Upcoming Events

October 23

Field Trip: Print your Mission Poster at Platetone Print Shop

Session 4 of our 4-part series on declaring your mission and communicating it through a poster***
Monday, October 23, 2017
4:00-6:00 p.m. at Platetone Print Shop
Attendance will be limited to 25 participants (must be a Vanderbilt student)***

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***You MUST have attended at least 2 of the first 3 sessions in this series. Session 3 (designing your poster) is required to attend this 4th session to print posters.

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Join Megan Kelley at Platetone Printmaking, Paper and Book Arts and transform your personal mantra into a visual mission! In this final session, get hands-on and print a prepared silkscreen of your mission statement into your very own poster. You’ll also be introduced to the basic principles of silkscreen, and explore the history and heart of Platetone’s 14-year-old cooperative studio.


Megan Kelley
 captures good words, by good people, doing good work, with over fifteen years of experience cultivating arts experiences in corporate, commercial, and grassroots spheres. As a sketchnote artist, Kelley works within and in front of audiences, documenting contemporary dialogues into Visual Summaries of information that become easily seen, easily understood, and easily shared. Kelley is drawn to contemporary dialogues about equity, policy, and community within the arts, and works to amplify marginalized voices through the visual sharing of their experiences. Their career includes artistic partnerships and notetaking with clients such as Toyota, Red Bull, TEDx, Creative Mornings, The City of Nashville, The Mayor’s Dialogue for Racial Justice, Conscious Conversation, ArtCamp, Science Club, Research Club, and The Conference to End Mass Incarceration, among many others.

October 26

There’s More Than One Track: Career Options for the Humanities PhD with Lisa Niles

Invitations to Industry: Connecting Graduate Students to Career Opportunities Outside of Academia Series
Thursday, October 26, 2017
4:10 PM 102 Buttrick Hall
Vanderbilt University

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About The Speaker

Lisa Niles is a business process leader with a wealth of corporate and academic experience, offering a unique perspective on solving mission-critical issues. She is known for aligning people with the right processes and systems to enhance productivity, increase efficiency, improve bottom line performance and generate more effective analytics.

This event is sponsored by The Curb Center and the English Department. Click here to download the flyer for this event.

Recent Events

October 16

Designing Your “Mission” Poster with Megan Kelley

Session 3 of our 4-part series on declaring your mission and communication it through a poster
Monday, October 16
4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Curb Center Workshop
Attendance will be limited to 25 participants (must be a Vanderbilt student)

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Now that you’ve figured out your mantra, it’s time to visualize it! Megan Kelley will help you design an 8″ x 10″ poster that transforms your words into a vibrant work of art. These single-color designs can stand alone, or transform into a silkscreen stencil for the final session, opening creative avenues for expressing your passion to the world!


Megan Kelley
 captures good words, by good people, doing good work, with over fifteen years of experience cultivating arts experiences in corporate, commercial, and grassroots spheres. As a sketchnote artist, Kelley works within and in front of audiences, documenting contemporary dialogues into Visual Summaries of information that become easily seen, easily understood, and easily shared. Kelley is drawn to contemporary dialogues about equity, policy, and community within the arts, and works to amplify marginalized voices through the visual sharing of their experiences. Their career includes artistic partnerships and notetaking with clients such as Toyota, Red Bull, TEDx, Creative Mornings, The City of Nashville, The Mayor’s Dialogue for Racial Justice, Conscious Conversation, ArtCamp, Science Club, Research Club, and The Conference to End Mass Incarceration, among many others.

October 10th

“We Will Not Be Erased!”

Reception 5:30 PM • Program 6:30 PM
Nashville Children’s Theatre
25 Middleton St.
Nashville, TN 37210

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Dr. Marta Moreno-Vega is the founder and president of Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), inspired by a vision to create an international organization to promote and link communities of African descent.  She is a passionate advocate for cultural equity, cultural studies, and education.  Dr. Moreno-Vega works to ensure the contributions of African and African descendants are integrated in civil society in the Americas. She has conducted research in Yoruba belief systems in the African Diaspora and has organized international conferences uniting scholars and leading traditional experts focused on expanding the knowledge and importance of sacred African Diaspora traditions. Read more

 

October 9

Monday, October 09, 2017
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Light Hall Room 208, 2215 Garland Avenue Nashville, TN 37232
Free and Open to the Public
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Join us for a screening of the documentary film, Look and See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry with a panel discussion with Vanderbilt faculty and community leaders to follow. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by the Nashville Food Project. The event is co-sponsored by the Vanderbilt Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society, the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy, and Vanderbilt Cinema and Media Arts. Read more.

