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Hillsboro Village Earth Day Art Walk PRESS RELEASE.
PRESS RELEASE - UPDATED 03/28/2012
New Exhibition: HILLSBORO VILLAGE ART WALK Thursday – April 5th, public invited, 5 – 8 pm
Village Art Walk receptions, shows and events are hosted in most Hillsboro Village shops and restaurants. This is a year round event that provides changing movies, music, artists, demonstrations, book signings and much more.
Free Parking after 6 pm behind Cornerstone Financial and on 21st Avenue
Address: 21st Avenue South in Hillsboro Village @ Belcourt Avenue Phone: Info: Duncan Ragsdale 615.294.5441 Email: Hillsborovillageevents@gmail.com
Our VILLAGE_WIDE raffle gift basket ~ Shop of the Month ~ FIDO We started in 1993 with a single cafe called Bongo Java and have since added other coffee and food operations. We now unofficially call our entire operation Bongo World. Bongo World consists of four cafes and a wholesale coffee roasting company. Each store has its own personality, look and menu. Overall, the company seeks to serve high-quality coffee and food in unique, comfortable atmospheres. We also have a commitment to sustainability. Thus, our coffee is 100% organic, bought directly from small-farmer cooperatives under the terms of Fair Trade. Fido is darn popular yet is perhaps Nashville’s best food secret. The cafe evolved from an upscale coffeehouse with sandwiches into a chef-managed eclectic restaurant with great coffee. The menu includes such items as Breakfast Burritos, Fish Tacos and Grilled Chicken with sweet potato & bacon hash and specials include such things as gazpacho with pear and cucumber sorbet, grilled salmon over polenta and Thai Coconut Shrimp with wild rice cakes.
The Green bag LADY and her volunteers will be giving away their awesome shopping bags in front of Fido during the Earth Day art walk. http://greenbaglady.blogspot.com/
Craftville set up outside the garage doors making seed bombs FREE for everyone.
artist - Ryan Stufflebam I am a hobbyist photographer in Nashville, TN who actually works in video production. When I’m not caught up in an edit or some DVD menu, I can generally be found lugging around a small array of film cameras on a sidewalk or trail. My wife is usually there, too, being more friendly than I. http://ryanstufflebam.com/
Specials for that night are: Free cheese plate with a bottle of wine Free dessert with purchase of 2 entrees
On the Sidewalks:
1) The LAND TRUST for Tennessee Come join The Land Trust for Tennessee and the Hillsboro Village Merchants Association for a “Tennessee Trivia Hunt”! Learn about the treasures that are right here in Tennessee and how important it is that we work together to save them! One winner will enjoy a private picnic and tour for four graciously donated by Provence at the historic Glen Leven Farm.
2) April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the Sexual Assault Center (SAC) would like to partner with Hillsboro Village in April in an effort to raise awareness in the Nashville community. This year’s campaign focuses on the 11th Annual Walk in Their shoes Event. Promoting awareness and educating individuals is crucial to helping end sexual violence - it’s time to get involved.
Our idea is to have a small display of the SAC Clothesline Project somewhere along the Hillsboro Village Art Walk. Along with information surrounding our Clothesline Project, we will have flyers and registration sheets for our 11th Annual Walk in Their Shoes Event. Walk in Their Shoes is an event to raise awareness about the issue of sexual assault and to raise funds to provide healing for victims of this crime. This event includes a 5k timed run, 5k celebration walk, a display of the clothesline art project, music, refreshments, a survivor celebration moment, and MUCH MORE! The Walk in Their Shoes gives all people the opportunity to stand together and support the victims of violence. This type of united force turns shame into power, pain into resilience, and victims into survivors.
3) Music City Suds – artist - Rachel Turner was raised in rural Tennessee, the sounds of classic country and bluegrass reverberating through her childhood. When she began making handcrafted, all-natural body products, she wanted to pay homage to that music. So she started Music City Suds. Whether you’re lathering up with “I Walk the Lime” or singing in the shower with “Flat and Scrubs,” you’ll find a little bit of Tennessee in every sud.
4) Exile International - a non-profit based out of Nashville. We work with former child soldiers and other war-affected children in DR Congo and Eastern Africa, using art and expressive therapy to help them process and overcome the severe traumas they have experienced in the wars. The women and children who have survived the wars make beaded jewelry using recycled magazine paper in order to provide for their families. We buy the jewelry during our time with them, and then sell it here to support our work with the children.
