There are so many amazingly creative happenings in Nashville these days; but this comes as no surprise. Every day I hear about something interesting to check out, and I just had to share this one with you…….
“Local visual artist, Sadie Monroe, and indie songstress, Kelly Ruth, are teaming up to curate an artistic residency within The East Room on the last three Mondays in April. The residency is entitled, “SHIFT: A Sensory Movement” and they hope to highlight the “shift” of energy moving throughout Nashville’s environment between local artists, especially since it’s almost Spring.
Diverse musical acts and various-medium artists will express their creative vitality and awaken the in-takers’ senses to alternative existence. Local photographers, Carolyn Lethgo and Rachel Ward, are curating a theme-based photo gallery in the upstairs space. Sadie Monroe is creating a massive, all-consuming art installation that completely transforms the appearance of the venue. Kelly Ruth is gathering her favorite music-making Nashvillians such as Jordan Hull, Honey Locust, Charlie (Whitten), Phantom Farmer and Juliana to put on a good show.
This ever-evolving event happens April 14th, 21st and 28th. Doors are at 7pm, $5 will get you in and The East Room at 2412 Gallatin Ave is where to be.”
I was also able to ask show curator Kelly Ruth a few questions:
Eo8: What inspired you to create “SHIFT: A Sensory Movement?”
KR: I had been trying to get my music back on track after about a year of inactivity. I had been feeling pretty apathetic, blocked and uninspired. I met Sadie, because we both work at Pinewood Social, and realized that she is a really talented visual artist/designer and that we both had deep roots in collaboration across various mediums. It was probably the first time I’d been really excited about something creative in a while, so we dove in.