Popular Indoor-Outdoor Extravaganza Merges Art and Science in Fun-Filled Day for Young People and Their Families on August 18, Highlights Include Beth Reitmeyer, ELEL & Adventure Science Center

OZ Arts kicks off Season 6 with the ever-popular Family Day at OZ, an annual indoor-outdoor extravaganza for young people and their families.  The event will take place on Saturday, August 18, 2018. This year’s edition of Family Day at OZ focuses on the stars above and the water below, and will be helmed by Nashville-based visual artist Beth Reitmeyer. Also participating this year is the Adventure Science Center and ELEL, an Indie pop music group based in Nashville that will bring soul and good vibes to this family fun event.

“Family Day at OZ is about families coming together for a fun day of arts and learning,” said CEO of OZ Arts Tim Ozgener. “The activities and skill levels allow for all attendees be able to contribute and be part of the overall experience – which is great for learning AND a good time.”

In previous years, Family Day at OZ has included a DJ party with a blend of Latin salsa, urban hip-hop and jazz-funk; “art-in-sports” interactive installations with a pop-up skate park and BMX stunt show; and an environmental emphasis that encouraged participants to create sculpture with discarded materials.

This season’s Family Day at OZ merges science and art, including music, artist-led activities and insight throughout the OZ Arts campus. Reitmeyer, whose work has been exhibited in New York, Chicago, Houston, Berlin and Cincinnati, aims to bring joy through her installations.

This year’s event is held in collaboration with Adventure Science Center, extending the balance of earthly and ethereal and offering hands-on experiments led by their educators. These four activities include:

Fluid Dynamics : Ooblek
Study non-Newtonian Fluids with Ooblek, a suspension of starch in water that responds in unusual ways due to its unique shear thickening properties.

Sound & Electricity : Makey-Makey Instruments
Explore conductivity and principles of electricity using interactive sound with the Makey-Makey. Learn how simple circuits connect while composing music through some very unusual instruments.

Aeronautics : Stomp Rockets
Consider trajectory, wind, and payload just like aerospace engineers and pilots while aiming and firing stomp rockets.

The Electromagnetic Spectrum/Vision Receptors : Filtered Light Drawing Activity
Red and blue filters make certain colored drawings seem to “disappear” or “enhance” when shown on white or black paper. Participants can create their own drawings, or view changes in exhibited artwork, while learning about how we perceive wavelengths of light, and how scientists use filters to analyze and study distant stars

Tickets are FREE for children ages 12 and under. Tickets are $25 for adults and are on sale now at www.OZArtsNashville.org.

The event starts at 11:00 a.m. and lasts until 2:00 p.m. and will take place at the OZ Arts Nashville campus located at 6172 Cockrill Bend Circle, Nashville, TN 37209.

For more information about ELEL, go to www.elelmusic.com.

For more information about the Adventure Science Center, go to www.adventuresci.org.

For more information about Beth Reitmeyer, go to www.bethreitmeyer.com.

About OZ Arts Nashville
Since opening in 2014, OZ Arts Nashville, a 501(c)(3) contemporary arts center, has changed the cultural landscape of the city. Housed in the former C.A.O. cigar warehouse owned by Nashville’s Ozgener family, OZ Arts, brings world-class performances and art installations to the city, and gives ambitious local artists opportunities to work on a grand scale. The flexible 10,000 square-foot, column-free venue, nestled amidst five acres of artfully landscaped grounds, is continually reconfigured to serve artists’ imaginations, and to challenge and inspire a diverse range of curious audiences. OZ Arts is supported in part by Metro Arts – Nashville Office of Arts + Culture.

For more information, please visit www.ozartsnashville.org.

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