Monday, November 30, 2009

welcome to 1851...downtown presbyterian church sanctuary..welcome to 1979

Tristen, Larissa Maestro & more at The Art Crawl
Recording Live to Analog Tape in a Church!

Music/Arts - Concert

Saturday, December 5, 2009

6:30pm - 9:00pm

5th Ave N.

Tristen, Larissa Maestro, Chad Dickinson, and Charlie Murphy are performing live acoustic sets during the Art Crawl in the Downtown Presbyterian Church on 5th Ave.

Welcome to 1979 studio will be recording the entire concert on analog tape. NPR affiliate, WPLN, is airing a piece on Welcome to 1979's field recordings this week.

The concert will take place in the upstairs sanctuary which may be accessed through a door on the 5th avenue side of the church.

There will be signage directing attendees to the proper location.

Show up at 6 p.m. to experience the Art Crawl before the music which begins promptly at 7 p.m.

It's free and everyone is welcome.

Art Crawl: 6-9 p.m.
@ The Arcade on 5th Ave

Concert: 7-9 p.m.
@ Downtown Presbyterian Church
154 5th Ave., N.

Tentative Performance Schedule

Chad Dickinson-7 p.m.
Tristen- 7:30 p.m.
Larissa Maestro- 8:00 p.m.
Charlie Murphey- 8:30 p.m.

Call 630-276-8459 or email with questions.

the Nashville Scene has been especially kind to us this week

Waffle Shop
Waffle House of Worship
Jim Ridley

The past eight decades have seen Church Street blossom, wither and fade as the hub of downtown Nashville life, but one thing has remained constant for 83 years: waffles. The Downtown Presbyterian Church’s annual tradition dates back to 1926 and the days when tired shoppers needed to fortify themselves for Church Street’s holiday bustle with a plate of hand-pressed waffles, turkey hash and grits. The stores are gone, alas, but $6 still buys you that same hearty lunch, with proceeds going toward the church’s building restoration fund and its efforts for the homeless. Stop by also for the church’s craft and bake sale, or to take a tour of the church and its newly renovated 1913 Milnar organ.


Three Ways Different at Twist
Three Way Plus One
Joe Nolan

This month Twist continues to consistently bring diverse artists and work to the Gallery Crawl. This holiday season finds Rob McClurg, Dona Berotti and Cristina Viscu presenting a group show featuring ceramics, glass and—the highlight of the exhibit—Viscu's graphite drawings, which are as impressive for their emotional weight as they are for their draftsmanship. 3 Ways Different will be on display in Arcade 73 while Twist's space in Arcade 58 will feature a solo show by Sarah Shearer. Shearer's colorful canvases are figurative and narrative and are often populated by women in period gowns or hidden behind antique masks, alluding to the mysteries that inhabit our relationships with one another and the day-to-day world around us.

Opening Reception 6-9 p.m., Dec. 5.

Handmade in the Arcade
The Handmade Tale
Steve Haruch

Since so much of the junk lining store shelves was manufactured in some horrible, lead-belching plant where workers are routinely sickened by fumes, maimed by machinery or exhausted by the brutal pace, it’s at the very least a conscionable act to browse the cottage-industrial wares on display at Handmade in the Arcade. The craft fair and artisan market will feature the handiwork—featuring recycled and reclaimed materials—of local artists including Gathering Spriggs, Amanda Conley, Elizabeth Chandler, Julie Morris, Kim Smith, Ken and Melody Shipley, Valerie Harrell, Freshie and Zero, to name but a few. Books, T-shirts, jewelry and pottery will be among the items available, with prices ranging from $5 to $150.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Waffle Shop is coming..... December 3rd from 11-2pm

turkey hash

and the ever elusive cheese waffer...

