Oh my gosh, it’s that time again! That’s right, it’s the first Thursday of the month, which means it’s time for Art After Hours, presented by NAAP.
Yes, it’s that wonderful night when the art galleries in Nashville stay open late, from 5-8pm and provide you with free wine, cheese, and all the art you can view. There are some special things this month, as always, and our friend Tinnin wanted us to know all about it.
- The Arts Company downtown will welcome Brother Mel for a special one-night-only book signing of the new art book, Brother Mel: A Lifetime of Making Art, written by Anne Brown and published by The Arts Company Press
- Cumberland Gallery in Green Hills heralds in the gift giving season with its signature “Small Packages” show of works by gallery, as well as invited artists. Dimensions this year are restricted to 6” x 8” with the majority of works in the 5” x 5” category. This is a show that has attracted national attention
- Finer Things Gallery, near the Fairgrounds, presents Elder Jones showcasing his cast concrete sculptures and discussing his cross-country teaching tour which kept him on the road for much of 2009
- Gallery One in the Belle Meade Galleria opens “A River,” a special all-media exhibition aimed at raising awareness of our precious rivers in Tennessee. A portion of the proceeds from all sales will benefit the Harpeth River Watershed Association (HRWA), with an additional direct contribution made to HRWA by the gallery. This will be a juried show. Recipient of the People’s Choice Award will be offered participation in a future, two-person exhibition at Gallery One
- LeQuire Gallery near Sylvan Park presents “The Nature of Wood,” an exhibition of sculpture, turnings, and woodcuts by Olen Bryant, William Kooienga, Alan LeQuire, Jim Sherraden, and Brenda Stein. MIEL Restaurant will provide guests with special organic treats from freshly picked Tennessee products
- Local Color on Broadway presents “Small Treasures,” an annual event featuring small works from over 30 local and regional artists.
- Zeitgeist in Hillsboro Village continues its discussion series Oblique Strategies with archeologist John Janusek, Ph.D.
Sounds like fun, right? Other galleries participating in Art After Hours include Bennett Galleries, Hiram Van Gordon Memorial Gallery at Tennessee State University, The Parthenon, Richland Fine Art, among others. Frist Center for the Visual Arts and the Parthenon at Centennial Park present exhibitions with a fee to non-members – Frist Center participates in Art After Hours with free music and lectures. Check out more at ArtAfterHours.net
And, as usual, here are some pictures from the highlighted galleries…behind the cut