Monday, August 11, 2014

ChicNhair: Hubcaps and Helmets at the University School of Nashville (TN)

High-resolution images available CONTACT: Andee Rudloff 615-438-6852

NEW work by Andee Rudloff, ChicNhair: Hubcaps and Helmets at the University School of Nashville
ChicNhair: Hubcaps and Helmets September 8-October 10, 2014
Reception Friday, September 12, 2014 TIME: 5-7 pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 6, 2014)—The University School of Nashville (USN) presentsChicNhair: Hubcaps and Helmets, an exhibition of community art celebrating alternative transportation and collaboration will be on display in USN’s gallery from September 8 through October 10, 2014. Andee will exhibit repurposed hubcaps and artist designed bicycle helmets celebrating Nashville’s unique neighborhoods. Andee truly believes in the value of creative voice and expressing ideas on varied surfaces—the exhibition reception will feature the unveiling of a collaborative mural with the students at USN, boom box bicycles created by Vanderbilt University Professor Mark Hosford and his students, Oasis Bike Workshop, as well as prints from Green Fleet’s Bicycle Bus-a project Andee facilitated with Green Fleet and the Arts and Business Council of Nashville. 

Andee Rudloff: Hubcaps and Helmets will feature over 40 new works by Andee Rudloff and a 32 foot by 8 foot mural with the students at USN among other items. Andee will work with the teachers and students at USN during the first week of the exhibition to create the mural.  The completed mural will be unveiled at the reception on Friday, September 12th.  Oasis Bike Workshop's Mobile Bike Shop can be toured at the reception. Vanderbilt University Professor Mark Hosford’s boom box bicycles will perform at 6:00 p.m. at the reception. More about the boom box bikes can be found here.

The Nashville Arts Magazine wrote, “Rudloff believes that we can’t take the art with us once we are gone, so it is important to give away ownership to the greater populace. As metro councilman Peter Westerholm states, Andee brings an unabashed enthusiasm . . . that leads not only to inspiring a vision toward the end result but makes recruits of unintentional bystanders, making us all stakeholders and advocates. Rudloff has the power to spark ideas and creativity in all of us!”
Andee Rudloff is a professional artist, consultant and educator. She recently served as the Education and Visual Art Director, successfully designing and launching all education, engagement and visual art programming for the newly opened Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC) in Bowling Green, KY. In 2013, the Kentucky Art Education Association named Rudloff Museum Educator of the Year.  She is on the board of trustees for the Tanne Foundation, board of directors for the Kentucky Arts Council and works consistently with non-profits to improve professional opportunities for artists and art educators.
Rudloff has multiple projects in the works including community art projects in Kentucky and Tennessee.
For more, visit Andee Rudloff’s website:

The reception will take place from 5-7p.m. at the University School of Nashville in the Christine Tibbott Center Gallery and is supported by USN including refreshments will be provided by Tin Wings Catering.

This exhibition is supported by the University School of Nashville, art educators Delia Seigenthaler and Emily Holt, Osis Bike Workshop and Dan Furbish, David Holland at Signature Signs,
Hubcap City, Hughes and Coleman, Vanderbilt Department of Fine Art and professor Mark Hosford, Sherwin Williams and friends and family.

Contacts at USN:
Delia Seigenthaler
Emily Holt
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