If you are like I am and love to constantly search for meaningful art and charity or meaningful charity and art all the same, this week in Nashville begs to give you the absolute best of both of these worlds. I will not waste your time or my words
This Friday, October 22nd, from 6-10pm, Jeff Bertrand and his friends at Billups Art have decided to Fight Back/Move Forward. Fight Back/Move Forward is an art show benefit and the first event in Nashville to help raise much needed and completely worthy proceeds and awareness about the wonderful non-profit organization, the SAMFund, that positively impacts young cancer survivors every year. The show is titled that way because the SAMFund is an organization that is extremely focused to help young adult survivors of cancer keep on surviving day by day and moving forward in their life after massive changes have occurred due to battling cancer. The math is easy; the proceeds of the artwork will go straight to the SAMFund which in turn will directly go to young adult survivors of cancer in the form of living grants and scholarships. Oh, and there will be live music from John Salaway’s Acoustic Revolution on hand as well.
After twisting the night away with altruism beside new and old friends at Billups, I know you and your little dog too deserve some quality pre-holiday family time together aside from simple walks to and from your favorite dog park. Enter the lovely See Spot Eat and its 3rd annual Howl-O-Ween Party from 11am-5pm at its location at 2815 Bransford Avenue. Enter and you will join a day of halloween doggie fun, costume contests, free goodies, games and giveaways as well as a chance to win a FREE photo shoot for you and your dog(s) and/or other family with Jen Wood Photography! Agape Animal Rescue will also be joining the party so dress your pup up and come on out to the party.
And following suit, possibly in the same suit if you are in the mood to pawty hop this Saturday, from 6-10pm across town on the East Nashville side of fun at the Talula Gallery for the Artist’s Party for the Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Art Exhibit. Mentioned in past story entries right here on this site, Dia De Los Muertos Art Exhibit is the 9th annual celebration of its name for the Plowhaus Artists’ Cooperative filled with festive themed food, drink and art.
And then there was one … one party that you should never miss, one gallery that never fails to entertain and surprise, one exhibition that you won’t soon forget, and one artist that paints stories like no other I’ve ever seen. Then, there was Art & Invention Gallery’s presentation of new works by painter Duy Huynh (pronounced Yee Wun). Let me put it to you this way; if a picture is indeed worth a 1,000 words, then each of Huynh’s transcendental and inspirational storybook paintings is at the very least novel worthy (Another math made easy; novels are by definition a minimum of 50,000 words … you can do the math.).
Seriously, I have to miss out on the Opening Reception for Duy Huynh’s latest work at Art & Invention this Saturday, October 23rd, from 6:30-9:30pm where you can actually meet and greet with the artist himself (Trick question; does wedding season ever end?), but you shouldn’t. Besides, I plan on stopping by to take a sneak peek this week before the big night Saturday and I know I’ll go back to see the amazing images in person again and again until they find their own homes and the show ends on November 21st of this year.
So, as you can see, this week’s end in Nashville really does plan on giving you the best of art and charity or charity and art that you seek. Be a part of the fun and either show up in person or share this story to everyone. Whether you trick or treat a wee bit early, please remember to be safe, be kind, and be sure to cheer against those pesky Philadelphia Eagles when they fly into our Music City on Sunday. Go Titans!
As you were, busy but happy,
ps– Also at Talula Gallery:
Call to Artists:
Talula Gallery in East Nashville is searching for artists and craftsmen/women who create with earth friendly materials for our holiday show:
“These Are a Few of My Greenest Things”
We are celebrating art that is environmentally friendly or created from recycled materials. This will be a cash and carry show encouraging the community to purchase local, handmade, environmentally friendly gifts this holiday season.
Opening day is November 27th with the ArtEast crawl from 6-9pm that night.
Please email for more information or to submit to this show.
pss– Don’t forget about the GLOW SHOW!
GLOW: AN ILLUMINATED ART EVENT
Untitled’s Annual Fubdraiser and Party in the Dark
Date: October 22, 2010
Venue: Riverside Village
1400 McGavock Pike Nashville, TN 37216
*$5 donation at the door
One Night Only
GLOWING ART · DOOR PRIZES
GLOWING COSTUME CONTEST
GLOWING PERFORMANCES & MORE!