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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. ūüôĀ

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.

Feb 062015
 

I’m really happy to announce Modular Art Pods happening Saturday, February 7th during Arts &¬†Music @ Wedgewood/Houston 6-10 p.m. at abrasiveMedia inside Houston Station (438 Houston Street, Nashville, TN). MAPs is the open-source community art tunnel that I’ve been working on for over a year, and it features 30 individually-curated pods. None of this could have happened without the hard work and creativity of the participating artists, which include:

  • Adrienne Newman
  • Alison Rinner and Becky Matthews
  • Andee Rudloff
  • Andri Alexandrou
  • Arthur Kirkby
  • Ava Marie Puckett
  • Beth Reitmeyer
  • Brandon Donahue
  • Brandon Greer
  • Brian Somerville
  • Courtney Adair Johnson
  • Dig Deep Light Show
  • Dylan Ethier and Molly Lahym
  • Emily Holt
  • Evelyn Walker
  • Gordon Roqu√©
  • Joe Clemons
  • Kayla Saito
  • Kyle Baker
  • Kyle Numann
  • Lauren Kussro
  • Luke Rainey
  • Matt Fox and Ben Clark
  • Matthew Jernigan
  • Megan Kelley and Stephen Zerne
  • Morgan Higby-Flowers
  • Patrick Stefaniak
  • Sarah McDonald and Tyler Blankenship
  • Secret Friends
  • Tony Youngblood

Modular Art Pods will be unlike other¬†art exhibitions you’ve attended.¬†You could call it an “art¬†haunted house,” and like haunted houses, you will have to wait in line to get in. So allow time for waiting. And wear comfortable clothes for crawling. If you are unable to crawl through, we also have a backlot walking tour that lets you peer in on the crawlers and see the behind-the-scenes magic.

MAPs isn’t the only show happening in the Wedgewood/Houston neighborhood Saturday night. Also check out¬†Tom Shinness, Tony Gerber and Kirby Shelstad¬†performing at¬†Noteable Blends (also inside Houston Station) at 8p.m. and lots of other gallery openings, including¬†Andrew O’Brien’s Talking Talking House at Seed Space, Fort Houston’s 3rd Birthday Bonanza,¬†Ariel Lavery at The Packing Plant, the opening of Cumberland Gallery in Track One, and lots more. Also, MAPs participant Kayla Saito has a solo show at the WAG Gallery in the Arcade downtown. Joe Nolan has the details on these events and more at the Nashville Scene’s Crawl Guide.

Find out more about Modular Art Pods here.

Check out some pictures and videos of the pods in progress!

Sarah McDonald and Tyler Blankenship

Sarah McDonald and Tyler Blankenship

Sarah McDonald and Tyler Blankenship

Sarah McDonald and Tyler Blankenship

AlisonRinner & Becky Fox Matthews

Alison Rinner & Becky Fox Matthews

Andee Rudloff

Andee Rudloff

Kyle Numann

Kyle Numann

Courtney Adair Johnson

Courtney Adair Johnson

Courtney Adair Johnson

Courtney Adair Johnson

Joe Clemons

Joe Clemons

Lauren Kussro

Lauren Kussro

Lauren Kussro

Lauren Kussro

Matt Fox & Ben Clark

Matt Fox & Ben Clark

Brian Somerville

Brian Somerville

Brian Somerville

Gordon Roque

Gordon Roque

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.