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Artist collaborates with 75 Nashville youth to create a multi-faceted project culminating in a viewer-participation installation.
105 backers pledged $4,130 to help bring this project to life.

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Posters Are Out, And So Much MORE!

Posted by Lindsey Bailey (Creator)

The Deliciously Happy posters are out on the town!  Look for your postcard invite in the mail soon . . . Designed by Emma Klingbeil of Little Creatures, these colorful posters are sure to catch attention!

For the final workshop at LEAD Academy, Elisabeth Gambino visited from Baltimore, Maryland.  She led the students in a performance exercise focusing on gestures and movement.  And she was instrumental in giving critical feedback to both LEAD Academy and Belmont's finished projects.  A huge thank you for her participation in this collaborative work!

Eric Henderson has been helping to build out the space for the installation part of Deliciously Happy.  Check out this sneak peek of the stage he is creating for the Bordeaux Elementary bobbleheads!  Such an amazing spirit and addition to the team!

We are so thankful to WSMV for featuring Deliciously Happy on the 5 o'clock news last Thursday night!  It was so exciting to hear the Belmont students talk about their work on camera . . . A short article and a clip of the segment can be found here.  Enjoy!!

UPCOMING EVENT!  Craftville is hosting a fingerweaving party at the Brick Factory in Cummins Station.  It’s crafting and food and wine! 

Thursday Feb. 23rd @ The Brick Factory, Cummins Station

7-8pm is our Free and Family Friendly hour, because we know some serious elementary school age finger weavers that will want in on the action!

8-11pm After Bedtime Craft Party For Grown Ups- wine, hors d'oeuvres, and DELiCiOUS sweets provided by Alexander’s Catering.  (suggested donation of $5)

So come mix, mingle and weave your way to a fantastic night supporting Craftville, Deliciously Happy, the Brick Factory and the arts & craft community in Nashville!

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Rewards still going out!  Check out Andee in Nashville with her wall hanging and Stacey in Houston donning her fingerweaving!!  Yay!  Keep the pictures coming!

XOXO for now!  Thank you for your support!

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WSMV, Channel 4 News Tonight at 5pm!!

Posted by Lindsey Bailey (Creator)

Check out Deliciously Happy being featured tonight--Thursday, February 16th--on WSMV, Channel 4 news at 5pm!!  Go team go!!

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A Little Something About Your Rewards.

Posted by Lindsey Bailey (Creator)
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Press Release Went Out Last Tuesday!

Posted by Lindsey Bailey (Creator)

Feel free to pass this along to anyone wishing for more information about the show!

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For  Immediate  Release

Collaboration takes new form as Belmont graduate student teams up with Nashville-­area schools for the Deliciously Happy gallery show at Belmont University.

NASHVILLE, February 7, 2012Deliciously Happy features partnerships with students from three Nashville-­area schools:  the University School of Nashville, Bordeaux Elementary, and Lead Academy.  In tandem with sculpture students from Belmont University, students from each school will construct stories and create coordinating performance paraphernalia as part of an installation being featured at Belmont University.

Spearheading the project is local artist and Belmont Master of Arts in Teaching graduate student, Lindsey Bailey, who organized a Kickstarter campaign for the project in November 2011.  Contributions helped to fund 12 of 24 workshops, a documentary film crew, and transportation for the students to attend the gallery opening so they can see their work and speak with the people attending the opening. A portion of the contributions will also help to publish a book, including all of the lesson plans, example artwork, and documentation; and the  student, educator, and community responses to the projects.  This book will be made available to schools and organizations so that more youth can participate in performance-­based workshops.

For  more  information  and  images,  please  visit:

Deliciously  Happy  Kickstarter, http://kck.st/unJK6l

Deliciously Happy Blog, playdeliciouslyhappy.blogspot.com

Lindsey Bailey’s website, www.cakecrush.com

Deliciously Happy is also featured on Craftzine, beBelmont, Nashville Galleries Examiner, Belmont Achievers, and the Nashville Scene’s “Pith in the Wind”.

Deliciously Happy, A collaborative installation organized by Lindsey Bailey

On View:  February 29, 2012 – March 30, 2012, with weekly craft nights facilitated by Nashville’s Craftville

Reception:  5:00pm-­7:00pm on March 1, featuring special guest Megan Kelly with studiOmnivorous

Hours:  Monday-­Saturday 9-­6, Sunday 2-­7 (with holiday exceptions)

Location:  Gallery 121 in the Leu Center for Visual Arts

Address: 1900 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, TN 37212

About  Lindsey  Bailey:   Ms.  Bailey's  work  has  recently  been  featured  at D!verseWorks  Art  Space  in Houston for the Houston Fine Art Fair and Texas Contemporary Art Fair and at the Sideshow Fringe Festival at Belmont University in Nashville.  For Artober, she was part of a panel organized by Actor's Bridge and the Metro Nashville Arts Commission to discuss Nashville innovation in the arts and arts access.  When not creating gallery-­based artwork, Ms. Bailey spends her time planning event spaces for fundraisers, recently working with Safe Haven Family Shelter's Museum and Menagerie event in January.  She is currently beginning a new project called Space.Place.Shelter. with 2nd graders at Lockeland Design Center Elementary School.

About the Belmont University Department of Art:  Belmont University offers a wide variety of study options for students interested in the visual arts.  The experienced faculty and well-­equipped facilities help foster an environment where students are offered numerous opportunities to explore their creative talents. For more information, please visit their website, www.belmont.edu/art. 

Jessica  Owings, Director of Galleries & Exhibitions

Belmont  University

1900  Belmont  Boulevard

Nashville  TN  37212

615-974-­1746

jessica.owings@belmont.edu

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Lots Going ON!

Posted by Lindsey Bailey (Creator)

For the past month, we have steadily been finishing up projects from each of the four schools involved with Deliciously Happy.  We are all busy, busy bees! 

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LEAD Academy has created some amazing paper puppet projects!  And 3 of the students will be performing their shadow puppet story live at the opening reception on March 1st.  Come and see!

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Backer rewards are still shipping out!  And, I've been receiving some really great pictures!  Check out Alicia in Austin!  Fun times!  Keep them coming!

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And, Craftville is hosting a . . . FINGERWEAVING PARTY at the new creative facility BRICK FACTORY to kick off their opening & Craftville's partnership with the DELICIOUSLY HAPPY project!

Here's what they say: 

"The Deliciously Happy art installation at Belmont University will feature work of local students of all ages. Coordinating artist Lindsey Bailey’s effort is to transform the entire space. She wants to cover EVERY inch with community creations - and this is where YOU come in!

Thursday Feb. 23rd @ The Brick Factory, Cummins Station

7-8pm is our FREE and Family Friendly hour, because we know some serious elementary school age fingerweavers that will want in on the action!


8-11pm After Bedtime CRAFT PARTY For Grown Ups - wine, horderves, and DELiCiOUS sweets provided by Alexander’s Catering. (suggested donation of $5)

So come mix, mingle and weave your way to a fantastic night supporting Craftville, Deliciously Happy, the Brick Factory and the arts & craft community in Nashville!"

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The opening reception is getting really close!  So stay tuned!!

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