5) Blue Herron Cruises – Blue Heron Cruises is a nature-lovers’ outing! Kids get excited seeing wild birds and learning about the Cumberland River, while adults get a relaxing ride. Seasoned skipper Captain Jim pilots the Blue Heron, a 40-foot pontoon boat, through farmland alongside the Cumberland River. Peaceful 90-minute Nature Cruise lets you see area wildlife, including Great Blue Herons, bald eagles, osprey, swallows and kingfishers. The front deck is great for sightseeing and photography, while the back section sports a roof to give guests shade. Very affordable at $12 for adults & $9 for children (under 2 ride free). Sunset Cruises & Kids Adventure Cruises also available. www.blueheroncruises.com We will be raffling off tickets to our cruises!!
6) Local Table Magazine - Local Table is dedicated to celebrating the small farmers and other folks who bring us homegrown food from Tennessee farms. Our goal is to support a community that celebrates every meal and is thoughtful about where we live and how we eat. When we eat locally raised food, we can literally ensure the continuation of the family farm, protect our rural green spaces and support a food system that brings a steady supply of fresh, healthy foods to our towns and cities
7) Good Food For Good People
8) Richland Creek Watershed Alliance – Richland Creek has the worst rating on the Environmental Protection Agency’s scale for stream impairment. The Richland Creek Watershed Alliance is leading the movement to improve the water quality and habitat for this historically significant urban waterway. The group offers volunteer activities, renewal projects, advocates for long-term restoration and publishes information to help Richland Creek become a healthier tributary to the Cumberland River. A Watershed is Common Ground and you can help!
9) Tennessee State Parks - This year Tennessee State parks is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Join us to learn about our 53 State Parks and meet our Official Mascot, “Ramble”!!!
10) Georgia Makes (Georgia Copeland) brings you handmade candy and treats, each made with intention by a certified energy healer and made with attention to the plant and herbal healing properties within. Whether you seek herbal or energetic healing and choose these handmade treats as a delivery device (the ole ‘spoonful of sugar’ philosophy) or simply enjoy sweets and receive the effects of the healing within as a pleasing bonus, treat yourself! Georgia Makes will have spicy “Heat Up! Brittle” and two infused local honeys for you to enjoy.”
11) Magic Moose Soaps are created by energy healer Elizabeth Randles and are made with the intention of bringing healing and wholeness to those who use them. Hand poured in her kitchen, each batch is made with natural ingredients and essential oils.
12) The Original Cast is Vanderbilt University’s premier musical theater revue troupe, founded in 1975 by a group of Broadway-loving students. Their Spring 2012 show, “Facing Empty Spaces,” will run April 12-14 at 8pm at Langford Auditorium (by the Vanderbilt Medical Center). Tickets are $10 for Vanderbilt student/faculty/staff and $12 for community members. See you there! We will be raffling off 2 tickets to the show!!
13) Green Fleet - The Green Fleet Hub offers bicycle rentals and guided tours of downtown and music row. The best way to experience Music City - by bike! Green Fleet Hub: Bicycle Tours & Rentals 1579 Edgehill / 615-379-8687
14) DCXV – Adrien Saporiti - DCXV Clothing is a clothing/design company that is based out of a garage in West Nashville. Everything is designed and printed by hand, using environmentally friendly water-based inks. We only use American Apparel shirts too, so all of our shirts are 100% Made in America, and good for it too!
15) Nashville Farmers Market - Come get a taste of good things found at Nashville Farmers’ Market. We’ll have food samples & info on upcoming Grow Local Kitchen classes & events. Come grow local with NFM!
16) Catholic Charities Refugee Services - Refuge Handicrafts is a part of Catholic Charities’ Refugee Services Women’s Alliance Group. Our clients made up of refugee women from all over the world come together weekly to sew and create handcrafted items to sell. Many of the women we work with have faced additional barriers to traditional employment. We seek to provide alternative sources of income and also provide a range of other services to meet their needs in integrating into the US culture, which include English language training.
Art from The Chestnut Group will be displayed at many of the Village Merchants for the evening.
