Join the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt in celebrating the opening of the 2016-17 exhibition, “Transformations: An exhibition inspired by Lily Clayton Hansen’s Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations” on Thursday, September 1, from 5-7 pm at 1801 Edgehill Avenue.
What can the authentic capture of a moment in a creative professional’s life teach a city in transformation? How might this multimedia selection of portraits—photographs, sculptures, and drawings—provoke generative explorations of the cultural and creative landscape of Nashville, where so many come to nurture new ventures? While Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations offers insight into creative community through stories and portraits, this exhibition highlights a selection of those portraits to encourage reflection and conversation about the Nashville and Nashvillians we choose to portray, and the narratives we create with those choices.
This year’s exhibition and related programming feature Nashville artists Danielle Atkins, Andrea Behrends, Lily Clayton Hansen, Joshua Black Wilkins, Brett Warren, Carolyn Boutwell, and Stephen Watkins.
An artists’ panel, moderated by Lily Clayton Hansen, will be held the following Thursday, September 8, from 5:30-7 pm (reception at 5 pm) in the lecture hall of the John Seigenthaler Center, 1207 18th Avenue South.