Thursday, July 30, 2009

New position at the Frist Center

After almost 2 years, I will no longer be serving as the Educator for Outreach in Education at the Frist Center...but instead will take on the task of Community Relations Manger in Communications. To someone outside the Frist Center, this may not seem like a serious change, but to anyone inside the Frist all know...BIG change, but I will still be working with communities in and around Nashville.

I am looking forward to it!!!

Same number and same email: 615-744-3351

Monday, July 06, 2009

Indigenous Connections: Life in San Bernardo, Ecuador, Photographs by Stacey Irvin

NASHVILLE, TENN. [June 29, 2009] - Gallery 121 in The Leu Center for the Visual Arts at
Belmont University presents Indigenous Connections: Life in San Bernardo, Ecuador featuring
the work of Nashville's own fine art and human interest photographer Stacey Irvin. Indigenous
Connections will be on exhibit weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. July 1st through July 31st, 2009.
The Tennessee Arts Academy will host a public reception to honor the artist on Tuesday, July 14th,
2009 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

This exhibition is guest curated by Andee Rudloff.

In the Spring of 2008 Irvin traveled to the indigenous village of San Bernardo, Ecuador in order to
get to know a close-knit community of hard-working subsistence farmers. Life is difficult and
homes, livestock and crops literally cling to the steep green slopes of the surrounding mountains.
In spite of many hardships, Irvin is inspired by the joyful spirit of this community - a spirit that is fed
by a deep devotion to family, community, faith and an intimate connection to the land.
Stacey Irvin, a graduate of Vanderbilt University, will give a slide presentation in The Leu Center
for the Visual Arts, Room 119 on Tuesday, July 14th at 2:25 p.m. The artist's talk and gallery
reception on July 14th are presented in conjunction with The Tennessee Arts Academy.

Stacey Irvin online:
Tennessee Arts Academy online:
Stacey Irvin, artist/photographer: 615.653.4728 or
Andee Rudloff, curator:
Press-ready image files are available upon request.

11th Annual Renaissance Regional Art Exhibition

11th Annual Renaissance Regional Art Exhibit

The Renaissance Center is excited to announce the 11th Annual Renaissance Regional Art Exhibition and 3rd Annual Graduate Exhibition on display in the Visual Art Gallery, East Wing Gallery, North Wing Gallery from August 21st through October 24th, 2009.
The Visual Arts Gallery and East Wing present the work of artists residing in the Southeast. Andee Rudloff, local artist and Community Relations Manager at the Frist Center served as juror for this annual competition choosing about 50 quality pieces out of 158 entries. Media such as painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and more represents such states as Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky and Lousiana.
The North Wing will feature the 3rd Annual Graduate Exhibition, a contemporary installation by artist Ben Utigard. A recent MFA graduate from Memphis College of Art, Utigard paints and creates collages and then cuts out pieces from the finished canvas using a band saw. These pieces form Utigard's Cut-Out Painting Series and installation that functions as an explosion of art on the walls.
A free open reception will take place from 6pm-7:30pm on August 21st, 2009.
The Renaissance Center is an arts, technology education and performing arts center just 35 miles west of Nashville.

For more information or directions to the Renaissance Center, visit:
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