Art 120 News

  • HAIDER ALI: THE BOB ROSS OF PAKISTAN

    Haider Ali, founder of Phool Patti (pronounced P-ool pah-tea), visited Chattanooga for two weeks this July. Ali did many things during this time, including painting a new hood on the original Jingle Truck, and completely making over one of Art120's work trucks. Among other things, this is what the Pakistani artist specializes in. For thirty years he has been a Jingle Truck Artist, traveling the world to paint trailers, trucks, park benches, and more. He is famous for his work with the Smithsonian, and has exhibited at museums and institutions globally. You could say he is the “Bob Ross” of Pakistan.

        As Kofi Annan said, "We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.”  We at Art 120 strongly believe that when a child has access to art, they not only learn to appreciate their self-identity but nurture the curiosity and self-confidence necessary to understand other cultures. Thanks to the Doris Duke Building Bridges Program, Art120 will be able to reach more children this school year. 

        Art120’s Jingle Truck is available to visit any elementary school in Chattanooga, or within a 120 mile radius during the 2019-2020 school year. Students will meet an artist from Pakistan, learn about the culture, and create artwork relevant to the child’s community. We will provide teachers with a curriculum plan (approved by the Tennessee Academic Standards for Fine Arts), that is tailored to each grade level. There are opportunities to receive a Jingle Truck art experience at your school for free. To learn more, please contact Kate Warren at (423) 708-2120.

  • !NEW PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM: Painted Story Children's Gallery! WE NEED 2017-2018 HOST SITES!

    Art 120 is partnering with The Bethlehem Center, and local artist Christina Thongnopnua, to bring an ALL NEW traveling art exhibition for children to Chattanooga, TN! Painted Story Children's Gallery will be an unique experience for the community and for local artists that want to be a featured artist in the Gallery, or work with us in other ways like teaching workshops or hosting the gallery in their studio space. If you would like to host Painted Story at your organization, at an event, or become involved as an artist or volunteer, please email edu@art120.org or paintedstoryart@gmail.com!

    The deadline for submission of the application, Art120PaintedStoryArtistApplication.pdf, is March 20th, 2017! We launch in June 2017! CallToArtists_PaintedStoryChildrensGallery.pdf

    We look forward to working with you, Chattanooga, on bringing a truly child-centric program to you! Email Hannah Hahn at edu@art120.org or paintedstoryart@gmail.com if you're interested in applying to volunteer with or hosting the exhibition!

    **We are on the lookout for month-long hosts for the Gallery! Inquire with paintedstoryart@gmail.com and paintedstorygallery@gmail.com!**

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    Stage Genies at Picnic in the Passageways on 5.19.17!

    Come be serenaded by Dan Mailman, the Studio MindStride Stage Genies extraordinaire at Picnic in the Passageways on May 19, 2017! Find out more about our collaborative Passageways project with Stage Genies, where we partnered with the Stargaze installation, River City Company, the HIVE, Gigabit Mozilla Learning, and the Mozilla Foundation to bring musical computer programming opportunities to students in Chattanooga, TN. Special thanks to our partners and volunteers who help make this artistic e...  Read More...

  • Art 120 Seeking SPONSORS for Paid STEP-UP Internships for Students in Summer 2017!

    Public Education Foundation's STEP-UP Program is providing local Hamilton County students with an opportunity to work at Art 120 as PAID interns for the Summer of 2017! Read more for details, requirements, and a link to apply.  Read More...

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    Art Cars are Coming! 4.27.17 - 4.30.17

    While a fire may slow us down, it will not keep us from bringing art to the schools who need it most. Hold onto your hat, Art 120's Scenic City art car weekend is April 28-30th, complete with a children's mini art car parade. Click Read More for the complete schedule.  Read More...

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    Art 120 Students Celebrate Blues Legend Bessie Smith!

    TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT Y'ALL! The Awards Ceremony starts at 5:30pm on April 25, 2017!Participating students (and their families) of the Hamilton County Department of EducationBessie Smith Cultural Center art contest can attend a special reception and awards ceremony at The Bessie! Make sure you check out all of the amazing student art!  Read More...

  • MLK Day of Service - Chattanooga, TN (1.16.17)

    We had amazing MLK Day of Service volunteers help the Art 120 team recover and clean items from the 2016 Thanksgiving Day Fire that sadly destroyed our Southside facilities. With support from our community, we're re-building! For now, we have several temporary homes, one of which is at our partner's property, The Howard School, who has given us office space in an extra gym. A week before the MLK Day of Service, Art 120 and volunteers helped a local, Deshel Hambrick, and owner of 4Ever Young...  Read More...

  • Apply to be an Art 120 STEM Education Intern through UTC!

    http://www.utc.edu/stem-education/scholarships-opportunities/internships.php  Read More...

  • Join Us, Make Hovercrafts, & Have Fun!

     

    What's more fun than robots? Hovercrafts of course! And on Friday, January 15th from 4-6pm, YOU can make one while helping others for MLK Day of Caring. Join our Maker Ed team so we can make this fun-based STEAM project with the Boys and Girls Club of Highland Park.   Read More...