Join Seed Space for a Studio Tour and Gallery Walk in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood 5 – 7 pm Sunday, June 9th.
Tour Artist Studios: Jimmy Abegg, Bill Arthur, Amanda Joy Brown, John Bruno, Amy Hutcheson, Dane Carder, Anice Doak, Dustin Lee Hedrick, David Knudtson, Michael McBride, Adrienne Outlaw, Stacey Pierce-Nickle, Kit Reuther, Victor Schmidt, Candice Sone, Winona Weatherby, Janet Decker Yanez and more.
Visit Galleries: Seed Space, Ground Floor Gallery + Studios, Threesquared and Zeitgeist Galleries.
Check out Creative Businesses: Fort Houston, 5 String Furniture, Boiler Room Glass, Cleft Productions and Railyard Studios.
Enjoy free beer, wine, iced coffee and hors d’oevres.
Take a guided tour of the Chestnut Building by the Seed Space curator.
Express your inner artist at kid friendly art & craft tables.
Get a free ticket by becoming a CSArt Shareholderand receive a selection of art produced by Nashville’s top artists.
Studio Tour and Gallery Walk: $10
Studio Tour and gallery Walk with Guided Tour: $15
Studio Tour and Gallery Walk with Guided Tour: $7.50 for Symphony Subscribers with valid subscription number and account names
The tour event begins at 427 Chestnut St (see above map, where you may click-thru to Google Maps for custom directions) at 5 pm. Please bring your receipt with you to check in, just inside the front door of the Chestnut building.
Nashville-based photographer Jerry Park has captured many artist studios and interesting workplaces on camera. See some studios you can visit during the tour here.
Jimmy Abegg is a Nashville-based painter and photographer who began showing and selling work in 1982. His work has been exhibited nationwide and internationally.|
|Bill Arthur is an artist currently working in Nashville, TN. Early in his career he completed many consignment pieces for corporations in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Many pieces were purchased by architectural and design firms to be used in building projects in Atlanta and around the country. At that time he was represented by the Heath Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia. Currently he has been showing his work locally in independent settings, Art Faculty shows, and competitions.|
|Originally from Fort Worth, TX, via Essexville, MI, Amanda Joy Brown is a contemporary painter and installation artist who works out of her studio in Nashville, TN. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Harding University and an MFA in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Brown’s work has been exhibited internationally in galleries, art fairs and auctions in Switzerland, France, and across the US. She was awarded a portfolio scholarship at both Harding University and SCAD, then was the 2008 recipient of the Josh Yu scholarship. Her work has been published in the 2008 December Playbill at Carnegie Hall as a winner of the cover art competition, and Savannah GA’s Outlet Magazine.|
|John Bruno was born in Philadelphia in 1975. He grew up largely in Nashville, Tn, and moved to study painting at School of Visual Arts, NYC. There he apprenticed and worked for a couple studios that specialized in Stained Glass Restoration and Design. Upon returning to Nashville, he began learning the art of stone masonry. In 2008 he formed Peres Studios and has focused primarily on stained glass, painting, and stonework. Brunoʼs paintings have been shown in Nashville, New York City, Winston Salem, NC, and San Jose, Ca. His works in stained glass and stonework reside in Nashville, Colorado, and the NYC Tri-state area.|
|Dane Carder was born (1972), raised, and still lives in Nashville, in the deep end of the pool of our nation’s history. After several attempts at attaining an art degree, he opted for a long course of self-taught study in a studio at Chestnut Square. For nearly twenty years, he has been steadfast in his pursuit to create meaningful Work. Dane has exhibited in a variety of art spaces and galleries, and for five years he has curated other artists’ shows at threesquared, a gallery within his studio. For the last seven years, he has utilized Civil War images in a universal, symbolic expression of life’s ironic combination of tragedy and beauty, of despair and hope.|
|Anice Doak works as a designer-craftsman and has a background in Industrial Design(M.I.D. Pratt Institute). She is currently building a semi-circular desk and developing a glop-free soap dish. Her favorite project to date is “Bicycle Copse,” a concept entered in a Nashville Arts Commission bike rack design competition. It was chosen for fabrication and is now permanently installed at Commerce and 5th.|
|Dustin Lee Hedrick received his BFA in 2009 from Mississippi State University. His visual explorations question the boundary between the two-dimensional and the three-dimensional, and address the nature of a culture saturated with imagery. He lives and works in Nashville.|
David Knudtson spent the first 20 years of his life on the family farm in northwestern Iowa. Upon graduation from high school he attended various colleges in a couple of different states taking on a variety of studies with theatre, forestry and engineering being the most prominent. In his early twenties, thinking that book-learning was not to his liking, he headed west to Los Angeles with the idea of becoming a recording artist. After bouncing around between California and Oregon, the Iowa farm, then back to the west coast again, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where he’s been living since 1986. In his time he has made a living working mostly with his hands as a house painter, carpenter, cabinet maker, furniture maker and all around handy man. He has also supported himself as an actor and as a songwriter. But now, as he moves into mid-life, his efforts are concentrated on his work with wood as an art medium. In only a few short years his wood assemblages have gained national attention and continue to inspire.
