The Home Team at the Frist
This Thursday was the opening for the Frist Center’s big show of local artists, Fragile Species (http://fristcenter.org/site/exhibitions/exhibitiondetail.aspx?cid=142. The website says it opens June 27, but it’s open to the public now). I’ll write about it in the Scene soon, and probably get into some side issues here, but for now I wanted to acknowledge what a lovely evening it was. Everyone seemed very happy, radiant even, the artists and their friends, family and students. It felt like a reunion, with so many people from the art community on hand, and in some more literal ways–Jen Cohen newly returned to the States after a year in Israel, and Jack Ryan bearing the news that he’s going to be back in the area next year thanks to an appointment at Sewanee. The installation looks great at first glance, and treats the work with deep respectful. It is nice to see Nashville affirm its own artists so warmly with this show.