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A Time for Action and Satisfaction!

The title pretty much always says it all for what is to come and this week it is no different.  Before I get to informing about the fun events and people around town this week and weekend, I’d love to do a very important service announcement of sorts.  The Metro Arts needs YOUR help … NOW!

Take this post as a friendly reminder about something huge going down tomorrow that needs your attention and support.  Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 14th, at 4:45pm, everyone who works in or around art in Nashville should come to the 2nd floor of the Metro Courthouse on the Public Square.  Parking is available in the garage under the public square (entrance on James Robertson Parkway).  Metro Arts President, Jen Cole will be presenting a critical Metro Arts budget at 5pm and can use all of the public help we can muster.  This affects everyone going forward.  Other things you can do on top of attending the meeting tomorrow are the following:  Send a handwritten note to the Mayor thanking him for supporting the arts and what it means to you (Mayor Karl Dean, 100 Metro Courthouse, Nashville, TN, 37201).  Send a handwritten note to the Councilperson in your districts (http://www.nashville.gov/Metro-Council/Metro-Council-Members.aspx ).  Get board members and other art enthusiasts to write as well.  Attend the public hearing on the budget in June (date to come).  And get involved in NashvilleNext meetings (www.nashville.gov/Government/NashvilleNext.aspx).  AND, join or renew your membership in the Nashville Arts Coalition (Individual dues are as low as $10 and every penny helps.  For more questions, ask Kathryn Colegrove at 615-252-4656 or kcolegrove@nashvillect.org).

Now, with that out of the way, and knowing you already just mailed 2 letters and made plans for tomorrow evening’s meeting,  here is the rest of your week planned for you for convenience sake.  Wednesday, May 15th, from 8-11pm, why not attend another DNR Publishing installment of A Night of Free Speech in Café Coco’s back porch (210 Louise Avenue).  A great scene of spoken word, poetry, prose, rants, raves, and rambles, everyone is welcome to participate on stage no matter what style you carve your words into.  Come early to sign up for open mic slots, but it will be a packed, attentive, festive crowd.

This Thursday, May 16th, you have two choices that will equally rock your socks off (or flip flops if that’s what you prefer in the summer heat, but please don’t ever EVER do socks and flip flops- another service announcement impromptu).  First, at 7pm, come early for another packed show for the one and only quintessential music man of music city, Craig Havighurst.  Fresh off his appearance last week with Don Gallardo and How Far West at East Side Storytellin’ (recap to be posted soon), Craig is back at it as one of the most dedicated, hardest working men in music city for music’s sake.  His show at The Basement (1604 8th Avenue South) this Thursday at 7pm is called String Theory: A One Man Show about Music.  Craig distils lessons about his journey as an amateur musician, professional music documentarian, and everything else he does around town into a 90-minute, two-act multi-media event.  Craig is a fan of all music and I’ve yet to find a person who hasn’t instantly become a fan of everything he does and is about.  Do yourself a favor and attend this show if nothing else this week.

And speaking of another show that same night, not to be outdone across the river to the East, there will be another round of UnBound Arts at The Building.  At 7pm, at 1008C Woodland Street, for a mere $10, you will be able to experience the visual art of Jacqueline Saporiti and J. Kelly Thomas, music by Jeff Jacob and Leticia Wolf, and a ton of creative patrons in the neighborhood and city at large.  There’s no telling when the fun ends because the party is from 7-until.

Skipping over Friday for a fresh day of rest, Saturday will bring you a treat for the road.  You might want to get in your car and head to No Egrets for Clarkesville’s Art Walk and exhibit opening this Saturday, May 18th, from 6-10pm.  Located at 1128 College Street, Clarkesville, TN, No Egrets is proud to announce the opening reception for the show “Little Deaths.”  The art exhibition will feature the tremendous talents of several artists featured at East Side Story as well in that of Brandt Hardin, Jeff Bertrand, and Charles Bennett!  For this exhibit, each of this fine lowbrow trio of artists will bring you original portraits of figures in the profession of literature, film, music, sub-pop culture, etc.  It is FREE to attend and meeting the artists of this art will be priceless indeed.

