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ARTOBER TV

Artober TV will air every Monday at 10:15AM from September 28th - October 26th on Facebook and YouTube Live. We will feature the following things each week:

  • Upcoming Things to Do to celebrate Artober Nashville
  • Upcoming Learning Labs for the week
  • Special guest interviews

WATCH ARTOBER TV LIVE ON FACEBOOK.

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SEPTEMBER 28

Featuring Cheekwood Haiku Contest Winner


 

OCTOBER 5

Featuring Tennessee Craft Week and Things to Do for Fall Break


 

OCTOBER 12

Featuring Milka Negasi, a Hume-Fogg Sudent who won the "I Voted Sticker" design for Davidson County Election Commission and Becca Finley, chief strategist of community development at BriteHeart

 

OCTOBER 19

Featuring Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva, who plays J. Frankie Pierce in Nashville Opera's ONE VOTE WON

 

OCTOBER 26

Featuring Winifred Forrester, author of "A Mind in Motion: The Art of Charles H. Forrester" and preview of upcoming documentary. We also interviewed this year's Artober Featured Artist Omari Booker. Learn about his process!

 

 

 

ARTOBER LEARNING LABS

Artober Learning Labs air every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:15AM on Facebook and YouTube Live.

Learning Labs Episode 1
Erin Holcomb | NowPlayingNashville.com

SEPTEMBER 29

Featuring Imagination Library of Middle Tennessee

[Age Groups: Pre-K & Elementary School]

Let’s join Imagination Library of Middle Tennessee for two Reading Club stories. We’ll take an adventure with Groovy Joe and a dinosaur. Then we’ll meet Officer Edwards and his canine Axel, while we read “Officer Buckle and Gloria.”

Register Your Child Here: https://www.unitedwaygreaternashville.org/imagination-library/.

In partnership with the Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation and the Dollywood Foundation, Imagination Library of Middle Tennessee delivers an age-appropriate, high-quality book each month straight to children’s mailboxes at no cost to families. All children in Tennessee, from birth to age five, are eligible at no cost to families. Books are personalized with the child’s name and mailed directly to their home, making books exciting and inspiring a love for reading at an early age. United Way raises funds to support the cost of the books and to build awareness of this important program. Imagination Library of Middle Tennessee has distributed more than 500,000 books to 45,000 children throughout the region.

WATCH IT LIVE HERE ON FACEBOOK.

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Learning Labs Episode 2
Erin Holcomb | NowPlayingNashville.com

OCTOBER 1

Featuring Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum

[Age Groups: Elementary & Middle School]

Explore the art of songwriting with Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum educators, Britt and Adam. Take a virtual peek at the exhibit We Could: The Songwriting Artistry of Boudleaux and Felice Bryant, make your own pocket-sized songwriting journal, then learn how to write a song using your journal and museum resources.

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum exists to preserve, celebrate, and share the important cultural asset that is country music. To learn more about Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, visit their www.countrymusichalloffame.org/family.

Supplemental Material

Words & Music At Home: https://countrymusichalloffame.org/education/words-music-at-home/
By using the resources on this page, you can learn how to write your own original song lyric, and get tips on putting those ideas to music.

Download the visual schedule for this Learning Lab.

 

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Mr. Matty's World
Erin Holcomb | NowPlayingNashville.com

OCTOBER 6

Featuring Mr. Matty's World

[Age Groups: Pre-K & Elementary School]

Edutainer and Nashvillian Mr. Matty is back with Season Two of Mr. Matty's World "Play & Learn" and NowPlayingNashville is featuring the premier episode for Artober! Join Mr. Matty as he sings, moves, motivates and creates with the power of his creative imagination (and a few of his talented friends) in his weekly children's show. Inspired by his own childhood edutainers (Fred Rogers, Jim Henson, Bobby McFerrin) and enjoyed by fans of StoryBots, The Wiggles, Mr. Steve The Music Man, and Raffi, Mr. Matty's World wants to be a valuable resource in yours and your child's life. 

To listen, watch and learn more about Mr. Matty's World, visit http://www.mrmattysworld.com and  http://www.nashvillekidsmusic.com.

