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Teen Arts Action Group (TAAG)

Help plan and host our teen programs by applying to be a Frist Volunteer Teen Ambassador! Email for more information about our Teen Arts Action Group, open to teens ages 15–18.

Teen ARTlabs

Teen ARTlabs are a safe space for you to engage with professional artists (recommended by TAAG), create art, and learn about art careers. Last year, our ARTlabs included animation, illustration, poetry, and video editing. Join us on May 20 (see below), June 17, September 16, and October 21 for this year’s ARTlabs.

Teen ARTlab with artist Jerry Phillips

Thursday, May 20, 5:30–7:00 p.m.
Presented on Zoom
Registration required; free
For ages 13–19 only

Join artist Jerry Phillips in a low-key drawing workshop where he will demonstrate how he uses color pencils and simple No. 2 graphite pencils. Explore your creativity while experimenting with color. You are encouraged to prepare for this ARTlab by collecting photographs or printed imagery that you find significant or interesting. The goal is to create some fun individual works as you play with the drawing medium. 

About Jerry Phillips

Jerry Phillips is an artist living and creating in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the building manager, studio assistant, and gallery coordinator for the Vanderbilt University Department of Art and for Space 204, the contemporary gallery space located in the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in printmaking and drawing from Murray State University in 2007 and his Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking and drawing from Bradley University in 2010.

His work has appeared in exhibitions across the United States, with group shows at the Frist Art Museum, OZ Arts Nashville, and Red Arrow Gallery. Recent venues include Space 204 at Vanderbilt University; Red Garage Studios in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Gallery 336B at Illinois Central College–East Peoria Campus; Catapult Creative House at Southeastern Missouri State University; The Art Gallery (TAG) at Fayetteville Technical Community College, North Carolina; and the Yeiser Art Center in Paducah, Kentucky. He has also exhibited internationally in Melbourne, Australia, and Turin, Italy.

Teens Take the Frist!

A jury of Frist Art Museum curators and educators will select artworks recently submitted by teens from Cheatham, Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson counties to be featured in a summer exhibition titled Teens Take the Frist! (June 18–September 5, 2021). The exhibition will be on view in the Frist’s Upper-Level Education Corridor and online at Advisory: the exhibition will be accessible to all ages.

Click here to see the most recent Teens Take the Frist! online exhibition.

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Our teen programs receive funding from the Robert K. and Anne H. Zelle Fund for the Fine and Performing Arts of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

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