Michael McBride was featured in Visions of My People, sixty years of African American art in Tennessee, an exhibit organized by the Tennessee State Museum. He was one of twelve artists selected by The Tennessean newspaper for inclusion in the Millennium 2000 Collection, a signal honor. His most recent honor is 2001 side-by-side Sister Cities Exhibit in Belfast, Northern Ireland, featuring 17 artists from Nashville and 17 artists from Ireland.
His work is in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and abroad. His work has been featured on television shows such as “Living Single,” “The Wayans Brothers Show,” and “The Jamie Foxx Show.” The Thelma Harris Gallery in Oakland, California, represents McBride’s work.
Sensual Melody, 48″ x 72″
Adrienne Outlaw is a socially engaged, interdisciplinary artist whose often interactive work is informed by ethical issues. Outlaw’s work is in such permanent public collections as the US embassy in Abuja, Nigeria, the Cheekwood Museum of Art, and the Tennessee State Museum. This internationally exhibited artist has shown in thirteen museum exhibits including two solo shows. A recipient of several grants, awards, and art fellowships, Outlaw also writes, curates, and runs programs for artists as part of her practice.
Photograph courtesy of Jerry Park
|After years of focusing on Graphic Design, Stacey Pierce-Nickle returned to her original passion, painting. Primarily utilizing acrylics, she draws influence from Degas, Klimt, Jaap, and Sandoval, whose work she intertwines into her own style. Stacey’s work has been in various national and international exhibits throughout the United States, including California, Texas, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Georgia, Alabama, New Jersey, Ohio, Vermont and her home state, Tennessee.|
|Kit Reuther work in 3D grew out of a restlessness with the limitations of paint. She continues to be seduced and challenged by raw, tactile materials that include wood, metal, cement and plaster. Her approach to those materials is to maintain their primitive aspects while also finding sensual lines and shapes within the hard structure. Many of those shapes are “borrowed” between the paintings and sculpture. While there is certainly a figurative aspect to the sculpture, her intention is to imply a “presence” without taking the work to a literal conclusion.|
|Victor Schmidt has worked for nearly 40 years as a craftsman-metalsmith in media ranging from silver jewelry, wood and brass sculptures to cast bronze, aluminum and forged steel pieces. He studied iron forging with Patrick Boutillier at the Beaux-Arts School in Aix-enProvence, France, and later with Sylvain Hairy and Luc Bonneau,Luc Bonneau, concentrating on art foundry work, in particular bronze casting, at the Beaux-Arts School of Dijon, France. He lived in new York City for over 25 years, developing sculptural concepts and perfecting sculpting techniques while teaching metalworking at Pratt Institute. His work has been shown in galleries and juried exhibitions throughout the Southeast and new York and appears in many private collections. “The world of objects can be as mysterious as the world of ideas,”he says. “I try to create a harmony, a bonding where the idea and the object become consenting and inspired partners. The more I work, the closer I feel I am getting to images that need no words and sculptures that need no explanation.” Victor Schmidt now resides in Nashville where he maintains a metalworking studio and creates his forged steel sculptures full-time.|
|Candice Sone obtained her B.A. in interior architecture from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign with a minor in art. She is a full-time painter with a studio at Houston Station and is an award-winning furniture and interior designer. She specializes in commissioned works for designers and their clients. Her exhibits in Atlanta, Chicago, and Nashville include shows at Twist Gallery, Spaces, Levine Gallery, Manoirs, and Hylan Studios. Her latest works are currently being represented at Ernest Gaspard & Associates in Atlanta. She is featured in The Nashville Arts Magazine, Chicago Home Book, Nashville House & Home, and Tennessee House & Home. Her works are included in many private and public collections throughout the US.|