Here is a link to Season One of Mr. Matty's World "Play & Learn":  http://mrmattysworld.com/playandlearn.

WATCH IT LIVE HERE ON FACEBOOK.

WATCH IT LATER LIVE ON YOUTUBE.

 

Southern Word
Erin Holcomb | NowPlayingNashville.com

 

OCTOBER 8 (LIVE Special at 5PM)

Featuring Southern Word and Studio NPL

[Parents and Families of All Ages]

  • Spoken Word
  • Poetry
  • Songwriting
  • Beat Production

Southern Word and the Nashville Public Library's Studio NPL have been partnering to provide virtual writing and music production workshops since April of this year. This fall, the offerings have created necessary enrichment options for families as they explore how to educate, enrich, and engage in our new reality.

Meet the mentors and get a taste of this semester’s different virtual workshops. Programs are ongoing and registration is presently available at: https://southernword.org/online-workshops/.

WATCH IT LIVE HERE ON FACEBOOK.

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Frist Learning Lab
Erin Holcomb | NowPlayingNashville.com

OCTOBER 13

Featuring Frist Art Museum

[Age Groups: Middle & High School]

Join us as we view the Frist Art Museum's We Count: First-Time Voters exhibit. We'll take a look at the installation, view the exhibit online and hear from Donna Woodley, as well as other community members on the importance of voting.

Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Frist Art Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit art exhibition center dedicated to presenting and originating high-quality exhibitions with related educational programs and community outreach activities. The Museum offers the finest visual art from local, regional, national, and international sources in exhibitions that inspire people through art to look at their world in new ways. Information on accessibility can be found at FristArtMuseum.org/accessibility. Gallery admission is free for visitors ages18 and younger and for members, and $15 for adults. For current exhibits and hours, visit FristArtMuseum.org.

Artober Nashville is a program of NowPlayingNashville.com at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Artober Nashville is funded by The Ryman Hospitality Properties Foundation and Tennessee Arts Commission.

Supplemental Material

Study the History of Voting Rights.

In what ways do you make your voice count? Tell the Frist at wecount@FristArtMuseum.org. Connect with the Frist @FristArtMuseum and #TheFrist #WeCountAtTheFrist

Be sure to be counted. Make sure your voice is heard by voting during Early Voting (October 14 - 29) and on election day on November 3. Look up voter information here.

WATCH IT LIVE HERE ON FACEBOOK.

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Erin Holcomb | NowPlayingNashville.com

OCTOBER 14

Featuring Votes for Women

[Age Groups: Middle & High School]

Join Artober Nashville for a special NOON Learning Labs re-air of the Votes for Women Grand Opening at the Nashville Public Library!

In 1920, when the Tennessee Legislature cast its tie-breaking vote to ratify the 19th Amendment, cities across the U.S. rang bells in recognition — but Nashville did not. To mark both the 19th Amendment centennial and the completion of the Votes for Women interactive space at the Main Library, we hosted a video celebration of inclusion, inspiration, and voice. Our special guest was Rosanne Cash — singer, songwriter, author, and narrator of the PBS documentary By One Vote: Woman Suffrage in the South.

Artober Nashville is a program of NowPlayingNashville.com at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Artober Nashville is funded by The Ryman Hospitality Properties Foundation and Tennessee Arts Commission.

Supplemental Material

Although you can't visit the exhibit at the Main Library just now, you can see the Saints or Monsters: Political Cartoons of the 19th Amendment online, below. Visit the album on NPL Flickr to discover the details of each cartoon. Through the use of satire and caricature, editorial cartoons illustrate the political landscape and draw attention to the issues of the day. Educational, critical, and entertaining, the political cartoons in Saints or Monsters offer a window into history and show just how much was at stake for American women and our nation in the years leading up to the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

WATCH IT LIVE HERE ON FACEBOOK.

