Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Game day this Saturday: FREE Fun for the whole family!!

Stumped for a cool gift? Need a break from shopping?

The Center for the Arts has a solution for both:

Game Day

Dec. 6th, 3pm-7pm


Games for all ages!

Center for the Arts
110 W College Ave
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Come try out games for the trivia wiz, the strategy genius, the card
shark, the artist, the young and young at heart. Pick a new favorite
game and have a great time.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

FREE Art Learning Materials now at Center for the Arts

The Center for the Arts is an affiliate distributor - this means that
you can check out the resources directly from us and avoid the wait
and the shipping costs. Contact jennifer@boroarts.org for more


About Free-Loan Teaching Resources

The National Gallery of Art's Division of Education provides slide
teaching programs, multimedia programs, videocassettes, CD ROMs, and
DVDs to millions of viewers each year. These programs are intended to
foster awareness of the visual arts and make Gallery collections
accessible to a broad audience beyond the Gallery's walls. They are
circulated free of charge to educational institutions, community
groups, and individuals throughout the United States.

Our Loan Programs meet national standards in the visual arts for
kindergarten through grade 12. A variety of artists, subjects,
techniques, and styles are examined. Many programs contain suggestions
for related activities and questions designed to stimulate discussion
of the art and artists, of cultural and historical issues.

Slide teaching programs are designed to permit flexibility in use. We
encourage you to review them, select those images and information that
are most useful to your teaching needs, and to adapt and shape the
materials to your specific instructional objectives.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Greenhouse Ministries!

When: Tuesday, November 18th, 6-8pm
Where: Greenhouse Ministries
410 W Lytle St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

What: Holiday Craft and Ornament Activity: FREE and open to the public

Artsy Mamas hosts its first Greenhouse Ministries activity! We are so excited to be teaming up with this organization that so generously serves our community. Please come out and support this effort. BRING YOUR CHILDREN as this is fun for the whole family!

PLEASE REGISTER ahead of time, especially if you plan to eat pizza!
Just reply to my email if you'd like to come!

Friday, September 26, 2008

El Dia De Los Muertos and Meditate and Create

El Dia De Los Muertos

Remembering Dr. Suess

Presented by

Dos Amigas, Artsy Mamas and Boro Book Warehouse

What: El Día de los Muertos is a way to honor and remember people that have passed away. It is a holiday specifically set aside to reminisce about the person's life, and in many ways, to celebrate their accomplishments and contributions.

Why: To expand cultural horizons and to have fun!

Who: Families and Children of all ages

When: Monday, October 26, 10am-12pm

How: The holiday is celebrated, like holidays everywhere, with family, friends, and food. Families visit cemeteries of their relatives, decorate their tombstones (much like we do on Memorial Day), prepare the deceased's favorite food, and console one another by telling tales of the person's life. If the family lives far away from the cemetery in which their loved one is buried, an ofrenda, or offering can be set up in the home. Ofrendas often include the person's favorite flowers and marigolds which are thought to attract the spirits of the dead. Ofrendas may also have sweet bread called Pan de Muerto, pictures of the deceased, candles, favorite clothing or articles of the deceased, and anything the family wants to include in the ofrenda. These ofrendas range from the extremely elaborate to the very basic and are simply a way to remember the person.

How much: $2 per family

What else: Join the Dos Amigas and Artsy Mamas as we construct an ofrenda to Dr. Suess, eat Pan de Muerto, decorate Caleveras de Azucar, and make Papel Picado.

Is it Halloween? Is it evil???

El dia de los Muertos is a reverent holiday that is peaceful and respectful. El Día de los Muertos is typically celebrated in Mexico, and now, in this country. In general, the Mexican people view death both respectfully and temporary instead of something evil or unholy. Contrary to popular American belief, this is not in any way a scary holiday, nor is it related to Halloween, though the two holidays are close to one another in date.

Meditate and Create

An evening of Gratitude

presented by Artsy Mamas and Center for the Arts

Who: Mamas of all shapes, sizes and ages

What: An evening of gratitude. We will be creating gratitude art such as a gratitude journal, gratitude beads, or a gratitude rock, enjoying a guided meditation, snacks, and one another's company.

Where: Center for the Arts in Murfreesboro

When: Saturday, November 8th, 7:00-9:30

Why: Because November is the month of Thanksgiving and we feel it is important to focus on the wonderful gifts we have been given as artists, as mothers, and as beautiful women.

How much: $5.00/person

Registration is required by Monday, November 3rd

You may register by calling Mandy at 907-8084 or emailing artsymamas@gmail.com.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Ladies Rock Camp

Ladies Rock Camp
Registration Going Now!

Have you ever thought to yourself, "I wish there had been something like the Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp when I was growing up?"

Well, now there is!

September 12 – 14, 2008
Cedars of Lebanon State Park
Learn Guitar, Drums, Bass, Keyboard, Vocals
Workshops in Sound, Songwriting, Music Herstory and DIY Arts & Crafts
Form a band, rehearse and perform at a showcase

Limited spaces available so register now! Email sgrrc05@gmail.com to apply or call 615-849-8140 for more info.

The Ladies Rock Camp encourages women to express themselves, learn new skills, and develop a supportive network for their creative endeavors.

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Saturday, August 16, 2008


Imagine a place where women support women through history, story, and woman-to-woman wisdom. Red Tents are sacred and safe places for women to grow and learn.
EAST NASHVILLE BOLD Red Tent event Co-hosted by Krystal Kinnunen and Artsy Mamas

When: August 23rd, from 2-4pm

Where: East Library 206 Gallatin Road, Nashville, TN. 37206

What: Bring food to share, pen and paper for writing, art supplies, old magazines for collage art, and your birth story. We plan to create a multimedia art piece of everyone's birth story. A love offering will be accepted to cover any cost and go toward supporting birthing options in Nashville.

Childcare will be provided but please bring a couple of bucks to chip in for the "sitter". Thanks!!

For more info feel free to contact Krystal at
or Mandy at
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