Saturday, May 29, 2010

Intercessors/Icons at Twist Art Gallery

Nashville Scene
Intercessors/Icons at Twist Gallery
When: Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through June 26
Opening reception 6-9 p.m., June 5.

Lately, local multimedia artist Margaret Pesek's muses have been visiting in the forms of the Catholic-style saints she celebrates in her homemade, goofball reliquaries. With titles like “Patron of the Romantically Ambiguous”, “Protector of New Restaurants” and “Our Lady of Perpetual Medication”, Pesek brings a healthy dose of humor to her creations which are fashioned from disparate materials including: photographs, jewelry, wood, stones, dolls and artificial flowers. To hear Pesek's side of the story, purchasing one of her ironic icons might grant the buyer an inside track with the almighty. “There seems to be a saint assigned as a go-to for almost any problem,” she explains. “It's always left me feeling very much protected in a large and uncertain world.” Amen.
— Joe Nolan

Friday, May 21, 2010

Don't Forget tonight is the: We ART Nashville: Flood Relief Benefit

Don't Forget tonight is the:
We ART Nashville: Flood Relief Benefit

Please join us tonight from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for the "We ART Nashville" fundraiser benefiting the Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund.

In addition to a great show, we will have a piece of the Chocolart Art series by Isle of Printing and Olive and Sinclair chocolate for sale. For $10 you get a limited edition print from Isle of Printing wrapped around a bar of local Olive and Sinclair chocolate. 50% of the proceeds from the sales of the 2.75 oz bars will go to Hands On Nashville. The BAIL OUT BAR was created to help raise funds and awareness for the flood victims

Artists showing at Twist include:

Patrick DeGuira, Brady Haston, Keith Herzik, Mark Hosford, Chris Kerr, Jennifer Leach, Lesley Patterson Marx, Hans Schmidt Matzen, Bryce McCloud, Paul Nudd, Onsmith, DeeDee Scacci, Tom Stack and Manuel Zeitlin

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

we art nashville

Nashville Scene
We Art Nashville Flood Benefit
When: Fri., May 21, 6-9 p.m.
The last First Saturday Gallery Crawl was the wettest on record, due to the tragic flooding in Middle Tennessee. Another, lesser tragedy was the miscommunication that found Fifth Avenue galleries effectively “canceling” the Crawl while their neighbors in the Arcade, the Downtown Presbyterian Church and Estel Gallery crawled on. This event will give Nashville gallery gawkers a chance to see what they missed the first time around, while providing much needed support for flooded friends and neighbors. It will also give the downtown art venues a chance to reboot and reconnect regarding the monthly mass convergence that owes its success specifically to the participation of the wide variety of venues on Fifth Avenue and beyond. Venues for this event include the regular Fifth Avenue and Arcade galleries as well as the Frist Center. $10 suggested donation.
— Joe Nolan