An Artful December begins

Make something special like this 3D Printed Hat by PrintThatThing and 3D printed planter at Make Nashville photo by Emily Sue Laird

Make something special like this 3D Printed Hat by PrintThatThing and 3D printed planter at Make Nashville photo by Emily Sue Laird

This month, get out and enjoy the Nashville art scene. There will be cool things to do and see all month, but the next few days, into early next week, and beyond, there are quite a few that deserve your attention. Let’s look at three exciting art events and exhibitions that are highly recommended: Ashley Mintz, Repeal Day, and Replication 3.0

Ashley Mintz
Ashley Mintz is a visual artist and songwriter residing in Nashville, where she moved from Las Cruces, New Mexico in 2007. Just a few months after moving, several of her drawings were chosen to be in an art show, which sparked further interest in her persuing visual art. Since then she has had her art shown in galleries, a boutique, festivals and cafés, where she has sold her paintings, prints and postcards. Ashley has also had her art and poetry included in literary and online journals.

Aside from that, she has had music instrumentals used in an independent film, a short film, a play and several promotional videos. Ashley has received a Music Technology Certificate and an Associate of Applied Science degree in General Technology with a focus on art and music, both from Nashville State Community College. She continues to write poetry, compose music, paint and draw.

See her current thought-provoking solo exhibit “Being Black In America: A Comparison of Past and Present” at Scarritt Bennett Center – Laskey Gallery, 1008 19th Ave. S, Nashville, Tennessee 37212 through December 15, 2016. Free & open to the public.

“The discrimination of Blacks in America feels like a repeat of the past,” says Mintz. “If we look back at slavery, we can see that certain behaviors and beliefs have been handed down to each generation. Some things are subtle, but if we know our past, these things will stand out. With this exhibit, I want to challenge people to look at why we interact with each other the way we do and why we believe the stereotypes we do. This will be an exhibit of paintings and writings that look at Black Identity and what being Black means.”

Frist Art Center Repeal Day Party
Celebrate the End of Prohibition at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts on Monday, Dec. 5. The Repeal Day Party runs from 5:32 pm until 8:32 pm. Why? Because (1) in November 1933, the cornerstone was laid for the downtown Nashville U.S. post office, now the Frist Center, and (2) Prohibition was repealed on December 5, 1933, at 5:32 p.m.

Come celebrate the end of prohibition with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails mixed by renowned Nashville bartenders Jonathan Howard, John Peet, and Riley Perrin. This is a 21-and-over event. Tickets are $50 per member, $75 per non-member and proceeds will support the ongoing care of the Frist Center’s historic building.

The attire is ‘Speakeasy Casual’ so wear your 1920s and 1930s inspired suits and dresses. Come early and experience the current exhibitions Samurai: The Way of the Warrior, Harmony Korine: Shadows and Loops and Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors. Questions? Contact Veronica Premdas at or 615.744.4917.

Replication 3.0
Replication 3.0 is the 3rd installment of Nashville’s annual juried 3D printing exhibition. View the works Saturday, December 10, 5 PM – 10 PM at Make Nashville, 947 Woodland St, Nashville, Tennessee 37206, during the 2nd Saturday East Side Art Stumble.

Their mission is to grow the local 3D printing community through education, exhibition, competition, and fun. Replication is open to all ages and they encourage anyone interested in 3D Design, Modeling, and Printing to participate. All creative input is welcome.

They accept all forms of 3d printing, including art, functional, medical, edible, anatomical, sculptural, cosplay, robotics, and whatever you can dream of. If you need help creating your vision or just don’t have a printer and need help with printing out your creation, please feel free to reach out to them. If you have a creative idea you can participate.

Replication is the creative child of Emily Sue Laird and Jayson Wall and is made possible by their wonderful sponsors. Learn more at: