When: Sun., Feb. 26 2012
It seems like it was only yesterday I was writing up gallery F. for a Best of Nashville notice for Best Cross-Disciplinary Programming. Laura Hutson was simultaneously spilling ink on the gallery, recognizing its Japan exhibit as Best Reaction to a Natural Disaster. Upon reading my invitation to the space’s closing on 19th and Grand, I was dumbfounded. How did gallery director and curator Sabine Schlunk and her cadre of artists-in-residence/volunteers somehow create a critically acclaimed gallery program, while simultaneously losing their space? While it looks like gallery F. will be relocated, such logistics smack of a lack of appreciation from the powers-that-be at Scarritt-Bennett — and it makes me wonder if they ever read this publication. Regardless of what happens next, tonight is a night to celebrate the amazing job Schlunk has done with the space — and it looks like the going-away party should be a blast. Experimental composer and double bassist Thomas Helton will premiere a new video, while saxophonist Craig Schenker will play an improv performance. Both will join Theatre Intangible for a free-form jam session. There will be an audiovisual performance by Rhendi Greenwell and Mike Hiegemann, and JJ Jones (The Human Snow Globe) will close the evening. The night also offers a last chance to see the gallery’s celebrated exhibit, 23 Years Without War Since 1000 A.D.