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Synchronicities At OPEN Gallery

May 4: Nashville premiere of works by Caroline Wells Chandler

OPEN Gallery will feature Synchronicities, Caroline Wells Chandler’s first solo exhibition in Nashville Tenn. Chandler’s recent works include objects in painting drag adorned in trompe-l'oeil decoys and an installation featuring pizza-crazed cats.

Chandler culls paraphernalia from American craft stores such as Michaels and J-Ann Fabric and Craft Store, to explore the material’s relationship to signage and symbolism. Amateur craft materials function as a complex web of symbols on Chandler’s densely constructed surfaces.

The title for the show is inspired by William Blake’s poem, “Auguries of Innocence.” The message of the poem – that a correspondence between equivalent entities exists though they lie on completely different planes – functions as a springboard for exploring one out of many potentialities for the function of abstraction in Chandler’s psychedelic works.

The exhibit at OPEN Gallery will be available for viewing from 6 to 9PM on May4 during the Fifth Avenue Art Crawl.

The OPEN Gallery is located in the Arcade at 244 Fifth Ave. N. in Nashviller.

Caroline Wells Chandler – Artist’s Statement

My work investigates how things are felt as a way of gaining knowledge. I am interested in creating my own language using tactile materials from American craft stores. Utilizing the poetics of cliché I hope to compose poetry. I am interested in culture functioning both as comforter and discomforter. Ultimately my work explores where culture ends and the individual begins.

Chandler has degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design, Southern Methodist University and Yale University

About OPEN Gallery

The OPEN Gallery is wholly operated and curated by the students of the Lipscomb University Department of Art. New exhibits debut each month at the Fifth Avenue Art Crawl, on the first Saturday of each month or by appointment by calling 931-252-2196.

New Art And Frame Store Opens

Ingle Art and Custom FramesArtist Karen Ingle recently opened a new art store at 508 1st Ave, N.W. in Winchester.

Ingle Art and Custom Frames offers custom frames and fun paint classes for adults and children called "Arty Party."

According to Ingle, "Arty Party is great for children's and adult's birthday parties. We also offer private parties for every occasion."

She adds, "Ingle Art and Custom Frames is a perfect place to have any get together, with lots of room and a kitchenette for convenient food and beverage preparation."

Children's painting classes are offered on Saturdays.

Arty Party regular classes begin at 5:30PM and end at 8PM. The cost is $35 per person.

For more information call 931-308-6209 or visit www.ingleartandcustomframes.com.

New Arts Group Formed In Rutherford

Visual artists representing fine art and the best of craftsmanship in Rutherford County recently met at Murfreesboro’s Attic School of Art to discuss and set about working on ways to further promote art in the community and educate the public regarding the great variety and diversity of art available locally. This included members of the Murfreesboro Art League, the Stones River Crafts Association, the MTSU Department of Art, the Business Education Partnership Foundation, and a number of other artists and business supporters interested in collaboration and art goal sharing in our community.

The group has decided to call itself (AIM) for Arts in Murfreesboro to reflect its purpose and welcomes all interested artists and art supporters to its next meeting at the Attic School of Art located at 319 W. McKnight Drive on Friday, March 2 at 5:30PM.

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