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Jul 032015
New WeHo venue.

New WeHo venue?

Kathryn Edwards of The Other Booking and former resident at Nashville house venue The Other Basement just signed the lease on a Third Avenue South property adjacent to Houston Street. (Check out the profile I did of Kathryn at Nashville Arts Magazine.) The block was formerly residential, but it’s all being rezoned for commercial use, thanks to the efforts of the owners of a coffeehouse being built across the street.

The venue will be a valuable asset to the Wedgewood/Houston community. While we have many art galleries, a record company, and a record pressing plant, we still don’t have a full time concert venue in the neighborhood. Edwards is one of the most passionate and hardworking show bookers in Nashville, and there’s no one better suited to the task. She’s raising funds at IndieGoGO, and anything you can throw in would be greatly appreciated. There are only four days left in the campaign, so give now.

Dec 062014
Nance Cooley

Nance Cooley

Joe Nolan at the Nashville Scene has all the juicy details on Saturday’s art crawls, including the Replication 3D printing show at Fort Houston, which features a few of my pieces. There’s tons of stuff to see tomorrow, including the always-popular Porter Flea Market at Track One. Go read Joe’s article for all the specifics.

One thing he didn’t mention (but Laura Hutson wrote about) is the Paper, Thread, and Trash show at the Nashville Public Library, which opens Saturday from 2-4 p.m. Curated by Courtney Adair Johnson, the show addresses, “the issues of consumption and waste by using found and superfluous materials to build original and unique books through very literal interpretations to installations and conceptual based projects.” I have to admit, they had me at Nance Cooley’s automata sculpture in the image above. Just brilliant.

The show features the works of Aletha Carr, Nance Cooley, Meredith Eastburn, Kelly Falzone, Kathryn Gonzalez, Emily Holt, Courtney Adair Johnson, Megan Kelly, Kit Kite, Cynthia Marsh, Lesley Patterson-Marx, Nelson Meadows, Lisa Rivas, and Jamaica Shaw. Don’t miss it!

Dec 022014
Erica and Billy in a pod.

Erica and Billy in a pod.

Some of you who know me may have heard on this strange art exhibit idea I’ve been working on called Modular Art Pods. Basically, it’s a linear art tunnel comprised of individually-curated 4′ cubes. Each micro-gallery holds only one person, so you can confront the art without the distractions of free wine and conversation.

We just launched the MAPs site and announced the call for artists. If you’re interested in making a pod, apply here. The exhibition happens February 7th at abrasiveMedia, a wonderful new art center in Wedgewood/Houston.

Oct 022014



Way too much. First, we have the inaugural SoNa (South Nashville) Festival happening Saturday, October 4th from 2:30 to 9 p.m. at Dudley Park. The Facebook event page says there will be “community art, live music, local food and drinks, and urban gardening.”

The fourth annual Handmade & Bound celebration takes place at Watkins College on Friday and Saturday. Watkins says the free event “features a gallery exhibition, film screening, zine collection, marketplace with dozens of vendors and distributors, and demos and hands-on activities.”

Then there’s the Tatsuya Nakatani Gong Orchestra happening Saturday night at Track One. I wrote about it here.

And don’t forget the First Saturday Downtown Art Crawl and Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston, both happening Saturday night. The Nashville Scene’s Joe Nolan has the details here. A couple additions: Abstract artist John Perry will be showing at SNAP Center. NYCNash has the details. Also, there’s  a 9 p.m. performance at the Packing Plant, featuring Skoolgirl, Gunther DougNeon Black , and Tinted Bladder.

I’m exhausted just thinking about it!