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Artober

10-31-2020

Presented by NowPlayingNashville.com at Various Venues | Middle Tennessee, Nashville
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 25 @ 12:00 am Mon, Oct 26 @ 12:00 am Tue, Oct 27 @ 12:00 am + 4 more dates and times

Wed, Oct 28 @ 12:00 am Thu, Oct 29 @ 12:00 am Fri, Oct 30 @ 12:00 am Sat, Oct 31 @ 12:00 am - less dates and times

Held from Sept. 28-Oct. 31, Artober Nashville will highlight the depth and variety of the arts community and its many public offerings while encouraging participation in the arts virtually from residents and tourists alike.

Visitors to ArtoberNashville.com will find hundreds of arts and...

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Held from Sept. 28-Oct. 31, Artober Nashville will highlight the depth and variety of the arts community and its many public offerings while encouraging participation in the arts virtually from residents and tourists alike.

Visitors to ArtoberNashville.com will find hundreds of arts and cultural events both online and in-person — many unique to the month of October — in every discipline, including visual and performing arts, music, history, language, and film.

In addition, this year will feature a variety of new programing:

  • Artober Learning Labs featuring activities for MNPS students, homeschoolers and children at home.
  • Artober Talks featuring discussions and panels about current issues in the arts including diversity, gender and funding.
  • ArtoberTV featuring events and ways to participate.

Although NowPlayingNashville.com has been an organizer and presenter of Artober Nashville since its creation by the Metro Arts Commission in 2011, this marks the online arts and entertainment website’s fourth year operating the program.

Artober Nashville is funded by NowPlayingNashville, as well as Ryman Hospitality Properties Foundation and the Tennessee Arts Commission.

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Tags:   Arts Community Family Fun Free Events Lectures + Discussions Music Stage

Artober TV ft. Author Winifred Forrester

10-26-2020

Presented by NowPlayingNashville.com at ONLINE, Nashville
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 26 @ 10:15 am

Artober TV will air every Monday at 10:15AM from September 28th - October 26th on Facebook and YouTube Live.

This week we feature:

  • Artober Learning Labs
  • Top 10 Things to Do this Week
  • Special Guest Winifred Forrester, author of "A Mind in Motion: The Art of Charles H. Forrester" and a...
[more+]

Artober TV will air every Monday at 10:15AM from September 28th - October 26th on Facebook and YouTube Live.

This week we feature:

  • Artober Learning Labs
  • Top 10 Things to Do this Week
  • Special Guest Winifred Forrester, author of "A Mind in Motion: The Art of Charles H. Forrester" and a preview of the upcoming documentary

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.

WATCH IT LIVE VIA FACEBOOK.

WATCH IT LIVE VIA YOUTUBE.

Source: Submitted

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Tags:   Community Family Fun Free Events

Artober Learning Labs Episode 9: Hiram Van Gordon Gallery at TSU

10-27-2020

Presented by NowPlayingNashville.com at ONLINE, Nashville
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Oct 27 @ 10:15 am

[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...

[more+]

[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 VIA FACEBOOK.

WATCH IT LIVE VIA YOUTUBE.

Source: Submitted

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Tags:   Community Family Fun Free Events Stage

Artober Learning Labs Episode 10: El Día de los Muertos at Cheekwood

10-29-2020

Presented by NowPlayingNashville.com at ONLINE, Nashville
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 29 @ 10:15 am

[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...

[more+]

[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

 

WATCH IT LIVE VIA FACEBOOK.

WATCH IT LIVE VIA YOUTUBE.

Source: Submitted

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Tags:   Arts Community Family Fun Free Events Music

(POSTPONED) Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award Luncheon

11-19-2020

Presented by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at Music City Center, Nashville
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Nov 19 @ 11:30 am

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee could not be more eager to present the 27th annual Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award to Susan and Luke Simons, civic and community leaders known for their generous philanthropy in the arts, health care, in Nashville and beyond.

After conferring with Luke...

[more+]

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee could not be more eager to present the 27th annual Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award to Susan and Luke Simons, civic and community leaders known for their generous philanthropy in the arts, health care, in Nashville and beyond.

After conferring with Luke and Susan, we will be moving our chance to honor them publicly to sometime in 2021 when conditions permit.

Stay tuned!


