Magical Books and New Looks: Browsing Room Gallery

Mar 4th 2020

Magical Books and New Looks: Browsing Room Gallery

The Browsing Room Gallery at the Downtown Presbyterian Church is pleased to present an exhibition of work by Nashville artists Paul Collins and Bandy titled Magical Books and New Looks.

Exhibit title: Paul Collins and Bandy: Magical Books and New Looks

Exhibit Dates: March 7– April 25, 2020

Opening Reception:
Saturday, March 7, 6 – 9 pm in coordination with the downtown art crawl and 5th Avenue of the Arts. There will be a second reception on Saturday, April 4.

About the exhibit:
Magical Books and New Looks will explore the possibility of connection through the avenues of art, dialogue and hospitality. Nashville artists Paul Collins and Bandy have worked with the Downtown Presbyterian Church (DPC) and Poverty and the Arts (POVA) to create an immersive and interactive art experience at the junction of DPC’s Saturday Breakfast and Browsing Room Gallery. The exhibition will be open every Saturday morning during DPC’s March & April Saturday Breakfast operating hours (8:30-10am). The artists will be on hand during viewing hours to work with the public to create portraits, assist with collaborative art projects and speak about the works.

About the artists:
Paul Collins is an artist, curator and educator in Nashville, TN. Paul has an MFA in Painting & Printmaking from Yale and has been a resident at the MacDowell Colony, Hambidge Center, Skowhegan, Anderson Ranch Arts Center and the Vermont Studio Center. His work has been featured in New American Paintings, Number and Native magazines. Paul teaches at Austin Peay State University and is represented by Red Arrow Gallery, Nashville, TN.

Bandy is a self-taught painter, video artist, poet and activist. Bandy is a member of the POVA (Poverty and The Arts) art collective in Nashville Tennessee.