|Frist Center for the Visual Arts|
A. Paul and I just missed, by a week, the "Birth of Impressionism," artwork from the Musee D'Orsay, and Chihuly exhibit. Currently, the center is in full swing preparing for the next exhibit "Vishnu: Blue Skinned Savior" opening February 20, 2011. We met up with Michael Brechner, Design Director at the Frisk, outside of the main exhibit spaces. The design crew was well underway in moving interior walls, replastering, and painting the space in preparation for the Vishnu exhibit. (And I thought changing our gallery was hard!) The entire space is restructured to dictate the flow pattern throughout the exhibit space, Amazing task and design work. Best luck to you, Michael, on the new exhibit.
At the entrance to Eggleston's exhibit is a quote by William Eggleston that aptly describes the content held within, "I had this notion of what I called a democratic way of looking around: that nothing was more important or less important." This quote by Egglestom provides the key to viewing and understanding the beauty of Egglestrom photographic subjects--deserted pinball machines in long forgotten corners, clothes fluttering on clotheslines, rusted billboards alongside freshly planted fields. His photos capture static moments in time with nuances of familiarity that unlock unspoken thoughts and emotions. Perhaps this is why his work graces so many music and book covers. People can relate to this Memphis, Tennesseean's imagery.
|Susan Tinney (L) and Kerry (R)|
To round out our day, A. Paul & I made a trip through Country Music Hall of Fame to see the heart of Nashville's music industry. Sounds of old country songs, Waylon Jennings, Tammy Wynette and the likes seeped from serpentine booths. Stage clothing and life stories were plastered along the walls. Other walls were covered with platinum and gold record hits. The entire history of country music unfolds before your eyes.
|Music Hall of Fame|
|James King Band|
Tomorrow we pack up and move on to Memphis to check out the art scene there then onto New Orleans.