You may not know his name, but you definitely know his art. Jim Sherraden is artist, printer and curator for Hatch Show Print. Tonight he’ll discuss how time spent with the 130 year old print shop has inspired his own series of woodblock prints.
Hatch Print is a Nashville legend, now owned by the Country Music Hall of Fame. Their letter-press posters grace the walls of rock stars and college students alike (as well as well-loved bloggers). Actually, I think I might be rather shocked if I met a person who has lived in Nashville for more than a few months yet didn’t own a Hatch Print.
But back to the event. It’s not very often that you can go hear an artist whose work you actually know and (most likely) love. I mean, most artists have to be dead or remarkably weird to be well known and have their work recognized around the world.
But don’t assume that Sherraden simply inherited his art – he’s done plenty of great stuff that wasn’t sold at a show at the Ryman, including his Eyes of Hatch series.
Jim Sherraden will speak tonight at 6pm at LeQuire Gallery.