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Don’t Slam the Door: Kristi Hargrove
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – Aug 29 @ 4:00 pm
Don't Slam the Door: Kristi Hargrove @ Space 204 - E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center

The Department of Art at Vanderbilt University and Space 204 welcomes a new exhibition from artist and educator, Kristi Hargrove, titled, Don’t Slam the Door. The exhibition opens on June 13, 2019 and closes on August 29, 2019. An artist reception is currently not scheduled.

All exhibitions and receptions in Space 204 are free and open to the public.

Hargrove describes the work in Don’t Slam the Door as “a few paces ahead of intention.” In her studio the flow of rearranging, repetition, cutting, and layering has maintained a movement while she works.

She elaborates in her exhibition statement, “There is a dragging interest in observation, an impulse to producing work that states, ‘I saw this.’ When I back into the intention, it’s about processing the concept of the trace. A trace is a mark (here and now) of something else (not-here and not-now). Its whole meaning is to be the result of something else, to point beyond itself, to have its origin elsewhere. With a trace, one is at least reminded of a track, a previous mark. The trace is an *irreducibly complex structure of presence and absence.”

“I inherited my 2nd cousin’s scrapbook. It has long horizontal black pages where she gathered and arranged pictures as images by cutting them in awkward, yet specific, shapes on the pages,” Hargrove explains the prompt which led to her current work and studio practice.

Kristi Hargrove has been teaching at the collegiate level for over 20 years. She is currently Chair and Associate Professor of Fine Art at Watkins College of Art. She received her BA from Vanderbilt University and her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Art.With an interest in philosophy and literature, Ms. Hargrove’s work considers the physical and psychological places of seepage—between language, bodies, and relationships. She is a founding member of the artist collective Coop, a curatorial group made up of artists, curators, thinkers and professors who are committed to expanding Nashville’s dialogue with contemporary art. Her work has been shown in numerous juried shows and invitational exhibitions nationally and internationally.

*(Derrida term)

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615.343.7241 or email

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Eviction Quilts by James Matthews
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – Aug 28 @ 5:00 pm
Eviction Quilts by James Matthews @ The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas

Eviction Quilts by James Matthews


Featured documentary artist James Matthews, through his exhibition Eviction Quilts, documents clothing and bedding left on a curbside from Little Rock evictions. Each quilt represents a single eviction and serves as a sort of material archive, showing personal and physical loss of the eviction, while also transforming the fragments into something that speaks to function and comfort.

Eviction Quilts runs from Thursday, June 27, 10 am – Wednesday, August 28, 4:00 pm. An opening reception will occur on Thursday, June 27, 5-7 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

For more on this and other exhibitions visit

Sponsored by Relyance Bank & the Arkansas Arts Council.

Art Piece: Full Moon, James Matthews

Good Morning America, How Are Ya!
Jul 6 – Aug 23 all-day
Good Morning America, How Are Ya! @ CONVERGE

CONVERGE is pleased to present Good Morning America, How are ya!, a show of new work by photographer, Michael Ray Nott. Good Morning America features black and white documentary photography exploring the current social, political, and religious tensions within Nashville. Michael’s new photography book, also titled Good Morning America, How are ya!, will be available for purchase throughout the show.


CONVERGE will host an opening reception for Good Morning America on Saturday, July 6, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, at CONVERGE, located on the second floor of the SNAP (South Nashville Action People) Building at 1224 Martin Street, and at CONVERGE: EXTENSION 1, our satellite space located at 1260 Martin Street. We will also host a special artist reception with Michael Ray Nott and moderator Lily Clayton Hansen at CONVERGE on Thursday, July 18, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, with an artist discussion starting at 6:30 pm. This reception will celebrate Michael’s book and conclude with a book signing. Lastly, CONVERGE will host a closing reception on Saturday, August 3, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm; the show will remain on view through August 23. Both the opening and closing receptions are held in conjunction with Arts & Music at Wedgewood-Houston; all three events are free and open to the public. To schedule an appointment outside from the receptions, please contact


The following was written by author Lily C. Hansen about Good Morning America, How Are Ya!: “Chance encounters, spontaneity, and humanity are at the core of documentary photographer Michael Ray Nott’s new book, Good Morning America, How Are Ya! Shot entirely in public spaces, the book studies how the people of Nashville reacted to the political madness of the last four years. The photos, contextualized by Nott’s fascination with voyeurism and exhibitionism, encourage viewers to come to their own conclusions about our current political climate…