Winona Weatherby holds a Bachelor of Science from the Stevens Institute of Technology and studied painting at the Philadelphia College of Art. She also studied with her father and honed her crafts in workshops. Nona’s work experience includes art instruction at the primary level, architectural design, mural installations, printed collateral design, and the creation of commissioned artwork. Nona is the recipient of several awards from art competitions and juried shows. Her current work comprises of realistic oil paintings that focus on the subject of childhood memories, treasured keepsakes, and life stories.
Taco Mamacita, 2012. 24 x 48″ Oil on Canvas.
A multidisciplinary artist with a tendency to work in series that document shared memories and experiences, Janet Decker Yanez has a history of using sentimental and/or vintage fabrics, culled from her personal stockpile and donations from friends or family. She holds a BFA from the University of Houston in painting, with a minor in art history, and has exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions nationally. Recently she founded Ground Floor Gallery + Studios in Nashville, TN, an alternative exhibition space and studio collective. Diverging from the use of textiles and in response to the limited time and space to dedicate to art making, she developed a “spray painting” technique using watercolors. Most recently, in “Conversations,” a growing paper trail of interactions between dual forms, she substitutes food coloring for watercolors and has dynamic results. Although consistently influenced by emotions and feelings rather than intellect, these days she archives these moments in time on paper and not cloth.
Untitled, from Girlie Parts Interrupted series
Ground Floor Gallery + Studios provides opportunities for artists to show their work in a collective artist community, increases their exposure, and connects them with potential buyers and art community professionals. In this spirit, the gallery, from time to time, will announce new calls for art, as well as host curated shows put on by artists that occupy the studios. During shows artists set their own prices, handle their own transactions, and keep 100% of sales. In this way, artists have a chance to establish ongoing relationships with their buyers. This also enables artists to take risks that would not be supported by commercial galleries. Ground Floor Gallery doesn’t represent individual artists. We support our studio artists, as well as exhibiting artists, by providing professional exposure and exhibition experience.
Current Exhibiting Artist: Amy Hutcheson, a native of Kalamazoo, Michigan, works predominately in oil painting, but works in acrylic and watercolor as well. Hutcheson completed her BFA with honors at Memphis College of Art in 2004. She has exhibited her work in both solo and group shows throughout the U.S. since 2000. The title of her current show featured at the Ground Floor Gallery this month is “Pandora’s Box Unhinged.”
Seed Space is a lab for site-specific installation, sculpture, and performance-based art in Nashville. We support our program in three specific ways. We bring in nationally recognized art critics to write our exhibition essays. We host regularly scheduled public talks. We facilitate meetings among artists, critics and curators. Through these means we aim to foster an exchange between a growing network of local and national artistic communities, which we believe is one of the best ways to support the careers of emerging artists. Located within a 100-year-old hosiery mill in South Nashville, Seed Space is supported by NCAP, the Nashville Cultural Arts Project, and is made possible with grants from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metro Nashville Arts Commission.
