Sunday, May 9, 2010

Nashville News- The good the bad and the hopeful!

Fellow Art teachers and bloggers!

As many of you may already know, last week Nashville and many other Tennessee counties found themselves underwater from the storms that passed through us. Some folks had minor damages and others lost everything. I myself wasn't affected directly but know many friends that were. This week I did what I could by cleaning out my closet and took about 4 garbage bags full of clothes to a community/ donation center.

Many of you may know of the Houses for Haiti project and how it has raised lots of money for those affected by the earthquake down in Haiti. Now those same teachers in Florida who started that project have renamed the project Volunteer Village Houses, as TN is the volunteer state- 

If you have the resources and the opportunity to do this project with your students please help Nashville! Send your contributions to the Red Cross's Nashville Chapter.

On a completely different topic- Dale Chihuly will still be showcasing his works in Nashville beginning today at the Frist Center, later on in the month at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens, and on the 21st the show that was going to be set up at the Symphony is now going to go on over at TPAC- including his lecture! I hope those of you locally will try and make it out to see these amazing works of art! Check out

Chihuly Sea Blue and Green Tower now @ the Frist!


  1. Thanks so much for following my blog! I am so happy to find you-do you work with Autistic children? Next year I am working in small groups with our CID program. I have been doing a lot of research, and plan on spending plenty of time this summer coming up with activities for them to do. Any tips/advice/suggestions you have for me would be greatly appreciated!

  2. My heart goes out to everyone in Nashville. My family is from CT but my big bro moved to Nashville. Once he moved he never came back and we all know why. . . it's the best town EVER! Will do what we can to help!

  3. Thinking about those in Nashville.

    Oh how I love Chihuly! I am lucky enough to enjoy it on a weekly basis! I'm not sure who loves it more, the adults or the children!

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