Gracie Studio installs custom spaces, wallpaper for Antiques & Garden Show By Hollie Deese Mike Gracie, president of Gracie Studio, has only been to Nashville once before on a family vacation, and he is looking forward to returning this year as part of the 32nd annual Antiques & Garden Show at the Music City Center Feb. 11–13, 2022. The event,
By Hollie Deese Growing up in Ashland, Kentucky, artist John Paul Kesling spent a lot of time outdoors with his three brothers on the banks of the Ohio River. His musician single father got custody of all of them when Kesling, the youngest, was 18 months old. He was drawn to art at a young age, often helping friends
By Hollie Deese Photography by Jenna Henderson Ashley Trabue has something to say as an artist, and while it might be uncomfortable for some, her goal is to ultimately make people feel more comfortable in their own bodies and with their own emotions through her art. Raised in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Trabue began coming to Nashville to see live music
Couple’s quirky Paragon Mills home takes inspo from famed NYC tavern, Monkey Bar. By Emily Davidson Photography by Julia Steele Frieda Projansky and Russell Somer take an unapologetic approach to design in their playful, eye-catching home. The fun-loving couple purchased the house in 2020 and soon developed an appetite for decorating during the pandemic. Bold colors and striking retro
From rotating exhibits and permanent art collections, to a historic home and acres of gardens, Cheekwood has been a haven for Nashvillians during the pandemic as a place to get outside, view art and find some sense of calm and beautiful normalcy. Cheekwood, the 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate, was originally built
By Hollie DeesePhotography by Richard SuterIt’s hard to find a medium that artist Keith Tucker doesn’t work in when creating his paintings, murals, sculptures, illustrations or occasionally even furniture. The honorary Kentucky Colonel — a distinction he earned in 2005 in recognition of a sculpture he created of Abraham Lincoln for the opening of the Gaylord Hotel in Washington, D.C.
By Marq Burnett Photography by Keep3 Jamal “Jay” Jenkins, known artistically as Woke3, describes himself as a melanated muralist and mixed-media artist from “Norf” (North) Nashville. Jenkins was born outside of Los Angeles but left the West Coast at the age of 4. The “Norf” raised and made him into the man he is today, and he hasn’t forgotten
Hatch Master Printer takes textile art to interior tiles By Jennifer Chesak Photography by Michelle Morrow Master printmaker Jim Sherraden, who managed Nashville’s iconic Hatch Show Print for more than 30 years, has a new venture called jimjim and co. His artisan tile business is a collaboration with sculptor Jammie Williams and the crew at Nashville Tile & Interiors.
By Hollie Deese Photography by William DeShazer Ten years ago Anthony Fazio’s life was almost unbelievably different than it is today. A firefighter from New Jersey, he was more accustomed to going into burning buildings than buying art supplies. But a shoulder injury on the job forced him to reevaluate everything. “I had a few surgeries and had nerve