For more information please contact John Compton at  john.w.compton.1@vanderbilt.edu or 6159362686.

October 9

Visual Communication: Using Images to Convey a Message with Elizabeth Meadows

Session 2 of our 4-part series on declaring your mission and communicating it through a poster
Monday, October 9th
4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Curb Center Workshop
Attendance will be limited to 25 participants (must be a Vanderbilt student)

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Visual communication is communication through a visual aid and is described as the conveyance of ideas and information in forms that can be read or looked upon. Visual communication in part or whole relies on vision, and is primarily presented or expressed with two dimensional images, it includes: signs, typography, drawing, graphic design, illustration, industrial design, advertising, animation, color and electronic resources. It also explores the idea that a visual message accompanying text has a greater power to inform, educate, or persuade a person or audience (Wikipedia).


Elizabeth Meadows became the Assistant Director of the Curb Center in 2013. She leads the Curb Scholars Program in Creative Enterprise and Public Leadership, an undergraduate scholarship program that enables students to develop core creative competencies across multiple fields while integrating creativity with public engagement on campus and beyond. Elizabeth also leads the Creative Campus Initiative, organizing workshops, events, and a micro-grant program that offer faculty, staff, students, and members of the Nashville community opportunities to engage in creative practice; meet with artists, entrepreneurs, and emerging creatives; and develop innovative projects and collaborations on Vanderbilt’s campus and with our local community. Elizabeth has helped develop the Curb Center’s Public Scholars Program, worked with campus and local partners to organize the Mellon Summer Institute in Public and Digital Humanities, and collaborated with Nashville’s Metro Arts Commission in developing the Racial Equity and Arts Leadership Project. A scholar of Victorian literature and culture, Elizabeth earned her B.A. in 2001 from Columbia University, and her Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in 2010. She taught at Mount Holyoke College, as an ACLS New Faculty Fellow, before joining the Curb Center. Elizabeth has published in Dickens Studies Annual and The Oxford Companion to Victorian Literary Cultureand is currently collaboratively guest editing a special issue of Victorian Review.

October 2

Wandering Map Workshop with Katharine Brooks

Session 1 of our 4-part series on declaring your mission and communicating it through a poster
Monday, October 2
4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Curb Center Workshop
Attendance will be limited to 25 participants (must be a Vanderbilt student)

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Dr. Katharine S. Brooks became the new Evans Family Executive Director of the Career Center at Vanderbilt University in 2016.  Prior to that, she directed career centers at Wake Forest University, The University of Texas in Austin, and Dickinson College.


She is the author of You Majored in What ? Mapping Your Path from Chaos to Career and writes a blog, “Career Transitions” for Psychology Today. She has twice been designated a “Top Ten Most Visionary Leader in Career Services” by CSO Research and received the prestigious Kauffman Award from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).  Brooks has a doctorate in educational psychology and a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from West Virginia University. Her bachelor’s degree is in sociology from Gettysburg College.

September 30th and October 1st

The Wond’ry at Vanderbilt
9:00am – 5:00pm

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Maker Faire is a community-based learning event that inspires everyone to become hands-on and connect with people and projects. With a growing presence across the country, Mini Maker Faires bring together families and individuals to create a show-and-tell venue for people of all ages that brings out the “kid” in all of us and showcases all kinds of incredible projects that aren’t encountered every day.

For more information visit their website.

September 28, 2017

“The Art of Farzana’s Journey: A Bangladesh story of water, land and people’ by Chelsea Peters

Gallery Opening & Reception
At Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy
4:30-6:30 pm

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The Art of Farzana’s Journey: A Bangladesh story of the water, land, and people’ is the showcase of the project completed by Vanderbilt Civil & Environmental Engineering graduate student and 2017 Curb Public Scholar Chelsea Peters.

