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The Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood is kicking off a new monthly art crawl, beginning Saturday, August 3rd from 5:30pm to 11pm. I’m teaming up with Mike Kluge (Future Night at Boheme Collectif) to curate an electronic art exhibition at the SNAP Center called “ON/OFF.”

The art community centered around Chestnut Street (near Greer Stadium) has long been one of Nashville’s best kept secrets. The Saturday art crawl is a great opportunity to tour wonderful spaces such as music producer Lonie John Hutchin’s new Cleft Studios, world famous Infinity Cat Records, community makerspace Fort Houston, and galleries such as Ground Floor Gallery, Ovvio Arte, Seed Space, Track One and Zeitgeist Gallery.

For our ON/OFF exhibition at SNAP Center, Mike and I called upon members of the circuit bending and electronic music and art communities to show off  interactive installations, reactive video, sound sculptures, flashing lights and things that go buzz.

There will be two live performances. At 7pm and 9pm, artist David Wright LaGrone will perform live dynamic video art with guitar pedals and the Hard Soft Synth 3jb, an innovative lo-fi video synthesizer from Bleep Labs.  At 8pm and 10pm, artist and Watkins professor Morgan Higby Flowers will perform realtime audio visuals using a no-input system. The output ranges from dirt-filthy, loud, and stroboscopic to soft, rhyth-matic NTSC rivers.

The participating artists include:

  • Zach Adams
  • Brains Bailey
  • Benton Bainbridge
  • Lawrence Crow
  • Josh Gumiela
  • Linda Heck
  • Morgan Higby-Flowers
  • David Wright LaGrone
  • Andrew Morill
  • Adrienne Outlaw
  • Luke Rainey
  • Stan Richardson
  • Liz Clayton Scofield
  • Derek Schartung
  • Russell White

(Artist list is subject to change.)

This should be a fun show! Check out previews of Adrienne Outlaw‘s and Zach Adams‘ works below.

And be sure to check out all the other great gallery exhibits.

More info on the Facebook event page.

ON/OFF Electronic Art Exhibition (Wedgewood-Houston Art Crawl) Saturday, August 3rd, 5:30-11pm, FREE, all ages

@ SNAP Center 1224 Martin St, Nashville, TN 37203

Parking locations: 516 Hagan St. 37203 500 Houston St. 37203 427 Chesnut St. 37203

This article was adapted from my guest post at Nashville Arts Magazine.

Jul 122013
 
Part of Josh Gumiela's 2012 Circuit Benders' Ball installation. Photo by Ryan Hogan.

Part of Josh Gumiela’s 2012 Circuit Benders’ Ball installation. Photo by Ryan Hogan.

Calling all new media artists! I’m partnering with Mike Kluge (Future Night at Boheme Collectif) to curate an electronic art show during the August 3rd Wedgewood-Houston Art Crawl. The event is Wedgewood- Houston’s big push into the First Saturday art events. Participating galleries include Fort Houston, Zeitgeist Gallery, threesquared, Seed Space, the SNAP Building and Ovvio Arte.

Mike and I are curating a one-night show at the SNAP Building (South Nashville Action People), culminating with a performance by Watkins professor Morgan Higby-Flowers. Many thanks to Ryan Schemmel at Fort Houston for sponsoring our curation.

We’re now accepting exhibit submissions. We’re looking for interactive installations, circuit-bent gear, reactive video and sound sculptures, flashing lights and things that go buzz. Since the event is coming up so soon, we’re especially interested in work that’s ready to go. You can exhibit multiple works, and it’s ok if the works have been previously exhibited. This show is free and open to the public.

To submit, send an e-mail at tony@theatreintangible.com and tell me your name, exhibition ideas and any relevant links.

The gallery will be up from 6pm to 11pm on Saturday, August 3rd. Load in begins at 5pm and ends at 6pm. That’s not much set up time, so we encourage work that is easy to install.

Jun 072013
 
Stage and multi-use area

Fort Houston

Truly amazing news, folks! First off, if you haven’t been keeping up with our coverage of the Fort Houston saga, start here and here. The Nashville Scene has a great piece covering the essentials here.

Fort Houston went before the Board of Appeals yesterday over the prospect of getting a parking variance. This would basically allow them to host classes at their NoHo facility, even though they lack the required number of parking spaces as dictacted by city codes. Because their landlord originally resisted the variance, Fort Houston’s prospects were looking dire.

I’m happy to learn that the city granted Fort Houston the parking variance! This means that Fort Houston will soon resume classes like Greg Pond’s much-heralded 3D Printing and Arduino workshops.

Sean Maloney over at the Nashville Scene blog Country Life has the scoop. Check out his full article here.

May 302013
 
Greg Bryant

Greg Bryant

 

There are several great shows happening this weekend, including at least three featuring Theatre Intangible participants.

Joe Nolan says June’s First Saturday Downtown Art Crawl will be one of the biggest of the year, and I have no reason to doubt him. A highlight for music fans will be T.I. participant Joe “Jocephus Brody” Hudson’s new monthly music series at The Space Gallery. The first installment will be Textbook Punk (T.I. participant Chris Murray of Square People). This all goes down Saturday night from 6pm to 9pm at the Downtown Arcade.

On Sunday, you have a tough choice: Space music or free improv. There’s Gerber & Gerber w/ Torben Asp at Notable Blends at 5pm or The Greg Bryant Expansion feat. Paul Horton, James DaSilva, Giovanni Rodriguez and Josh Hunt at Nine48Jazz at 6pm. The Gerber brothers, Greg Bryant and Paul Horton have all appeared on T.I. in the past.

Notable Blends is the private coffee club of the Davis brothers (of Davis Cookware in Hillsboro Village). Todd and Tony Gerber blew minds at the Tim Kaiser Brick Factory show last year. Torben Asp is a space musician from Denmark who will be in town for this very special show. Dr. Michael O’Bannon from Atlanta will be doing the video projections. Plus, FREE coffee! Sunday, June 2nd, 5pm, Notable Blends, 434 Houston Street, Nashville, Tennessee 37203.

Nine48Jazz is one of Nashville’s most intimate jazz clubs. The Greg Bryant Expansion performance will be the LAST performance in their current space. Soon after, Nine48Jazz will be moving to a new location on Rosa Parks Blvd. Expect really amazing free improv music. More info on the Facebook event page. Sunday, June 2nd, 6pm, Nine48Jazz, 948 35th Av. North, Nashville, Tennessee 37209.

Greg has a great podcast called JazzWatch, featuring interviews with jazz greats. Check it out here.

Gerber & Gerber appeared on this T.I. episode. Greg Bryant and Paul Horton appeared on this one. Chris Murray, this one.