BUT, if you want to stay in town, and you’re not already at The Avett Brothers’ concert, YOU REALLY NEED TO GET DOWN WITH THE CLASSICS!  What am I talking about?  The Eastwood Ensemble is presenting “Chamber Music Underground: Top O’Woodland.”  Saturday, May 18th, at 7pm, at Top O’Woodland Historic Bed and Breakfast/Wedding Chapel, The Eastwood Ensemble is holding a unique fundraiser and celebration concert where 100% of the ticket funds will help to convert East Nashville’s community collaborative chamber ensemble into an OFFICIAL non-profit organization!  All of the skilled musicians are volunteer and work with local artists and businesses of all sorts to enhance the neighborhood.  This concert will be sponsored by Lockeland Table, Kismet Candy, and Top O’Woodland B&B and Wedding Chapel.  Your tickets will include the special music performance, food, light fare, kismet candies, and a special drinkn made by Lockeland Table.  You can get your tickets HERE- http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/385572.  Get it now while you still can!

Then, on Sunday, May 19th, you’re invited to That Time of the Month’s “Prom Stories” back at Café Coco (210 Louise Avenue).  This will be a LIVE podcast recording with audience participation alongside the likes of Melanie Vare, Pam Nelson, Emily Sandberg, Christopher Pilny, and YOU!  If you haven’t been a part of this show, you should.  Don’t miss it at 5pm.

Also on Sunday, from 8-10pm, you need to get your behind over to Octane gallery at 1000 Main Street in East Nashville for a one of a kind art reception from a visiting artist.  Shaunna Peterson, a So-Cal based artist and illustrator, is going to open her show called “Pleasure Island.”  From booze-slurping sock monkeys to the House Band from Hell, she takes a look at the vices of this life and beyond.  Her work is inspired by vintage advertising, humor, toys, and pretty ladies.  Shaunna will be in attendance and you won’t want to miss it!

Well, that’s pretty much enough to keep you busy and those creative juices flowing.  Speaking of head’s up and not missing out on something next week, you should go ahead and mark your calendars for next Tuesday, May 21st, at 7pm, at Fat Bottom Brewing Co. (900 Main Street), for the next great round of East Side Storytellin’.  This next show, the 14th so far, will feature writing by Todd Dills and music by Mike Willis of the Cumberland Collective.  It is FREE to attend as well so you really have no excuse.  I’ll be there if that helps, obviously.

Have a superb week ahead and be nice to one another.

much love,

chUck

www.eastsidestorytn.com

www.nashvillesheart.com

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The Beginning of the World as I know it

I’m tired of people talking about the end of the world. Surely I’m not alone in this line of thinking and feeling. In fact, I’m tired of people only doing things for others and being nice at certain times of the day or year. I won’t go on too much of a rant right now because I want to stay positive here as always, but let’s just imagine that the world doesn’t end tomorrow. What’s the harm in living a good life every day and spending your time as though it could be the last day you live … after all, we’re all going to die in the end and you can’t decide when and where you go for the last breathe. That said, as always with the below, you can decide where and when you go to meet good people.

I want to share two links that might make you very happy in terms of helping others with art or the creativity of life. You can click them and see what each is about before reading more below.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/359960129/subjects-with-objects-volume-i?ref=home_location

http://eastsidestorytn.com/the-most-wonderful-time-of-this-year/

Now that you feel better about your own life and what you’ve done this year or day so far, get back to shopping and stuff. I know just about every store and gallery will be open for extended holiday hours as I type so you won’t find a lack of things to see and buy to make others you love happy. Sticking with the art theme here, you can certainly buy things at a good rate at the Frist Center right now in the gift shop. They have ornaments, jewelry, holiday cards, and other fun things to find … not to forget while there you can give yourself a gift and lesson on humanity by walking around and taking in the extraordinary Carrie Mae Weems exhibition (I’ve already been a handful of times and it gets better and more powerful each time).

