Visual Artist, Samantha Zaruba New Show All My Vinyl Dreams, Opens February 11, 2017 in The Green Gallery at Turnip Green Creative Reuse
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE (February 6, 2017) – The Green Gallery at Turnip Green Creative Reuse (TGCR) presents All My Vinyl Dreams. The opening takes place February 11, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 945 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206 in conjunction with the East Side Stumble, http://eastsideartstumble.com. This community event is free, open to the public and features the artist reception, snacks and drinks. This show is one of several on the East Side Stumble circuit. The show will be on display in the Green Gallery through March 7, 2017.
Samantha Zaruba is the second Reuse Artist in Residence (RAiR). The RAIR program is made possible through support from the Tennessee Arts Commission, Arts Build Communities (ABC) & Metro Beautification. Artists interested in becoming a Reuse Artist in Residence can email Turnip Green Creative Reuse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Samantha Zaruba is a Boston-bred reuse artist and entrepreneur living and working in Nashville, Tenn. She received her BA in Communications and Art from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she began incorporating up-cycled materials into her work. Her subject matter was often inspired by her Communications studies, which were heavily focused on analyzing the various impacts of information and media. She continues with that same inspiration in her work today.
All My Vinyl Dreams explores the aspect of self - live out every truth, every lie; dance with your demons; immerse into passion; grapple with fear and longing. The visual aesthetic of Zarubas’ work can be oversimplified as whimsical with a touch of macabre. Pleasing color combinations, unicorns and mermaids; inspiring text with undercurrent themes of civil liberties, losing sight of your dreams and self loathing.
Her works can be viewed at www.samanthazaruba.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 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.