Pop Up Art Show Featuring Six Community Created Art Projects & Free Take Home Art Kits on Oct. 10 at Picture This Gallery in Hermitage
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE (October 5, 2016) – Nashville is the “It City” for many things these days from music and food to an exploding art scene. The Donelson and Hermitage areas may not be top of mind for Nashville’s hot art scene, but on Monday, Oct. 10, these communities will be at the epicenter of Nashville’s art world with a pop-up art installation featuring six community created art pieces. The event will also have free art kits based on the techniques used to create the community art available for the visitors to take home to create their own art. The opening is free and open to the public. It takes place on Oct. 10 from 6-8 p.m. at Picture This Art Gallery at 3883 Lebanon Pike, Hermitage, TN 37076.
This pop-up art show wraps up a collaborative and community-based art project that took place during Fall Fest at the Hermitage. Turnip Green Creative Reuse oversaw the project and had six local professional artists teach techniques based on reuse. The artists worked with the public to create six different community art pieces at the Reuse Village: Where Artists Are Born area of Fall Fest. The project was funded through THRIVE funds for community arts from the Metro Arts Commission. Techniques taught included collage, sculpture, dioramas, 2-D, fiber arts, and mixed media. The focus of the project was on creative reuse, sustainability and community collaboration and activation in creating art.
Turnip Green partnered with Picture This Art Gallery, which has served and promoted art in the Donelson/Hermitage area for two decades, on a pop-up art installation to let the broader public see the community created art pieces. The artists will be on hand to discuss the techniques they used and show the public how to use the free take home art kits.
The artists who taught and oversaw the creation of the community art pieces were all Nashville-based artists. They were Leah Sherry, Dee Kimbrell, Michelle Bukowski, Lindsay Goranson, Lisa Haadad, and Megan Little. Samples of their work are available to view online through the links below.
Dee Kimbrell: http://creativegeniusinyou.com/
Lisa Haadad: http://lisahaddad.com/
Lindsay Goranson: https://creativemornings.com/people/thispastlife
Michelle Bukowski: https://www.facebook.com/michellebukowskiartwork
Megan Little: https://www.instagram.com/meganlittleart/
Leah Sherry: https://www.instagram.com/leahsherryheadart/
ABOUT TURNIP GREEN CREATIVE REUSE
Turnip Green Creative Reuse (TGCR) is a nonprofit that diverts usable material from our landfill for creative endeavors through innovative programming including workshops, a retail store, community education and a green art gallery featuring art made from reusable materials. TGCR has partnered with many of Nashville’s on programming and projects, including Artober, Pet Community Center, Nashville Public Library system, Metro Schools, ZeroLandfill, Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, Metro Arts Commission, WRLT’s Live on the Green, Earth Day, Now Playing Nashville, Southern Festival of Books, The Hermitage Fall Fest, University School, Untitled and Platetone Printmaking Cooperative. TGCR has four areas of service: a retail store, education/outreach, artist studios, and a gallery.