Of course, this Saturday will be the First Saturday art crawl and the galleries along the 5th Avenue North, the Avenue of the Arts and the adjacent art spaces downtown will be having open houses and show openings galore. By the way, the August 1st event will be the ninth anniversary of First Saturday for Nashville, so go and be part of history.
But tomorrow, July 31, downtown will also be having a special treat in the arts district. Entitled “Collectors Art Night” it is being hosted by Paul Polycarpou, Editor of Nashville Arts Magazine, with the magazine sponsoring the event. Hopefully, anyone that is breathing and lives in Music City is aware of that sumptuous eye candy that comes out once a month with its timely articles on Nashville art and artists. There will be several gallery talks on Fifth Avenue North on Friday, so come downtown and enjoy some cool events on a hot summers night.
The art orgy begins at 5:30pm at the Tennessee Art League, where Dawn Whitelaw will discuss the Plein Air Art Movement. The Plein Air Art on display is being hosted in conjunction with The Frist Center. At six pm,Tinney Contemporary Gallery will be hosting gallery talks by Reni Gower, Jaq Belcher and Lenka Konopasek, who will discuss Shadow and Light – an exhibition guest curated by Gower featuring works by seven internationally recognized paper artists.
Then, at 6:45, scoot over to The Rymer Gallery where Lori Lockwood will discuss Mechanical Paradise: Art and the Automobile. Ms Lockwood envisions automobiles as metaphors for power, dreams and how people see themselves—and how they want others to see them.
At 7:15pm, The Arts Company hosts a gallery talk about their new show, Five From Memphis. Seasoned art aficionados David Lusk and Anne Brown will discuss the art work they co-created by five Memphis artists who are represented by the David Lusk Gallery in Memphis.
Since appreciating art is thirsty work and one’s hunger for art is only equaled by one’s hunger for grub, free refreshments will be provided by The Cupcake Collection, The Frothy Monkey Coffeehouse and Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant.
Complimentary parking is also provided for those who lack magic carpets. The progressive art event is gratis, free, no dinero, but there is one catch: so they know how many to seat and allow for room, please, PLEASE, RSVP. The email address to reserve your space on the art train is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Be there or cry your little heart out forevermore.