Month: August 2009

Vote for Tinney Contemporary!

posted by – 08/31/09 @ 1:48pm

The Nashville Scene is having their annual “Best Of” awards and we would love your vote as Best Art Gallery! Please take a moment to vote for TINNEY CONTEMPORARY in category #107- Best Art Gallery here. Feel free to leave your comments on why you picked us as your favorite gallery. Thank you so much for your support!

Don’s Big Show

posted by – 08/24/09 @ 12:26pm

Fireworks at Tinney Contemporary? – Quite possibly!

Join Tinney Contemporary for a one of a kind event. In conjunction with MY MAGIC CAPE – Guest curator Andee Rudloff offers you

Don’s Big Show – a multimedia spectacular featuring Artist Don Evans.

Thursday, August 27th doors open at 6:00pm – event begins promptly at 6:30pm

This incredible event will feature Don Evans performing adaptations of his work utilizing 3 dimensional sculpture, sound don-evans1elements, projected media as well as costumed participants culminating in an all out sensory extravaganza.
Take part in this unique opportunity by participating as commemorative
tee shirts will be created on site the evening of the event!

Donald H. Evans, M.F.A. Professor of Art and Art History, Emeritus

Donald H. Evans was born in Murfreesboro in 1939. He graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1962 with the B.F.A. and earned the M.F.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 1968.

After serving as a lecturer at North Carolina State University, Evans joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 1969 in the Department of Fine Arts, where he was instrumental in expanding the studio wing of the department into the importance that it enjoys today among peer institutions. He served as director of the Vanderbilt Media Experimentation Center from 1969 to 1980 and offered pioneering courses at Vanderbilt in video art, multimedia and computer graphics.

Evans developed a strong following among students. His instruction in wide-ranging media earned him the reputation of an enlightened and inspiring teacher. Accomplished in many media, Evans is probably best known for his intricate and epic-scaled events, which encompassed live-action performance, spontaneous creation of two-dimensional images, sculptures, music and films. He established a strong national reputation for this sort of ambitious interdisciplinary work, one example was “Burning Banjos II,” a public multimedia performance and installation of 2001.  He recently participated in two team collaborative projects at Cheekwood Art & Gardens in Nashville, TN, in 2007 and 2008.

Evans has been prolific in several traditional media as well, counting into the hundreds his exhibitions of drawings and paintings. His films number in the dozens, of which seven, such as Data Bank and Video Dance, have earned awards. Evans’ video works also number in the hundreds, and include “Visual Prison and Light Sensitive People.”

Dongoski and Longobardi featured in New American Paintings

posted by – 08/15/09 @ 3:50pm

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We are thrilled to congratulate two of our artists, Craig Dongoski and Pam Longobardi for their feature in the New American Paintings, South Edition #82. Both artists are extremely talented and we could not be more proud of their accomplishments. New American Paintings is a juried exhibition-in-print and America’s largest and most important series of artist competitions. It is highly competitive with only a fraction of the artists making it to the jurying process. What an honor for our artists, we are so proud of you!

Evening with an Author

posted by – 08/11/09 @ 10:35am

jennie-bentley-at-tinney-contemporaryWe are really looking forward to this month’s Evening with an Author featuring Jennie Bentley on Thursday, August 20th from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Bentley’s new book, Spackled and Spooked, is the second book in the Do-It-Yourself mystery series. It tells a story about Avery Baker who discovers a new career of home renovation after inheriting her aunt’s old Maine cottage. Avery and her boyfriend/business partner take on a challenge to flip an old ranch house which was the crime scene of a murder two decades before. Things don’t go as planned when the inhabiting ghost disapprove of the alterations.

This event is free and open to the public. Please join us to meet the author and a chance to purchase a signed copy of her new book. Jennie Bentley is a local author who restores old houses and lives in Nashville with her husband and two children.

To RSVP in the affirmative for the August 20th event, please click here or send an email to