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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.

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!

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Joe Nolan at the Nashville Scene has the scoop on this Saturday’s Wedgewood/Houston and downtown art crawls. Check his full report here.

Highlights include¬†Sheila B. at Julia Martin Gallery,¬†Emily Sue Laird at 444 Humphries¬†Pop Up, Greg Pond at Seed Space, and Circuit Benders’ Ball participant Morgan Higby-Flowers at the Packing Plant. See Higby-Flowers’ video installation¬†KVIKA throughout the evening and be there at 8:30 p.m. for a special no-input video mixer live performance.

Also, congratulations go to Emily Sue Laird for being named gallery director at Julia Martin Gallery. She’s one of the best and brightest in Nashville, and I look forward to her future curations.



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 Doug,¬†Neon Black¬†, and¬†Tinted Bladder.

I’m exhausted just thinking about it!