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METRO ARTS HOSTS COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE WITH EDMONDSON PARK ARTIST LONNIE HOLLEY

March 20, 2014

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March 20, 2014    

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Jennifer Cole
Metro Arts
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METRO ARTS HOSTS COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE WITH EDMONDSON PARK ARTIST LONNIE HOLLEY

Noted self-taught artist Lonnie Holley will participate in a community open house at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, as part of the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission’s artist-in-residence program for the revitalized Edmondson Park.

Holley, along with self-taught artist Thornton Dial, have been commissioned to create new installations of public art in the Edmondson Park, located on Charlotte Avenue at the intersection of 17th Avenue North.

The artists’ works will honor the park’s namesake, William Edmondson (1874-1951), a Nashville native and recognized sculptor, who was the first African American artist to have a solo exhibition (1937) at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

The event is free and open to the public and will include an “art-making” experience, beginning at 6:30 p.m., immediately following the open house.

The artist-in-residence program will include sessions with Holley and youth who participate in the R.E.A.L. program and The Bike Workshop, (“The Workshop”) program at the Oasis Center, 1704 Charlotte Ave.

WHO:                  Self-taught artist Lonnie Holley

WHAT:               Community conversation for the new Edmondson Park Public Art Project

WHEN:                5 p.m., Thursday, March 27 (Art-making begin between 6 and 6:30 p.m.)

WHERE:              Oasis Center/Youth Opportunity Center, 1704 Charlotte Ave.


Other news media opportunities to interview Holley during the artist-in-residence program, include before or after the youth workshops at Oasis Center that will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday March 25 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 26. Holley is also available for interviews on Friday, March 28. 

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts – Art Works, the Metropolitan Development Housing Authority (MDHA), Metro Arts Percent-for-Art Public Art Program, the Nashville Civic Design Center and the Oasis Center.

About the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission (Metro Arts)

The Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission is a commission of the Metropolitan Nashville for the community. Metro Arts receives operational support from the Tennessee Arts Commission, and additional information is available online at www.artsnashville.org.###