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Where To…Nashville, Tennessee

Where To…Nashville, Tennessee

April 20 / 18

Friday, Friday, Friday! We all live for the weekends. No more @ The Event…from this day forth it’s Where To. Different title, but same formula. We go from city to city, country to country to get find great events and things to do. From Texas to Tennessee. Nashville that is. Over the past weekend, I visited the capital of this beautiful state. You can find all kinds of great things to do in Music City!


Credit source: Visit Music City

What can you do for art, music, and other events in Nashville? Plenty. I wanted to really explore the city a lot more, but I wasn’t able to because we didn’t have more time, but I’ll return again sometime next year. One place that one on my agenda was The Parthenon.

 

THE PARTHENON

Located at Centennial the Parthenon is a full-scale replica of the Parthenon. Here is a small description from their brochure:

The city of Nashville first undertook the construction of a full-scale replica of the Parthenon for the 1897 Tennessee Centennial Exposition. Many cities and states, major industries, and other interest groups also built pavilions for the celebration. Nashville’s pavilion was constructed of brick, wood lath, and plaster, and represented the city’s reputation as the “Athens of the South” The Parthenon housed the art exhibition, which consisted of 1,172 pieces from all over the world. The building was so popular that the city left the temporary structure standing after the Exposition. In 1920, faced with crumbling pediments and decaying plaster, the city authorized the reconstruction of the landmark with permanent materials. Rather than rebuilding the structure exactly as it appeared in the Exposition, the city decided to create a complete replica of the original Greek temple, both inside and out. What had been the basement of the 1897 Parthenon became gallery space in order to continue the Nashville Parthenon’s history of exhibiting fine art.

On May 21, 1931, the Parthenon reopened to the public, attracting over 10,000 visitors from 46 states and 12 foreign countries during its first month. 

The first floor you’ll see exhibitions of painting, statues and other works, but it’s on the second floor you’ll find Athena, goddess of wisdom, prudent warfare and the useful arts; patron deity of the city of Athens. The statue stands 41′ 10″ tall, from the floor all the way to the top center crest of her helmet. She’s made of gypsum cement reinforced with fiberglass, on a steel frame. The statue was commissioned in 1982 and was unveiled in May 1990. Go to the website below Hours of operations, administrations, and other information. I enjoyed it and wasn’t disappointed. I need to go back there again.

Other events include:

Awesome April

Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th

Holiday Harmony

CMA Music Festival

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

Other places to you can visit are  Country Music Hall of Fame® and MuseumRCA Studio B,  LeQuire Gallery,  Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Grand Ole Opry. 

So many more events and things to see.

Go to www. visitmusiccity.com for more places and events to check out. I’m gonna go back to get the full experience of Nashville has to offer.

Image source: Wikipedia, YouTube, & HomeAway
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Wednz Scene: Upcoming Art Fesitvals & Events @ MoMA

Wednz Scene: Upcoming Art Fesitvals & Events @ MoMA

October 10 / 17

Hello ladies and gentlemen…time to see what’s out in creativity land.


Credit source: artfestival.com and moma

Artfestival.com has plenty of festivals in November. People living in Sarasota, Venice, and Delray Beach Florida, here are a few art festivals you may be interested in….

 

 

For more information on these and other festivals, or apply, go to www.artfestival.com.

It’s been awhile since I posted anything from MoMA. Here are some upcoming events happening next month in November….

  • Video still from "Sleepwalking Through Life," Strange Party music video directed by Robin Schanzenbach, 1981. Photo Courtesy of Robin Schanzenbach

    Alternative ’80s: Club 57 and
    New York’s Downtown Scene

      1. Thursday, November 212:006:00 p.m.

      2. Friday, November 312:006:00 p.m.

      3. Saturday, November 412:006:00 p.m.

      4. 1 more upcoming occurrence

    MoMA PS1

  • Alexandra Bell, A Teenager with Promise, Annotations I, 2017, Inkjet print on newsprint.

    Radical Edits: Reassessing Cultural Narratives

      1. Sunday, November 123:006:00 p.m.

    MoMA PS1

  • Tara Jo Tashna at GENERATION SHIP. February 25, 2017, Mana Contemporary. Photo: Walter Wlodarczyk

    Spittle of the Moon

      1. Sunday, November 193:006:00 p.m.

    MoMA PS1

Go to www.moma.org for more information.

 

 

Image source: Artfestival.com & MoMA

Wednz Scene: Contest & Governor Island Art Fair Reminder

Wednz Scene: Contest & Governor Island Art Fair Reminder

August 30 / 17

Hello! I’m dropping by to pass along a contest and reminder. The Redwood Media Group’s 2018 [PLATFORM] Artist of the Year Awards contest is here and this is a great opportunity to share your creative talent to the public. Here is just a preview…..


credit source: Redwood Media Group

 

[PLATFORM]
An Online Art Competition for Visual Artists

Could You be the Next Big Art-World Discovery?

