Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Twist in Nashville Scene critic's picks this week

Nashville Scene
critic's picks

Rocky and Mandy Rogers Horton at Twist
The Rocky Horton Picture Show
By Emily Bartlett Hines
Published on December 31, 2008 at 3:43am

While galleries often group together artists whose works look alike or deal with similar subjects, the rationale behind Twist Gallery's upcoming show is different: It brings together pieces by a husband-and-wife pair, oil painter Mandy Rogers Horton and photo painter Rocky Horton (he paints with photo chemicals on light-reactive paper). Her works typically have a representational element, and his are almost pure abstraction, but closer inspection reveals affinities between the two. Both artists produce images that are at once carefully structured and intentionally messy, embracing the irregularities created by the artist's hand. In December, Twist debuted an exhibit of the Nashville couple's strikingly beautiful smaller works; this new show gives them a chance to show off their large canvases and photo paintings. It should be one of the highlights of the increasingly popular downtown art crawl.
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: Dec. 6. Continues through Jan. 31, 2008

Compared to What, I Wonder at Twist
By Amanda Dillingham
Published on December 31, 2008 at 3:42am

Artistically, the New Year is coming in strong with the addition of Arcade Space 58 to Twist Gallery. The first show of the year--and of the space--features a site-specific installation by local artist J. Todd Greene. Greene has been collaborating with students from Ravenwood High School, who refer to themselves as the Butcher Paper Collective, derived from their type of canvas. Greene hangs brown butcher paper on the wall and begins a painting or drawing. He then turns the piece over to a student who makes his or her mark, and after many re-workings by various students, the piece is finished. For this installation, a few students will assist Greene over three days in creating a large original piece on location at the new Twist. Greene's band Bulb will also play a short acoustic set, showcasing music off their latest album I'm Sorry About Everything.
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: Jan. 3. Continues through Jan. 31, 2009

image on the scenes website of work by Todd Greene.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


A good story cannot be devised; it has to be distilled.
Chandler, Raymond -

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Twist grows

Twist art gallery is expanding. we are now in the arcade at space 73 and 58.....

January 2009 shows are as follows....all opening the first saturday january the 3rd from 6-9pm as part of the art crawl

Twist 73 front room new works , different from last months show in the front room by Rocky and Mandy Horton

Twist 73 back room photography show with artists Brook Grace, Tony Doling and Shane Doling

J.Todd Greene at Twist new additional Arcade space 58 with an installation of drawings

I've been collaborating with Ravenwood High School students in class this year. Typically I'll put up a blank sheet of brown 'butcher' paper and will begin a painting or drawing. A student will pick up wherever I leave off, then another adds and then another, etc. I will rework and paint on piece at various stages and usually at the very end, but not always.

We're called the 'Butcher Paper Collective' and a few of the students will be assisting me on the show. The plan is to create a large and original piece in 3 days on location in the new Twist space.

Also, the Bulb cd is called 'I'm Sorry About Everything'. And we're planning to do a short acoustic set in one of the Twist spaces.

Twist Art Gallery
73 Arcade
Nashville, TN 37219

General questions:
Caroline Carlisle, Director:
Beth Gilmore, Curator:

phone: 888-535-5286

We are located in The Arcade between 4th and 5th Avenue
and Church St.and Union St. in downtown Nashville.

Thursday and Friday 11 - 5
Saturday 11 - 3

Monday, December 15, 2008

today in 1864 the battle of Nashville took place near my house

I saw one of the re-enactors at trader joes today , his historical clothing was good but off base in an interesting way it could also be quite fitting on a raconteurs album cover as it was really cool! kind of 1864 meets rock and roll ...east nashville bike rider.. you know what i mean.
anyways ..nice hat dude!

union troops camped out at belmont before the battle. trampled the gardens a bit too. oh well at least they didn't damage the house.

from the wikipedia.....
The Battle of Nashville was a two-day battle in the Franklin-Nashville Campaign that represented the end of large-scale fighting in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. It was fought at Nashville, Tennessee, on December 15 and December 16, 1864, and was one of the largest victories achieved by the Union Army in the war. The Army of Tennessee, the second largest Confederate force, was essentially destroyed and would never fight again.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Liz asks why? so maybe this is why...

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive. And it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.

~ Anaïs Nin

Friday, December 05, 2008

Holiday season colors art crawl

the tennessean......

December 5, 2008

Holiday season colors art crawl



The first Saturday of each month brings another installment of the downtown gallery crawl, where hundreds of art lovers converge on the Arcade (244 Fifth Ave. N.) from 6 to 9 p.m. to socialize and view shows at multiple venues.

December's offerings naturally have a holiday vibe — everything from a price-friendly retrospective of works from every artist who's exhibited at The Showroom since May to kitschy performances of classic Christmas songs at Twist Art Gallery.

The latter will be sung, from within a life-size snow globe, at the top of each hour by Detroit native J.J. Jones, aka the Human Snow Globe.

Elsewhere, the Arts Company will present unconventional art in
the conventional mediums of wood, canvas and clay.

Tinney Contemporary will host a fundraiser for the Lost Boys Foundation featuring handcrafted works by some of the Lost Boys of Sudan who make their home in Nashville. Admission to all galleries is free.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

wafer madness... just make some and you will understand

waffle shop does the production of the cheese wafer

1 stick margarine
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cayenne
1 cup rice krispies
8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese

bake at 350 12 min........or course you remember that they need to be
frozen or at least chilled for several hours so that they can be cut
(if you make logs) or formed into balls.....

or just skip the chilling cause your so cool and making them the day before waffle shop !

Monday, December 01, 2008

WAFFLE SHOP 2009!!!!!


Come to

the 82nd Annual

Waffle Shop
and the Christmas Craft and Bake Sale!

Feeding YOU since 1926

at The Downtown Presbyterian Church
Located on The Corner of 5th Ave. North and Church Street in downtown Nashville
From 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM

For Just $6.00 Get your brunch
A Hand Pressed Waffle,
with Turkey Hash or Sausage,
and Grits,
hot spiced tea and coffee!

Tours of the historic church on the half hour!

All ticket proceeds support the preservation of the building
All tips support our pastor's discretionary fund for the homeless and urban poor.