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Graduates Rise performs at the Hiram Van Gordon Gallery for Nashville Visionaries

More information about the March 13 event featuring Graduates Rise is coming soon.

Nashville Visionaries
Concept and Curation by Carl Pope
Hiram Van Gordon Gallery
Residency Jan 22 to Jan 31
Open Jan 28
Event Jan 31 4-6 / Artist Talk 6:30
Close March 25

Artist Carl Pope is looking for text based work from Nashville citizens, that is imaginative and visionary in some unusual or radical way. He is looking to identify writers, musicians, poets, visual artists, professors, students and visionaries in Nashville to contribute to Nashville Visionaries. Work accumulated will be designed and curated by Pope during his residency at TSU into Nashville Visionaries, to be on display in the Hiram Van Gordon Gallery from January 28th to March 25th, 2019.

"I wish to investigate and uncover unknown creative voices in Nashville who use writing to articulate their unique experience of life. As a socially engaged artist who explores the frontier of American literature, this kind of exploration is regenerative to the creative community in Nashville for artists in every discipline and at every level of achievement. I regard this project as a celebration to appreciate the very creative impulse that makes the Nashville music scene what it is today as a major contributor to the American artistic tradition.” Carl Pope

Live performances will be scheduled for the opening and through the run of the show. The gallery will be used as a venue for various kinds of speeches, lectures, concerts, psychic readings, comedy standup, poetry slams, sermons and performances during the run of the show, looking for the visionary.

For more information contact Gallery Director / Courtney Adair Johnson
at or 615-445-0935

Tennessee State University / Art Department / 3500 John A. Merritt Blvd, Nashville TN 37208 / Hiram Van Gordon Gallery Elliott Hall / HOURS M-TH 10-4PM

This project is funded in part by Metro Arts, Tennessee Arts Commission, Tennessee Craft, Plaza Artist Materials, Jerry’s Artarama

See the full Nashville Visionaries facebook event information here:

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