Thursday, October 28, 2010

we love robots


From David and Sarah Dark's awesome blog

http://davidsarahdark.blogspot.com/2010/10/robot-lifeguard-electrocuted-everyone.html


The Robot LifeGuard Electrocuted Everyone.

This is my first foray into composing science fiction. Wait, that's not entirely true. In high school, I took the legend of Frosty the Snowman down a distinctly sci-fi path which I might choose to share more broadly some day soon. In the glorious meantime, I give you my shortest story: The Robot lifeguard electrocuted everyone. Feel free to commit it to memory and share it with others. You can place it alongside Hemingway's attempt at shortness which I reprint here without permission: "For sale: baby shoes. Never worn." Mine, let the record show, is shorter (word-wise), and will also serve as the title of an upcoming work of fiction.
Friend, doppelgänger, and lead singer of Bulb, Todd Greene, was kind enough to give me the above illustration. Enjoy.
That is all.
UPDATE: The above illustration is available as a print (signed by the illustrator and the author), a t-shirt, AND (should the perceived need arise) a refrigerator magnet. For details, contact david dot dark at vanderbilt dot edu

today

getting ready for Halloween and the next gallery crawl , see you all there :)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

COOP

COOP is an artist collective committed to expanding Nashville’s dialogue with contemporary art by presenting challenging artists/artworks which are new or under-represented in the community. COOP is committed to exhibiting art of diverse media and content, with a goal to provide an alternative venue for artists free from the constraints of the retail market. COOP strives to initiate a discourse between Nashville and art scenes across the country by inviting artists to show, develop projects and interact with the Nashville community.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

november 2010 check it out....







Twist Art Gallery presents:

Shane Doling "HOLIDAY CHILD" in space #73

and

Gieves Anderson " India - in the absence" in Space #77

opening November 6th from 6-9pm

as part of the first saturday art crawl

shows run through November 6-27th 2010


Twist Art Gallery welcomes The Coop collective to it space # 75 for one year.


The Coop collective will be presenting a performance by Reverend Ethan Acres titled “Wrastlin With God” November 6th during the first Saturday art crawl. The performance will take place at 7:30 pm, and will serve as the inaugural exhibition in their new gallery space at 75 Arcade.


The Coop collective is a group of artists running a new space for art within the twist etc. space #75 there will be approximately 12 shows over the next year put on and curated by the COOP collective in space 75.




COOP is an artist collective committed to expanding Nashville’s dialogue with contemporary art by presenting challenging artists/artworks which are new or under-represented in the community. COOP is committed to exhibiting art of diverse media and content, with a goal to provide an alternative venue for artists free from the constraints of the retail market. COOP strives to initiate a discourse between Nashville and art scenes across the country by inviting artists to show, develop projects and interact with the Nashville community.

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=100765506652677&ref=ts



some of the artists involved are:
Ruth Zelanski
Mandy Rogers Horton
Brady Haston (Watkins)
Jennifer Leach
Kristi Hargrove
Ron Lambert (Watkins)
Rocky Horton (Lipscomb) (creator)



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

Gallery Hours
Thursday and Friday 11 - 5
Saturday 11 - 3
Join us the first Saturday of every month
6 to 9 p.m. for the First Saturday Gallery Crawl

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Twist Art Gallery presents: Gieves Anderson November 2010 in space #77


Twist Art Gallery presents:

Gieves Anderson

India - In the Absence

November 6-27th in space #77

opening November 6th from 6-9pm

as part of the first saturday art crawl

Thursday, October 7, 2010

BEST GALLERY RESILIENCY: TWIST GALLERY

ashville Scene
October 07, 2010 NEWS » COVER STORY

Arts & Entertainment 2010: Writer's Picks
Best of Nashville 2010




BEST GALLERY RESILIENCY: TWIST GALLERY

We spill a lot of ink on Twist Gallery, but it's hard not to. This Art Crawl pioneer consistently finds a way to keep its doors open while hosting performance pieces and installation exhibits that most commercial concerns would never consider. Now that gallery co-founder Caroline Carlisle has left for mom-hood and other projects, this would have been the perfect time for curator Beth Gilmore to take a bow as well. Instead, she decided to add two more galleries to the mothership. Twist just celebrated its fourth birthday — here's to many more. JOE NOLAN

Friday, October 1, 2010

Twist Art Gallery presents: Shane Doling


Twist Art Gallery presents:

Shane Doling

HOLIDAY CHILD

November 6-27th in space #73

opening November 6th from 6-9pm

as part of the first saturday art crawl


artist statement


As a child sitting in a driveway , looking in the sky in the distance above some city lights, there is a connection.
You have never visited this place, but you have felt it on occasion. It’s also that place that you feel more during Christmas, but you feel it less as you get older. The adult appears confused, but still recalls this place.
He sees a plane that doesn’t seem to move, but just sits there flashing and for a moment, he doesn’t feel alone. He remembers his home that was just a feeling before.
He is aimless to a place he was before he could remember.
Tea and sand.