…At the University of Texas [Nott] was first exposed to photography…After college, Nott worked as a magazine art director in Austin and Houston, Texas. In 1987…he and his wife moved to Nashville where he…became partner at several custom publishing companies. Six years ago, Nott left the corporate world and decided to follow his desire to raise public awareness around social issues through photography. After he was hired as art director at The Contributor…Nott achieved his dream of receiving a press pass that afforded him…access to any event. He took his first photos for Good Morning America, How Are Ya! at the Trump rally in December 2015 and over the next four years, amassed a collection to draw upon for his book.”


Initiated by Eric Malo and Alysha Irisari Malo, CONVERGE creates socially conscious, project-based cultural programming that has a positive impact.
CONVERGE is a fiscally sponsored project of the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville, a nonprofit organization.

Kick Out the Lights
Jul 24 – Aug 31 all-day
Kick Out the Lights @ L Ross Gallery

Kick Out the Lights


Join us for a Group Exhibition celebrating Memphis music, past and present.


​The exhibition title is “Kick Out the Lights,” referring to the night Johnny Cash broke all the stage lights at the Grand Ole Opry and immortalized in a song of the same title (which we are using with permission) by Ellis Paul (


​The show is on display July 24 – August 31 with an opening reception Friday, August 2 from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Perspectives on Darkness and Lightness/Michael Warrick
Aug 17 – Sep 30 all-day
Perspectives on Darkness and Lightness/Michael Warrick @ Windgate Art & Design Gallery

Michael Warrick
Perspectives on Darkness and Lightness
August 17 – September 30, 2019
Reception 5pm – 7pm August 17
UAFS Windgate Art & Design Gallery
535 North Waldron Road
Fort Smith, AR 72913


Sponsored by the Windgate Charitable Foundation


An exhibition of work by Michael Warrick titled “Perspectives on Darkness and Lightness” will be in the UAFS Windgate Gallery August 17 through September 30. The exhibition includes sculptures from the past decade as well as 20 sketchbook drawings from the last 20 years. The work consist of figurative and portrait motifs as a means of expression.


Michael is a professor of sculpture at the University of Arkansas Little Rock. This summer he completed work on a bronze sculpture titled “Vision” that will be included in the exhibition. “Vision” was purchased by the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith as an addition to the UAFS permanent collection of art and will be installed near the south entrance of the Windgate Art & Design building at the close of the exhibition.


“Vision is a four-foot-tall, 3D-printed portrait cast in bronze mounted on a three-foot tall, faceted, steel base and represents a man in meditation. The front view of the sculpture is in the form of a modeled face with the back side an exact negative of the front but layered in golf leaf. There are many metaphors at work in this piece. Gold is one of the most precious medals on Earth, and its inclusion symbolizes that the mind is one of the most precious gifts a person has. There are also illusions to the negative and positive. The sculpture shows how people may be calm on the outside while a storm is brewing on the inside,” Warrick said.


Funding for the sculpture provided by the generous donors to the UAFS Numa Society.

Creative Aging’s Senior Arts Series
Aug 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Creative Aging's Senior Arts Series @ Theatre Memphis

Creative Aging’s Senior Arts Series


Featuring John Angotti, an accomplished musician, composer and music director whose secular and religious work has taken him around the United States and abroad. His performance will feature secular music, including songs by Billy Joel and Elton John, that will excite and inspire audiences from all walks of life.

More information and advance purchase general admission tickets are available at Tickets are also available at the door for a minimum donation of $5 (cash or check). Limited wheelchair seating is available; to reserve a wheelchair space call (901) 272-3434.


Special thanks to Annual Sponsors, ArtsMemphis and the Tennessee Arts Commission; Title Series Sponsor, Renasant Bank; Senior Arts Series Patrons, Delta Fair Senior American Day, NUCOR Steel Community Outreach Team, Senior Care Management Solutions and Tennessee Captioned Telephone; and Series Friends, AARP, Belmont Village Assisted Living, The Bradley Law Firm, Comfort Keepers, The Gardens of Germantown, Homecare by Wesley, Memphis Dermatology Clinic, Next Day Access, Jennifer, Joe, Eliza, & Jonah Roberts, and Stern Cardiovascular.