Nashville is renowned for its love of storytelling in words, images, and voices. For years, the city has been home to major publishing houses, printing presses, nationally recognized writing programs, and great authors, poets, journalists, and songwriters.
Anthology: Visual Narratives from Nashville’s Print Community is a juried exhibition at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts that celebrates this ongoing tradition by presenting the works of individual artists and small presses who use a variety of printing techniques to tell stories through images and text. Whether in handmade books, illustrated posters and poems, intimate etchings, or the inventive use of Photoshop, visual narrative in all its printed forms represents the heart of Nashville’s culture.
Among the Vanderbilt artists featured in the Anthology exhibit are the Department of Art’s Mark Hosford, assistant professor of art, Jana Harper, senior lecturer, and HART alumna Alysha Irisari Malo. The exhibit closes on Sunday, February 7.
The work exhibited in Anthology was selected by a jury, consisting of Katie Baldwin, assistant professor of book arts and printmaking, University of Alabama in Huntsville; Liz Coleman, reference librarian and galleries coordinator, Nashville Public Library; and Mark Scala, chief curator, Frist Center for the Visual Arts.
Robin Schlacter, Casting Pearls