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George Clinton Art Exhibition at NMAAM

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Amelia Briggs, 2022, Fiona, Panel, reclaimed materials, latex, oil, acrylic,28”x28”x4”

Through November 30, 2022, the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) presents a major exhibition by funk music icon George Clinton. Presented in partnership with AARP, “Boundless: The Manifestation of Self Expression” features 33 pieces of art with vibrant colors unique to the icon’s eclectic style.

“We are honored to showcase another extension of Clinton’s genius in the museum,” said Katie Rainge-Briggs, NMAAM’s Exhibitions, and Collections Manager. “From his artifacts in our permanent galleries to the Funkadelic flag displayed in our lobby and now this exhibition, Clinton’s impact on the arts, both visually and sonically, continues to inspire generations worldwide.”

For over five decades, his unparalleled sound has been cited as the DNA of Hip Hop and Urban Culture. As a visual artist, Clinton’s body of work is as adventurous and eclectic as his music. He delights in transforming our capacity to dance to the rhythm of vision.

The exhibition is on display in the Museum’s Feature Gallery. Access to the exhibition is included with ticket admission to the museum. NMAAM is located at 510 Broadway, Nashville, TN. To purchase tickets for the museum, visit nmaam.org.

Nissan recently renewed and expanded its commitment to offer the first Wednesday of every month at NMAAM free to the public from July 2022 to June 2023. The program aims to create access to the Museum’s immersive exhibits and programs for everyone. Nissan Free Wednesday dates for the rest of the sponsored period include November 2 and December 7, 2022; January 4, February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, and June 7, 2023. 

The National Museum of African American Music is the only museum in the world dedicated solely to preserving African American music traditions and celebrating the central role African Americans have played in shaping American music. Based in Nashville, Tenn., the museum shares the story of the American soundtrack by integrating history and interactive technology to honor the musical heroes of African American music of the past and the present. For more information, please visit www.blackmusicmuseum.org. You can also follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and see all their latest videos on YouTube.

Images by Lorenzo Swinton

Alternative Medicine exhibition opens November 5 at Red Arrow Gallery

Red Arrow Gallery is thrilled to present “Alternative Medicine,” a two-person show, a survey of two female painters, Amelia Briggs (Nashville) and Calli Moore (Brooklyn), both whose work cultivates a reflection on the viewer’s sense of spirituality, nostalgia, and humor. The exhibition will hold an Opening Reception on Saturday, November 5th, 6 – 9 pm at the Red Arrow Gallery, with the exhibition running through December 17th.

Amelia Briggs is a multidisciplinary artist based in Nashville, TN. Amelia’s playful, color-drenched, stuffed wall sculptures are sewn and painted on 3D surfaces. Nodding to psychedelic flotation devices that carry us through the play of childhood/imagination, their forms symbolize organs and another natural phenomenon such as fungi.

Calli Moore is an American painter currently residing in Brooklyn, NY. Calli’s luscious paintings seem to sparkle with rich flora compositions and speak to the spirituality of the natural world, giving an aura of the divine. Found within her paintings are pigments of healing crystal mixed in acrylic concoctions.

Meet Lorenzo Swinton at The Forge

This Saturday, The Forge is having its first fall exhibition.

Lorenzo Swinton uses figurative sculpture and abstract painting to explore current social and political issues. Come check it out Saturday, October 22, from 6 – 10 pm to drink, chill, and see Lorenzo’s complete collection at the State Gallery and Studios, 217 Willow St. Nashville, off Wedgewood near I-65 South.

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