Nashville's Untitled Artists' Group welcomes you to be part of Untitled history and discover your hidden talents with life drawing at its 2008 spring show "Active Ingredient," Friday, March 14, from 6 - 10 pm.

This free, one-night-only art event will be held at Limelight Nashville, 201 Woodland Street. More than 80 innovative and emerging Nashville visual artists will give you their recommended dosage of potent paintings, pharmacodynamic photography, medicinal mixed-media and more.  Active Ingredient is the latest in a series of successful quarterly exhibitions that support artistic innovation and offer alternative visual arts in non-traditional spaces.

The upcoming Untitled Documentary is the latest Untitled project and will feature the upcoming show. Untitled members and supporters are actively planning and filming this project, which will be submitted to local and national public broadcasting stations. The documentary will be a behind-the-scenes look into what makes an Untitled show happen, from the lead up to the show, the show, the clean up and all of the things that happen to bring up the lights. Filming crews will be present throughout the show planning and installation process and during the event itself. Don't miss your chance to be a part of Untitled history.

The "Waiting Room" will be a special feature of the Active Ingredient show, presented by Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School Nashville. Dr. Sketchy's invites you to relax in the Waiting Room and participate in an interactive life drawing session, featuring three local beauties: Miss Lolly Pop, Assistant Assassin Ashley and Monique Honeybush.

No appointment necessary: drop in and pick up some sketch pads and pencils, provided by Dr. Sketchy's, to draw these dames on the spot as they play doctor, nurse and patient. All attendees are encouraged to participate in this medical themed life drawing experience and may enter into contests to win prizes such as free passes to upcoming Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School and Music City Burlesque shows. For more information about Dr. Sketchy's Nashville, visit www.DrSketchysNashville.com.

Patrons may purchase artwork by cash, check or credit card and may take their pieces home with them beginning at 10 p.m.

The deadline for artists to register for Active Ingredient is March 9. New artists are encouraged to show. For more information about Active Ingredient or the Untitled Artists' Group and its programs, visit their Website, www.untitlednashville.org, or email info@untitlednashville.org.

This article has been republished from Out & About Nashville, and was part of a series of first-person pieces written by the late Bobbi Williams.

When I was 14 years old, I surreptitiously made my way through the stacks in the local library until I came to the Psychology section. One after one, I took down the books whose titles I thought would provide an answer, went to the table of contents and, if there were any, I flipped to the pictures.

Keep reading Show less

James Mai

Many of us have made resolutions and pledged ourselves to transforming some aspect, or aspects, of our lives. For some, these resolutions will involve career, budget, home ownership, etc., but for a LOT of us, they will involve various health, exercise and fitness goals.

Often, these resolutions are vague, like “lose weight” or “exercise more”, and way too often they begin with a gym contract and end with Netflix and a bag of takeout. Getting specific can help in holding yourself accountable for these commitments, though. So we thought it might be interesting to talk with a local gay trainer, James Mai, about his fitness journey, his work as a trainer and how he keeps himself motivated, and get some of his suggestions for carrying through on this year’s fitness resolutions!

Keep reading Show less

Bisexuality


Keep reading Show less