Again, it’s time for Art After Hours, which is held the first Thursday of every month at the various art galleries around town from 5-8pm. It’s always a great time, with lots of art, wine, and company. What else could you want on a Thursday evening?
There is a little spin on things this month. Just like so many other events have done, Art After Hours will be doing what they can to help victims of the recent flooding. 10% of all art sales will go towards helping the community.
Here are the highlights of Art After Hours:
- The Cumberland Gallery (Green Hills) will host a series of discussions with artists in an interview format during the summer months. The various artists will be exploring the theories and processes of their work, beginning with Nashville painter Dane Carder. The discussion will begin at 6:30 p.m.
- Gallery One (Belle Meade Galleria) will be showing the surrealist paintings of California artist Jeff Faust. His acrylic on canvas paintings feature odd juxtapositions – a combination of clouds, ropes, leaves, eggs, and other objects and settings that hint at some form of narrative
- LeQuire Gallery (Charlotte Avenue) continues its exhibition, Influences of White, featuring paintings and sculptures inspired by the color white from Maggie Rose, Lori Putnam, Somers Randolph, Ben Caldwell, Alan LeQuire, Marti Jones Dixon, and Joshua Bronaugh. Tom Turnbull also joins the group with a new collection of porcelain pottery featuring a special white-on-white glaze created exclusively for this exhibit. As a special treat, hors d’oeuvres en blanc will be served.
- LeQuire Gallery (Green Hills) will be featuring handmade paper books in all sizes (starting with 1” books) by Claudia Lee
- Local Color (on Broadway) continues its exhibition of new works by Sandee Sander and Anita Westerberg. In addition, artists Charles Cox, Lee Hamblen, and Emily Miller will be featured. These artists lost their homes in the Nashville flood and for this evening, 100% of their art sales will go directly to these artists
- Zeitgeist (Hillsboro Village) opens the first of three summer ensemble exhibitions, entitled Right to Assemble. The exhibits will showcase luminaries from the Nashville artist studio, university, and independent art scene. This month’s group show features diverse artwork by Nicole Baumann, Mark Bynon, Shannon Clarke, Joe Saunders, and Patrick Schlafer.
And some images: