New Gallery Exhibit Features Nossi Illustration Instructor, Lisa Taylor

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

Centennial Art Center’s 2017 spring exhibit, A Walk in the Woods, celebrates the natural world with four artists exploring the textures, colors and glowing beauty of natural wood. Landscape paintings by Lisa Taylor, a local, Nashville artist combined with graceful handcrafted wood-turned vessels and sculptures by Barry Werner and Michael Holowach, and intricately sculpted furniture by Douglas Lawrence. The exhibit begins with an artists’ opening reception on Friday, April 7, 2017, from 5-7 p.m. Lending a more two-dimensional approach to A Walk in the Woods, Lisa Taylor’s expressive oil paintings convey feeling and a connection to nature with lush, verdant landscapes. Lisa feels her mission as an artist is to capture fleeting moments, aiming to represent not what is seen, but what is felt. Originally from a small town southwest of Nashville, Tenn., Lisa is an adjunct faculty member at Nossi College of Art, a professional art school in Nashville. She earned a Masters in Fine Art and a Bachelor of Science in Logistics from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in New York. She has been in numerous group and juried exhibits and is a national award-winning artist. She teaches Color Theory and Basic Drawing to students in Nossi’s Illustration Program. Lisa is an eight-year veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, where she worked in Planning and Contingency Preparedness, filling numerous management positions and roles in Emergency Management. In addition to the lovely landscapes of woods and streams shown in this exhibit, Lisa paints expressive cityscapes, still lifes and figurative paintings….

Congrats to our Fall 2016 Semester Award Winners

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By the time seniors reach graduation, they have built more than a creative portfolio, they have also built their confidence and their client base. Nossi College of Art honored students exuding effort and academic achievement during their Fall Semester Award Show. Each semester Nossi College of Art honors awards in the following categories: Class Participation Award, Excellent Student Award, Most Improved, Most Creative, Academic All Star, Ambassador Award, Perseverance Award and Talent Discovery. Students are nominated by adjunct faculty members who, in addition to teaching the creative arts at Nossi College, live it every day in their professional, creative careers. Many of the students winning semester awards are also involved in Nossi’s All Access Office, designed to give students additional exposure in Nashville’s music, fashion, non-profit and entertainment industries through projects, networking events and student groups.  The following students won awards this semester: Class Participation: Timothy Burwell – Illustration Hayley Colburn – Photography Excellent Student: Ryne Anderson – Illustration Kim Cilluffo – Photography Jessica Spencer – Illustration Most Improved: Karen Hulsey – Graphic Design Amy Watts – Graphic Design Most Creative: Kayla Kossajda – Illustration Katherine Seghers – Photography Ambassador: Michelle Donovan – Photography Tyler Cowan – Graphic Design Perseverance: Antonio Pillow – Illustration Academic All-Star: Bruce Bow – Photography Kayla Kossajda – Illustration Suzannah Rominger – Interactive Design Katherine Seghers – Photography Kevin Steward – Graphic Design Tina Williams – Photography and Videography Talent Discovery: Kayla Kossajda – Illustration Kevin Steward – Graphic Design Katherine Seghers – Photography Images…

Nossi's Film & Video Coordinator Debuts Film @ Belcourt Theater

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Join Hans Chilberg and his team behind LION SUIT DREAMSCAPE at Belcourt Movie Theater in Nashville as they screen a Nashville-based, true independent, feature narrative. Enjoy this 100-minute break from the holidays and a journey into dream, question, genre destruction, tasers, space poetry, love and quest… Hans Chilberg’s high school fascination with stories and seeing them come to life on screen planted seeds resulting in the release of his new independent narrative feature film, Lion SuitDreamscape. The movie, described as a rare mix of romance, comedy, sci-fi and mystery, was filmed primarily in Nashville, with some scenes shot in Knoxville. Hans, Nossi College of Art’s Video & Film Coordinator, was raised in Nashville, studied film and screenwriting in California and lived and focused on the film industry. He was particularly intrigued by the creation of the stories he saw on screen. “Stories, in general, were exciting to me,” Hans said. “I gravitated toward the art of visual storytelling in high school. I started seeing movies like Wes Anderson’s Bottle Rocket and John Favreau’s Swingers. They were low budget, and I liked hanging out with the characters. I felt these were movies about real things and that kind of woke me up.” – Read more here.   Abe dreams of his childhood TV hero and a woman he’s never seen. When she shows up in real life, he sets out through Nashville in search of her true identity but uncovers much more. Genre: Comedy. Romance. Sci-Fi. Mystery. Come of age again with us Thursday, Dec 8th. RSVP HERE…

Capturing Olympians in Photos!

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Photos, Photo Story and Blog by Katherine Seghers Earlier this summer, people all over the world watched the Olympics, cheering on the best athletes from their country. Team USA was filled with top competitors in a variety of sports. Arguably, the most dominate sports team within Team USA was the Women’s Basketball team. They won the gold medal for their sixth consecutive Olympics. Weeks after the Olympics, Team USA athletes returned home, to their WNBA teams. After resuming the last weeks of the regular season, they found themselves playing against Team USA teammates. On Sunday, September 4, 2016, Angel McCoughtry and the Atlanta Dream hosted Sue Bird, Breanna Stewart and the Seattle Storm. The game was exciting, especially the first half. The teams traded baskets, with the lead going back and forth, and the score always staying close. At halftime, Seattle was winning by the narrow margin of eight points. The second half was not as close. At one point in the third quarter, Seattle had a 26-point advantage over Atlanta. Angel McCoughtry’s team battled back but, in the end, it wasn’t enough. The final score was Seattle – 91 over Atlanta – 82. The three Olympians demonstrated why they were part of Team USA; they combined for 78 of the 173 total points scored. The athleticism displayed by all of the players was beautiful and exciting to watch. With less than two weeks left in the regular season, both the Atlanta Dream and the Seattle Storm could find themselves…

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