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Review: Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations Art / Community

As a snapshot of the creators, thinkers, artists and advocates who are at the heart of Nashville’s current creative renaissance, Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations is what happens when geography, proximity and creativity come together in one place. “Dreamers and doers seem to congregate here in Nashville, Tennessee,” author Lily Hansen writes, “to coax each other into bringing […]


Music for the Eye Apps / Art / Fun / Stuff We Love

“What’s that on your iPhone?” “Flowfazer.” “What?” “Flowfazer.” “. . .” “What is it? A screensaver or something?” “You don’t need a screensaver for your iPhone. But, yeah, it was a screensaver when it first came out.” “First came out? When was that?” “1990.” “Huh?” “1990.” “That long ago?” “Yeah.” “. . .” “Dude, your […]

Charlene, by Robert Rauschenberg, 1954

The New Mixed Media : App Stacking, Part 1 Art / Stuff We Love

In the 1950s, a new thing started happening in Art. Note the uppercase, capital-A “Art” here, because we’re speaking not of art, as in any one piece of art, but of the Art World. The new thing was not a new thing in terms of what people do (it turns out people had been doing […]

Lilac Fence by Michael Sprouse

Griffin Designer Series : Michael Sprouse Art / Fashion / Photography / Stuff We Love

Michael Spouse’s art ranges from serious portraiture, to abstract minimalism and landscape, to pocket universes of the whimsical and surreal. Blending elements of collage, illustration, and photography, Michael creates images that challenge you to step outside the familiar into a place where light, itself, is a buttery fluid that soaks into surfaces, illuminating them from […]