#FBF and #ThankfulFriday shoutout to a local arts nonprofit doing great work in the Nashville community, Turnip Green Creative Reuse (TGCR)! Their mission is "Fostering creativity and sustainability through reuse". TGCR fulfills that mission through 4 areas of service, as described on their website:
Over the years, I've enjoyed many opportunities to parnter with TGCR. The pics above -from left to right- show a piece I created from upcycled materials and contributed to a TGCR benefit show, painting their logo on signage for doorway, and presenting my work at NashvilleNext speaker series, during topic discussion on "sustainable urbanism & community livability". TGCR was featured as a local org supporting sustainable culture; I showed and spoke about artwork I have used recycled materials in.
Another great experience partnering with TGCR, leading a workshop for Metro Nashville Public Library, is pictured above. On staff retreat days MNPL invites local organizations to put together a variety of educational workshops and let employees choose what they would like to attend.
Turnip Green Creative Reuse was one of the local organizations selected to put on a workshop during a staff retreat. The reuse art project I led centered around book art- being for the library- it seemed like a natural fit!
I'm so thankful that Nashville has such a great oganization working to keep the community creative and sustainable. If you're in the area be sure to check out their brick and mortar shop in East Nashville!