You can also jump across the river to the East Side of town and visit the Shoppes on Fatherland as well as The Idea Hatchery at 5 Points next to Art & Invention. We have just about any and everything you could ask for and it is all local! Speaking of in that area and doing something locally to change something for the better globally, you really should get your running shoes over to the 26-4-26 event taking shape this Saturday, December 22nd at 8am. See the link below to sponsor.

http://www.x3gear.com/collections/donations/products/26-4-26-sponsorship

Basically, a ton of great-hearted people are meeting up at Nashville Running Company on Saturday at 8am to help make a positive difference for all those affected by the horrible tragedy that happened in CT last Friday where 20 children and 6 adults lost their lives. They are offering 4 loops of 6.5 miles that you can choose to run (distances of 6.5/13/19.5/26 miles). Relay teams are offered but they ask that whether you run or walk, each person bring a $1 minimum donation for each mile they will travel. All proceeds raised will be donated to the families of the lost in Newtown. Come out for a great cause and spread the word!

And speaking of staying local and doing whatever I’m doing (not that you asked), you can swing by at 2:30pm to the bookstore, East Side Story for the book release/signing of local Bill Schumm’s book titled “Shelby Past & Present: A Centennial Commemorative.” Bill will be on hand to sign and talk about his wonderful pictorial book that features images of Shelby’s changing seasons, its incredible past and current structures, activities, sports, wildlife, and the Park’s beauty. There will also be some commemorative paintings of Shelby Park for sale as well by John Cannon (East Side Story’s neighbor and painter extraordinaire). It will be going on from 2:30pm until around 4 so feel free to drop by with your friends and get a limited edition signed copy of this wonderful treasure before the holidays!

While you I have you thinking about the greatness of everything local, I should also let you know that I’ve just caught wind of Ryman Lofts and want to share it with you too. Ryman Lofts will be Nashville’s first affordable apartment building with a preference for people pursuing a career in the creative arts. Located near downtown on historic Rolling Mill Hill, Ryman Lofts is part of a “creative campus” bringing together entrepreneurs, musicians, writers, visual artists, performers and designers of every creative enterprise. This might just sound like and be a Christmas miracle for many that read this post actually. You can find more information on the cheap rates and the amazing plans for it all at www.rymanlofts.com. You’re welcome.

And with all that above, I bid you good day and good night. May you enjoy your day today to the fullest and your manana be even better!

I hope this reaches you well.

As you were, busy but happy,
much love,
chUck

www.nashvillesheart.com
www.eastsidestorytn.com


Art, Mustaches, and MORE!

Now that I’ve got your attention, let’s kick things off with the mustache part of the subject above. This Wednesday, at 6pm, if you find yourself at Rumours East, you’ll find yourself at Rumours East’s 2nd Annual Mo Party with a lot of stuff for everyone. Their second annual Movember Party to raise funds & awareness for men’s health will have mustaches (can’t say that enough, right?), drink specials, Early Times Fire Eater Whiskey Tasting Station, raffled prizes, and a photobooth to capture classic moments all night long. Also, they have 2 tickets to give away for Bassnectar’s 360 New Year’s Eve Show!

And speaking of parties, rest up Thursday morning so you can hit up both of the shindigs that night. First, from 4:30-6:30pm, Sarratt Art Studios are having their 22nd Holiday Art Festival. They are having an opening reception for 22 artists. You can purchase handmade Christmas gifts, and their will be an ample amount of printmakers, pottery, jewelry, photography, and more to be seen and purchased. You can see more about what the night has in store at Sarratt athttp://www.vanderbilt.edu/sarrattart/holiday-arts-festival/. Secondly, also on Thursday, from 6-9pm, at Erabellum (Artisan Co-op- 1800 8th Avenue South), there will be another great holiday preview party. It will be a golden opportunity to get the first shot at the original creations and finds of 30 local artists, craftspeople and vintage dealers. There will be beer, wine, soda, and a hot chocolate bar!

