The word “hospitality” fuels an entire industry. Restaurateurs and hoteliers are constantly on the hunt for what makes us walk through their doors, and better yet, what makes us come back again and again.
Hidden among Nashville’s honky-tonks and cowboy-boot tourist shops, one unassuming storefront at 316 Broadway is marked by a red and white sign, emblazoned with three iconic words: Hatch Show Print.
There’s a vast universe that divides words and images. A work is either written or painted, narrated or illustrated – hardly both. But American painter Edwin Parker “Cy” Twombly (April 25, 1928 – July 5, 2011) spent his life blurring those well-defined lines, often employing both the written word and the rendered picture to instill tension, frustration and mystery in his work.
Charles Martin writes in a dimly lit office of his home in Jacksonville, Florida. In that room, Charles weaves stories for a world inundated with bad news. This week, the New York Times best-seller’s latest novel, Unwritten, will vie for the attention of readers distracted by deadly headlines, cynical social media and tabloid gossip. His words carry a very different message.
It’s generally easy to explain why we like certain music or a certain film. But somehow, in the echoing hallways of an art gallery, the quiet formality can make fine art feel unattainable, or even uninspiring.
In two weeks, North Mississippi will play host to dozens of independent, interesting and unusual films — and those who create them. But the Oxford Film Festival is more than just an opportunity to watch eclectic movies and mingle with filmmakers.