The Nashville Jazz Workshop and the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy at Vanderbilt will participate in the Juneteenth Jazz and Art Live Experience from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 19. The event, which will feature a community art exhibit and children’s interactive art zone, will be held at 1012 Buchanan St., Nashville, 37208.
The Curb Center is sponsoring Nashville painter Omari Booker and glass artist and owner of This Little Light Glass Art Gallery and Shop Betty Turner. Engaging with members of the community, Booker and Turner will oversee the creation of two large artworks. Booker will create an 8-by-12-foot “paint-by-numbers” mural about musician Bessie Turner, jazz music, Buchanan Street’s influence on music, and Juneteenth, and Turner will create a glass mosaic sculpture of two children joined in a love of music. The band Brassville will lead a community celebration march down Buchanan Street and perform two shows as part of the day’s musical festivities.
Additionally, the Booker and Turner artworks will be featured in the Art of Healing Exhibition, sponsored by the Curb Center and Vanderbilt’s Master of Public Health Program, scheduled to open on Sept. 17 and run through Dec. 16, 2022.