The other day I found myself wandering into the Scarritt-Bennett Center for the first time in my four years in Nashville. I honestly can’t believe I’ve never been. I’ve written about their art and poetry events pretty much since I started this blog, and let me tell you, I’m so glad I finally got around to visiting it.
The first thing you see when you walk in is the art gallery. Right now the exhibit they have is called 2010 2011 Japan. It represents the country before and after the recent earthquake and tsunami. There are photographs, paintings, and even short films. It’s small, but it’s a really powerful exhibit.
In addition to the gallery they have The Front Porch – a cafe, a sitting room (which is where they have the poetry readings), a book shop, and a gift shop with beautiful, affordable crafts, many of which are sold on consignment. Oh yeah, and Gallery F has three porches, so you’ll never have trouble finding a beautiful place to sit and enjoy your coffee and books and whatnot. It really is a great center for the community.
This Tuesday, July 12th, from 6-9pm there will be an artists talk at Gallery F. Artists from the 2010 2011 Japan exhibit will be there to discuss their art with you, so if you haven’t made it out to see the exhibit Tuesday would be a great time to do so.