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Sopo: A Journey Home

Presented by Chauvet Arts at Chauvet Arts, Nashville TN

Nov 05 2021
Jan 21 2022
Sopo: A Journey Home

Bring Your Furry Friend!

There’s still time to see SOPO: A Journey Home now through mid-January. If you have a furry roommate, Chauvet Arts encourages you to bring them into their dog-friendly gallery. There are plenty of wonderful photo opportunities between the giant outdoor decals and the sprawling large-scale photography. If they’ve been extra good this year, ask for the secret stash of dog treats behind the desk!

Traveling with one of the world’s oldest nomadic groups, the Tusheti Shepherds, their herds of sheep and pack of wolf-like guard dogs, Philip Holsinger is the first “outsider” to complete the 155-mile migration through from the high desert planes on the border of Azerbaijan, across the Republic of Georgia, and into the treacherous high altitude of the Caucasus Mountains.

Sopo: A Journey Home is Nashville’s first immersive photo experience of its kind. A 40-foot salon-style installation of over 80 photographs transports viewers into Holsinger’s three arduous expeditions in seven turbulent years.

“At first sight, it’s the ultimate National Geographic story,” says Holsinger. “But once you enter, it’s a deeply personal journey, searching for a language to express something unfulfilled.”

This multi-faceted exhibition also explores what happened between expeditions. During this time, Holsinger continued documenting moments of human experience, traveling the world and living in warzones, while also struggling with being away from his family and searching for the deeper meaning in his fast-paced, high-risk life.

Sopo: A Journey Home affirms Holsinger’s artistry to capture the conflict, beauty, and soul of the world’s most volatile environments while also portraying his challenge to articulate his personal spiritual journey. 

The exhibition will be on display from November 5th—December 31st. 

Chauvet Arts is a participant in the FirstBank First Saturday Art Crawl which takes place on the first Saturday of each month with the exception of January 2022.

Images of the visiting pups from Chauvet Arts. Sadly, Vera and Axl both crossed over Rainbow Bridge. Chauvet Arts fondly remembers Axl and Vera, both precious senior pups who just loved art. May they rest in peace.

Source: Chauvet Arts


Free Admission

Contact: (615) 278-9086

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Additional time info:

Chauvet Arts is a participant in the FirstBank First Saturday Art Crawl which will be held on November 6 and December 4, 2021.  The art crawl generally occurs 6pm-9pm. Please check with the gallery to see if their hours will differ.

Updated Holiday Hours:
CLOSED December 24-25 and January 1.

Winter Weather Closure:

January 6 and 7, 2022. January 8 is TBD.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Chauvet Arts

237 Rep. John Lewis Way, Nashville, TN 37219
(Neighborhood: Downtown)

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