Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Art Shows - Halloween/Day of the Dead weekend

A group of friends get together annually at Don Evans' Farm to carve pumpkins (pictured above).

You can see Andee's work this weekend at Memphis Marshas during the World' Greatest Studio Tour in Bowling Green, KY; Connect 12 at the Nashville's Downtown Presbyterian Church, Plowhaus' Day of the Dead show in East Nashville and the Blood Assurance building in Downtown Chattanooga, TN.

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Nashville Ultra sports Andee's doodles

Join us October 18, 2008 for the inaugural running of the Nashville Ultra. There will be a 50K, 60K, 70K and 80K (actually 50 miles). The course is about 80% paved and 20% grass trails. Of the paved portion, 90% are trails that are part of the downtown Nashville Greenways system. The other 10% is a bike trail along Davidson Street in East Nashville. Check out photos and maps of the greenways at: www.nashville/gov/greenways/

Andee Rudloff
Our Logo Artist

Stacey Irvin
Our webmaster (and amazing photographer)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

"best of" friends

Libby Rowe, Andee Rudloff and Stacey Irvin enjoy the "Best of Nashville" event at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

Andee-Nashville Scene's "Best of"...

The Nashville Scene's "Best of Nashville"
Best Art Community Energizer
Andee Rudloff
Image by Western Kentucky University's Kala Diamond

Possibly one of the busiest artists in town, Andee Rudloff is more common at the city's art functions than Merlot. Even while working as educator for outreach at the Frist Center and regularly collaborating with artists in Nashville and Paducah, Ky., she not only manages to attend all the local openings but also seems inexhaustibly available for questions, thoughts and inspiration. Rudloff's attitude is as energizing for her peers as the dynamic hues in her colorful paintings. Now if she'll just take a breath. -AMANDA DILLINGHAM

Comment by Nancy VanReece from Nashville:
Andee warms all who know her like a good glass of merlot as well. Her Kentucky time is spent in Bowling Green rather than Paducah but those of us who know her best know that her heart is in Nashville. (wink wink)

Comment by kim.chalmers from Bowling Green, KY:
I couldn't agree more! Your selection of Andee Rudloff as Best Art Community Energizer is right on the mark. Andee works tirelessly and enthusiastically across a broad spectrum to keep all artists informed of art activities and opportunities from Bowling Green, KY to Nashville, TN. She is generous and supportive of emerging and established artists as well as exhibition venues, community enrichment organizations and educational institutions forming a network of support and encouragement that fosters open dialogue, cultural engagement and creative extension and awareness at all levels. Hers is a natural giving that is driven by boundless enthusiasm for the complex joys of art and humanity. Congratulations Andee!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Connect 12 at Downtown Presbyterian Church-Nashville, TN

Connect 12 Artist Collective
At the Downtown Presbyterian Church
(show image created by Eric Denton)

The Connect 12 Artist Collective is pleased to present their exhibition at the Downtown Presbyterian Church, from November 1 through November 30. An opening reception for the group will be held on Saturday, November 1, from 6 - 9 p.m., in conjunction with the First Saturday Art Crawl. In addition, the group will hold two informal artist talks at the Church, at 1 p.m. on Saturday November 8 and on November 15.

Ben Vitualla brought his peers together for the first Connect 12 show last September at Dangenart Gallery. The inaugural show not only brought critical acclaim for the collective of Nashville-based artists, but also served to inspire them each to produce exploratory works of art. The simple philosophy of the group is to promote individual growth through exploration of craft and content.

As diverse as the artists, so are their crafts, methods and statements. Viewers should expect the variety of media at this fall's show to include interactive performances, fiber arts, photography, printmaking, sculpture, painting and mixed media. Content will range from reflections on the current political instabilities to explorations of the whimsy of coloring books.

Exhibiting artists include Alesandra Bellos, Jimi Benedict, Rick Bradley, Samantha Callahan, Eric Denton, Tiffany Denton, Chris Hill, Stacey Irvin, Sean Jewett, Erika Johnson, Shana Kohnstamm, Daniel Lai, Andee Rudloff and Ben Vitualla.

The Downtown Presbyterian Church is located at 254 5th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37219. You may wish to call ahead for additional viewing hours at 615-254-7584 or visit the web site at

Additional high-resolution press images are available upon request.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

El Dia de los Muertos* - The Day of The Dead

Plowhaus Artist Coop and Gallery East presents...

The 7th Annual Celebration of

El Dia de los Muertos* - The Day of The Dead
(show image created by Julie Sola)

Gallery East

1008c Woodland St. (Behind the Alley Cat) Nashville, TN 37206

Opening Reception * Thursday October 23 , 2008 * 6:00p.m.-10:00p.m.

Public and Trick or Treaters invited

(Nashville, TN) - The Plowhaus Artists' Cooperative proudly returns to East Nashville for the 7th Annual Celebration of Dia de los Muertos* October 23rd thru November 2nd. (schedule below & on the web site

The Day of the Dead opening reception at Gallery East will be held Thursday evening, October 23rd, from 6 to 10pm to honor this ancient and beautiful tradition. The reception will feature traditional and non-traditional Day of the Dead Art.

*Throughout the month of October, families and villages across Mexico prepare for Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. On these days at the cusp of October and November, those who have died are remembered and their spirits are welcomed back for a yearly visit. Handmade altars, special food and drink, parades and plays, skull-shaped confections and toys, and gravesite visits and vigils celebrate the lives of the deceased.


Connie Knock, Carri Hofaker, John Holland, Franne Lee , Tiffany Denton, Nieves Uhl, Julie Sola, Janet Lee, Ayjey, Curt Perkins, Willow Fort, Andee Rudloff, Audra Ladd, Kevin Brock, Sarah E. Fowler, Chris Stevens, Lindsay Black, Tracy Ratliff,Joe Silva Jessica Maloan, Shannon Wages, Bethany Taylor, Jennifer Bronstein

Schedule and Times

Thursday Oct. 23rd 6:00p.m.-10:00p.m. Artist Reception - Free and Open to the Public - Cash Bar

Friday Oct. 24 6pm to 2am $5 cover charge - music DJ/ Bands, Cash Bar

Saturday Oct. 25 11:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Free and Open to the Public

Saturday Oct 25 6:00p.m.- 2:00a.m. $5 cover charge - music DJ/ Bands, Cash Bar

Sunday Oct. 26 12:00p.m.- 4:00p.m. Free and Open to the Public

Fri NIGHT Oct. 31 Halloween (Pub Crawl) 7 to 2am DJ/Bands Free and Open to the Public - Cash Bar Costume Contest 10:00p.m. with prizes

Saturday Nov. 1 11:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Free and Open to the Public .

Sunday Nov. 2 12:00p.m.-4:00p.m. Free and Open to the Public

Plowhaus Artist Coop at Gallery East
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