Sep 162014
 

The 2014 Nashville Mini Maker Faire was last Saturday, and I had an absolute blast! Erica Ciccarone and I displayed 3D-printed objects and textile art at the Make Nashville booth. I also taught a papercrafting course using Rob Ives‘ wonderful paper automata.

Here are some pictures Erica and I took at the Faire:

 

Our Make Nashville booth. Photo by Erica.

Our Make Nashville booth and Erica’s Fancy Fox quilt. Photo by Erica.

Our Make Nashville booth. Photo by Erica.

Our Make Nashville booth. Photo by Erica.

Our Make Nashville booth. Photo by Erica.

Some 3D printed inventions in our Make Nashville booth. Photo by Erica.

I demonstrate how to make your own carbonated soda. Photo by Erica.

I demonstrate how to make your own carbonated soda. Photo by Erica.

I demonstrate how to make your own carbonated soda. Photo by Erica.

I demonstrate how to make your own carbonated soda. Photo by Erica.

I demonstrate how to make your own carbonated soda. Photo by Erica.

I demonstrate how to make your own carbonated soda. Photo by Erica.

I demonstrate how to make your own carbonated soda. Photo by Erica.

I demonstrate how to make your own carbonated soda. Photo by Erica.

Photo by Erica.

Photo by Erica.

Photo by Erica.

A local artist asked people to draw their favorite places in Nashville. Photo by Erica.

Photo by Erica.

A local artist asked people to draw their favorite places in Nashville. Photo by Erica.

Photo by Erica.

A local artist asked people to draw their favorite places in Nashville. A Photo by Erica.

Photo by Erica.

A local artist asked people to draw their favorite places in Nashville. Photo by Erica.

Bubbles! Photo by Erica.

Bubbles! Photo by Erica.

Bubbles! Photo by Erica.

Bubbles! Photo by Erica.

Photo by Erica.

This guy. Photo by Erica.

Photo by Erica.

Some young makers. Photo by Erica.

A suspicious face at the origami booth. Photo by Erica.

A suspicious origami artist. Photo by Erica.

Origami club. Photo by Erica.

Origami club. Photo by Erica.

Origami club. Photo by Erica.

Origami club. Photo by Erica.

Photo by Erica.

A future refrigerator poet. Photo by Erica.

Puppets! Photo by Erica.

Puppets! Photo by Erica.

Puppets! Photo by Erica.

Puppets! Photo by Erica.

I teach a course on Rob Ives' papercraft automata. Photo by Tony.

I teach a course on Rob Ives’ papercraft automata. Photo by Tony.

I teach a course on Rob Ives' papercraft automata. Photo by Tony.

I teach a course on Rob Ives’ papercraft automata. Photo by Tony.

I teach a course on Rob Ives' papercraft automata. Photo by Tony.

I teach a course on Rob Ives’ papercraft automata. Photo by Tony.

I teach a course on Rob Ives' papercraft automata. Photo by Tony.

I teach a course on Rob Ives’ papercraft automata. Photo by Tony.

I teach a course on Rob Ives' papercraft automata. Photo by Tony.

I teach a course on Rob Ives’ papercraft automata. Photo by Tony.

I teach a course on Rob Ives' papercraft automata. Photo by Tony.

I teach a course on Rob Ives’ papercraft automata, and Erica enjoys the company of a future engineer. Photo by Tony.

I teach a course on Rob Ives' papercraft automata. Photo by Erica.

I teach a course on Rob Ives’ papercraft automata. Photo by Erica.

I teach a course on Rob Ives' papercraft automata. Photo by Erica.

I teach a course on Rob Ives’ papercraft automata. Photo by Erica.

I teach a course on Rob Ives' papercraft automata. Photo by Erica.

I teach a course on Rob Ives’ papercraft automata. Photo by Erica.

 

Jul 042014
 
How to Smile in 34 Steps by Liz Clayton Scofield

How to Smile in 34 Steps by Liz Clayton Scofield

This Saturday’s Arts & Music @ Wedgewood Houston and Art Crawl at the Arcade are packed with great events. At 215 5th Avenue North, the Greg Bryant Expansion will be performing from 6 to 9 p.m. Check out the interview I did with Greg in this month’s Nashville Arts Magazine. The Tinney Contemporary will host a show curated by Susan Sherrick, a New York and San Francisco art dealer who will soon open a gallery in the Wedgewood/Houston neighborhood. Nashville writer, curator, and artist Veronica Kavass is moving to Minneapolis. She writes about the Tinney Contemporary show in her last article for the Nashville Scene.

Over in WeHo, friend of Theatre Intangible Liz Clayton Scofield will be performing “How to Smile in 34 Steps” at SeedSpace. Ann Catherine Carter will be curating her first show in a new residency at the Packing Plant. Joe Nolan has the details about those two events here and here.

