Thursday, July 30, 2009

Nashville Galleries Examiner ...No terrible twos about it!

No terrible twos about it!
July 30, 3:22 Pm
Chuck Beard
Nashville Galleries Examiner

There won’t be any clowns in outrageous get-ups or fake candles that never seem to go out no matter what technique you try to make your dreams a reality, but during this week’s First Saturday Gallery Crawl, August 1st, from 6-9pm, Twist Art Gallery will informally be celebrating its 3rd birthday with art and entertainment galore! You don’t have to bring a gift, just yourself and possibly all of your friends, but there is a good chance that you won’t leave empty-handed.
It has already been three years since Twist began on August 6th, 2006. To celebrate the huge event, Twist is not opening one BUT two new shows: a Mail Art show in Twist #58 and paintings by Angela Burks! It certainly has been a rollercoaster ride to get where Twist is today from humble beginnings, but Twist doesn’t seem to see any end in sight just yet. In fact, Joe Nolan recently reported for Nashville Public Radio on the diverse ways of how Twist Art Gallery is proving particularly innovative in ways it is branching out through technology and attracting potential fans and buyers during a time where art business sales are down.
Alongside Angela’s show opening, Twist is also opening their Love Letters to the Post Office; a Mail Art show. Lately, the Arcade Post Office has had close-calls with possibly having to close from orders by the U.S. Postal Service. Heartfelt for the art of handwritten letters and postcards, Twist is trying to help the cause against a possible lost art form by having loving postcards that were sent in and postmarked before July 24th to be displayed and sold at the Gallery Crawl for $5 a piece to support future Twist exhibitions in the Arcade.

Also on tap for the festive event will be the availability of the pictured, limited-edition Twist commemorative posters created by local artist Laura Braisden in both full-color or black and white options. You’ll need to arrive early because there are only 100 of those posters made specifically for this birthday party. There will be other fun surprises and souvenirs in store and more!
Again, I was told there would be no clowns in outrageous get-ups. On the bright side, there will be stellar music by Nashville’s own sensation, Eastern Block, to accompany all of the visual art inside the Arcade starting at 7pm. Trust me; this will be one birthday party you won’t want to miss! Did I mention no clowns?!