Join me in supporting Metro Arts!
By the Fall of 2014, the Bellevue Library in Nashville, TN, will be the home of two inspiring, professional art projects. Artists’ concepts from all over the country were considered for these creations. Great Beginnings, by Beverly Stucker Precious, was the chosen concept for the library’s new outdoor classroom, and it involves the idea of a “learning tree,” with opening sentences from literary works woven right into the branches.
How creatively AMAZING!
Ms. Precious is currently seeking nominations from favorite first sentences to be included in her learning tree, and if you see fit, I would be honored if you would take a moment to submit the following opening sentence of Otis Goes to School, for her consideration:
It was Autumn… the air was crisp and the leaves were changing colors before falling to decorate the grass with their crunchy-ness.
Can you feel the cool hints in the fall season’s air? Can you see the bright green leaves of the maple changing to sunshine yellows, and then to twilight oranges, and lastly to fiery reds… finally releasing their stemmed grips and spinning in their one and only chance to dance on the breeze, landing silently on the pin-tops of grass blades, crunching beneath the spritely feet of children celebrating a golden afternoon…?
If you see the picture painted within the opening sentence of Otis Goes to School, if it makes you want to read more, if it makes you smile or touches you in some memory tucked into your heart’s treasure chest, then please nominate us to be included in Ms. Precious’s masterpiece, to be included in the library’s artistic inspiration of budding imaginations.
CLICK HERE to read about the art projects coming to the Bellevue Library, and to include Otis in the nominations. VISIT the Metro Arts ONLINE SUGGESTION BOX, and complete the very short form. You can cut and paste the opening sentence of Otis from the quote above. It takes just a minute or so, and you will be supporting the library, the arts, and Otis Goes to School!
Thank you so much for including us in your busy schedules.
Blessings and barks to you for a beautiful day ahead!