Dancers and Zippers: Unique Art Bound by Imagination and Inspiration Art Opening January 21, 2016 at Turnip Green Creative Reuse
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE (January 18, 2016) – Dancers and Zippers: Unique Art Bound by Imagination and Inspiration, a cooperative art exhibit featuring the works of Edith Costanza and Janet R Petrell, debuts with an opening reception at Turnip Green Creative Reuse's (TGCR) Green Gallery on January 21, 2016 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. The opening takes place at 535 4th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37210. This community event is free, open to the public, and features an opening gallery reception, an Open Studio at Platetone, snacks and drinks. This is the latest edition of TGCR;s Green Gallery monthly sustainable art series showcasing artist who create art through recycling and up-cycling materials.
Edith Costanza is an art therapist, actor and author from Nashville, Tenn. As an art therapist, she began transforming donations into design projects as a way of challeging her students to create something new. Because of her teachings, reuse began bleeding into her own artwork. Costanzas’ pieces are inspired by her global travel, imagination and incorporate elements from these adventures. For more information, please visit www.edithcostanza.com
Janet R Petrell is an artist from Kingston Springs, Tenn. Having a unique view of the world, she saw art in broken zippers—the vibrant colors, the dance of the gold and silver metals, the distinct shape. Often called outside art because it fails to be defined by a category; Petrels’ work speaks to an audience who enjoys the unique. Her global travel, imagination and the colors or types of zippers in her inventory inspire her pieces. For more information, please visit www.zipperworks.com
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 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: retail store, education/outreach, artist studios, a gallery and provides a neutral place for artists, educators, and any creative person to connect.
Interviews: TGCR President Kelly Tipler, and artists, Edith Costanza and Janet R. Petrell, are available for interviews. Turnip Green Creative Reuse’s new public space is available for filming prior to event if needed.