2016 Young Tennessee Artists Exhibition and More Set for September at The Frist

With the start of a new school year, the Frist Center is excited to launch a new program called Educator SPARK Evenings. It's a free, informal monthly idea exchange for art educators intended to spark creativity and curiosity in the classroom. Light refreshments will be served, and participants are welcome to continue the conversations in the galleries after the sessions.

On Friday, September 23, the Frist will open the exhibition 2016 Young Tennessee Artists: Selections from Advanced Studio Programs. This sixth biennial exhibition showcases a selection of the finest 2-D artwork created in Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate studio art programs throughout Tennessee in 2016. The 30 drawings, paintings, photographs, and mixed-media works represent student artists from 11 schools and were chosen from over 800 submissions statewide.

And don't forget, the final Frist Friday of 2016 is tomorrow and features alt-country veteran Rhett Miller, frontman for the roots-rock band the Old 97's. A reminder that the Frist's regular offer of free admission for college students on Thursday and Friday nights is honored on Frist Fridays, too!

September Highlights:

· Thursday, September 15: NEW! Educator SPARK Evening

· Friday, September 23: EXHIBITION OPENS! 2016 Young Tennessee Artists: Selections from Advanced Studio Programs

· Saturday, September 24: Seminar: An Introduction to Collecting Arts and Crafts Pottery presented by Sarah Campbell Drury, vice president of fine and decorative arts, Case Antiques Inc. Auctions & Appraisals

· Thursday, September 29: Curator's Tour: Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise presented by Trinita Kennedy, Frist Center curator

For additional information and the full lineup for September, call 615.244.3340 or visit fristcenter.org.

Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit art exhibition center dedicated to presenting and originating high-quality exhibitions with related educational programs and community outreach activities. Located at 919 Broadway in downtown Nashville, Tenn., the Frist Center offers the finest visual art from local, regional, national, and international sources in a program of changing exhibitions that inspire people through art to look at their world in new ways. The Frist Center's Martin ArtQuest Gallery features interactive stations relating to Frist Center exhibitions.

Information on accessibility may be found at fristcenter.org/accessibility. Gallery admission is free for visitors 18 and younger and to members; $12 for adults; $9 for seniors and college students with ID; and $7 for active military. College students are admitted free Thursday and Friday evenings (with the exception of Frist Fridays), 5:00-9:00 p.m. Discounts are offered for groups of 10 or more with advance reservations by calling 615.744.3247. The galleries, café, and gift shop are open seven days a week: Mondays through Wednesdays, and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays, 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; and Sundays, 1:00-5:30 p.m., with the café opening at noon. For additional information, call 615.244.3340 or visit fristcenter.org.

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