JIM MCGUIRE: THE NASHVILLE PORTRAITS
Leu Art Gallery (Belmont University) / 1900 Belmont Blvd. September 16 - December 6th
The Nashville Portraits is an exhibition of black and white portrait photography by local artist Jim McGuire. From a young age, McGuire was drawn to hillbilly music, to the sounds, the emotion, the honesty, and then of course to the people who made it. Discovering country music changed his life in ways he couldn’t have dreamed. Over the past thirty-five years, he has had the good fortune to have met, photographed, and befriended many of his musical heroes. He reflects on this collection, “Most of us have a drawer full of snapshots that remind us of the good times. These are some of mine.”
This exhibit runs concurrently with Ken Burns’ Country Music documentary, airing September 15 on PBS.