Oct 142015
 

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So many great things to do in Nashville in October.

Tomorrow, Thursday, October 14 at 8 p.m., head over to Third Man Records to view the Short Films of Curtis Harrington, presented by the Light & Sound Machine.

On Saturday, October 17, check out post punk band Shadow Age at the new Wedgewood/Houston venue Drkmttr. Or head over to East Nashville to see the Druid Underground Film Festival at Queen Ave.

On Friday, October 23 at 8 p.m., don’t miss Wu Fei & Friends presented by FMRL Arts at the 12th South Portland Brew. FMRL says,

Fei is a master of the guzheng or zheng, a Chinese zither. She plays zheng beautifully in the instrument’s vernacular–a musical language which is 2,000 to 3,000 years old–and in a contemporary idiosyncratic, experimental dialect began during years spent at Mills College and immersed in the Downtown improvising scene which revolved around NYC clubs like The Stone, which Fei curated for the month of Oct. 2008. Given the folks Fei has collaborated with which ranges from Abigail Washburn to John Zorn, you never know who might show up to jam.

Also on Friday at 8 p.m. but at the East Room … Dan Deacon with Hypochondriak & Madwarrior and Circuit Benders’ Ball alums Pineapple Explode.

On Saturday, October 31st from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m., visit Track One for what is potentially the coolest art show of the year: Deep Play Fun House Video Art Show, presented by Seed Space, the Rymer Gallery, and Track One. The Facebook event page says,

As an immersive video and sound environment, the viewer defines the narrative sequence by negotiating labyrinthine pathways in a large, formerly industrial environment alongside live sound performances for a one night event on Halloween.

Lose yourself in video, literally and figuratively.

See you out and about!

Jun 052015
 
Beth Reitmeyer's Art is Illuminating

Beth Reitmeyer’s Art is Illuminating

The Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston crawl is a good one this Saturday night, and once again, I’ll be working until 11pm at the big box hardware store. 🙁

But just because I can’t go doesn’t mean you shouldn’t! Start your night off at Seed Space to see the continuing All the Lights in My House by Rocky Horton. It’s exactly what it sounds like: all the lights in Horton’s house. He’s going without electric light until the exhibition is over.

While at Seed Space, pick up one of Modular Art Pods participant Beth Reitmeyer‘s hand-made lanterns, a one night performance called Art is Illuminating. You can keep your lantern and take it with you from gallery to gallery.

Seed Space is inside the Track One complex. While there, head down the hall to the Track One gallery to see The Silo Room, a group show curated by Courtney Adair Johnson (also a MAPs participant) and featuring the work of Johnson, Myles Bennett, Nance Cooley, Justin Gill, Lauren Gregory, Andy Harding, and Kit Kite.

A little before 9:30, visit Ground Floor Gallery to see SYSTEM POLITICS, an exhibition and performance by MAPs and Circuit Benders’ Ball participant Morgan Higby-Flowers with special guest Patrick Deguira.  The “no-input audio/visual performance” starts at 9:30 in the back alley of Ground Floor.

MAPs participants Brandon Donahue and Emily Holt will be in group shows, Donahue at David Lusk and Holt at Julia Martin Gallery. Over at the Downtown Art Crawl, Emily Sue Laird and Ross Denton have a show at Watkins Arcade Gallery. (I interviewed Emily Sue Laird for Nashville Arts Magazine here.) And that’s just a few of the dozens of events happening Saturday night. Joe Nolan at the Scene has the details on the rest.

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Watkins professor Morgan Higby-Flowers organized a weekend residency with School of the Art Institute of Chicago professor James Connolly, who creates instruments by hacking old audio/visual equipment. On Saturday, May 2nd at Coop Gallery in the Arcade, Connolly will perform RGB.VGA.VOLT, a work performed on a synthesizer made from cathode ray tube monitors. According to Connolly, the synthesizer was inspired by Nam June Paik’s television synthesizers and the early video synth, the Sandin Image Processor.

There will be two performances: one at 7 p.m. and another at 8 p.m. While you’re at the Arcade, enjoy the rest of the Downtown Art Crawl. Joe Nolan at the Nashville Scene has the details on the rest here.

Mar 062015
 
Andee Rudloff's Art Pod. Photo by Becky Fox Matthews.

Andee Rudloff’s Art Pod (foreground). Photo by Becky Fox Matthews.

Andee Rudloff's Art Pod. Photo by Becky Fox Matthews.

Andee Rudloff’s Art Pod (interior). Photo by Becky Fox Matthews.

Modular Art Pods participant Andee Rudloff will be exhibiting at Ground Floor Gallery on Saturday, March 7th during Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston. From 5 to 8 p.m., Rudloff with be leading a community mural painting project. $5 to participate or just come to watch. The viewing of the finished mural happens from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

That’s one of the many great art events going on this Saturday around Nashville. For more info, check out Joe Nolan’s Crawl Space at the Nashville Scene and Erica Ciccarone’s art crawl post at NYCNash.

Andee Rudloff prepping for the mural painting at Ground Floor. Photo by Janet Decker Yanez.

Andee Rudloff prepping for the mural painting at Ground Floor. Photo by Janet Decker Yanez.