NAAD Presents Art After Hours

This Thursday from 5-8pm is Art After Hours, an event brought to you by NAAD. Tonight art galleries in Nashville will stay open late and provide refreshments. It’s a lot of fun. Here are some details:

  • Zeitgeist in Hillsboro Village opens Hush the Static, Justin Terry’s latest body of work and features lyrical abstract paintings which subtly reference ideas of temporality and mark the muted yet incessant flux of time.
  • The Cumberland Gallery in Green Hills previews an exhibition of new works by Ahren Ahrenholz and collages by John Fraser, and will offer a book signing of Paper Chess by Kell Black.  Books will be available for purchase at the gallery.
  • Finer Things Gallery next to the Fairgrounds features Tennessee artist Linda Johnson’s latest series of works entitled “Day Dreaming,” conceived through a variety of pleasurable moments that she has taken from her distorted childhood memories… most of which have no defining lines or boarders.
  • Gallery One in the Belle Meade Galleria will be showcasing a new exhibition entitled Tender featuring the mixed media-work of Michelle Firment Reid.  Her artwork incorporates lyrical handwriting as a vanishing commentary.
  • LeQuire Gallery near Sylvan Park will exhibit Haitian Art featuring the artwork of Haitian artists Guidel Presume, Armond Fleurimond, Emales Delis, Telfort, Rosaria, Estevenson, and Metellus.  The gallery is donating 75% of sales to the artists and to the NGO (Lambi Fund or Fonkoze).
  • Local Color on Broadway is featuring new works from local artists Leslie Gilbert and Brenda Hasty.

Other open galleries include Bennett Galleries, HA Gallery at Hanging Around, Hiram Van Gordon Memorial Gallery at Tennessee State University, The Parthenon, Richland Fine Art, among others.

As always, here are some pictures of works that will be on display during the event:


I’d like to apologize for accidentally referring to NAAD as NAAP. I probably wrote NAAP because I wanted one at that moment. I will also resist the urge to laugh at my own joke.


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