Saturday, January 12, 2008

Cheekwood Seeks Designers For Fairytale Exhibition To Open in Summer 2008

Deadline: Unspecified

Happily Ever After
Summer Garden Installation for 2008

Cheekwood Botanical and Sculpture Garden
Nashville, TN
Memorial Day weekend to September 7, 2008

via -- Art News Daily

NASHVILLE, TN.- Art and architecture merge with fairytales in this
open call for designers to create storybook settings for Cheekwood's
Summer Garden Installation for 2008, Happily Ever After. Building on
the success of Once Upon a Garden, Cheekwood's 2007 summer exhibition,
Happily Ever After will consist of 8 designed storybook settings in
the landscape. In addition to the magical settings, last year's
installation offered Cheekwood the opportunity to offer rich
programming opportunities that appealed to a diverse audience.

The vision for this project is an exciting, whimsical, storybook
wonderland that captures the imagination of our young and young at
heart visitors and draws them into the magical world of books. In
addition to the interactive qualities of these stories and their
places, Happily Ever After also promotes literacy and activities that
can take place in groups or with families.

Stories include: Rumpelstiltskin, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves,
Sword and the Stone, Three Billy Goats Gruff, Little Red Riding Hood,
Princess and the Pea, Three Little Pigs, and Rapunzel.

Happily Ever After opens Memorial Day weekend and closes September 7.
Designers interested in participating should call Leigh Anne Lomax,
Botanical Garden and Horticulture Manager, at 615-353-6969 or email at

Cheekwood inspires and educates by making art, horticulture and nature
accessible to a diverse community. Cheekwood is located at 1200
Forrest Park Drive in Nashville, 8 miles southwest of downtown
Nashville. Open Tuesday – Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 11
a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For further information call 615-356-8000 or visit