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Tennessee State Museum Learning Lab
Erin Holcomb | NowPlayingNashville.com

OCTOBER 15

Featuring the Tennessee State Museum

[Age Groups: Pre-K & Elementary School]

Join Ms. Morgan, an educator at the Tennessee State Museum, to learn more about the War of the Roses and for a tour of the museum’s exhibition, Ratified! Tennessee Women and the Right to Vote. She will read a story called: Around America to Win the Vote: Two Suffragists, a Kitten and 10,000 Miles. And, Ms. Morgan will teach you how to make paper roses and why they were historically important 100 years ago.

The mission of the Tennessee State Museum is to procure, preserve, exhibit, and interpret objects which relate to the social, political, economic, and cultural history of Tennessee and Tennesseans, and to provide exhibitions and programs for the educational and cultural enrichment of the citizens of the state. To learn more about the Tennessee State Museum, visit tnmuseum.org.

Supplemental Material

Download the War of Roses craft template.

Download the War of Roses craft Instruction Guide.

WATCH IT LIVE HERE ON FACEBOOK.

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Erin Holcomb | NowPlayingNashville.com

OCTOBER 20

Featuring Tennessee State Library and Archives

[Age Groups: Elementary & Middle School]

Join the Tennessee State Library and Archives as we discover the art of history-making through scrapbooking! In this session, we explore a historic scrapbook, learn about the Fisk Jubilee singers, and get to experiment with various types of scrapbooks while learning about family history, memory-making, and creative ways to memorialize the here and now.

The Tennessee State Library and Archives is a division of the Department of State, administered by Tre Hargett, Secretary of State. The Library and Archives collects and preserves books and records of historical and legal value, with a focus on items related to Tennessee. For more information, please visit our website: https://sos.tn.gov/tsla.

Supplemental Material

Download the Powerpoint or a PDF of the Powerpoint.

Download materials and questions for creating your own scrapbook.

A Band of Angels: a Story Inspired by the Jubilee Singers. Hopkinson, Deborah, and Colón Raúl. Aladdin Paperbacks, 2002.

Tennessee State Library & Archives At-Home Learning: https://sos.tn.gov/tsla/education-outreach-at-home-learning 

TSLA Website: https://sos.tn.gov/tsla 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TNStateLibraryArchives/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tnlibarchives/ 

Books to help you explore your family tree

    • What a Family. Isadora, Rachel. G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2006.
    • My Family Tree and Me. Petricic, Dusan. Kids Can Press, 2015.
    • Me and My Family Tree. Sweeney, Joan. Dragonfly Books, 1999.
    • Who’s Who in My Family? Leedy, Loreen. Holiday House, 1995.
    • Climb the Family Tree, Jesse Bear! Carlstrom, Nancy White. Aladdin, 2004.

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Erin Holcomb | NowPlayingNashville.com

OCTOBER 22

Featuring OZ Arts STEAM Fusion: Artober Special

[Age Groups: High School or All Ages]

Join OZ Arts Nashville teaching artists for two hands-on activities that explore the power of storytelling through performance. This special edition of OZ Arts STEAM Fusion is designed for high school students, but can be enjoyed by all ages.
 
Performing a Picture Book:
You’re never too old for story time! Did you know that a picture book can be the perfect tool to practice your public speaking skills, poise, and character building techniques? Maddie Hicks presents the power of a good story, well told. Sharpen those storyteller skills, and wow any audience, big or small.

Dancing a Dialogue:
Love to express yourself through dance and movement? Step into the choreographer’s shoes. Design your own dance that articulates the relationship and conversation between two characters. Professional dancer Joi Ware leads this creative exploration that’s sure to keep you on your toes.

OZ Arts STEAM Fusion is an ongoing series of curriculum developed in partnership with Metro Nashville Public Schools STEAM Initiative. Discover more video lessons at https://www.ozartsnashville.org/steam-fusion/.

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Learning Lab TSU
Erin Holcomb | NowPlayingNashville.com

OCTOBER 27

Featuring Hiram Van Gordon Gallery at TSU

[Age Groups: High School or All Ages]

Join the Hiram Van Gordon Gallery at Tennessee State University (TSU) to learn about the history and heritage of TSU, its award-winning athletes, and everything surrounding Homecoming. I'M SO GLAD is an exhibition of Tennessee State University memorabilia and artifacts highlighting the university's legacy, culture, and history.
 
