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California Art Invasion

Presented by Chauvet Arts at Chauvet Arts, Nashville TN

Jan 07 2023
Mar 25 2023
California Art Invasion

California Art Invasion

Nashville will soon be home to a California Art Invasion! Californians are moving to Nashville in droves. In fact, in the last five years, the number of Californians moving to the city has increased by 50%. While some may attribute this migration to the city’s lower cost of living, no state income tax, and Southern hospitality, others say it’s because Nashville is becoming the new Silicon Valley. While the city does have a growing tech industry, it also has a lot to offer in terms of a burgeoning food and culture scene, all types of music and outdoor activities.

  • James Leonard‘s paintings are an attempt to integrate his profound respect for individuality with the process of making art. He works within an introspective, intuitive fashion and strives to bring a personal sensibility to the work. 
  • Buckley, a multi-disciplinary artist, uses her work to emphasize feminine principles and self-inquiry practices as key pathways to harmony. 
  • Nalini ‘Deedee’ Cheriel’s work explores narratives that recognize the urgency and conflict in our continuous attempts to connect to the world. With varying influences such as East Indian temple imagery, punk rock, and her Pacific Northwest natural environment, Cheriel’s images reflect how we try to connect ourselves to others and how these satirical and heroic efforts are episodes of compassion and discomfort. 
  • Richard Downs transfigures painting and printmaking into a visual mythology celebrating human connectedness. Classically trained, Downs has worked with multiple national periodicals and newspapers ranging from Smithsonian Magazine to the New York Times.
  • Jason William Adams focuses on drawing, painting and mixed-media collage. Letting the materials direct the process, allowing room for spontaneity and surprise, the aim is to continuously extend the range of his talents.

“This exhibition is an opportunity for Nashvillians and travelers to experience great artwork in a variety of styles,” said Arrieta. “Don’t worry, I’m a Nashville native and have no intention of turning Nashville into L.A. The South is distinctive and Nashville is a special place that we want to cherish with its unique styles, stories, and character that make it authentic. And like us, California is unique and many great artists call it home. 

CHAUVET Arts is very excited to be able to showcase the talent of these artists to a wider audience here. Californian Art Invasion will be shown from 1/07/23 through 3/25/23 during gallery hours, Monday through Saturday, 10AM-5PM. 

Source: Chauvet Arts


FREE Admission

Contact: (615) 278-9086

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  • Mar 20, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Mon)
  • Mar 21, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Mar 22, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Mar 23, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Mar 24, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Mar 25, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Chauvet Arts

215 Rep. John Lewis Way, Nashville, TN 37219