Turnip Green Creative Reuse’s Green Gallery Reopens in East Nashville on Sept. 10 with Local Photographer JC Johnson’s “Things I Should Have Thrown Away”
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE (September 6, 2016) – The Green Gallery at Turnip Green Creative Reuse (TGCR) has moved into new space in East Nashville. The first art opening in the new space takes place on Sept. 10 and will be “Things I Should Have Thrown Away” by local photographer, JC Johnson. The opening is at TGCR's new location at 945 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37210. The show opens with a gallery reception on Sept 10, 2016 from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. This community event is free, open to the public and features the opening gallery reception, snacks and drinks. The Green Gallery features a monthly sustainable art series, showcasing artist who create art through recycling and up-cycling materials.
“Things I Should Have Thrown Away” will be the featured exhibit in the Green Gallery from September 10 – October 5, 2016. A special showing will be held September 22, 2016 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., during this time our neighbors at Platetone Printmaking Cooperative will feature an Open Studio where attendees have the chance to create and take home their own work of art.
JC Johnson is a professional artist and educator; “Things I Should Have Thrown Away” makes associations to childhood as well as the nostalgic and the whimsical. Images are printed on scrap pieces of paper, exposed using expired chemicals, mounted on the back of used mat boards and some technically mistakes. All of the pieces revel in their imperfections – what makes them worthless is actually what makes them special. Common themes in her photography include, European architecture and history, fashion, travel, toys and miniatures.
JC Johnson earned her MFA with a Photography Concentration from Kansas State University in 2010. She currently serves as an educator at Vanderbilt University’s Sarratt Art Studios and Motlow State.
Often photographing internationally, Johnson has lived and worked in London, England as a staff photographer for the non-profit organization More Than Gold UK working in conjunction with the 2012 London Olympic games. Her works can be viewed at www.jcjohnsonphoto.com
ABOUT TURNIP GREEN CREATIVE REUSE
Turnip Green Creative Reuse is Tennessee’s first creative reuse organization. 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 will have four areas of service: a retail store, education/outreach, artist studios, and a gallery.
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