Then, on Friday, November 30th (my sister and my dog’s birthday by the way in case you need more of a a reason to celebrate something on Friday), you can have a killer time at Zeitgeist Gallery listening to Maria Finn from 6-7:30pm. Finn, a Copenhagen-based artist that has published 5 issues of her magazine “Plum Velvet,” will present her latest issue on the theme of “Hidden Narratives.”

Also Friday night, you can find even more talks with the monthly Collectors Art Night on 5th Avenue. If you RSVP at 5thAvenueoftheArts@gmail.com, then you are more than welcome to join in on the fun to be had at 3 locations side by side by side. At 5:30pm, The Rymer Gallery will start the evening art talks with a conversation with artist Herb Williams about his new crayon sculptures and oil paintings. At 6:45pm, Tinney Contemporary will feature artist Hyunmee Lee to talk about her new exhibit “Silent Guestures.” And at 7:15pm, The Arts Company completes the collaborative conversations with photographer Jerry Park and his “WorkSpaces: Artist’ Studios” (with co-curators Anne Brown and Lain York). The event is FREE if you RSVP!

You may want to go home early and rest on Friday because the rest of the weekend is a fun marathon of art and gifts. Saturday, if you stay around downtown from the night before, you can enjoy all of the 1st Saturday Downtown Art Crawl at all of the galleries. One in particular that will be more festive than ever (and that’s saying a lot since it is always festive) is twist art gallery. They will be celebrating a mini craft fair from 6-9pm in order to celebrate a very Merry Twistmas! Yes, I said it. Side note, the COOP gallery will also be poppin’ with some spectacular glass art from Virginia Griswold (no relation to the Christmas Vacation Griswold family though). Side side note, Lipscomb’s Open Gallery will be hosting the work of graduating BFA students Mariel Bolton, Nick Doty, and Jessica Richardson that varies in video, performance, and sculpture art.

But if you want to know where I and several hundred of my good friends will be on Saturday, December 1st (pretty much all day long until 9:30pm), Art & Invention Gallery will host their 11th annual Holiday Art Show. It includes work from over 100 artists (I’m married to one), featuring smaller works of art and handmade artisan wares. Whether you are looking for paintings, prints, jewelry, pottery, glass work, furniture, fiber art, Christmas ornaments, boots, vintage clothes, books, book art, and pretty much anything you are looking for, then you’ll find it at Art & Invention or at The Idea Hatchery stores just beside it (don’t forget about Bryant Gallery across the street too)! Seriously, if you can’t find it at any of the stores and galleries at 5 Points and Fatherland, then you probably don’t need it. Until 9:30pm, you really don’t have any excuse not to stop by for holiday shopping. Need food? You have several quick spots in I Dream of Weenie and Wrappers Delight food truck close together–and don’t forget Lockeland Table right up the street that can’t be beat! We’ll also have plenty of holiday music every where you turn. Side note, DJ’s HIS & HERS will be on hand spinning festive holiday songs on vinyl.

Point being, you really have to be an enormous humbug not to have a fun, festive weekend this week. Take a few notes from above and help spread the love to everyone you think needs a little pick-me-up this week. Good people + good art = good times.

much love,
chUck

www.nashvillesheart.com
www.eastsidestorytn.com


Three wise things

After an epic adventure involving close friends, music, mud, new friends, more music and more mud, I am already fast approaching this week ahead as a recovery week for my mind, body, and soul.  Beginning last Thursday and fast-forwarding through the weekend that was, sometimes too much is just enough … just perfect.  The rain is falling and slowing down everything around.  Here are a few gems I have in my mind this week to share with you around Nashville and art.  Take from it what you will and know that I appreciate you reading these words.

I need to start off by making a correction of sorts that was (as most things are) out of my control.  The Symposium in September for the Parthenon was cancelled, but now it is re-scheduled!  The Parthenon is happy to announce that their Symposium from September, called “Really, Really Early Music: Songs of Ancient Greece” will be held this Thursday, December 8th.  A concert, lecture by the Nashville Early Music Project at the Parthenon will begin at 7pm.  A reception will follow and admission is totally FREE, but reservations are required (call 615-862-8431).  The presentation will discuss issues and difficulties in reconstructing and resurrecting the music of ancient cultures, and the concert will feature performances of surviving ancient music from the Golden Age to the early Christian Era … really, really fascinating stuff.

