Next week, more than 50,000 people will descend on Austin, Texas, for the city’s annual SXSW Conference and Festival, the ten-day showcase of film, music and technology.
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.
Asheville, North Carolina, painter Kreh Mellick’s keen eye for the constant and the moving was birthed out of long hours of studying an unlikely subject.
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.
It’s back-breaking work that requires late nights, early mornings and a whole lot of faith that your effort won’t prove to be in vain. Throwing pottery – seen by many as a hobby reserved for art classes with pre-fabricated kilns – is more than just a craft.
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.
The energy and activity that came to 12South several years ago and overhauled the neighborhood (and continues to do so) is creeping east. Eighth Avenue South is fast becoming Nashville’s next epicenter of urban renewal.