Hello NCE students!
You may have noticed our brand new logo. Don’t be alarmed, we’re the same program, only renewed! This logo depicts a weaving, representing how NCE strives to unite and strengthen Nashville through our accessible, diverse enrichment opportunities. The weaving also signifies the bonds formed between classmates and instructors, our own mini-communities within Nashville.
To come up with this concept NCE worked with local designer, Stephanie Simkin of Stone & Steel Creative, who assessed our brand through a focus group and detailed discussions with staff. After several revisions we came to an agreement that this mark best represented our work.
We hope this modern and dynamic logo attracts a new audience of students and instructors. We never want to alienate our current participants, many of whom have been with us for several years; we only want to bring more supporters into our loyal community. In order for NCE to continue enriching the diverse fabric of our city, we must continue appealing to, and welcoming, a broad swath of Nashvillians. We hope this new look will convey that message.
Do you like the new logo? Let us know in the comments, on Facebook or Twitter! Use the hashtag #goNCE in your post.
Mary Beth Harding
Our instructor, Terry Kornman, was on NewsChannel5’s Talk of the Town this morning. She was able to display some of her artwork and did a short demonstration on how to recycle a book and make it into a masterpiece. Watch the video by clicking on the following link: http://bit.ly/1QvMb7o. Kornman will be teaching the Recycled Book Art class starting Monday, November 16. In the class you will lean different techniques of altering books to turn them into a work of art. The class will meet once a week for four weeks. To sign up for the class, or for more information visit, www.Nashville.gov/ce.
We are counting down the days for our special event. The Carnegie Writers, Inc. will host its first annual writing conference on Saturday, November 14. The focus for the conference is to inspire writers and allow them to learn different writing techniques from other writers. The conference will also enhance writers’ understanding for marketing strategies in the twenty-first century. Ultimately the writers will be better equipped to overcome the challenges they have when it comes to writing.
Our guest speaker for the conference will be Mary M. Buckner. She is an award-winning author of five novels. Buckner’s work is established in three continents and published in five languages. Because of her hard work and dedication, she earned a Philip K. Dick Award, two Diamond Addies, three NAMA awards, and other professional awards. Buckner earned her Master’s in Creative Writing from Boston University. She is also co-founder of TurnStyle Writers, where she assists new writers.
Early bird registration ends Saturday, October 24.