Tuesday, October 21, 2014

MeetUp:Capture the Flag













Fun active community play for all….Join us at the next MeetUp.  Stay tuned.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

One Mile Loop and Capture The Flag

FLEX IT! evolves with your participation. Join us October 11th and 12th for two events! 



3 to 4 pm Saturday, October 11th, experience a continual live musical performance around the One Mile Loop walking trail in Centennial Park.  

Nashville musicians will be performing next to a series of newly installed public signs that share information about the current lives, exercise habits, and musical preferences of Nashville citizens who regularly use the park.  

One Mile Loop, made for FLEX IT! by the social practice art collective Public Doors and Windows with Harrell Fletcher, Molly Sherman and Nolan Calisch, invites park visitors to consider fitness in such a way that allows then to enjoy a diversity of experiences while intimately engaging with the tastes and habits of others. Visit the Parthenon to FLEX IT! more.




Visit the Parthenon to FLEX IT! more




2 to 4 pm, Sunday, October 12th, Join Adrienne Outlaw for a family-friendly game of Capture the Flag in Centennial Park.  

The game starts at 2pm. Report as early as 1:30 for armbands and rules at the Kidsville tent, located next to the playground. During the game younger children may play games and make crafts at the tent. 

Capture the Flag, a well-loved outdoor game that rewards teamwork, is part of Outlaw's MeetUp project for FLEX IT! MeetUP events, designed to encourage acts of healt and harmony, have included a potluck picnic and mud making. Future events include dancing and bread making, portions of which are being shown as part of Outlaw's evolving video installation in the museum. 




Friday, September 26, 2014

Pygmalion's Challenge Artist Talk


 New media Artist Brian Leister and landscape designer Becky Heavner, the artists behind Pygmalion's Challenge, ended their week in Nashville at the Parthenon for an Artist talk before their last workshop at Watkins College of Art, Design and Film.  The talk was called "How the Heck Did We Do This?"

Pygmalion's Challenge an installation at the Parthenon is a mobile augmented reality game that encourages movement through the collection of coins and the finding of sculptural markers.  Once you unlock the game you bring characters to life.  You can download the game and even play at home with simple instructions from Bryan Leister's website.



Check out these pictures of the interactive app in action. 




I want to try it out, do you?


Brian Leister and Becky Heavner speaking with reporters and the public near the sculptural markers at the Parthenon.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Workshops with Bryan Leister and Becky Heavner, September 18-21 2014



The first workshop of FLEX IT! My Body My Temple are being held 1-5 pm Sept. 18 and 19 in room #403 at Watkins College of Art and Design and Film, is titled "Creating 2D and 3D content for video games". This workshop is most appropriate for artist and designers.

The second workshop, held 1-5 pm Sept. 20 and 21, also in room #403 at Watkins, is titled   "Augmented Reality for All!" This workshop is for the general tech or game audience.

New media artist Bryan Leister, who designed Pygmalion's Challenge for FLEX IT! will lead both workshops.

Click here for more information.
Participation in the workshops is free.
Attendance is limited to 17.  To sign up send an email TODAY titled FLEX IT with your workshop preference.

Sept. 20, 10-11 am at the Parthenon, Becky Heavner will Join Leister for a talk titled, "How the Heck Did We Do This?" The talk is free with museum admission.  No reservation required. 

Leister and Heavner's FLEX IT! project is an app that works in conjunction with sculptural markers embedded in the grounds at Centennial Park.  To play Pygmalion's Challenge, players collect coins using their iPhone or Android by traveling from the markers in the park to the door located on the western side of the Parthenon.  There they get a key which released colorful animated characters form the sculptural markers. 




Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Baking Bread at the Parthenon



If you happened to be at Centennial Park during the first week of September, you may have seen artist Moira Williams walking along the loop with a wagon in tow or operating an adobe oven on the Parthenon lawn. As part of Adrienne Outlaw’s FLEX IT! My Body My Temple, the Brooklyn-based artist created an ongoing, participatory art event that invites visitors to consider what feeds us.





“When I do socially engaged work,” says Williams, “it’s always about the community and supporting the community.” The physical structure of Socrates’ Wagon Sings with Demeter’s Torch was in fact community-made. Williams worked with park visitors to construct an oven and the mini-Parthenon shaped adobe structure surrounding it.

Read more about Moria Williams and her practice here.



Thursday, August 28, 2014

Invite Potluck Picnic at the Parthenon


Please join us on Monday, September 1st, this Labor Day from 12 to 3 to enjoy the company of your neighbors as we break bread together around the steps of the Parthenon.  

Everyone is invited!  

Please bring food to share, its a Potluck Picnic!  Based on your name in the alphabet bring a vegetable, fruit, grain, protein or drink (see flyer).  Interact with art and artist Moria Williams, Leung Mee (Momo) Ping and Adrienne Outlaw by bring a frisbee, baking bread in a replica of the Parthenon, exploring the park, chat with a new friend.  
FLEX IT! My Body My Temple will open at the Parthenon with regular admission.  Curated by Adrienne Outlaw and Susan Shockley. 

Visit to the Parthenon

Art has been spotted at the Parthenon.  The interactive signs by Susan O'Malley, Your Body is the Architecture, are up and inspiring action.








Becky Heavner and Bryan Leister's markers are ready for the September 1st launch of Pygmalion's Challenge, a reality virtual game that can be downloaded on to your phone for play.



  
-Adrienne Outlaw