In collaboration with the Oasis Center
September 3, 2011 – September 24, 2011
First Saturday Gallery Crawl: September 3, 2011; 6-9pm
Oasis Center and Blend studio once again collaborated in creating work with Oasis Center Teen Outreach Program to produce a collection of kinetic art that problematizes the notion of alternative transportation. The featured artists are middle and high school students including international students from East and South Nashville. The pieces are created with recycle parts and found objects. We ask the students to consider the implication of altertnive transportation in that there is and shcold be a dominant mode of travel in Amercian
Oasis Center’s vision is to live in a world where all young people are safe, valued, connected to caring adults; and are prepared for productive and fulfilling lives. We believe that progress is made toward this goal when we develop and encourage perspectives based on hope, a vision of what is possible, and the courage to act. Oasis Center works to help young people overcome serious challenges that prevent them from transitioning into a healthy adulthood. We are committed to partnering with young people to address these challenges, including homelessness, violence, depression and low self esteem, disconnection, and failing schools.
The Youth Opportunity Center houses 10 different youth organizations—all under one roof— that offer programs collectively reaching youth in 82 different schools, as well as the hundreds of youth living on the streets of Nashville. For more information about Oasis Center, please visit www.oasiscenter.org
Oasis Center: www.oasiscenter.org