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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 […]

Seed Space Blossoms at Track One

While plenty of folks turned up for the grand opening of the new David Lusk space at the Arts & Music at Wedgewood/Houston event last Saturday night, gallerygoers in the know found even more to like at Track One where Seed Space’s brand new digs hosted a light art installation that was the most fun […]

David Lusk Gallery Opens Saturday Night

 This Saturday marks the beginning of a new era for contemporary art dealer and gallery owner David Lusk. After the continued success of its Memphis location, the David Lusk Gallery, one of the most established galleries in the south, will officially open the doors to its second location in Nashville’s Wedgewood/Houston neighborhood. Though he’s the […]

In its Second Year, the Nashville Print Revival Expands its Reach

Celebrating its second birthday, the Nashville Print Revival expanded this year into a week-long series of printmaking workshops, demonstrations, lectures, and events. From February 14th to the 22nd, local and out-of-town lovers of print gathered to experience the area’s many work-spaces, shops, and educational resources. Hatch Show Print anchors Nashville’s strong, close-knit printmaking community, partially due to the willingness of […]

Vids in the Hall

One of the biggest surprises of February’s First Saturday event was Zack Hall’s video installation at 444 Humphreys Street. It was the artist’s very first show in a gallery – sort of. The Humphreys space is a porch with a lot of windows in the same Wedgewood/Houston neighborhood building that houses both the Julia Martin […]

Once Upon a Time in Nashville: Casey Pierce’s New West

This review was originally published by Nashville Arts Magazine. That piece was edited for length. The following version restores the review to its original word count.  Nashville painter Casey Pierce’s new series of large narrative paintings depicts scenes from the Old West. But, while these canvases are loaded with badmen, bullets and buttes, they’re also […]

Time is running out …

The deadline to contribute to our end-of-the-year Indiegogo fundraiser was December 31 but has now been extended through New Year’s Day. We need your help, dear reader, to sustain ArtsNash. All funds raised will go to pay writers and staff – one of our board members has generously agreed to pay all of our administrative […]

Abstract Boundaries and Big Black Birds at Tinney Contemporary

The 5th Avenue galleries are the centerpiece of the First Saturday Art Crawl and Tinney Contemporary consistently sets the pace for the busy block when it comes to smart art. The space is closing the year with a bang, hosting a show that reintroduces a new Nashville favorite alongside an exhibition that finds an art […]

Cumberland Gallery’s Small & Large Packages is Full of Surprises

A bustling group of gallery-goers braved the beginnings of this weekend’s bad weather on Thursday night to participate in a Nashville art scene holiday tradition: the opening reception for the 19th Annual Holiday Exhibition: Small & Large Packages at Cumberland Gallery. It was a friendly hang that found artists, collectors, dealers and designers looking back on 2013 […]

Breaking News: Beloved Tennessean Journalist Clara Hieronymus is Dead

Clara Hieronymus, whose prose on arts graced the pages of The Tennessean for more than 40 years, died Saturday in Savannah, Tenn., according to her daughter-in-law Martha Hieronymus. “She went peacefully at home around 9:05 p.m.,” Martha Hieronymus tells ArtsNash. Per a 1982 agreement her remains have been donated to Vanderbilt University Medical Center; there are […]

Breaking News: ArtsNash Gains Tax-Exempt Status From IRS

It’s official: ArtsNash is now tax exempt. On Monday, the Nashville-based nonprofit arts journalism company received a letter from the Internal Revenue Service indicating it has been approved for tax exemption under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. What does that mean? Among other things, it means contributions to ArtsNash like those […]

Tony Youngblood Debuts His BYOB Short Film

Man-about-town Tony Youngblood is constantly stirring up Nashville’s art and experimental music scenes with his Theatre Intangible blog and podcast, and his hosting of the Noa Noa experimental music house concert series. For the September Art Crawl, Youngblood put together a Bring Your Own Beamer show at Track One for the Art & Music @ […]

Art Review: Atlanta High Museum’s “Go West!” finds sweet spot where popular appeal and substance meet

ATLANTA – Mention Western art, the genre featured in the High Museum’s “Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West,” and you are likely to encounter enthusiasm and disdain in equal measure. There are those who are attracted to both the accessibility and the content. The artists, Rockwells […]

Philip Glass, Peter Brook, Wayne McGregor Headline 1st OZ Season

Renowned composer Philip Glass, Peter Brook’s theater troupe and Wayne McGregor’s dance company are among those visiting OZ Nashville during its inaugural season, OZ leaders announced today at a ribbon-cutting launch party attended by a capacity crowd. Their first series of performances, which will run Feb. 13 – June 21, will introduce audiences to OZ’s flexible and […]

Homeless Portraits Focus on People, not Poverty

Samuel Lester’s Nostos art gallery debuted at November’s First Saturday Art Crawl, hosting a grand opening exhibition of photography by Contributor founder Tasha French Lemley. Lemley’s portraits of Nashville’s homeless reach beyond her seven years of heading the street newspaper to include more than a decade of documenting our neighbors on Nashville’s streets. The photographs […]

Pictorial: Truly a Wonderful World of Arts Awaits at OZ

A word that comes quickly to mind when viewing the incredible artistic showcase of OZ Nashville is passion. The Ozgener family’s passion for this community and the arts infuses every part of the impressive complex that sits next to John C. Tune Airport. “It is our family’s gift to the city of Nashville,” says Founder Cano […]

30 Americans Recalls Dark History While Celebrating Black Identity

  30 Americans at the Frist is a massive exhibition of painting, sculpture, photography and video celebrating three decades of contemporary art by African-Americans. Easily the highlight of Nashville’s fall art season, this show demands multiple visits. I’ve only been once so far, but here are my first impressions. With “A Bull, a Rose, a […]

Notes on Nash-Up

Here it is Halloween night, but  the wind and rain might be putting an end to the spooky celebrating before it even gets started – sorry, kids! The end of this month also marks the culmination of another Artober celebration for Nashville’s arts community and its audience. Just like last year, Artober 2013 ended with […]

Engaging and Evocative: Abstractometry at the Frist

The Frist is in the process of turning-over its galleries to a new program of challenging contemporary art as well as an exhibition of paintings by Norman Rockwell. The highlight of the contemporary displays is 30 Americans — an exhibition of works by African American artists that spans three decades. I’ll be covering all of […]

Sideshow and Cumberland Gallery Team Up for ‘Surreal Estate’

Sideshow @ Actors Bridge – fresh from producing the highly acclaimed third annual Sideshow Fringe Festival – is back this Thursday with an exciting new collaboration with Cumberland Gallery that is certain to spark Halloween spirit! Surreal Estate is a special Artober celebration that pairs original, site-specific, live performance by Sideshow members with the stunning […]