Now’s your chance to step into the spotlight. Redwood Media Group’s 2018 [PLATFORM] Artist of the Year Awards contest, produced in partnership with Art Brand Studios, is the premier awards contest for visual artists looking to make it big. With prize values totaling $125,000, including exposure at the iconic Artexpo New York, a management contract, career coaching, and so much more, this contest offers you the platform you’ve been dreaming of. The search for the next “it” artist begins now … are you the one we’re looking for?

There will be one grand prize winner and nine finalists chosen by our jury.

 

Prizes

The winner of the 2018 [PLATFORM] Artist of the Year Awards contest will receive:

$10,000 cash award (given as an advance against future ABS royalties)
Art Brand Studios publishing contract offer, including:

  • Fine art publishing production

  • Retail placement with participation in ABS art gallery programs

  • Product licensing program

  • Comprehensive marketing plan including branding, social media, and personal appearance events

  • Promotion on ABS website and development of artist-branded website

  • Exhibition in [PLATFORM] booth at Artexpo New York 2018, with opportunity to display up to 6 artwork pieces along with personal appearance feature

  • Artexpo New York 2018 Topics & Trends Art Talk panel appearance

  • Artexpo New York 2018 Show Catalog feature

  • [PLATFORM] 2018 Artist of the Year Award email campaign feature

  • Art Business News feature

  • Featured placement on Redwood Media Group websites during award year

TOTAL VALUE: $35,000

Each of the 9 finalists receives:

  • Exhibition in [PLATFORM] booth at Artexpo New York 2018, with opportunity to display up to 3 artwork pieces along with personal appearance feature

  • Artexpo New York 2018 Topics & Trends Art Talk panel appearance

  • Artexpo New York 2018 Show Catalog feature

  • [PLATFORM] 2018 Artist of the Year Award email campaign feature

  • Art Business News feature

  • Featured placement on Redwood Media Group websites during award year

TOTAL VALUE: $10,500

Click here for contest rules and conditions

To enter and register please go to redwoodmg.com/shows/abs-platform-artist-contest/. You’ll see all that is posted above plus the information about entering. You have plenty of time, trust me!

 


 

 

Lastly, 4Heads Governors Island Art Fair starts this weekend and every weekend in September till October 1. Admission is free…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4heads presents

Governors Island Art Fair 2017

The 10th annual Governors Island Art Fair – New York’s largest independent exhibition – opens Saturday, September 2nd, featuring 100 artists in 100 individual spaces – located in and outside of the grand, historic homes on Colonels Row and this year, for the first time ever, in the long-shuttered spaces inside of Liggett Hall. These landmark structures display varying effects of the ravages of time, providing artists with a fertile environment for creative experimentation.

“Gems among the ruins” (The New York Times)
“It’s a lot to absorb, so… go early” (The New York Post)
“A welcome, art-filled escape” (Artnet.com)
“One of NYC’s best art fairs” (Time Out New York)

4headed Pioneers

When 4heads launched GIAF in 2008, this small group of artists were among the first to see Governors Island as an overlooked gem. In fact at that time, most New Yorkers had no idea what the island was, much less where to spot it on a map. Ten years later Governors Island is a standard part of the New York vernacular, and 4heads still remains committed to activating these sites every season, giving voice to today’s working artists and to the history of our great city.

– Colonels Row

– Liggett Hall

Governors Island, New York Harbor

Weekends
September 2 – October 1
11am – 6pm

Admission is free.

GIAF – Learn More »

 

As always click on the links above to get all the information you need. Enjoy your Wonderful Wednesday, be blessed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image source: Redwood Media Group, 4Heads, and Pinterest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednz Scene: Upcoming Events….

Wednz Scene: Upcoming Events….

April 12 / 17

Evening! Forgive me for posting so late, but lots of things are going on at the Shadoboxerinc office. I have some events coming in the months of May and June.


 

Comic-Con International 2017 will be held
July 20–23
@ the San Diego Convention Center / 111 W. Harbor Dr.,
San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, go to www.comic-con.org.

 


9th Annual Hilton Head Island Art Festival with Craft Marketplace

 

Other events in June and July….

2017 June

  • June 3rd & June 4th, 2017
    27th Annual Art in the Village with Craft Marketplace (Cleveland, OH)
  • June 10th & June 11th, 2017
    12th Annual Crocker Park Fine Art Fair with Craft Marketplace (Westlake, OH)
  • June 17th & June 18th, 2017
    The Hathaway Brown Fine Art Festival with Craft Marketplace (Shaker Heights, OH)
  • June 24th & June 25th, 2017
    The Lake Norman Festival of the Arts with Craft Marketplace (Huntersville, NC)

2017 July

  • July 1st & July 2nd, 2017
    The Downtown Asheville Festival of the Arts with Craft Marketplace (Asheville, NC)
  • July 22nd & July 23rd, 2017
    15th Annual Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO)
  • July 29th & July 30th, 2017
    2nd Annual Keystone River Run Village Art Festival (Keystone, CO)

More information to come soon! Just one post to go…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured images: comic-con.org , artfestival.com, and LMP Accountants