800 of our closest friends

started in 1926 this year will be the 84th annual...

the kick-off to the Christmas season in Nashville

be there Nashville!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Handmade in the Arcade december 5th 1-9pm

WHO: 25+ local artists and artisans

WHAT: Handmade in the Arcade: Craft Fair and Artisan Market. Handmade crafts for sale by local Nashville artists. Work featuring recycled and reclaimed materials. Affordable with average prices ranging from $5 to $150. Handmade books, t-shirts, prints and paintings, jewelry, scarves, clothing, pottery, holiday gifts.

WHEN: Saturday, December 5th from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

WHERE: In the Historic Arcade in Downtown Nashville,

234 5th Ave. North

The event is sponsored by Twist Art Gallery.

WHY: Twist Art Gallery supports the work of local artists and provides this opportunity for the community to come out and do the same. This holiday season is a great time to patronize local small businesses, especially those that are centered around handmade crafts and sustainable products. Every purchase supports the Nashville community of artists and proceeds go directly to each artist.

MORE INFO: Twist Art Gallery

73 Arcade
Nashville, TN 37219
(888) 535-5286

Eve Peach and Heather Spriggs-Thompson of Gathering Spriggs

Gathering Spriggs.jpg:
Gathering Spriggs booth at Nov. Handmade in the Arcade event

Amanda Conley of Bijou Girl Designs

"Bella Be" vintage/repurposed jewelry created by artist Elizabeth Streight and 15-year-old creative-jeweler-in-training Jasmine Rich.

Twist Art Gallery
73 Arcade
Nashville, TN 37219
ph. 888-535-5286
Don't miss Handmade in the Arcade: Dec 5th

Twist Art Gallery December 2009 part 2

Twist Art Gallery Presents:

In space 73…
3 ways different
Rob McClurg, Dona Berotti, and Cristina Viscu

ceramics, glass and pencil+paper

Opening December 5th from 6-9 as part of the first Saturday Art Crawl
in Nashville’s Historic Arcade
Shows run from December 5 - 24, 2009

Twist Art Gallery December 2009

Sarah Shearer in space 58 opening december 5th from 6-9pm as part of the art crawl , show runs dec. 5th -dec. 24th 2009

Crema +Twist = crafty goodness for safe haven

Saturday, November 14, 2009

things i made for school

YART sale at school for faculty and students and madeleine cookies for the french film night

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Watkins Library Presents: French New Wave

Watkins Library Presents: French New Wave

Friday, November 13, 2009
7:00pm - 10:00pm
500 Theater, Watkins College of Art, Design & Film

2 shorts and one full-length fabulous example of French New Wave Cinema introduced by Professor Amy Bertram and followed by a smattering of chocolates and cheeses -- provided by your loving library.
Nuit et Bruillard, Le Beau Serge ( the first film of the New Wave) and La Jetee. . . look for our flyers around the school.

i made this and am pleased as punch with it

Sunday, November 08, 2009

reminds me of the twins... or other Belmont Mansion kids

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Coming to Twist ... January 2010

Monday, November 02, 2009

Works by Gregg Schlanger, Monica Quattrochio & Kelly Bonadies at Twist Art Gallery

Works by Gregg Schlanger, Monica Quattrochio & Kelly Bonadies at Twist
Three Is a Magic Number
Joe Nolan
Nashville Scene

Twist Gallery welcomes three unique artists working in diverse media to their twin spaces in the Downtown Arcade. Gregg Schlanger and Monica Quattrochio will fill Twist's Arcade 73 space with food for the mind and spirit alike. Schlanger's conceptual installation work usually includes community involvement or a public component. Expect to see a project that might look at home across the Arcade in the Blend Studio space. Quattrochio's meditative photographs of water present the viewer with sea-green abstracts that are as much studies of motion and change as they are reminders of a precious resource. Kelly Bonadies will be displaying her first solo show at Arcade 58. Bonadies seems to have an ambivalent relationship to scale: she can paint very small and (recently) very large. We're not sure what she has in store for tonight, but she is certainly one of the most promising young painters in Nashville and this stop should be a top priority for any art-crawler in the know.

Opening reception 6-9 p.m., Nov. 7.