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
By Hollie Deese It all starts with a dream. Or maybe it’s more of an inspired vision. But the design for each animal skull Maria D’ Sauza hand-beads appears in her head before she begins to translate it to the piece. “I always have a book on my nightstand, and I capture everything,” she says. “That’s like my little
Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville Presents: A Virtual Conversation between Mark D. Sikes and Sarah Bartholomew Little did we know that last year's Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville was going to be one of the last big events we attended in 2020. A favorite for its vendors and flowers and speakers - not to mention its fundraising