Similar to last week when Thursday’s instant classic music from Carolina Story playing on the Eastside leading the way into a memorable weekend of art and living all around, this week’s music leads the way right into a historic East Side finish of sorts.  This Saturday night, December 10th, from 6-9pm, marks an Open House Reception at Studio East for “The f-Stops Here.”  This grandiose event that you shouldn’t miss is a juried exhibition of recent work by six Nashville photographers that are not only great artists, but really great people as well.  All six participants are members of an underground group of female photographers located in Nashville and throughout the mid-South.  Comprised of Andee Rudloff, Emily Naff, Kay Ramming, Laura Carpenter, Stacey Irvin, Wendy Whittemore, with the Juror Sharon Lee Hart, this special exhibition will only be on view for TWO DAYS alone!  After the reception Saturday night, the doors at Studio East will be open on Sunday, December 11th, from 1-4pm to wrap up the show.  As mentioned previously, Studio East is going to make a transition in the coming months into Lockeland Table (a new restaurant scheduled to open in early Spring 2012 and become not only a reflection of life on the East Side of Nashville but also a leader in local restaurant style, food preparation and education, and originality in all facets … basically the Studio East of food).  To help along this transition from the extraordinary things that owner John Guider and studio partner Stacey Irvin have enjoyed and produced in 3 short years of creativity and excellence at Studio East, the reception for The f-Stops Here, the final exhibition at Studio East, will have a reception menu prepared by the renowned chef Hal Holden-Bache, an artist with food in his own right and co-owner and executive chef of Lockeland Table

If you are around the area this weekend, it would be an honor for John and Stacey, all of the participating artists in this one-of-a-kind photography show, and the next tenants of the historic spot of 1520 Woodland Street if you take the time to pay homage to the wonderful work that has been accomplished there since 2008, what is to come in the near future for the fresh new Lockeland Table, and to bid John and Stacey farewell to that memorable address as they embark on new creative adventures located in the heart of Nashville from new and different spot.

Then, after you good-bye to Studio East one last time on Sunday, continuing with the Frist’s Holiday Concert Series after last weekend’s superb showing from the very talented Blair School of Music’s Suzuki Strings last Saturday and the stellar group Nashville in Harmony last Sunday, this coming Sunday’s show on December 11th won’t be anything short of amazing either.  This Sunday, at 2pm, FREE admission in the Frist Center Auditorium will allow you to fully appreciate The Nashville Flute Choir as they get you revved up to visit the rest of the museum and truly start celebrating the holidays up ahead.  It is a great way to wrap up your weekend like a holiday gift after beginning it with music again on Thursday night and then rambling around all of the festive galleries and art shows around town the rest of the weekend. 

This is a very special time of year for galleries, art, and local artists in general.  Please find the time to help support the marvelous talent that we are fortunate to have in our city of Nashville.  The efforts you make to help these creative folks will bear imagination and original artistic creations for years to come.

So come, come with the kick drum!

much love,

chUck


As you wished

As I promised last week, this week is filled with enough art activities aroundNashvilleto keep you busy until the New Year … all in one weekend!  Without wasting your time, let me begin with Thursday night’s antics.

