RINA BANERJEE COMING IN JULY

Here’s something fun to look forward to this summer when we can get back out and about. The Frist Art Museum presents Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World. The exhibit runs July 24 - Oct. 25. It’s the first major survey of Indian-born artist Rina Banerjee’s work in the United States.

The richly layered artwork comprises materials sourced throughout the world to reflect the splintered experience of migration, identity, tradition and culture often prevalent in diasportic communities.

The Frist’s hours are Mon - Wed 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Thu - Fri 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sun 1 - 5:30 p.m. Admission is $15 adults, free ages 18 & younger. Call 615-244-3340 or visit fristartmuseum.org.

Featured photo above Banerjee's Dodo Bird, 2013.

ZOOM WITH THE LITTLE ART HOUSE

We caught up with our friends at Little Art House in Nashville to find out what their upcoming plans are.

“Our hope and dream is to be able to host small, private groups for private sessions,” says Leighton Lancaster, co-founder of Little Art House.

Lancaster says this can be a group of friends, a family, neighbors, etc. It’s all dependent on the phase of the reopening rollout, and they are in the process of putting together what the sessions will look like, including pricing. They’re also hopeful to be able to start booking birthday parties again by the end of the month.

For June, Lancaster says they are endeavoring to keep summer camps and classes intact. “We have lots of camp options, and we’re working with the University School of Nashville again. At this point, we are allowing families to make bookings, and if for some reason we have to change the plan, we’re working on backup options,” she adds.

In the meantime, Little Art House offers a variety of online Zoom classes. You can sign up for those, purchase art kits and even make a donation at littlearthousenashville.com/online.

 

PAINT LIKE BOB ROSS

The late artist Bob Ross became a worldwide sensation through his PBS program, The Joy of Painting. For years, his gentle voice guided burgeoning artists to paint beautiful landscapes with “happy clouds and trees” in his signature wet-on-wet style. Got a painting enthusiast? Stock up on supplies, then fire up Netflix for two Bob Ross series: Beauty is Everywhere and Chill with Bob Ross

 

YOUTUBE ART FOR KIDS

Check out these YouTube channels for online arts and crafts projects:

Art Classes for Kids

5-Minute Crafts

Carla Sonheim

Art for Kids Hub

The Kennedy Center

The Messy Artist

Young Rembrandts

Createful Art

All About Art

ART and LEARN

Crafts for Kids

The Little Art School