The Art Files

Happy hearts and flowers and love to all this Valentine month! I don’t know about your calendar but my goodness what a town to live in for different visions of artful musings! 

February is a fantastic time to get in the habit of gallery and art store visitation. A good painting, sculpture or photograph can warm you and put you back into action like little else. Here are a few options:

The Plowhaus Artists' Cooperative presents: OUT OF HERE The LAST show at 211 South 17th St., East Nashville location. This Cash and Carry Show and will run through March 2.

Six years ago the Plowhaus Artist's Cooperative was born on South 17th St., in East Nashville. The Plowhaus, at their current space, has provided an opportunity for emerging artists to show and learn the business of showing their art in a professional setting. Many good changes have occurred over those years, and now the most ambitious change is about to occur. The Plowhaus Artists Cooperative will join with the tHE aRT hOUSE to form a Gallery & Cooperative. "

Participating artists include: Julie Sola, Franne Lee, John Holland, Robert Bruce Scott, Andee Rudloff, Stacey Klinger, Nathan Sharkey, D.J. Justice, Carrie Mills, Tiffany Denton, Shelly Santana, Jack Coggins, Jon Downs, Stephen McClure, Heather Day, Mel Davenport, Carri Hofaker, Ayjey Odom, Lois Moreno, Barry Noland, Anna R. Thiele, Marlynda Augelli, Lynne Carter, Ben Vitualla, Judith Jackson, Leslie Wilson, Peggy Bonnington and Celeste Holliman
Plowhaus Gallery Hours: Sat.11-6 p.m. and Sun.1-5 p.m.

The Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery presents: Down to Earth. Photographs by Stacey Irvin and Ceramics by Tim Roberts. Stacey Irvin explained her recent work: “I have always been drawn to people who live and work with a close connection to the land. In addition, I am inspired by the experience of relating to people whose culture and daily lives are distinctly different from my own. It is increasingly important to remember our humanity, what we hold in common despite our differences. The portraits and landscapes in this exhibit are moments that reflect my experiences with people and the land in Kenya.

The exhibit will be on display until Feb. 22. TAC Gallery, 401 Charlotte Avenue (downtown Nashville),is open to the public. Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

The Gallery at The Parthenon: Victoria Boone: Gravity and Merit will run through April 19, and The Abundance Series: Paintings by Marla Faith will run through April 5. “The city of Nashville exhibits a diverse sociology, which makes it an appropriate time to exhibit Marla Faith. In her portraits of Nashville women, her dynamic painting style of color and bold stroke dovetails nicely with her intentions to explore different belief systems,” says Susan Shockley, curator.

The Parthenon
is open 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Tuesday –Saturday. Admission is $5.00 for adults and $2.50 for seniors over 62 and children 4-17. Children under four are free.

Twist Art Gallery Presents: My Bird’s Eye View Feb. 2 - 23: Scott Simontacchi and Julie Lee. Two of Nashville's musicians come together to create an exhibit of visual art.

Estel Gallery presents in February: New York artist Desi Minchillo. Located at 115 Rosa L Parks Blvd (formerly 8th Ave. North), 615.251.8997. Gallery hours are Tuesday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday noon - 3 p.m.

Maddox YMCA East Nashville will be hosting a show of my own works titled PEACE AND TROMPOS. They are starting the opening reception at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22. Please come by and say hello! This show runs Feb. 21 - March 31, during business hours.

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