Regardless of whether you are lucky to find the time and/or email for a very special HOME concert tomorrow night, Thursday kicks off the weekend stretch of shows and artastic events all over town to get your out and about.  You can be sure as always about this time of the month that the Hillsboro Village Art Walk will be kicking it per usual with all of their fantastic shops, artists, and deals for you to fully enjoy.  One location I highly recommend dropping by thisThursday, December 1st, anytime during the 5-9pm Art Walk, is Zeitgeist.  This Thursday they have invited Nashville’s own, Hollow Ox, for an evening of crafted sound from a four-piece stellar ensemble of musicians. Also while there, you can catch artist Ward Schumaker’s “Geography Lessons” that will be on view through December 17th.  Geography Lessons is a showing of works on paper and handmade/handbound books.  And speaking of handmade books of art, Nashville’s Brown Dog Bindery will be at the Sarratt Holiday Festival this Thursday for you to meet the artists and their work on opening night, December 1st, from 4:30-6:30pm.  While perusing the Holiday Festival, you can shop with a purpose this Holiday by supporting regional artists (THAT should be a theme here and everywhere for your holiday shopping in my humble opinion).  It’s Sarratt Art Festival’s 21st Anniversary and it might just be the best yet (207 Sarratt Student Center).  Brown Dog Bindery will be on hand from Dec. 1st-11th with various times throughout and celebrating big time on December 4th from 4-6pm for Sarratt Holiday Arts Festival’s 21st Birthday party in case you wanted to know.

But before you go and get all festive out on the nightlife Thursday night, why not pre-game it over on the East Side of town to see their Watkin’s 2011 Senior Graphic Design Show called “Roast.”  Roast will feature works by BA Graphic design degree candidates Ryon Nishimori, Chris Stewart, and Anna Stout this Thursday, December 1st, from 6-9pm, at Anode (926 Main Street).  The one-night-only exhibition is FREE, open to the public, and will have refreshments on hand provided by Beve coffee.  Then, after you stop by that show to get a little education on, you can roll over to the pARTy that is a benefit art exhibition, sale & cocktail reception!  From 5-8pm, at 716 Division Street (next to FLYTE), “POW! Pop culture …” is a group exhibition that explores the various iconic artifacts of popular culture including mass advertising, mass product design, celebrity, and Americana.  10% of all art sales will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Nashville and will also serve as the launch for “Habitat for Artists”; a new partnership of creative talent and Habitat initiatives.  Sponsored by Budweiser and FLYTE, you know there will be ample amount of cold beverages at hand if you wish to partake.  There will be paintings, a short film, and also Richard Courtney (Co-Author of Come Together: The Business Wisdom of the Beatles on site to speak and sign books.  The exhibition isFREE and also open to the public so go tell a friend and run and tell that.

After all that, Friday seems to understand that you were all over the town the night before and really lets you relax by offering a casual night at the 5th Avenue of the Arts Downtown Nashville Collectors Art Night.  This Friday, December 2nd, from 5:30-8pm, you can obtain a few more cocktails to get back into the saddle again, with appetizers by Sambuca and desserts by The Cupcake Collection, and then enjoy art talks the rest of the evening.  At 6pm, at The Arts Company, you can join a conversation with painter Charlie Buckley and photographer Chuck Trotter about their Nashville-centric exhibits.  At 6:45pm, at The Rymer Gallery, join them and local collector and designer Susan Bashamspeaking about the art of purchasing and placing fine art.  At 7:15pm, be there at Tinney Contemporary to listen to New York-based artists Jaq Belcher talking about her new exhibition, Suchness, that features her process of creating beautifully patterned and complex works from single sheets of paper meticulously hand-cut (Suchness actually has an opening reception the next night, Saturday, December 3rd, at Tinney Contemporary from 6-9pm).  The 5th Avenue of the Arts is a RSVP event to attend.  To RSVP, please email5thAvenueOfTheARts@gmail.com like NOW.

And then there was Saturday, the first Saturday of the month of December.  Nothing gets me in a joyful mood about art and creativity quite like seeing original work from Twisted Sisters.  Lucky for all of us, they will have art at “See Art, Love Art, Buy Art!”  That’s right; this Saturday, December 3rd, from 10am-5pm, you can find the latest Twisted Sisters art at the Tennessee State Museum as part of theHoliday Artisan Bazaar.  Admission to the event is FREE, and I promise you that you won’t find any gift as original as these anywhere.

