Featuring more than 150 works, including her joyful and colorful abstract paintings and many objects that have never been exhibited or published before, the exhibition demonstrates how Thomas’s artistic practices extended to every aspect of her life-from community service and teaching to gardening and dress.
Strings closed his sterling year of 2021 touring – which began by innovating pandemic-era shows and ended with him playing to the biggest crowds of his young career – on a sour note, cancelling his two-night String The Halls event at Nashville’s Marathon Music Works and his three-night New Year’s run in Grand Rapids, Mich., booked for Dec. 17-18 and Dec. 30-Jan. 1, respectively, due to COVID cases on his touring team.
The Tennessee Titans are dancing as back-to-back AFC South champs in a season when they lost the NFL’s leading rusher at Halloween and have used 88 players — most ever in a non-strike season for the NFL.
If your New Year’s Resolution included getting crafty or learning something new, the Tennessee State Museum is ready to help.
The IBMA Foundation is starting the year with some wonderful news. Their Rick Lang Music Songwriter Scholarship has been permanently funded, thanks to a generous $50,000 grant from Rick and Wendy Lang. Funds are maintained by the IBMA Foundation with the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee in Nashville, TN, which invests and administers more than $500 million in charitable funds for a variety of organizations.
The trio of country superstars paid tribute to the 90s country icons while performing at Nashville’s Skydeck at Assembly Food Hall during New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash.
Each walking tour takes about three hours, with five tasting stops lasting about 20 minutes per stop. They are designed as small group experiences, with no more than 12 people in a group and the average being around six. Each tour is led by a hospitality professional or a journalist, and they are unscripted. While each tour has certain highlights and themes to include, each guide brings their own experience and interests to their guests. (Full disclosure, many Scene writers have led tours for Walk Eat Nashville in past years, including Chris Chamberlain, Jennifer Justus and me.)
Tennessee State Parks are accepting donations throughout January for the annual My TN State Park fundraiser, where state park enthusiasts can “vote” for their favorite state park by making contributions. Each dollar donated to a state park of choice will count as one vote for that park. The funds will go toward projects identified by park staff as an ideal use of the funds. Such projects include trail repair, birds of prey programs and childhood education activity. Specific items on the wish lists of some parks include bridge repair, adding benches, equipment for an aviary, panels for a museum exhibit, even a solar telescope.