The Chestnut Group is a nonprofit alliance of landscape artists and friends dedicated to the conservation & preservation of vanishing landscapes in Middle Tennessee. A portion of funds earned from the sale of artwork, inspired by the region’s scenic richness, is made available to organizations that share a common vision: To preserve fragile local environments and historic properties – from threatened habitats and farmland to protected natural areas. More information about the group and its members can be found at www.chestnutgroup.org
Sweet Cece’s – artist - Ann Cowden – “I graduated from Vanderbilt with a B.A. Degree in art and have painted all of my life. My medium is oil and I paint portraits, landscapes and still lifes….www.anncowden.com (website). I am a member of the Portrait Society of America, the American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America, Women Artist of the Southeast, Portraits, Incorporated, and The Chestnut Group. I have been juried into many exhibitions throughout the country and published in American Artist Magazine and Southwest Art. “ She will be painting LIVE for the event! Musician – Matt Brock
PROVENCE – artist – Victoria Babb is an artist who now lives in Lexington, TN after working several years in Washington DC and Kansas City. During that time, she studied at the Corcoran College of Art in DC, the Kansas City Art Institute, several professional artists. Her chosen medium is oil which provides the richness of color that she loves; and her style is representational which provides a contemporary touch to a classic style. She is a member of The Chestnut Group, American Women Artists, The Portrait Society of America and The Memphis-Germantown Art League. Her contact information is www.vickibabb.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
– artist – Stephanie Helmey is a native of Nashville, and has been making art since the age of 8. For Stephanie, the earth is filled with beauty and sharing that beauty with others makes a positive impact on the world. She draws, and paints people, flowers, landscapes and still lifes in oil and watercolor.
– artist – Maura Satchell A native New Yorker, Maura took an interest in photography at an early age. Moving to Nashville in her teens, she spent several years immersed in the region’s gentile southern ways before returning north. There, she parlayed newly acquired drafting skills into a position as a junior interior designer for a major commercial entity. Under the direction of skilled and talented contract design pros, she learned about art, space, and design.
Musicians - Derek Pell and the Gypsy Cowboys A Nashville native, Derek Pell’s love for the Fiddle came at a young age as he began performing in front of crowds when he was just a young child. He is a proud member of Ray Price’s Cherokee Cowboys and brings his enthusiasm for performance to every show. Derek attended Belmont University and the Nashville School of the Arts, playing in orchestras, jazz ensembles, and founding the NSA swing band. FREE EASTER menu samples all evening!
A VILLAGE OF FLOWERS – artist – Larry Richardson Born in rural western Kentucky, Larry’s affection for the outdoors led to a career that included an advanced degree in biology, work in parks, wildlife and art publishing, retiring from Ducks Unlimited, the world’s largest wetland conservation organization. “I like realism, not photographic, but more toward an impressionistic style, leaving a loose edge or the gesture of a shadow, inviting the viewer to make the final stroke.”
artist - Brenda Morley “Brenda Morley is an avid admirer of nature and loves to express her artistic enthusiasm with colors on canvas or paper. Because of her desire to see beautiful landscapes preserved, she is an active member of The Chestnut Group, plein air painters for the land.”
RODNEY MITCHELL SALON - artist - Karen Rogers
ZUMI SUSHI – artist - “Barry A. Noland’s art is photography. Originally from Cairo, IL, he has been a Nashvillian since 1980. Barry is self-trained and has been exhibiting since 2003. Though he has become most widely known for his dramatic figure studies, his portfolio encompasses various genres from editorial imagery to black & white plant studies to close-up structural abstractions that often bear the sensibility of painted or drawn art. Barry’s fine art work has been exhibited, recognized and awarded both regionally and nationally; and his commercial images have been published internationally. “
SEE EYEWEAR – artist - Sara McCloud - McLoud9 was established in 2011 by a very persuasive friend who said “Make some aprons!”. All of my products are made from repurposed and vintage fabrics. I reclaim forgotten household linens and give them new life as cute and feminine kitchen accessories to make domestic chores fun and rewarding. Musician – Cristina Peck My music is melody driven, so perhaps it could best be described as a combination of melodic, alternative rock and a little folk. I’ve been inspired by movie soundtracks I’ve heard growing up along with artists such as Bjork, Radiohead, Tori Amos, and Talking Heads. My music has been said to be cinematic, soul searching, and honest. Being a visual artist as well, I try to create an emotional connection to people through my music and art; it’s all about creating an atmosphere. www.cristinapeck.com $40 off one pair of glasses, $100 total off of two pair. We will also have wine and snacks!!