Current Exhibiting Artist: Robbie Lynn Hunsinger is a classical Oboist turned mult-instrumentalist, improvisor, multimedia artist and composer now working in custom computer code to create interactive multimedia compositions. Decades of performance include concerts with the Metropolitan Opera, The Atlanta Symphony and The Chicago Symphony and appearances at the Chicago Jazz Festival, The Chicago World Music Festival, the Asian American Jazz Festival, the FMP Festival in Chicago and the Empty Bottle Festival of Improvised Music. Her recordings include the Marlboro Festival recording of Schoenberg’s “Chamber Symphony No 1″ with Felix Galimir released as part of Marlboro’s 40th Anniversary Series, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Grammy Winner, “The Wooden Prince” by Bartok conducted by Pierre Boulez. Her multimedia installations have been shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art and at Thomas Blackman Gallery in Chicago. Her compositions have been featured on the New Music Depaul Series and at the MiXing Festival. Her ensembles include Trio with Joseph Jarman and Tatsu Aoki, Rebar, Corvus and the Robbie Hunsinger Quartet.
Zeitgeist is a contemporary art gallery featuring works by established and emerging artists in a variety of media. Local and regional artists are spotlighted, along with nationally and internationally recognized artists in small ensemble exhibitions and larger, themed group showings and performances.
Current Exhibiting Artist: Greg Pond is a graduate of The University of Georgia and earned his MFA from The University of the South, Sewanee. He is currently on faculty at The University of the South, Sewanee and has been awarded Tennessee State Individual Artist grant, is a recent Kennedy Fellow at the University of the South, and has been an artist in residence at the F+F School of Art in Zurich and the Burren College of Art in Ireland. Greg also works as an independent writer, curator, and lecturer with recent projects and events hosted by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, Fivemyles Gallery in Brooklyn, Delta Axis in Memphis, the Frist and Cheekwood Museums of Art in Nashville.
Nate Akey of 5 String Furniture is a Nashville native trying to grow his dreams into realities. Being a licensed, registered nurse comes in handy on a daily basis, but woodworking takes priority in Nate’s heart. Nate builds pieces for sale, but he also works closely with clients to design and create furniture pieces and artworks for their space. Between being married to his wife Ali, playing basketball, drinking good beer with friends, playing his banjo, and taking care of two dogs, Nate runs his business out of Fort Houston, which is a cooperative, creative space for individuals to grow themselves and connect to one another and the community through their work. On any given day, you can find Nate just plugging away in the woodshop at 500 Houston Street.
Nate’s business is called 5 String Furniture because of his love for the banjo and for his grandmother who pushed him to play. See www.fivestringfurniture.com for a full portfolio and follow 5 String Furniture on Instagram (@5stringfurniture) and Twitter (@fivestringfurnitur) for updates on current projects.
|Boiler Room Glass is comprised of Andrew Watson, Meredith Edmondson, David Gibson, and David Yowell. Together these four share a creative space in which to experiment, learn, and play with glass in all of its glorious forms. They all practice glass in very different ways, be it blowing glass, slumping and fusing, kiln casting, screen printing with enamels, lamp working, or lighting.|
Cleft Productions is an independent record label and production company based in Nashville, Tennessee. Started in 2003, it likes and releases a broad spectrum of music. With access to an even larger catalog of unlicensed music and recordings, Cleft also offers a ton of licensing opportunities for film or television. On the production end, Cleft offers a personal approach to a variety of audio engineering scenarios, whether it be music recording, sound editing/design, or location recording.
Cleft Music has recently moved to the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood. The office will reside in the back unit of the building at 444 Humphreys Street, and renovations have begun in the basement on recording studio space. Artists, designers, creative offices are encouraged to be a part of this location.
|Fort Houston is the product of two local entities, Brick Factory Nashville and Zombie Shop, joining forces to open a huge facility that provides creative, innovative, and technological resources for the members of the community. Within our 10,000+ sq. ft. facility, we house a full wood shop, mechanical shop and print shop, as well as options for dedicated and shared work desks.|
|Railyard Studios creates eco-friendly sustainable furniture from century old railroad rail designated as scrap & rescued untreated center cut hardwood crossties, which were slated for the tie plant furnace. In assembly, we use traditional rail construction methods in unconventional ways.|