Monday, May 3

Art Rises from The Music City Flood Waters in Nashville

There is no doubt in my mind that the flood in Nashville is of historic and monumental proportions. An event like this is devastating, but from what I've seen on the news and online it reveals how amazing people are. Fireman, EMTs, rescuers, neighbors, family, policemen, state officials, friends and even artists all take their part in this moment in time we are all living. I want to highlight the story the artists are telling. Mostly a story about destruction, but they bring beauty to the the history books through their own point of view. Like in this video created and produced by Michael Deppisch:

And these photos taken by photographer Riker Photography
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Art is critical in life to tell the stories that we are living. It's the sensory story. If you have created any artwork what so ever send it to me and I'll post it here. I have been thinking all day about the piece of art I want to create to tell the story of this event through my eyes. It will be about the recovery and how we work together to rebuild. How we operate as a collective society that is beautiful and amazing.

I heard via facebook that Anthony Billups has offered his gallery in East Nashville to host a flood victim benefit. Artwork is being donated by local artists and will be sold at the gallery this weekend. For more information about the benefit please check out the Facebook invitation.


jessicahillart said...

Nashville, I love you! The show on Sat night we be fantastic, and 100% of the sales are going to the Nashville chapter Red Cross.

Artsy-Craftsy Merchant said...

thank you! the photos and video were very telling. I loved that you used the terminology "Sensory Story". Well said.