Monday, November 30, 2009

Twist loves the Nashville Scene!!

Three Ways Different at Twist
Three Way Plus One
Joe Nolan

This month Twist continues to consistently bring diverse artists and work to the Gallery Crawl. This holiday season finds Rob McClurg, Dona Berotti and Cristina Viscu presenting a group show featuring ceramics, glass and—the highlight of the exhibit—Viscu's graphite drawings, which are as impressive for their emotional weight as they are for their draftsmanship. 3 Ways Different will be on display in Arcade 73 while Twist's space in Arcade 58 will feature a solo show by Sarah Shearer. Shearer's colorful canvases are figurative and narrative and are often populated by women in period gowns or hidden behind antique masks, alluding to the mysteries that inhabit our relationships with one another and the day-to-day world around us.

Opening Reception 6-9 p.m., Dec. 5.

Handmade in the Arcade
The Handmade Tale
Steve Haruch

Since so much of the junk lining store shelves was manufactured in some horrible, lead-belching plant where workers are routinely sickened by fumes, maimed by machinery or exhausted by the brutal pace, it’s at the very least a conscionable act to browse the cottage-industrial wares on display at Handmade in the Arcade. The craft fair and artisan market will feature the handiwork—featuring recycled and reclaimed materials—of local artists including Gathering Spriggs, Amanda Conley, Elizabeth Chandler, Julie Morris, Kim Smith, Ken and Melody Shipley, Valerie Harrell, Freshie and Zero, to name but a few. Books, T-shirts, jewelry and pottery will be among the items available, with prices ranging from $5 to $150.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Handmade in the Arcade december 5th 1-9pm

WHO: 25+ local artists and artisans

WHAT: Handmade in the Arcade: Craft Fair and Artisan Market. Handmade crafts for sale by local Nashville artists. Work featuring recycled and reclaimed materials. Affordable with average prices ranging from $5 to $150. Handmade books, t-shirts, prints and paintings, jewelry, scarves, clothing, pottery, holiday gifts.

WHEN: Saturday, December 5th from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

WHERE: In the Historic Arcade in Downtown Nashville,

234 5th Ave. North

The event is sponsored by Twist Art Gallery.

WHY: Twist Art Gallery supports the work of local artists and provides this opportunity for the community to come out and do the same. This holiday season is a great time to patronize local small businesses, especially those that are centered around handmade crafts and sustainable products. Every purchase supports the Nashville community of artists and proceeds go directly to each artist.

MORE INFO: Twist Art Gallery

73 Arcade
Nashville, TN 37219
(888) 535-5286

Eve Peach and Heather Spriggs-Thompson of Gathering Spriggs

Gathering Spriggs.jpg:
Gathering Spriggs booth at Nov. Handmade in the Arcade event

Amanda Conley of Bijou Girl Designs

"Bella Be" vintage/repurposed jewelry created by artist Elizabeth Streight and 15-year-old creative-jeweler-in-training Jasmine Rich.

Twist Art Gallery
73 Arcade
Nashville, TN 37219
ph. 888-535-5286
Don't miss Handmade in the Arcade: Dec 5th

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Twist Art Gallery December 2009 part 2

In space 58 in December opening for the art crawl night with the other show from 6-9pm
Sarah Shearer

Twist Art Gallery December 2009

Twist Art Gallery Presents:

In space 73…
3 ways different
Rob McClurg, Dona Berotti, and Cristina Viscu

ceramics, glass and pencil+paper

Opening December 5th from 6-9 as part of the first Saturday Art Crawl
in Nashville’s Historic Arcade
Shows run from December 5 - 24, 2009

Crema +Twist = crafty goodness for safe haven

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

works by Gregg Schlanger, Monica Quattrochio & Kelly Bonadies at Twist Art Gallery

Works by Gregg Schlanger, Monica Quattrochio & Kelly Bonadies at Twist
Three Is a Magic Number
Joe Nolan
Nashville Scene

Twist Gallery welcomes three unique artists working in diverse media to their twin spaces in the Downtown Arcade. Gregg Schlanger and Monica Quattrochio will fill Twist's Arcade 73 space with food for the mind and spirit alike. Schlanger's conceptual installation work usually includes community involvement or a public component. Expect to see a project that might look at home across the Arcade in the Blend Studio space. Quattrochio's meditative photographs of water present the viewer with sea-green abstracts that are as much studies of motion and change as they are reminders of a precious resource. Kelly Bonadies will be displaying her first solo show at Arcade 58. Bonadies seems to have an ambivalent relationship to scale: she can paint very small and (recently) very large. We're not sure what she has in store for tonight, but she is certainly one of the most promising young painters in Nashville and this stop should be a top priority for any art-crawler in the know.

Opening reception 6-9 p.m., Nov. 7.