IDENTITY CRISIS: WHO ARE WE BECOMING?
Nashville International Airport / 1 Terminal Dr. January 9 - June 26th
Location: Concourse A, across from Gate 2
Tennessee Craft, formerly the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists (TACA), works to create and continue Tennessee’s fine craft tradition. With more than 500 members throughout the state, Tennessee Craft serves as the premier connecting point for local, independent makers and their audiences through craft fairs, exhibitions, professional development, networking, mentorship and other educational programs. Tennessee Craft Midstate is a chapter of Tennessee Craft that encompasses Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson and Wilson counties.
The intent of this exhibition is to showcase selected work throughout the midstate region that will challenge travelers to think differently about the identity of the Nashville area, as well as to expand their notion of craft and the craftsperson. Tennessee Craft states, “Our vision for this exhibit is to reflect the historical diversity in craft communities that has not been equitably reflected. This is an opportunity for artists to share stories from their community and/or identity group who have been left out, dismissed or intentionally suppressed. We asked, ‘What are you, the artist, keeping alive or preserving in your craft and in your community?’”
Selected works were thoughtfully chosen by a panel of jurors that included Clarence Edward (gallerist, Ce Gallery), Claudia Overstreet (ceramicist) and Nuveen Barwari (multidisciplinary artist).