February 28–March 14, 2013 | Happenings
Frist Antioch Community Exhibition (F.A.C.E.)
Kevin Fane. Dreaming Mystery, 2012. Sharpie and Color Pencil on Paper, 20 x 16 in.
Elizabeth Savayvongthong. Stress, March 2012. Pencil on paper, 8 x 20 in.
Yemurai Towogbola. Locks, 2012. Acrylic on Canvas, 14 X 11 in.
Sherry Armistead. Dressed Up, 2013. Acrylic on canvas, 12 X 12 in.
Leighton Lancaster. Nashville, 2010. Acrylic, 4x6 ft.
Natalia Tolentino. Jelly fish, 2013. 8.5 x 11 in.
Mike Windy. Watching birds before my first cup of coffee, 2011. Acrylic on Canvas, 20 X 16 in.
Students from Antioch High School's Academy of Teaching and Service have created their first annual art exhibition with the assistance of a team of Antioch faculty and staff members of the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, the school’s Academy partner. Students collaboratively planned and produced this exhibition aimed at getting broad community involvement and building awareness of the educational power of visual art.
The development of this exhibition created a rich, project based learning experience for the students at Antioch while providing them with real world, problem-solving scenarios that require the use of inquiry, collaboration, and creative thinking. The grand opening of the first annual Frist Antioch Community Exhibition (F.A.C.E.) is Thursday, February 28, 6:00–8:00 p.m. at Crossing Event Center in Antioch, Tennessee. The exhibition will highlight the talents of local artists within the Antioch community while exploring the theme of identity.
February 28, 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Opening night)
March 4-14 (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 5:00–7:00 p.m. and Saturday,10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)
Crossings Event Center
5380 Hickory Hollow Parkway
Antioch, TN 37013
The project developed as a result of the project-based Academies learning program introduced into the Metro Public Schools (2010). Last summer, six members of the Antioch High School Faculty met with members of the Frist Center staff to explore ideas for an interdisciplinary project. The Antioch H.S. faculty members met over the summer and decided to develop an art exhibition that would mirror the various elements involved in developing an art exhibition at the Frist Center.
Shortly after the start of school in the fall of 2012, students and faculty had an introductory meeting via Skype with Frist Center staff. Later in the month, 46 students and 6 faculty members visited the Frist Center and met with representatives of all departments to learn about various jobs and responsibilities and the innumerable decisions involved in conceiving, organizing and opening an art exhibition.
More about The Academies of Nashville
Since 2006, in partnership with civic and business engagement, the Metro Nashville Public School system has been redesigning its zoned high schools into smaller learning communities, collectively known as The Academies of Nashville.
The Academies enable students to learn through the lens of a career or academic theme in a highly personalized learning community. Through their academy, students are exposed to a multitude of careers and opportunities, industry skills, and potential employers by way of classroom speakers, site visits, job shadowing and internships.
The Academies of Nashville fall within five broad career groupings:
• Arts, Media & Communications
• Business, Marketing & Information Technology
• Engineering, Manufacturing & Industrial Technology
• Health & Public Services
• Hospitality & Tourism