Dance: Trisha Brown Dance Company

Repertory Works May 14 & 16 Program A, Thursday at 8pm Program B, Saturday at 7:30pm OZ, 6172 Cockrill Bend Circle Over the course of fifty years, Trisha Brown’s movement investigations found the extraordinary in the everyday and challenged existing perceptions of what constitutes performance. She pushed the limits of chorography and altered modern dance […]

Music/Performance: Laurie Anderson

The Language of the Future March 12 & 13, 2015 Thursday & Friday at 8pm OZ, 6172 Cockrill Bend Circle The composer, storyteller and performer Laurie Anderson is one of America’s most renowned—and daring—creative pioneers. Her work, which encompasses music, visual art, poetry, film and photography, has challenged and delighted audiences around the world for […]

Music/Film: Andy Warhol, Dean & Britta

13 Most Beautiful…Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests January 17, 2015 Saturday at 8pm OZ, 6172 Cockrill Bend Circle Between 1964 and 1966, Andy Warhol shot almost 500 Screen Tests, revealing portraits of various individuals, both famous and anonymous, who visited his studio, the Factory. They were asked to pose, lit, and filmed by Warhol […]

Music/Film: Vijay Iyer

Mutations I-X RADHE RADHE: Rites of Holi November 8 & 9 Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm OZ, 6172 Cockrill Bend Circle The Guardian UK has called Vijay Iyer “one of the world’s most inventive new-generation jazz pianists.” His most recent honors include a MacArthur fellowship, a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, an unprecedented “quintuple […]

Dance/Spectacle: Bandaloop

Look Up Nashville! Harboring October 10 & 11 Friday & Saturday at 7pm OZ, 6172 Cockrill Bend Circle Founded by choreographer and artistic director Amelia Rudolph, BANDALOOP is a pioneer in vertical dance performance. The company seamlessly weaves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography and the art of climbing to turn the dance floor on its side. […]

Theater: The Actors Gang

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Directed by Tim Robbins September 12 & 13 Friday & Saturday at 8pm OZ, 6172 Cockrill Bend Circle Founded in 1981 by Tim Robbins and led by him and co-Artistic Director Cynthia Ettinger, The Actors’ Gang has garnered international acclaim for its productions of unconventional and uncompromising plays and its dynamic […]

Art of Work

Like it or not, the work we do defines us. Whether we serve food, design logos, or push products into a box to be shipped across the world, we structure our days and our lives around the things we do to make ends meet. In the latest exhibition at Coop, The Family Business of Removing […]

Americans for the Arts Annual Convention Comes to Nashville

Nashville is celebrating Arts Leadership Weekend Friday through Sunday as the 2014 Annual Convention for Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit for advancing the arts and arts education, welcomes more than 1,000 arts professionals, community leaders and supporters of the arts to the Music City. Nashville Mayor Karl F. Dean proclaimed Arts Leadership […]

The Secret Room at Threesquared

Last Friday night I went to the opening of The Secret Room at Threesquared. The exhibition included videos and paintings by David Hellams, Jaime Raybin and Jenna Maurice — all three of whom work for Watkins as admissions recruiters. The trio all log lots of time on the road, evangelizing talented teens on the value […]

Shana Kohnstamm and Carrie Alter at Rymer

Figuratively Speaking is a new exhibit at Rymer that finds gallery director Natalie Dunham presiding over a show that she juried, choosing a handful of work from a flood of submissions that came in from all over the globe. While Dunham chose all the work without knowing any information about the artists who made the individual […]

Pay-What-You-Want at J. Todd Greene’s Art Sale Tomorrow

Laura Hutson and I have been talking a lot lately about how Nashville’s art scene has evolved over the last three decades. Thinking back on some of the highlights over the years, one of the first things that came to mind for me was artist J. Todd Greene’s Paw Paw Sermons painting series. In 1997, […]

Virtually Real: Ann Catherine Carter at 40AU

Ann Catherine Carter‘s Nothing Never Happens exhibit at 40AU is yet another entry in the big, bold abstractions category in a local spring season that’s been packed with shows of similar work. It’s not a bad thing to be a part of a trend, but I point it out as timely comparisons always inspire a […]

Spend Time with Karen Seapker this Weekend

I was chatting online with Laura Hutson last weekend about her story in the Nashville Scene and the happenings at the Art Crawl and in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood. She missed the weekend events — she was busy researching an upcoming Nashville Scene cover story out of town — so I promised to keep my eyes open at the […]

The Big Payback is Here and ArtsNash Needs Your Support!

(Editor’s Note on May 7, 2014: The Big Payback has ended and we thank those contributors that gave $430 to ArtsNash as well as nearly $1.5 million to more than 500 midstate charities. To make a tax-deductible contribution to ArtsNash through our secure form click here to visit out Donate page.) It’s here! The […]

Robertson Academy’s Nelda Lee Sturgeon TPAC Teacher of the Year

Nelda Lee Sturgeon, a Prekindergarten Teacher at Robertson Academy, has been named the 2014 Teacher of the Year by the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. Chosen for her standards of excellence in arts education, Sturgeon received the award on April 24 when she attended the concert Give Yourself a High Five at TPAC with her students. […]

A Great Day for a A Great Man: Honoring John Seigenthaler

John Seigenthaler has a legacy (including his unwavering support for the arts) that stretches through Nashville and well beyond. That legacy includes his work as Special Assistant to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy with the Freedom Riders during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s; his career as a reporter, then Editor and Publisher and later Chairman Emeritus […]

Adrienne Outlaw: Breaking Bread at BNA

As the summer months come into view, many of us have travel on our minds. Whenever I go out of town I always check to see what interesting exhibits might be showing in and around my destination. However, the Metro Nashville Airport Authority’s Arts at the Airport program offers sights worth seeing that don’t even […]

Arts Exec Pamela Johnson Now OZ Development and Marketing SVP

Nashville’s new contemporary arts center OZ announced Tuesday that Pamela Johnson has joined the nonprofit as Senior Vice President, Development and Marketing. Over the course of more than 40 years, Ms. Johnson has played transformative roles at a range of cultural institutions, most recently as Vice President of Development for the Country Music Hall of […]

Record Breaking: Kevin Cooley and Phillip Andrew Lewis at Zeitgeist

In the latest exhibition at Zeitgeist, LA-based artist Kevin Cooley and Chattanooga’s Phillip Andrew Lewis teamed up with United Record Pressing for a site and community specific collaborative exhibition. The two artists used United’s record vinyl, in all its various forms, as both medium and subject matter. The show includes vinyl sculpture, light installation, digital […]

Dark Delights: Megan Kimber at Julia Martin Gallery

A visit to the online galleries at Megan Kimber’s website finds illustrative work that would be right at home in a young adult fantasy and commissioned portraits which feature the artist’s own quirky tweaks. But a visit to Julia Martin Gallery during the month of March reveals a collection of narrative paintings featuring macabre palettes […]