ZEITGEIST – artist - Megan Lightell Nashville-based painter Megan Lightell presents large scale landscapes inspired by a recent cross-country trip she took with her family. Lightell’s work centers on our complex and mysterious relationship to the environment. Distilled elements of sky and horizon-line dominate canvases providing both pictorial passages descriptive of the rolling hills and tree stands of the Ohio Valley and open vistas found west of the Mississippi. Abstract brushwork provides a more open platform for the viewer’s contemplation and association. “Where we live speaks volumes about who we are and what we value. Living in one place for a period of time enables us to know it intimately, to feel the rhythms of the seasons. A place can become such a part of us that we take its images with us even when we leave. There is an eternity present in the land that was here before we were, and will continue in its cycles long after we are gone.” http://meganlightell.com/http://www.landtrusttn.org/
FIRE FINCH – artist - Meghan Coomes After bidding farewell to the Nantucket Island beaches, freelance TV producer, former CMT employee and Nashville resident, Meghan Coomes, found herself back in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. In between television projects & possessing copious free time, she decided to take on a project of a different kind. Love of family coupled with passion for art soon spawned the idea of “Forever Yours, Agnes.” Meghan, along with her other cousins, grew up hearing the whirlwind love story of their grandparents—Thomas & Agnes Coomes. Its inherent beauty was ingrained in their hearts, representing not only their grandparents’ story, but that of a generation of lovers who were separated during a world war. So, after nearly 70 years spent in an old, brown sack, Meghan decided to gather some of the dust-covered letters & immortalize those words in the form of this jewelry line, “Forever Yours, Agnes.” In doing so, their grandparents’ memory & steadfast love can not only be a part of their thoughts, but a tangible part of people’s everyday semblances, as well.
Just Greg is a DJ who wants to share his music with you. Like an effeminate boyfriend who labors over a mix tape as a gift for his special someone. Only this time he will make it on the fly… on a sidewalk… for a large group of passers by… for three hours. Just Greg will assemble and cross-pollinate special songs created by paid professionals. Just Greg selects sounds from a multitude of genres including Dancehall, House, Grime, Dubstep (not to be confused with brostep), and Drum and Bass. He prefers to pepper them sparsely with US top 40, underground hip hop, funk, and many sub-genres of rock (yes even psychobilly). Listeners are encouraged to dress casually and comfortably as they enjoy his performance. Please stay as long as you’d like, he understands that 3 hours is a long time.
JACKSON’S – artist – Emma Klingbell is a free-lance fine artists and illustrator living in Nashville, TN. She recently relocated to Nashville from Wisconsin, and is currently attending the Academy of Art University for her bachelor’s in Fine Art/Painting
A THOUSAND FACES – Local artist, Danielle Gilbert of Genthree Designs will be featured here at A Thousand Faces for the April Hillsboro Village Art Walk. Genthree Designs is a Nashville based company that combines the artistic talents and inspirations of three generations of women. All cards and t-shirt designs are hand drawn by genthree and screen printed by Kangaroo Press with earth friendly inks on consciously produced papers and fabrics. The t-shirts are 50% organic cotton and 50% recycled plastic bottles. Genthree does not mass produce or print anything digitally, thus the screen printing of each card produces a time consuming piece of art.
HOT AND COLD¬¬ - artist - The diagnosis was received when Grace Walker Goad was 32 months in 1997. After a year of typical, grueling early interventions for her disorder, her mother, author/speaker/advocate Leisa A. Hammett knew this truth: children with disAbilities deserve the joy of art making, too. It was visual art that her mother, her father, Jeff Goad, and her art therapist could see, that at age four, was Grace’s keenest mode of expression. Grace began exhibiting her art at age six. She began selling at age eight. At age twelve, she began receiving local, regional, national and international acclaim via newspapers, magazines, the internet and television. In 2007, she appeared on the autism episode of ABC’s “The View.” That year, GraceArt, was launched to sell a card and print line, in addition to Grace’s originals. Her work has also been featured on a book and magazine cover and a national conference t-shirt. GraceArt is shown regularly in Nashville, is held by private collectors, in addition to Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and the Tennessee Arts Commission’s Tennessee Artists Collection at the Tennessee State Museum, plus various southeastern galleries. As a teenager now, Grace enjoys a happy, healthy, well-rounded life brimming with meaningful activity, art, plus heapings of love and celebration for who she is and the gifts she brings to the world as a Differently Abled individual living with Autism.
