Two Mosaic Exhibits Pair Well With Mosaic Hops

The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park to host “Mosaic Craft & Drafts” educational program on April 18, 2019

NASHVILLE, TN – April 18, 2019 – The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park, in partnership with Metro Parks, is presenting “Mosaic Craft & Drafts,” an educational program featuring a visually delicious combination of craft beer and fine art.

Come explore the Parthenon and view the two current displays featuring mosaic art with the juried fine art exhibition, “Ancient Made New: The Society of American Mosaic Artists 17th Annual International Exhibit” and “One Hundred Moments in Mosaic,” while hearing from local and regional brewery experts about their Mosaic hops offerings. 

“The two mosaic art exhibitions are fantastic examples of an international art form with ancient roots, whereas the relatively new Mosaic hop has already inspired our local and regional breweries.” said Katie Petrole, Director of Education at The Parthenon. “The ‘Mosaic Craft & Drafts’ program will invite you to explore innovations in art and craft beer with your senses, which will be an unparalleled learning opportunity at the Parthenon.”

“We’re excited to be introducing new adult educational programming this year in Centennial Park,” noted Justin Tam, Parthenon Partnerships Director. “The Parthenon is a perfect location to connect the ancient craft of Mosaic art to a 21st century innovation in brewing. ‘Mosaic Craft & Drafts’ is an event not to be missed.” 

“Mosaic Craft & Drafts” will take place on Thursday, April 18 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM, and is a 21+ event. Admission is free with registration on The Conservancy’s website. Flights of an exciting variety of beers featuring Mosaic hops from local and regional breweries are available for purchase in advance on The Conservancy’s website or on-site at the event. Proceeds from the “Mosaic Craft & Drafts” event will support The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park, which funds temporary exhibitions and education programming at the Parthenon. 

Sponsors include Bearded Iris BrewingSouthern Grist BrewingYazoo BrewingHi-Wire BrewingMill Creek BrewingJackalope BrewingCraft Brewed, and Midtown Corkdorks - Wine, Spirits, Beer.

The Parthenon and Centennial Park have been essential parts of Nashville’s fabric for more than a century.  As a nonprofit support organization, The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park is committed to strengthening, enhancing and restoring these two crown jewels for the next century and beyond.  The Conservancy funds art exhibits at the Parthenon, and presents over 125 events annually in the Parthenon and Park, including Musicians Corner, Kidsville, Conversations on Art and Architecture, and ECHO. The Conservancy is currently partnering with Metro Parks on Phase Two of the Centennial Park Revitalization which will break ground in 2019.

The Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of facilities and programs throughout Davidson County. Currently, Metro Parks oversees 15,114 acres of open space, including 184 parks and 85 miles of greenways. It is the department’s mission to sustainably and equitably provide everyone in Nashville with an inviting network of parks and greenways that offer health, wellness and quality of life through recreation, conservation and community.