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The Art of Teaching: Create2013

The Art of Teaching: Create2013 by DeeGee Lester The greatest teachers, those who inspire and launch their students into the future, expand the classroom experience beyond rote learning, helping students...

Arts Build Communities Grant

by Lauren Baud What makes the arts so special? What do they do for our world? They encourage and foster creativity. They empower our youth to think outside the box and develop into active and engaged memb...

Mommy and Me (and Daddy too!)

Mommy and Me (and Daddy too!) by DeeGee Lester   photo: Tim Broekema Picture a dance studio filled with the giggles and boundless energy of two-year-olds; add in happy music, and you have some ...

Summer Camp with Lauren Rolwing

Summer Camp with Lauren Rolwing by Lisa Venegas On the list of fantastic things about Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art are the opportunities for children and teens to foster their creativity...

State of the Arts

by Jennifer Cole, Metro Nashville Arts Commission Jennifer Cole At all of 5 foot 1 inch, I didn't grow up shooting hoops. I stuck to the sports more inclined to my stature like field hockey and, well, le...

State of the Arts

by Lauren Baud and Jennifer Cole, Metro Nashville Arts Commission One of my favorite childhood books is E.L Konigsburg’s 1967 classic From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, where two erstwhile ...

Art Smart: Art Camp at LeQuire

by Lisa Venegas In the back of the LeQuire gallery on Charlotte Pike in his own personal workspace, sculptor Alan LeQuire has been offering workshops to adults for some time. Three years ago he decided to ex...

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