Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Craft Night #3 & Craft Night #4: Spring into SPRING!

Craftville's Craft Night #3 & Craft Night #4 were as fun as can be!  

Craft Night #3 consisted of making paper flowers.  We made a ton of paper flowers and placed them all around the gallery.  By the end of the night, we had flowers popping up out of the stage, the shelves, the carousel book:  EVERYWHERE!  It was magical . . . 

At Craft Night #4, we celebrated SPRING!  We made fabric flower wristlets and button rings.  The president of Belmont stopped by and said hello, and some spontaneous drummers showed up and performed!  Our bird-friend, Megpie, from the opening reception flew in and helped finish up the outside installation and did a bit of fingerweaving.  What a great way to end our Craftville Craft Nights and Deliciously Happy!  A great closing celebration indeed!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Deliciously Happy Featured With The Arts & Business Council . . .

Alternative Funding for Your Creative Project Panel

Please join the Arts & Business Council for a panel discussion on Alternative Funding for Your Creative Project Thursday, March 22nd from 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. at Brick Factory Nashville.
Sign up here to join a cross-section of local artists, creative professionals and giving platform managers for a panel discussion of crowdfunding that will explore best practices for online campaigns, limitations and logistics. Plus, learn tips on how to manage the relationships with your supporters.
Panelists include:
Austen Adams – fearless moderator and entertainment attorney
Lindsey Bailey – installation, performance, and youth community artist; project organizer of the Deliciously Happy project (successfully funded through Kickstarter)
Clarke Gallivan – producer for RuckusFilms and Blue Like Jazz (successfully funded and the largest film project in Kickstarter history)
Beth Groves – arts organization online giving aficionado and Manager for GivingMatters.com

Monday, March 12, 2012

Craft Night #2: St. Patty's-inspired Tie Snakes!

Fast forward a few months to May 18th, and you'll see a whole new collaborative project on display at the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission gallery.  This time in partnership with Camilla Spadafino and my neighborhood school, Lockeland Design Center Elementary.  My new 2nd grade friends and I are putting on an exhibit called:  Imagination & Collaboration, a Boys And Girls Club.

In preparation for this event, Craftville and Deliciously Happy have decided to make this Thursday's Craft Night a Lockeland Family Craft Night.  We've invited the whole east side neighborhood over to the Leu Center for The Visual Arts to experience the works of Deliciously Happy created by the students at USN, LEAD Academy, Bordeaux Elementary, and the sculpture students at Belmont.

Craftville's Craft Night at the Deliciously Happy Gallery Show
Gallery 121, Leu Center for The Visual Arts
Thursday, March 15th
6 - 9pm

Free & Open to The Public

It's exciting to have so many people coming over the river to see the show!  Come out and join us!