Unfinished Units Transform into Galleries

Getting attention in this economy and saturated market can be hard—especially when what one wants to sell is contemporary art and high end real estate. A Nashville developer and local art gallery are trying for a competitive edge by combining marketing efforts. They’re doing it by hosting cutting edge art exhibits in unfinished lofts of a new downtown high rise. WPLN’s Adrienne Outlaw reports.

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“Field Guide” at Vanderbilt University Law School

Two years ago the Frist Center for the Visual Arts put on an exhibit of new artwork made by up-and-coming, Nashville-based artists. That show sparked the Vanderbilt University Law School to exhibit similar work — art that’s anything but traditional, art that’s edgy, contemporary and relevant to today. The law school’s current show, called “Field Guide,” connects the concerns of four young Tennessee artists, as WPLN’s Adrienne Outlaw reports.

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Nolensville Road’s New Mural

Drive under the railroad trestle on Nolensville Road near the Nashville Zoo and you'­ll pass a ring tailed lemur, a hyacinth macaw and a 13-foot Bengal tiger. No, the animals aren't loose. Nashville muralist Michael Cooper painted them on the support columns as part of a project to celebrate the gateway to the Flatrock Community. WPLN's Adrienne Outlaw reports on what the mural means for the people who commissioned it. - To see more of Michael Cooper's work, go to www.muralsandmore.com

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Senior Thesis Show At Watkins College of Art

This weekend starts graduation season for most colleges and universities. While many liberal arts students receive their diplomas mostly through class time and credit hours, graduating art students must take an extra step - create a body of work and publicly exhibit it. Adrienne Outlaw reports on the work of three soon-to-be-graduates and their Senior Thesis Show at Watkins School of Art.

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