The Hiram Van Gordon Gallery offers six exhibitions yearly that highlight the works of Tennessee State University students, faculty and alumni in the visual arts, African American and African artists, social and civic engaged work along with conversations regarding sustainable environmental practices in art. Visit the website for more details: http://www.tnstate.edu/art/gallery.aspx.

Supplemental Material

View the online exhibit.

WATCH IT LIVE HERE ON FACEBOOK.

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El dia de los Muertos cheekwood
Erin Holcomb | NowPlayingNashville.com

OCTOBER 29

Featuring Cheekwood Estate & Gardens

[Age Groups: All Ages]

Join the Cheekwood Education team, Alma Paz-Sanmiguel from Vanderbilt’s Center for Latin American Studies, and local performer Rachel Rodriguez to learn all about El Día de los Muertos. We will focus on the ofrendas, or altars, that are constructed each year to honor those that have passed. Alma will talk about the items that are placed on an altar and explain their significance and Rachel will share how music plays a role in remembering those that we have lost and will perform a song that helps her remember her grandfather. Finally, the Cheekwood Education team will walk you through how to make a mini shoebox altar so that you can celebrate at home.

The mission of Cheekwood is to preserve Cheekwood as an historical landmark where beauty and excellence in art and horticulture stimulate the mind and nurture the spirit. To learn more about Cheekwood, visit www.cheekwood.org.

Supplemental Material

Books to help you learn more about El Día de los Muertos:

Uncle Monarch and the Day of the Dead by Judy Goldman and Rene King Moreno
I Remember Abuelito: A Day of the Dead Story by Janice Levy, Loretta Lopez and Miguel Arisa
Día de los Muertos by Hannah Eliot and Jorge Gutierrez
Day of the Dead by Tony Johnston and Jeanette Winter
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos by Monica Brown and John Parra

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ARTOBER TALKS

Author Talk
Erin Holcomb | NowPlayingNashville.com

OCTOBER 1

Author Talk w/Winifred Forrester, Russ Faxon & Dr. Guy Jordan (LIVE)

Join us for an Author Talk to kick of Southern Festival of Books week with authors, Winifred Forrester, Russ Faxon and Dr. Guy Jordan. They co-wrote "A Mind in Motion: The Art of Charles Forrester" about Winifred's father, a local sculptor in Nashville. His artwork spans six decades and is lavishly illustrated in the book with commentary from art historians and contemporary artists.

View images featured in the book and hear excerpts and a story about Charles Forrester's life.

Register for this FREE Artober Talks presentation.

REGISTER HERE.

 

Artober Talks: Funding for the Arts
Erin Holcomb | NowPlayingNashville.com

OCTOBER 22

Artober Talks: Funding for the Arts

Join NowPlayingNashville for this Artober Talks featuring Randy Cohen with American for the Arts, Anne Pope with The Tennessee Arts Commission, Michael McDaniel with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, and and Erin Holcomb with NowPlayingNashville as moderator.

This hour-long discussion talks about the importance of arts in urban and rural communities, the research trends across the state and country, the availability of funding due to COVID, and reasons to support the arts!

 Artober Nashville is a program of NowPlayingNashville.com at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Artober Nashville is funded by The Ryman Hospitality Properties Foundation and Tennessee Arts Commission.

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LESSON PLANS

Tour a Museum Online

(Grades K-4) - Download the PDF.

(Grades 5-8) - Download the PDF.

(Grades 9-12) - Download the PDF.

 

 

 

30-DAY ARTOBER CHALLENGE

Take the 30-Day Artober Challenge by crossing off things you've done to celebrate Artober Nashville from September 28th - October 31st.

Those that participate by crossing off 10 or more things via Instagram will be entered to win two tickets to Chihuly Nights. You MUST tag us @ArtoberNash and hashtag #ArtoberNashville to be entered to win.

DOWNLOAD THE CHALLENGE FOR INSTAGRAM STORIES.

DOWNLOAD THE 30-DAY ARTOBER CHALLENGE PDF.