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Centennial Art Center’s gallery encourages community to “Get Cultured”

9/19/2013

Exotic Flowers, Vijay Makrandi of IndiaNashville, TN --- Centennial Art Center announces its annual international artist show Get Cultured. Each October (during Artober), Nashville celebrates its diverse population with the Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival  that takes place in Centennial Park. In conjunction with this annual event, Centennial Art Center hosts a pre-festival event by inviting international artists that reside in Nashville (or surrounding areas) to display artwork in its gallery. This year, the gallery will host paintings, sculptures and photographs by a selected group of artists. 

Maya's Prophecy, acrylic, Jorge Mendoza of Bolivia These artists are former residents from all over the globe and now call Nashville home—Vijay Makrandi (India), Giro Gabayoyo (Philippines), Juan Carlos Hooper (Mexico), Laura Jane Martin (Germany), Voyir Mustapich (Croatia), Jorge Mendoza (Bolivia), Theresa Lapidus (Germany) and Olga Alexeeva (Russia).  The exhibit Get Cultured creates a unique opportunity for artists to engage with the public and allows the artists to share stories about how their cultural background influences their art. Get Cultured will open with an Artist’s Reception on Friday, October 4 from 5-7pm. Bay-Nashville In My Mind, oil, Olga Alexeeva of Russia 

The celebration will continue Saturday, October 5 at Centennial Art Center as the gallery, art studios, courtyard and herb garden will stay open to the public from 10am-6pm for tours and demonstrations during the entire Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival. Exhibiting artists will be in the gallery to greet visitors and answer questions about their artwork and will feature refreshments from their respective countries. The Art Center’s painting and pottery students will be working in their respective studios, offering free demonstrations for visitors. Gallery visitors are encouraged to take tours of the facilities and learn more about the diverse classes offered at Centennial Art Center. Get Cultured will continue to be on display through October 23.

The Centennial Art Center Gallery is free and open to the public.
The exhibit is open October 4-23, 2013.
Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm. For more information, call the Centennial Art Center at (615) 862-8442, visit online: http://www.nashville.gov/cac or find them on facebook.