POIESIS, the Vanderbilt Divinity School art collective, Presents New Show RECLAIM: ______
Opening March 11, 2017 in The Green Gallery at Turnip Green Creative Reuse
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE (February 18, 2017) – The Green Gallery at Turnip Green Creative Reuse (TGCR) presents RECLAIM _______. The opening takes place March 11, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 945 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206 as part of the East Side Stumble. This community event is free, open to the public and features the artist reception, snacks and drinks. The show will be on display in the Green Gallery through April 5, 2017.
POIESIS started as an organic outgrowth within the student body of Vanderbilt Divinity School in relationship to the Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture Program. POIESIS: is etymologically derived from the ancient term ποιέω, which translates "to make".
POIESIS’ current format allows the group to further embrace its identity as a group of students that are drawn to the artistic and creative in relation to their theological. It provides space for student creativity and seeks to allow students the opportunity for artistic growth, expression, engagement, and incorporation within their degree program at Vanderbilt Divinity School.
The new POIESIS show is titled Reclaim: ______. The blank is intentionally part of the title to give room for people to reclaim various things, whether this reclaiming pertains to materials, identities, ideals, or realities. The show features an eclectic mix of recycled materials. “The new life that is given them in recycling and upcycling relates to our own practice of restoring and redeeming,” states POIESIS. “Further, the recycling and upcycling of materials helps us to reclaim materials that would otherwise become detrimental to our environment.”
For more information about POESIS: https://anchorlink.vanderbilt.edu/organization/POIESIS.
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.