jamaal b. sheats

Exquisite NashvilleMarch 13–July 5, 2015

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts presents Exquisite Nashville, an exhibition of collaborative artworks created by four Nashville community organizations that celebrates the city’s dynamic cross-cultural interactions and creative potential in the 21st century. Inspired by the Exquisite Corpse—a creative game conceived by Surrealist artists and writers in the 1920s—Exquisite Nashville contains imaginative reflections of Nashville’s various communities, including longtime residents, immigrants, refugees, and homeless individuals and families. The exhibition will be on view in the Center’s free Conte Community Arts Gallery from March 13 to July 5, 2015.


The Exquisite Nashville project brought together participants of all ages from the Center for Refugees and Immigrants of Tennessee, Conexión Américas, the Edmondson Pike Branch of the Nashville Public Library, and Room in the InnWorking with Middle Tennessee teaching artists Kaaren Hirschowitz Engel, Sisavanh Houghton, Meghan O’Connor, and Jamaal Sheats, each organization initiated a work that traveled to the other three groups for their respective contributions and alterations.



Americans for the Arts Conference, Nashville, TN ARTventure Tour Around the Table: Homes, Studios, and the Narrative of Place
June 14, 2014

Americans for the Arts Conference, Nashville, TN ARTventure Tour

Around the Table" was one of nine featured ARTventure tours of Nashville, TN for the 2014 Americans for the Arts Conference. The half-day experience, organized and led by Stephanie Pruitt, explored the results and possibilities of coming together around dining and work tables. Guest’s experienced modern, southern hospitality and some of the ways and reasons it helps to shape a dynamic creative community, resulting in iconic arts treasures.