Cuban Summer: A Night of Art and Culture, curated and hosted by Jonathan Pierce, was a unique art show and furniture display pop-up event Aug. 15, 2015. The setting was a new $2 million dollar home in the Green Hills section of Nashville. Senator Bill Frist and his wife Tracy co-hosted the evening that explored Cuban culture through art.

Featured artist Hector Frank flew in from Havana, Cuba, for the evening and the Buena Vista Social Club was on hand with musical entertainment. Several other artists were also featured.

The Green Hills home was designed by renowned architect Jeff Dungan and constructed by Brady Fry of Fry Classic Construction. Pierce & Co. provided furnishings, and staged the rooms with minimal accessories so the art and architecture would have emphasis.

“Jonathan focused on what we have learned from the Cuban culture and featured Mid- Century design. There were also unique Asian-inspired elements,” said Sarah Nagy with Pierce & Co. Senator Frist and his wife shared their travel photos,” she added.  

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the art was donated to the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) and the Mountain Artist-in-Residence program. was founded by Senator Bill Frist to help students prepare for success after high school.

The Mountain AIR initiative is based at a 480-acre cattle and horse farm in Virginia’s Appalachian Mountains. An artist is selected each fall and each spring to spend two weeks in the culture to encourage the individual’s creative and artistic sensibilities. Hector Frank was selected to be the Fall 2015 featured artist-in-residence.

For more information, visit:
Jonathan Pierce, Pierce & Company

For more information on Cuban artist Hector Frank, visit:
Senator Bill Frist’s blog
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