schools Smyrna Primary. She was a board member of Generation for Creation for 8 years and was active til her last day. Our tribute will include performances by Amashia Mabone, Alysa Jones, Janard Cross, and Wesley Warren. Performance will begin at 5 pm. Tickets are $5. Buy tickets at cash app:$GenforCre