Ground Floor Gallery recently moved from Chestnut Street to 942 Fourth Avenue South, and they’re having a grand opening celebration during the crawl. The opening exhibition is called Utopia: Can It Stay a Dream. Erica Ciccarone interviewed Ground Floor curator Janet Decker Yanez about the new gallery and exhibition at the Scene’s Country Life blog. (Also check out Erica’s excellent New Yorker’s guide to Nashville NYCNash.)

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Joe Nolan has the details on the rest here.

Find out more about AM@WH on the Facebook event page.

Dec 162013
 

10

Erica Ciccarone and I put on a live art installation last Saturday at Ground Floor Gallery during the December Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston. We built a huge cube and on the front side projected a web browser with continually updating social media posts. The posts were photos and comments from the fictitious Charlotte Blight as she traveled around the world. Inside the cube, Erica posed in front of a green screen as we captured pictures and inserted backgrounds. As soon as I had an image composited, I would post it to the ever-evolving cube wall.  We posted 18 photos in three hours, averaging one every ten minutes.

Here are photos from the event — the Charlotte Blight images, behind-the-scenes shots and photos from attendees.

The cube with a video capture of the show projected on the front side will be up for the rest of December. Ground Floor is located in the Chestnut Square building at 427 Chestnut Street, Nashville, TN 37203. Call 615-478-1467 to schedule a free viewing.

From #openaccess, posted by Tony Youngblood on 12/16/2013 (47 items)

Generated by Facebook Photo Fetcher 2


Dec 032013
 

40AU_Token_promo_web_sm

 

This Saturday’s two Nashville art crawls are packed with so many good things. First Saturday Art Crawl at the Arcade features T.I. participant Stephen Molyneux at the Space Gallery premiering his “Cambodian Field Recordings” photography exhibit/sound installation. The Facebook event page says, “The images and sounds were captured on 35mm film and 1/4 inch tape in 2010 while Molyneux was living in Southeast Asia. Expect distant ancient rites of dawn, village sounds recorded from bicycle baskets, ensemble street performances, and wedding party music echoing through the ballroom of an abandoned mansion.”

At 40AU in the Arcade is Token: A Solo Exhibition by Emily Sue Laird. The Facebook event page says, “Balancing human-made materials – such as lace, felt, cotton, canvas, and velvet – with the fragile, transitory organic matter of mushrooms, paper, ink, wood, and moss, Emily invites participants to explore domestic elements through play and discovery. Felt leaves become placemats; mushrooms become shelves; fabric becomes forest; home becomes adventure.” The exhibition comments on art as a commodity, but I won’t spoil the fun with any further details. Just go see it, and you’ll soon understand.

Over at Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston‘s Ground Floor gallery, Erica Ciccarone and I are exhibiting a new installation called #openaccess. (Facebook event page here.) We’re constructing a 6 1/2 foot cube covered in white material. Inside the cube (but hidden to the audience) is Erica. She poses in front of a green screen in various costumes and scenarios, yet the audience never sees this. The sides of the cube merely reveal shadowy clues of what’s happening inside. What you DO see is projected on the front of the cube … pictures taken inside the cube minutes before … embedded inside social media posts. So the audience never sees what is happening live; they merely see the after effects on a time delay. The projected image shows a desktop full of web browser windows. Facebook, Twitter, Google +, etc. The pages constantly update as the new images come through. While the work will be up all month, the live portion with Erica in the cube only happens Saturday night from 5 to 8 p.m. #openaccess will also features new works from Mandy Brown, Heidi Martin Kuster and Janet Decker Yanez.

There will also be shows at Zeitgeist Gallery, Fort Houston and other Wedgewood/Houston spots. The wonderful art-heavy Porter Flea Market is concurrent at Track 1 just across the train tracks from Chestnut Square. (Details here.)

While not part of the two art crawls proper, but definitely in the spirit of the evening, East Studio on Gallatin Rd is exhibiting “Six Potters and a Painter.” The Facebook event page says, “East Nashville’s hidden gems – side-by-side clay workshops East Studio and Timothy Weber Pottery – open their doors to the public once a year for this holiday market. Featuring painting and pottery demonstrations and free Penny Drive penny pots to raise money for Second Harvest. Plus fine handmade pots and paintings by Russell Harris, Helen Hooper-Hirst, Kelly Kessler, Diana Naisby, Thurman Rivers, Donna Rizzo and Timothy Weber.”

Finish off the night by supporting a good cause and enjoying various interpretations of Tom Waits songs at the Five Spot. It’s the 8th Annual Tom Waits Tribute & Benefit for Second Harvest Food Bank.

Click the links for the various addresses and show times.