It’s another day, another dollar, another cold front a coming and another great weekend of Nashville art to crawl and/or follow (close enough, right?). You get the gist; it’s finally the proclaimed month of love and I’d personally love to tell you a few things that some lovely people around town would love for you to know about and love for yourselves.
First up to set the weekend mood and heat things up a bit, I’d suggest since Barry White is no longer alive for you to see perform in person that you stop by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts to enjoy the hearty vocals and deep sounds of Mister Hazelwood. After having a successful CD Release Event back in November at the same locale, Joseph and his fellow friends are returning to the ideal setting of classical architecture and pitch perfect acoustics to grace the friendly staff and open-minded visitors with more great music. An early show, FREE of charge, Friday, February 4th, from 6-8pm will allow you to take in the music, possibly a few glasses of wine and/or other beverages and set up a lovely dinner and a show night out on the town with class.
To stir up a little more love on the first Friday on the first weekend of February, Tinney Contemporary and Fifth Avenue of the Arts have put together Collectors Art Night about the same time Mister Hazelwood is rocking Broadway’s business socks off. Also happening February 4th, but from 5:30-8pm, Tinney Contemporary, The Arts Company, and The Rymer Gallery are excited to invite 125 guests to its inaugural event that’s a special, first-look preview of their impressive new exhibitions. The inaugural program, free but limited to 125 spaces (you must e-mail 5thAvenueOfTheArts@gmail.com or contact Tinney Contemporary to RSVP and become a VIP guest for the program ahead of time), will provide cocktails, free valet parking upon registration, three “art talks” with photographer Norman Lerner at The Arts Company at 6pm, sculptor Gordon Chandler at The Rymer Gallery at 6:45pm, and painter Brett De Palma at Tinny Contemporary at 7:15pm. All three locations are excited about the program and want it known that the event (changing names and exhibitions of course) will be presented every other month on the day before the First Saturday Art Crawl.
And speaking of the First Saturday Art Crawl, I will not build any suspense by just letting the cat out of the bag and telling you that opening Saturday, in conjunction with the First Saturday Art Crawl, February 5th, from 6-9pm, at 73 Arcade Building, Twist is proud to present Suspension: an art show by Jaime Raybin and Ryan Hogan. Suspension, a show that will continue at Twist through February 26th, is filled with a spectacular collaboration that has been a year in the making. Hogan’s sculptures that are partially obscured from the viewer within contained displays mixed with Raybin’s confrontational and abstract slide show might just remind you about the games we’ve all seen before or played in life and love. A creative cat and mouse simulation of not seeing enough yet knowing too much all at the same time, your night and senses might never be the same. Jump on in and see what I’m talking about for yourselves.
On a similar note, if you are up for doing a lot of crawling, walking, and anything but sitting down on Saturday, February 5, any time from 6-10pm, and you find yourself smack dab in the Arcade, I would suggest that you stroll through MIR Gallery and check out Wesley Kinsman Hall’s exhibition appropriately titled Inadequate Seating Art Show! That’s all. Enough said.
Be well, love one another and safe travels on your way. Come back now, ya hear!?