Nashville Spotlight: July 2019 | Nashville Public Radio

Nashville Spotlight: July 2019

Jul 1, 2019

A selection of events from the Arts Calendar that caught our eye this month.

Nashville Opera: Knoxville: Summer of 1915

  • July 7, 2pm
  • Tennessee State Museum
  • free
  • event page

Marking the final day of the State Museum's exhibition Between The Layers: The Story of Tennessee's Quilts, soprano Claire Bolling and pianist Melissa Rose perform music by Samuel Barber. Knoxville: Summer of 1915 is a setting of poetry by Knoxville native Thomas Agee, an excerpt of which appears in the museum. 

Parnassus Books: Margaret Renkl

The event features the newly published book by New York Times opinion writer Margaret Renkl, titled Late Migrations. This collection of essays chronicles Renkl's relationship with her parents, within the setting of her Nashville home.

Cheekwood: Childhood Classics: 100 Years of Children's Books

Illustrations from the Art Kandy collection will be on display through September. The exhibit includes 140 pieces from 75 books, including art by Sarah Noble Ives, Dr. Seuss, and Mo Willems. 

Otherworld Encounter: Reactivate, V.1.2

Self-described art festival science fiction escape game, Otherworld Encounter returns after its successful fall run in 2018. This immersive arts experience is also an interactive mystery.

Local Color: A Sense of Place

  • July 8 through September 25
  • Scarritt Bennet Center
  • event page

Photographer Richard Barrow's look at Tennessee's landscapes is inspired by painters of the mid-20th century.

Vanderbilt University Department of Art: Don't Slam The Door

An abstraction of a cousin's scrapbook, created and compiled by artist and teacher Kristi Hargrove.

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