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file under: norman rockwell

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Clever visual storyteller and masterful painter, Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) gracefully intertwined both aesthetics and commerce, with a powerful social message. Well know for his illustrations in The Saturday Evening PostLadies’ Home Journal, and Boys’ Life to Look, Rockwell constructed fictional realities that offered a compelling picture of the life to which many Americans aspired, while also commenting on present culture. An extraordinary collection of his work is showing this season at the Frist through Feb. 9, 2014, be sure to see it.

 

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file under: two wheels

for the love of music

in the shop: GQ retreat

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On Monday Oct 28, the i+w team had the pleasure of hosting the GQ team for two hours of visiting, shopping and eating. We had such a great time getting to know everyone on their staff. Our friends from yazoo, jeni’s ice cream and otaku south joined us for the occasion.  Great thanks to everyone involved!

 

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30 Americans

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30 americans, the new exhibit at the frist center of visual arts, provides a unique opportunity to see the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Carrie Mae Weems, Nina Chanel Abney Kehinde Wiley and Mickalene Thomas all in one place. with over 70 objects of painting, sculpture, photography, and multi-media installations, the exhibit explores a cross generational conversation of the influence of race, sexuality, history, gender, and popular culture on individual identity. be sure to check it out if you’re in nashville, it will be here through jan. 12, 2014. there are also a lot of great events around the exhibit that you can see here.

 

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Joint Project 3

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© Judy Linn, courtesy of the artist and Feature Inc., New York,  Courtesy of the Eggleston Artistic Trust 

 

We’re so happy it’s here again: Joint Project 3. In succession to Joint Project 1 & 2, curators Libby Callaway and Susan Sherrick, announce a pop-up happening comprised of three days of art, music, and food in Nashville taking place this Saturday and Sunday, October 12 & 13.

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Indie Made

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this thursday, october 3rd, iNDie Made (as part of the Belcourt’s iNDie Festival) will explore the makers and artisans located at Marathon Village with an open house for iNDie guests. we are honored to be a part of this event and support the Belcourt Theatre’s education and engagement programs, so come by and see us in our warehouse tomorrow evening!

 

You can buy tickets here.

 

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drew’s home

Drew Parks standing in front of his home

not only is drew one of our most favorite people in the world, with the biggest heart and most generous soul, but he also quietly and humbly takes the cake for having the most bad ass house… to me, anyway.

 

it’s not trying to be bad ass, it just is…

 

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Light

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an enchanting exhibit at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens. Light, by British artist Bruce Munro, spans the fields and secret nooks with hundreds of miles of glowing optic fibers. open till november 10.

 

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a nashville collaboration

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After years of looking for the perfect leather tote bag and to no avail, Carrie and Kristen decided to work with designer and independent art curator, Susan Sherrick, to design a women’s leather tote. Originally inspired by a vintage mail bag, the  i+w  x  s.e. sherrick  tote is an elongated and exaggerated evolution of a classic tote bag, providing a modern, yet still timeless carry all. Each bag features a hand-stitched signature i+w “plus”.

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