BOOKMAN/BOOKWOMAN – Join us for an unforgettable evening with Nashville Notables Christine Kreyling, author and urban critic, and her husband, Michael Kreyling, author and Vanderbilt professor, on Thursday, April 5 at 6 p.m. Christine will discuss her favorite book, The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers, and Michael will discuss Absalom! Absalom! by William Faulkner.
PANGAEA – artist Valerie Harrell I have a passion for vintage & antiques that stretches back as far as I can remember. I love the thrill of the hunt, finding old & forgotten items that I can bring back to life in a new way. In the last decade I have taken to recycling all that which is broken and obsolete into new, usable décor and jewelry. I hate to think of something beautiful or unusual being thrown out when it can be turned into something new and vital. To see upcoming events, new creations & acquisitions, please visit: http://www.meretriciouscreations.blogspot.com/
Musicians - PAPER LANTERN - Indie Acoustic Folk music. Anna Gabrielle, Alex Red, & Daniel Van Dyke. A serene blend of acoustic guitar, ukulele, upright bass, harmonious voices and memorable melodies. Alex, Anna and Daniel were destined to be together. Their fate is reflected clearly in the seamless blending of their melodies and the electricity of their artistic chemistry.
NATURAL SELECTION – artist - Sue Catchings grew up in Nashville, TN where she presently lives and works. She is a member of The Chestnut Group, plein air painters for the land and works in a representational impressionistic style. Her love of art began at an early age, and over the years, she has studied with Dawn Whitelaw, Michael Shane Neal, and many others. She enjoys communicating the beauty of the world in paint.
Musicians - Nashville transplants by way of Reno, Nevada, Mark Cofer and Dave Robinson play an acoustic blend of indie and folk rock music.”
BOMBASHA – artist - Thalia Kahl is an artist who creates rich, colorful oil paintings of anything that captures her creative heart and imaginative eye. She is moved by the way light and shadow transform the ordinary into a thing of beauty and paints a variety of inspiring subjects. http://www.thaliakahl.com/
POSH – artist - Gayle Levee is an internationally acclaimed painter and instructor of the American Impressionist Boston School tradition. Her work is represented by galleries across the nation. She is the creator of the award-winning “Learn and Master Painting” video series. You can find more of her work at Richland Fine Art in Green Hills.
Kay Bob’s and Jackson’s will be partnering to bring Tennessee’s Short Mountain Distillery to the Art Walk. Come see the Short Mountain Distillery antique moonshine truck at Jackson’s and enjoy one of the Short Mountain moonshine at the bar. Then head over to Kay Bob’s and meet a real, live moon shiner tending his moonshine still. Kay Bob’s will also feature live bluegrass and beer specials.
BOSCO’s – artist - Art by Colleen Lyons and Products from Sweet Dreams & More (Aromatherapy, Lavender Products, Art & More)
RETROPOLITAN – artist - Nashville Musician Phil Madeira will be celebrating the Art Walk with us at Retropolitan, with several of his fine paintings of tuba players, fishing lures, and grounded birds. Phil is a member of Emmylou Harris’ band, as well as an award winning songwriter and record producer. His new project Mercyland: Hymns For The Rest Of Us releases April 24, but he will have a few pre-release copies on hand at his opening here on the 5th.
Promoted by Duncan Ragsdale’s Creativity 615.294.5441 DuncanRagsdale.com
In Nashville, the magnolias have already gone through their splendor, the dogwoods are lovely, the irises and azaleas and starting to bloom, and even the honeysuckle is starting. The peonies (my FAVORITE) are heavily budded, and it looks like we’ll see them begin to open in about a week. The crape myrtles are starting to leaf out, too. I hope we can have a longer spring than last year. It seemed to go straight into sweltering summer.