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Centennial Art Center presents its annual international artists’ exhibit “Get Cultured”

9/22/2019

collage of artists work

Metro Parks’ Centennial Art Center international exhibit, Get Cultured, celebrates Nashville’s diversity. This exhibit is a prelude to Nashville’s premier cultural festival Celebrate Nashville which takes place every October 5th from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. in Centennial Park. This vibrant, multicultural festival offers family fun and an authentic look at the customs and traditions of the many cultures within the Nashville community. Centennial Art Center joins Celebrate Nashville in its goal to foster diversity in the city and middle Tennessee. The Get Cultured art exhibit provides a colorful display of paintings, ceramics, fiber art, mixed media art, drawing, photography and carved gourds. Get Cultured opens with an artist reception Friday, October 4th, 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and will continue to be on display through October 30th, 2019.

Centennial Art Center is excited to host 18 artists from 14 different countries this year: Cathy Cirisan (Photography, Belgium), Lucy Cline (painting, China), Liliana Diaz (painting, Mexico), Margaret Hartge (fiber art, Norway), Premi John (painting, India), George Khoury (painting, Palestine), Radha Kirtane (Batik and painting, India) Vijay Makrandi (painting, India), Voymir Mustapich (painting, Croatia), Olivia Newman (silk paintings, Germany), Pedro Osores (carved gourds, Peru), Vidya Rao (painting, India), Noriko Register (painting, Japan), Seemi Rizvi (live henna art, Pakistan), Jana Rohlickova (ceramics, Czech Republic), Albert Spaw (drawing, Mexico), Nadine Wondem (drawing, Dominica), Honglu Zinke (mixed media, China).

This exhibit provides the public with a unique opportunity to engage with the artists, hear their stories and learn how their diverse cultural backgrounds influence their artwork. During the gallery reception, popular international dishes unique to artists’ cultures will be available to sample. In addition, henna artist, Seemi Rizvi will be available for those who would like to purchase a henna tattoo. The reception will be held at Centennial Art Center located at 301 25th Avenue North in the northeast corner of Nashville’s Centennial Park. The international celebration will continue Saturday, October 5th in Centennial Park where the Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival will be taking place. The Art Center’s staff will be hosting a booth at the festival in the Children’s Area for visitors of all ages to participate in various art activities.

collage of artwork

Centennial Art Center Gallery is free and open to the public. The exhibit is open October 4-30, 2019. Gallery hours are Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For more information, call Centennial Art Center at 615-862-8442, visit online: http://www.nashville.gov/cac or on facebook.