CHEEKWOOD PRESENTS SOO SUNNY PARK, 2015 MARTIN SHALLENBERGER ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
NASHVILLE, TN. – This summer, Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art will welcome Soo Sunny Park as its 2015 Martin Shallenberger Artist-in-Residence. The Courtyard Gallery in the Frist Learning Center will be home to the artist’s installation, Silver Linings.
Park will spend the month of July working on-site and creating a dramatic, interactive installation that allows visitors to walk amongst the suspended “clouds” of silver and black, making their own unique “mark” on the work – adding to the beauty and intrigue of the environment they are surrounded by. Soo Sunny Park: Silver Linings will be on display August 8 through October 25.
“We are excited to welcome Ms. Park as our Artist-in-Residence for 2015,” said Jochen Wierich, Chief Curator . “Having an artist working onsite gives our members and visitors a rare front-row seat to the artist’s process.”
Park will discuss her experimentation with the ephemeral qualities of light and how light affects our perception of architectural spaces as a part of the Cheekwood’s Lunch and Lecture series on Thursday, July 16 at noon. Guests will get a glimpse into Park’s creative process as well as her inspirations both in nature and the broader art world. Seats are $18 for Cheekwood members and $30 for non-members; the fee includes lunch and admission to Cheekwood. Registration is required at cheekwood.org/Education.
About the Martin Shallenberger Artist-in-Residence Program
Now in its fourth year, the Martin Shallenberger Artist-in-Residence program brings national and international artists to Nashville to create one-of-a-kind pieces at Cheekwood, interacting with staff, visitors, and the arts community throughout the creative process. With its renowned gardens and art collections, Cheekwood offers visiting artists a great set of resources to reflect broadly on nature and sustainability within a global art world. This year, Cheekwood’s members and guests will have an incredible opportunity to watch Soo Sunny Park work, and repeat visitors will be able to have multiple interactions with her new installation.
Cheekwood is a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate. Our mission is to preserve Cheekwood as an historical landmark where beauty and excellence in art and horticulture stimulate the mind and nurture the spirit. Cheekwood is located at 1200 Forrest Park Drive in Nashville, 8 miles southwest of downtown Nashville. Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thursday nights in July and Friday nights July – October, open until 10 p.m. Admission is $14 for adults, seniors $12 and children 3-17 are $7. Parking is $3 per car. For further information call 615-356-8000 or visit www.cheekwood.org.