The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee could not be more honored to present the 27th annual Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award on November 19th at the Music City Center to Susan and Luke Simons, civic and community leaders known for their generous philanthropy in the arts, healthcare and beyond.

 


About Joe Kraft and The Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award Fund

Established in 1993, the Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award recognizes community leaders who embody the strength of character and unwavering integrity of the late Joe Kraft. Past honorees include Amy Grant and Vince Gill, John Seigenthaler, Francis S. Guess, Clayton McWhorter, Aubrey Harwell, Jayme and McDonald Williams, Monroe J. Carell Jr., Pauline Gore, Martha Ingram, Karl Dean, Jim Haslam II, Steve and Cal Turner Jr., Phil Bredesen and Andrea Conte, Chet Atkins and Owen Bradley, Jack B. Turner, and Jerry B. Williams, among others.

Location: This event will be held in the Davidson room.

Source: Submitted.

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Tags:   Benefits Food + DrinkCommunity

(RESCHEDULED) Whip Crackin' Rodeo

04-24-2021

Presented by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at Wilson County Fairgrounds / James E. Ward Agricult..., Lebanon
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 23 @ 8:00 am Fri, Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm

The Whip Crackin' Rodeo is fun for the whole family, featuring saddle riding, a silent auction, festival foods like hamburgers, hotdogs, pizzas, corn-on-the-cob and so much more! The covered pavilion at the Wilson County Fairgrounds provides an all weather arena, so the rodeo will go on – rain...

[more+]

The Whip Crackin' Rodeo is fun for the whole family, featuring saddle riding, a silent auction, festival foods like hamburgers, hotdogs, pizzas, corn-on-the-cob and so much more! The covered pavilion at the Wilson County Fairgrounds provides an all weather arena, so the rodeo will go on – rain or shine!

The rodeo also includes a day for special needs children filled with fun, games and a sample of what a real rodeo is all about. In 2017, we had the privilege of entertaining over 450 special needs youth at this mini rodeo event.

Previously, the rodeo presented the 9th Annual Whip Crackin’ Rodeo for the residents of Middle TN and the organization has raised over $40,000 for LOCAL charities.

Source: Submitted.

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Tags:   Benefits Community Family Fun Food + DrinkSports + Rec

Artober

10-31-2020

Presented by NowPlayingNashville.com at Various Venues | Middle Tennessee, Nashville
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 25 @ 12:00 am Mon, Oct 26 @ 12:00 am Tue, Oct 27 @ 12:00 am + 4 more dates and times

Wed, Oct 28 @ 12:00 am Thu, Oct 29 @ 12:00 am Fri, Oct 30 @ 12:00 am Sat, Oct 31 @ 12:00 am - less dates and times

Held from Sept. 28-Oct. 31, Artober Nashville will highlight the depth and variety of the arts community and its many public offerings while encouraging participation in the arts virtually from residents and tourists alike.

Visitors to ArtoberNashville.com will find hundreds of arts and...

[more+]

Held from Sept. 28-Oct. 31, Artober Nashville will highlight the depth and variety of the arts community and its many public offerings while encouraging participation in the arts virtually from residents and tourists alike.

Visitors to ArtoberNashville.com will find hundreds of arts and cultural events both online and in-person — many unique to the month of October — in every discipline, including visual and performing arts, music, history, language, and film.

In addition, this year will feature a variety of new programing:

  • Artober Learning Labs featuring activities for MNPS students, homeschoolers and children at home.
  • Artober Talks featuring discussions and panels about current issues in the arts including diversity, gender and funding.
  • ArtoberTV featuring events and ways to participate.

Although NowPlayingNashville.com has been an organizer and presenter of Artober Nashville since its creation by the Metro Arts Commission in 2011, this marks the online arts and entertainment website’s fourth year operating the program.

Artober Nashville is funded by NowPlayingNashville, as well as Ryman Hospitality Properties Foundation and the Tennessee Arts Commission.

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Tags:   Arts Community Family Fun Free Events Lectures + Discussions Music Stage

Artober TV ft. Author Winifred Forrester

10-26-2020

Presented by NowPlayingNashville.com at ONLINE, Nashville
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 26 @ 10:15 am

Artober TV will air every Monday at 10:15AM from September 28th - October 26th on Facebook and YouTube Live.