Then, if you feel the creative bug after seeing Twisted Sisters’ art, in the early afternoon, from 1-4pm, you can venture to Watkins College of Art, Design, & Film to visit their Open House.  There will be ample amounts of FREE, hands-on activities and demonstrations by faculty instructors in clay, printmaking, metal casting, book making and more.  All of this is fun is provided as a preview to Community Education’s “Unleash Your Creativity” Winter/Spring 2012 session.  It’s never too late to learn something new, and you never know … Watkins might just have the thing you are looking to get into this coming year in your spare time.

But back to that spare time you have Saturday night.  Here is a rundown of a few highlights around town that you can skip and jump to throughout the night:

 

*Art and Invention Gallery is having their Holiday Art Show Opening Night Party!  From 6-9:30pm, join Meg and Bret for their 10th annual “Holiday Art Show.”  A group of over 75 artists have handmade smaller works of art perfect for the holiday shopper looking for whimsical, exquisite, and everything in between in all price ranges to leave you happy and satisfied.

*While on that side of town, don’t forget to drop in at theBryant Gallery Christmas Show that will run through Christmas Eve.

*Or to see the great deals at the Hip Zipper!  Hip Zipper is proud to have their very own Holiday Open House from 6-9:30pm.  The Holiday Halls of the Hip Zipper will be “Decked Out” for the season with festive delights for you to enjoy and take with you.  Not only that, they offer a 25% OFF your total purchase when you ‘Check-In’ to Hip Zipper through Facebook while at the Open House!

*And before you leave the East side, don’t forget to make an appearance at the always fun Studio East before they shut their doors at that location for good to make way forLockeland Table in the coming year.  While they are stillStudio East, they are celebrating an artist’s reception this Saturday, from 6-9pm, for Paul Harmon’s latest work.  JoinJohn and Stacey for the big pARTy and open house!

*Downtown you will never be bored.  I say drop by the Arcadeto find a few regular spots of fun at the same location.  You never go wrong with Twist that’s for sure.  You can stop byCOOP to see “live-prime-real-time: Matthew Page, Dmitry ‘dima’ Strakovsky.”  You can mosey down the hallway to Blend Studio to see the opening reception for“Small Work: By 12 Nashville Artists” at the same time.  I will go into more detail for the above next week, but it is worth checking them out this weekend during the open receptions.

*Also Downtown and at the same time, be sure to take notice of LA Bachman.  She and others will be a part of the opening reception for “Small Packages Exhibit” alongside the “Gifty Pleasures Exhibit” at The Rymer Gallery from 6-9pm.

*Bennett Galleries Nashville will also have an opening reception for the annual exhibition of new works by Scott E. Hill.  If you are around, don’t miss it!

*One more gift for the night, since I’m on a roll here and have a little more time to divulge all this information your way, you should know about the deal that the Tennessee Art Leaguehas going on.  They have a special event for December in the form of a Holiday Art Sale!  TAL will again offer extraordinary smaller, framed and unframed artwork, created by its talented members at special, greatly-reduced prices.  Portions of the profits of any artworks sold will go to TAL’s Building Fund.  Also: found at Premiere GalleryRay Sandusky’s exhibit of“Lids & Finials,” and found at Ethel Smith Gallery, Elizabeth LaPenna’s New Horizons exhibit.

But before I leave you here for a much needed rest, be sure to mark your calendars, if for nothing I’ve said above so far this week, to visit The Family Wash this Saturday night at 9pm.  It is there where you will not only find the best food to warm your belly and soul during the cold weather, but you will find yourself back at HOME with the sounds of Humming House and the soon to be legendary Carolina Story!  Carolina Story has been hard at work for months on their new album called “Home”, and they are throwing a CD Release show/party at The Family Wash for everyone that wants to join them and the fun.  I have heard the CD and I must say that I’ve had it on repeat for several weeks now in my rotation everywhere I go.  It is very impressive and worth listening to … over and over :).  YOU can either buy a copy for you and all your friends at the live show or HERE!  Released online as of yesterday, Carolina Story shot up past the likes of James Taylor, Gillian Welch, and other household names on the iTunes singer/songwriter list all the way to #2 … FACT!  Christmas has come early again indeed!  Boom … go get you some.

