Thursday, February 25, 2010

East Nashville Art Stroll

Join us on Saturday, February 27, 2010 for the kickoff of this year’s East Nashville Art Stroll. We were snowed out in January, so we think this Stroll should be twice as good!
Several East Nashville Galleries and small businesses have banded together to create this fun evening celebrating the arts. This is an ongoing endeavor to feature visual and performing artists every month.
HOURS: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Check individual galleries for different or expanded hours.)


ART & INVENTION GALLERY: (1106 Woodland St. / 615.226.2070 / )

A group show of over 50 artists featuring smaller works of art and handmade artisans wares. The latest work by local favorites are represented, along with many new artists. (Paintings, prints, jewelry, pottery, glasswork, furniture, lighting fixtures, fiber art, etc…)

Art & Invention Gallery Hours: Friday & Saturday 11:00 am – 6:00pm
Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm

BONGO JAVA: (107 South 11th Street / 615.226.BJRC )

Bongo Java will be featuring the photography of local artist Craig Brabson.

“My creative vision and philosophy is to look for the potential beauty everywhere, and in everything. Intentionality and awareness of my subject and its surroundings are constant fellows in my art. “
Craig Brabson

CONCEPTS IN CONCRETE: (604 Gallatin Avenue @ W. Eastland- Suite #214 / 615.506.2506/

Concepts in Concrete is launching their RE-Grand Opening during the February Art Stroll.

Featured artists will be Nashville Concrete Artist : Carri Hofaker & Mike Sims.
Also featured Stone Crete Artistry : Dusty Baker.

Concrete sculpture by Mel Davenport and Connie Ely.

Refreshments and Music provided.

FANNY’S HOUSE OF MUSIC: (1101 Holly Street / 615.750.5746 / )

Featuring art by Nashville native, Maggie France. Maggie is a senior at Middle Tennessee State University. Although her major is in Studio Art, with a concentration in painting, she enjoys working with clay, pastels, charcoals, trash art, book and jewelry making and any combination of those mediums.
Stop by with your favorite vinyl, we'll be playing records from 6-9!

HUMANKIND: (604 Gallatin Avenue /

Featuring the artwork of Antwan Hamilton of Artificer, and painter Lloyd Bruce Tucker.

One of the many new and young talented art groups that’s emerged on the scene is a group of artists known as Artificer. The group consists of Antwan Hamilton and brothers Christopher, and Tylor Trobaugh. Together this band of three can create almost any form of artwork, ranging from murals, photography, painting and the ever-popular big Leggo chains.
The Artificer artists are becoming known throughout the city for their hip n’ cool art shows and art parties.

KUSTOM THRILLS TATTOO: (1000 Main St., Ste. 107 /615.226.3009 /

“Not Your Average Picture Show” featuring the photography of Adrian Budnick.
Adrian spent almost 2 years photographing the Members of the Poorboys Car Club, and the result is 40 Incredible Images of Hot Rodding & Rock n Roll. Its Kustom Kulture at Its Finest!

OPEN LOT: (1307 Jewel Street / / )
Open Lot is a community of artists, designers, and innovators with a dedicated venue and studio space in historic east Nashville. As an exhibition space and venue, we showcase compelling contemporary work that is underrepresented in Nashville. By featuring a diverse cross-section of work, Open Lot simultaneously embraces individual specialization and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Featured Artists: Angela Raschke, James Perrin, Jonathan Lisenby, Kat Townsend, Kelly Bonadies, Laura Cavaliere, Mandy Stoller, Meagan Rust, Megan Kelly, Patrick Schlafer, Paul Clement, Rachel McClain, Shepherd Alligood, Steven Zerne, Todd Hogue
East Nashville Art Stroll After Party Musical Guests:
Square People (Nashville) 9pm
Theodore (St. Louis) 9:30pm

RUMOURS EAST: (1112 Woodland Street / 615.262.5346/ )
Rumours East will feature a show of contemporary photography by artist Barbara Pupak, and paintings by Nashville artist Martica Griffin. Nashville artist Martica Griffin was commissioned to create wine paintings for the restaurant combining acrylics with other graphic media including crayon.”

Art stroll goers are encouraged to walk through to view the art, or view the art and then relax for a bit in our bar, or stay for dinner.

STUDIO 83 EAST: ( 604 Gallatin Avenue @ W. Eastland- Suite #216 / 865.898.1008 / ;

Studio 83 will be hosting a reception for "Chrysalis” a group show featuring artists Miranda Herrick, Mary Sue Kern, and Ginger Oglesby

Mary Sue Kern: A sculptor of volume, Ms. Kern uses books as her canvass, often embellishing her pieces with metalwork and found objects.

Miranda Herrick: Studio 83 is also proud to continue the showing of the next 100 pieces in the "Works and Days" series by Miranda Herrick. Ms. Herrick has completed 365 singular pieces (one a day for a full year!) of amazing, fractal, designs, which then again are displayed in a larger design creating one from many.

Ginger Oglesby: will have her premier showing with Studio 83 East this month. Her expressive oil paintings will be on display with the others in this show.

(Plenty of FREE parking in lot/garage behind Rite Aid across W. Eastland Ave., from building)

The show will be run through March 19th, 2010

Studio 83 is an art space featuring fine contemporary arts and crafts, with instructional classes and is dedicated to promoting the best of local and regional talent.

Hours: Thursday, Saturday 12pm – 6pm
Sunday, 1pm – 5pm