This week we feature:

  • Artober Learning Labs
  • Top 10 Things to Do this Week
  • Special Guest Winifred Forrester, author of "A Mind in Motion: The Art of Charles H. Forrester" and a...
[more+]

Artober TV will air every Monday at 10:15AM from September 28th - October 26th on Facebook and YouTube Live.

This week we feature:

  • Artober Learning Labs
  • Top 10 Things to Do this Week
  • Special Guest Winifred Forrester, author of "A Mind in Motion: The Art of Charles H. Forrester" and a preview of the upcoming documentary

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.

WATCH IT LIVE VIA FACEBOOK.

WATCH IT LIVE VIA YOUTUBE.

Source: Submitted

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Tags:   Community Family Fun Free Events

Artober Learning Labs Episode 9: Hiram Van Gordon Gallery at TSU

10-27-2020

Presented by NowPlayingNashville.com at ONLINE, Nashville
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Oct 27 @ 10:15 am

[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...

[more+]

[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 VIA FACEBOOK.

WATCH IT LIVE VIA YOUTUBE.

Source: Submitted

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Tags:   Community Family Fun Free Events Stage

Artober Learning Labs Episode 10: El Día de los Muertos at Cheekwood

10-29-2020

Presented by NowPlayingNashville.com at ONLINE, Nashville
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 29 @ 10:15 am

[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...

[more+]

[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

 

WATCH IT LIVE VIA FACEBOOK.

WATCH IT LIVE VIA YOUTUBE.

Source: Submitted

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Tags:   Arts Community Family Fun Free Events Music

(POSTPONED) Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award Luncheon

11-19-2020

Presented by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at Music City Center, Nashville
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Nov 19 @ 11:30 am

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee could not be more eager to present the 27th annual Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award to Susan and Luke Simons, civic and community leaders known for their generous philanthropy in the arts, health care, in Nashville and beyond.

After conferring with Luke...

[more+]

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee could not be more eager to present the 27th annual Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award to Susan and Luke Simons, civic and community leaders known for their generous philanthropy in the arts, health care, in Nashville and beyond.

After conferring with Luke and Susan, we will be moving our chance to honor them publicly to sometime in 2021 when conditions permit.

Stay tuned!


The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee could not be more honored to present the 27th annual Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award on November 19th at the Music City Center to Susan and Luke Simons, civic and community leaders known for their generous philanthropy in the arts, healthcare and beyond.

 


About Joe Kraft and The Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award Fund

Established in 1993, the Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award recognizes community leaders who embody the strength of character and unwavering integrity of the late Joe Kraft. Past honorees include Amy Grant and Vince Gill, John Seigenthaler, Francis S. Guess, Clayton McWhorter, Aubrey Harwell, Jayme and McDonald Williams, Monroe J. Carell Jr., Pauline Gore, Martha Ingram, Karl Dean, Jim Haslam II, Steve and Cal Turner Jr., Phil Bredesen and Andrea Conte, Chet Atkins and Owen Bradley, Jack B. Turner, and Jerry B. Williams, among others.

Location: This event will be held in the Davidson room.

Source: Submitted.

[less-]
Tags:   Benefits Food + DrinkCommunity

(RESCHEDULED) Whip Crackin' Rodeo

04-24-2021

Presented by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at Wilson County Fairgrounds / James E. Ward Agricult..., Lebanon
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 23 @ 8:00 am Fri, Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm

The Whip Crackin' Rodeo is fun for the whole family, featuring saddle riding, a silent auction, festival foods like hamburgers, hotdogs, pizzas, corn-on-the-cob and so much more! The covered pavilion at the Wilson County Fairgrounds provides an all weather arena, so the rodeo will go on – rain...

[more+]

The Whip Crackin' Rodeo is fun for the whole family, featuring saddle riding, a silent auction, festival foods like hamburgers, hotdogs, pizzas, corn-on-the-cob and so much more! The covered pavilion at the Wilson County Fairgrounds provides an all weather arena, so the rodeo will go on – rain or shine!

The rodeo also includes a day for special needs children filled with fun, games and a sample of what a real rodeo is all about. In 2017, we had the privilege of entertaining over 450 special needs youth at this mini rodeo event.

Previously, the rodeo presented the 9th Annual Whip Crackin’ Rodeo for the residents of Middle TN and the organization has raised over $40,000 for LOCAL charities.

Source: Submitted.

[less-]
Tags:   Benefits Community Family Fun Food + DrinkSports + Rec