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NAAP Presents Art After Hours Thursday Dec. 3rd

30 Nov

NAADOh 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


Weekly Highlights!

28 Sep


Belmont Camerata Musicale at the Belmont Mansion – 7:30pm

Belmont faculty, guest artists and artistic director, Elisabeth Small present the 21st season of Belmont Camerata Musicale’s chamber music series in the historic Belmont Mansion. On September 28, they will present a program of Bach and Mendelssohn works featuring Erbarme dich from Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Op. 80 and Concertpiece No.2 in D minor for piano, clarinet and bassoon.

8 off 8th at the Mercy Lounge – 9pm

This week everyone’s favorite weekly showcase with 8 bands is hosted by Brenn, and the lineup includes Brenn, The Worsties, RT Gentlemen, Kink Ador,The Effects, Mona, Bravo Max and Daniel Ellsworth.


Art After Hours – Thursday Oct 1st

26 Sep

I’m sure you’ve noticed that in the past every once in awhile I’ll tweet about an event called Art After Hours, where many of the art galleries in Nashville keep their doors open later than usual. This occurs on the first Thursday of every month, and it’s always a blast. It’s a great event full of wonderful art, free wine, and good company, and this month our friend Tinnin though that Nashville for Free should write a little feature on it, so here we go.

Art After Hours is brought to you by The Nashville Association of Art Dealers (or NAAD, as we so lovingly call them), and boy oh wow do they have some great things planned for you this Thursday. Here’s a list of some of the highlights straight from the press release…

  • LeQuire Gallery, near Sylvan Park, celebrates its annual New Figurative Artists show and the Grey Gardens series of paintings by Marti Jones-Dixon.  LeQuire will host a fun Grey Gardens Trick or Treat, featuring seven different Big and Little Edie’s handing out treats throughout the gallery spaces. Guests are encouraged to dress in their favorite Edie costume, from a headscarf and white shoes to your best 40′s bathing suit!
  • Local Color on Broadway presents “Nashville, Artistically Speaking,” featuring the painterly perspectives of Nashville through the eyes of the gallery’s celebrated local artists.
  • Midtown Gallery on Broadway continues Susan Graves’ “Naked Chefs,” a series of pottery sculptures of male and female chefs with bare backsides peeping out from their aprons!
  • Zeitgeist in Hillsboro Village continues its discussion series Oblique Strategies with nuclear physicist Victoria Greene, Ph.D.
  • The Arts Company, downtown, previews “Nashville’s Architectural Treasures,” large-scale photographs by Bob Schatz, selected from a new book soon-to-be-released.  Schatz will be available to discuss the locations and the photographs with guests throughout the event.
  • Cumberland Gallery, in Green Hills, presents paintings by Michael Greenspan and James Lavadour.  Special speaker will be Jochen Wierich, PhD, Curator of Art, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art. He will be discussing Northwest art, American Indian Art and landscape painting, as well as the work of James Lavadour at 7pm.
  • Finer Things Gallery, near the Fairgrounds, continues its exhibit of Bell Buckle artist Sherri Warner Hunter.  The artist will be discussing her recently completed large-scale work for the Governor’s Mansion.
  • Gallery One in Belle Meade presents “Intersections:  Between Dreams and Memories,” a collaborative exhibition featuring the mixed media works of Laura Schiff and imaginative photo-encaustic images by Maggie Hasbrouck

As you can see, this event isn’t just about looking at art, it’s about learning about it too. I’d recommend checking out at least one of the speakers while you’re out.

Other participating galleries include Bennett Galleries, Estel Gallery, HA Gallery at Hanging Around, Hiram Van Gordon Memorial Gallery at Tennessee State University, The Parthenon, Richland Fine Art, Rymer Gallery, and Tinney Contemporary, among others.

You won’t be able to get into the Frist or the Parthenon for free if you aren’t a member, but the Frist Center will be participating by setting up some free music in the lobby.

This event is set for Thursday, Oct. 1st from 5-8pm. Don’t miss it. For even more info check out their site at www.ArtAfterHours.net Here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure.