TOP PHOTO: Members of the Campbell County Leadership class participated in Art and Culture Day on Jan. 19. The day’s events were led by C3 Executive Director Manuel Mesa and Leslee Lamb with Built Well Bank.
By Charlotte Underwood
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Leadership Campbell County members participated in Campbell County Art and Culture Day on Jan. 19.
Campbell Culture Coalition (C3) Executive Director Manuel Mesa and Leslee Lamb with BuiltWell Bank co-led Leadership Campbell County Art and Culture Day.
The class visited the Campbell County Historical Society, Postmark LaFollette, and the Coke Ovens on Ivy Dale Rd. Participants also visited the Campbell County Courthouse to see local art exhibits placed by the C3. Exhibits included multiple student created art projects that are on display.
Campbell County Leadership members were also treated to a downtown LaFollette walking tour led by Mesa.
“History shows us where we’ve been. Culture shows where our history has led us to the present. Art is a way to define and express what we are and hope to become,” Mesa said.
He also said he believes Campbell County is the only one in the state that devotes a full day to history, arts, and culture in its chamber leadership. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/23/2023-6AM)