Inspired by the exhibitions Murals of North Nashville Now and OSGEMEOS: In between, the evening will offer visitors opportunities to experience art in new and unexpected ways with live performances, interactive gallery activities, and food and beverage specials.
Rashad Rayford, a.k.a. Rashad thaPoet, is an activist, actor, and award-winning spoken-word artist who captivated audiences during Nick Cave: Feat. Nashville and our June 2018 “Happening.” He will kick off the evening with his energetic and soulful blend of spoken word and hip-hop.
Daisha McBride began rapping when she was ten years old, living in Knoxville. In the years since, she’s honed her songwriting skills, grown a fan base by posting freestyle videos on social media, and earned a music business degree at Middle Tennessee State University. Now a Nashvillian, McBride has released two EPs, and in 2018 she was named “Best Rapper/Hip-Hop Act” and “Hip Hop Newcomer of the Year” in the Nashville Scene. Citing Missy Elliot and Nicki Minaj as influences, McBride continues to push herself into new territory. On her debut full-length, WILD (2019), which features Evan Dupri, Mike Floss, and other guest artists, she addresses struggles from the personal to societal.
Galleries, throughout the evening
Founded on a passion for serving youth, Southern Word has been a positive influence on the Nashville community and beyond since 2008. It equips participants with the tools to become thoughtful creators through the outlets of writing, music, and performance. Diligently responding to educational and youth development challenges, the organization has reached more than 7,500 youth, 67 schools, and 12 Tennessee counties. Hear Southern Word youth poets in the galleries as they perform original spoken-word pieces. A Southern Word DJ will spin tracks between sets.
One Drop Ink Temporary Tattoo Station with Elisheba Israel Mrozik
Grand Lobby, while supplies last
Internationally recognized tattoo artist Elisheba Israel Mrozik has been working in graphic design, anime, and fine art since 2006. She began tattooing in 2010 and, a year later, she opened One Drop Ink Tattoo Parlour and Gallery in North Nashville. She was named Nashville Tattoo Artist of the Year by Indieville TV in 2015, and appeared in the international TV show Inkmaster. Her mural Unmask ‘Em is featured in the exhibition Murals of North Nashville Now. Mrozik will host a temporary tattoo station, featuring unique designs inspired by the exhibition.
Collaborative Mural-Making with Norf Art Collective
Rechter Room, 6pm–8:30pm
Norf Art Collective specializes in socially engaging public art that speaks to issues affecting members of the North Nashville community while celebrating its unique culture and history. Their projects are considered collaborations with the community, and their mission has led to partnerships with Jefferson Street United Merchants Partnership (JUMP), United Healthcare, Urban Housing Solutions, the Metropolitan Transit Authority, the McGruder Center, Slim and Husky’s, Tennessee State University, and more. Norf has two murals featured in the exhibition Murals of North Nashville Now. Join the artists to participate in a collaborative mural-making activity.
Mini-Tours of Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists, Murals of North Nashville Now and OSGEMEOS: In between.
Throughout the evening, Frist docents will lead brief tours through current exhibitions.
In the lobby:
In the courtyard:
Food trucks: Slim & Husky’s Pizza, Roscoe’s Smoked Bar-B-Que, and the Peach Cobbler Factory will serve food and beverages, 6pm–8:30pm.
Supported in part by CAT Financial.
Tasting Sponsors: Barista Parlor, Slim & Husky’s, Southern Grist Brewing
Media Sponsors: Lightning 100 and the Nashville Scene
The Frist Art Museum is supported in part by the Metro Nashville Arts Commission, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Free Admission/Frist Art Museum Members and visitors 18 years and younger
General Admission for Not-yet-members is $20/Adults, $15/College Students
Phone: (615) 244-3340