Chelsea wrote a children’s book as part of her dissertation work and Vanderbilt’s ongoing research on the connection between humans and the environment in southwest Bangladesh. The book’s narrative follows a young girl, who must walk a long distance to fetch her family’s water. Her usual journey develops into an adventure as she meets animal characters, who relay a story about her ever-changing environment and the subsequent human adaptation. The book will be given to school children in Bangladesh as a tangible tie between research and the local community.

The Curb Center exhibit will highlight the full creation process of Farzana’s Journey, from research to children’s book, with an impressive display of the colorful book illustrations, completed by a number of Vanderbilt students and affiliated artists!

September 18

Interview with Megan Kelley & Emily Carlton

Session 3 of our 3-part series on visual note taking
Monday, September 19
4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Curb Center Workshop
Attendance will be limited to 25 participants (must be a Vanderbilt student)

 

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Must have attended at least one of the previous two workshops (8/28 and/or 9/11) to participate in this final session

Participants will use the skills learned in the previous two workshops to take visual notes, while Elizabeth Meadows interviews Emily and Megan on their art, advice and sketch note techniques.


Emily Carlton
is a freelance illustrator and designer living in Nashville where she helps individuals and businesses visualize their messages through illustration. Outside of working with her own clients and teaching workshops, Emily travels and draws for The Sketch Effect, a visual communication solutions company based in Atlanta. In the few moments she’s not putting pen to paper, you can find her outside hiking, kayaking, or longboarding.


Megan Kelley
 captures good words, by good people, doing good work, with over fifteen years of experience cultivating arts experiences in corporate, commercial, and grassroots spheres. As a sketchnote artist, Kelley works within and in front of audiences, documenting contemporary dialogues into Visual Summaries of information that become easily seen, easily understood, and easily shared. Kelley is drawn to contemporary dialogues about equity, policy, and community within the arts, and works to amplify marginalized voices through the visual sharing of their experiences. Their career includes artistic partnerships and notetaking with clients such as Toyota, Red Bull, TEDx, Creative Mornings, The City of Nashville, The Mayor’s Dialogue for Racial Justice, Conscious Conversation, ArtCamp, Science Club, Research Club, and The Conference to End Mass Incarceration, among many others.

September 11

Sketch Notes with Megan Kelley

Session 2 of our 3-part series on visual note taking
Monday, September 11
4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Curb Center workshop
Attendance will be limited to 25 participants (must be a Vanderbilt student)

 

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A lecture can sometimes feel like being on safari with a camera: there is so much to take in, and so much to capture! Sketchnotes can help you as a listener stay engaged with a speaker, retain more information, and use your unique perspective to create new connections. Anyone can learn the basics of drawing good notes – no art degree required! – and transform learning new material into a visual adventure.


Megan Kelley
 captures good words, by good people, doing good work, with over fifteen years of experience cultivating arts experiences in corporate, commercial, and grassroots spheres. As a sketchnote artist, Kelley works within and in front of audiences, documenting contemporary dialogues into Visual Summaries of information that become easily seen, easily understood, and easily shared. Kelley is drawn to contemporary dialogues about equity, policy, and community within the arts, and works to amplify marginalized voices through the visual sharing of their experiences. Their career includes artistic partnerships and notetaking with clients such as Toyota, Red Bull, TEDx, Creative Mornings, The City of Nashville, The Mayor’s Dialogue for Racial Justice, Conscious Conversation, ArtCamp, Science Club, Research Club, and The Conference to End Mass Incarceration, among many others.

 August 28

Visual Note Taking with Emily Carlton

Session 1 of our 3-part series on visual note taking
Monday, August 28
4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Curb Center Workshop
Attendance will be limited to 25 participants (must be a Vanderbilt student)

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Workshop description:
Sketchnote Academy is a workshop designed to teach you how to really listen, capture big ideas, and share those big ideas with others through the visual note-taking method called Sketchnotes. In this small group environment, you’ll learn from the instructor (AND your peers!) as you work through foundations, tools, methods, and finishing techniques. By the end of the workshop you’ll be able to visualize and communicate ideas, and you’ll also find these skills carry over to other areas of life and study!


Emily Carlton is a freelance illustrator and designer living in Nashville where she helps individuals and businesses visualize their messages through illustration. Outside of working with her own clients and teaching workshops, Emily travels and draws for The Sketch Effect, a visual communication solutions company based in Atlanta. In the few moments she’s not putting pen to paper, you can find her outside hiking, kayaking, or longboarding.