I hope to see you at one or a few of those places above, but with or without you, there will be a fun time had by all who do.

much love,

chUck

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But back to that spare time you have Saturday night.  Here is a rundown of a few highlights around town that you can skip and jump to throughout the night:

 

*Art and Invention Gallery is having their Holiday Art Show Opening Night Party!  From 6-9:30pm, join Meg and Bret for their 10th annual “Holiday Art Show.”  A group of over 75 artists have handmade smaller works of art perfect for the holiday shopper looking for whimsical, exquisite, and everything in between in all price ranges to leave you happy and satisfied.

*While on that side of town, don’t forget to drop in at theBryant Gallery Christmas Show that will run through Christmas Eve.

*Or to see the great deals at the Hip Zipper!  Hip Zipper is proud to have their very own Holiday Open House from 6-9:30pm.  The Holiday Halls of the Hip Zipper will be “Decked Out” for the season with festive delights for you to enjoy and take with you.  Not only that, they offer a 25% OFF your total purchase when you ‘Check-In’ to Hip Zipper through Facebook while at the Open House!

*And before you leave the East side, don’t forget to make an appearance at the always fun Studio East before they shut their doors at that location for good to make way forLockeland Table in the coming year.  While they are stillStudio East, they are celebrating an artist’s reception this Saturday, from 6-9pm, for Paul Harmon’s latest work.  JoinJohn and Stacey for the big pARTy and open house!

*Downtown you will never be bored.  I say drop by the Arcadeto find a few regular spots of fun at the same location.  You never go wrong with Twist that’s for sure.  You can stop byCOOP to see “live-prime-real-time: Matthew Page, Dmitry ‘dima’ Strakovsky.”  You can mosey down the hallway to Blend Studio to see the opening reception for“Small Work: By 12 Nashville Artists” at the same time.  I will go into more detail for the above next week, but it is worth checking them out this weekend during the open receptions.

*Also Downtown and at the same time, be sure to take notice of LA Bachman.  She and others will be a part of the opening reception for “Small Packages Exhibit” alongside the “Gifty Pleasures Exhibit” at The Rymer Gallery from 6-9pm.

*Bennett Galleries Nashville will also have an opening reception for the annual exhibition of new works by Scott E. Hill.  If you are around, don’t miss it!

*One more gift for the night, since I’m on a roll here and have a little more time to divulge all this information your way, you should know about the deal that the Tennessee Art Leaguehas going on.  They have a special event for December in the form of a Holiday Art Sale!  TAL will again offer extraordinary smaller, framed and unframed artwork, created by its talented members at special, greatly-reduced prices.  Portions of the profits of any artworks sold will go to TAL’s Building Fund.  Also: found at Premiere GalleryRay Sandusky’s exhibit of“Lids & Finials,” and found at Ethel Smith Gallery, Elizabeth LaPenna’s New Horizons exhibit.

But before I leave you here for a much needed rest, be sure to mark your calendars, if for nothing I’ve said above so far this week, to visit The Family Wash this Saturday night at 9pm.  It is there where you will not only find the best food to warm your belly and soul during the cold weather, but you will find yourself back at HOME with the sounds of Humming House and the soon to be legendary Carolina Story!  Carolina Story has been hard at work for months on their new album called “Home”, and they are throwing a CD Release show/party at The Family Wash for everyone that wants to join them and the fun.  I have heard the CD and I must say that I’ve had it on repeat for several weeks now in my rotation everywhere I go.  It is very impressive and worth listening to … over and over :).  YOU can either buy a copy for you and all your friends at the live show or HERE!  Released online as of yesterday, Carolina Story shot up past the likes of James Taylor, Gillian Welch, and other household names on the iTunes singer/songwriter list all the way to #2 … FACT!  Christmas has come early again indeed!  Boom … go get you some.

I hope to see you at one or a few of those places above, but with or without you, there will be a fun time had by all who do.

much love,

chUck