Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Nashville Scene best of 2008 Twist Gallery

Nashville Scene best of 2008

Best Arcade Gallery
Twist Gallery
Back in 2006, opening a gallery and art boutique in Nashville's underused, picturesque downtown Arcade was a smart move by local artist Beth Gilmore and art consultant Caroline Carlisle—and it looks even smarter now that hip singles are moving back downtown. Other galleries have since come and gone, but Twist is proving as reliable an Arcade fixture as the venerable Manny's House of Pizza. With programming that includes contemporary art, music and performance, every month is a surprise. Their willingness to spotlight emerging talents and established artists side by side, in a panoply of media, keeps Twist unique—and keeps viewers eagerly anticipating the gallery's next whim. —AMANDA DILLINGHAM