Just over a month ago on March 1st, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Woodmont Realty held it’s quarterly Cork & Canvas Art Show Reception that again exceeded the expectations of interest & participation within our local community. With huge success and continued growth of our special event, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Woodmont Realty seemingly is intertwining itself into multiple facets of the Nashville Art Community. The event has brought in a spectrum of individuals from the art community and the local real estate market. Agents, brokers, and affiliates attend fascinated with the concept of embracing the art industry at the same effect of local artists making their appearance at the show with support, curiosity, and anticipation to be featured in future Cork & Canvas shows. “Cork & Canvas is really taking off in the local area & more people are finding out about our amazing event!,” exclaims Tisa Musgrove, partner at Woodmont Realty. Tisa continues, “We are gainfully pulling in the interests of highly respected artists, exhibitors, and art journalists to the show…it truly is an outrageous compliment to have their attention.”
The current installment of Cork & Canvas is definitely something to show for with the amount of recognition and response we’ve received from local artists interested in participating in the event. Our talented team at Woodmont Realty, led by event planner Kadie Black, has truly connected with some of the most talents artists in the Nashville market. “We are really excited for the new artists featured in our event. The talents of this group are something Nashville should be proud of…we’re are just trilled to be a part of something so special,” states Kadie. Embracing the enormous amounts of talent, this group of artists truly shares their stories behind the artwork.
Featured artist, Terrell Thornhill shares the depth of each piece with a storyboard along side each of his displays. If you pay attention closely to his artwork of Hank Williams, Sr. you’ll notice the locks of red hair and pieces of grass & turf ingrained into the framed masterpiece. The red locks of hair symbolize that Hank Williams, Sr. was married to two women with red hair, just as Terrell has been wed to two women with red hair. The grass & turf actually come from the burial plot where the famed musician is buried. Visitors at the Cork & Canvas reception were intensely drawn in to read the script aside each piece and converse with the man who brought his visions to light.
Stacy Beam‘s delicate detail to his work is so easily noted with his mastered works of art showcasing horses. Aside from his inspiring abstract work, you can find his art available for purchase at horse shows in the middle Tennessee area, as well as many local residential homes as a focal point to their living space. Stacy’s work has also been found on the HGTV realty television show, “Listed Sisters”, where the focused family on the show chose the home where his work was staged for viewing. Stacy was a part of our very first Cork & Canvas event – before we really even felt that it was an event that we could fly with in integrating two amazing industries of Nashville into what it’s become today. We couldn’t get enough of his work, so of course we had to invite him back!
Catron is an unique and creative soul that spills onto the canvas. Such passion and emotion is put into each piece of her art. The bold strokes of the brush and vibrant colors speak volumes for what she’s aiming to portray in her work. Catron isn’t shy to adding various forms of foundation to build her design. Catron shares that, “Acrylic paint is her foundation, but sand, coffee grinds, and mud are no stranger to the studio.” On a personal note, it was quite the adventure installing Catron’s artwork into the office. It was a strategic plot on how to stage the room space just right to highlight the pieces she wanted focus on. A few nail holes and a lot of laughs later, the presentation of her fine art came together beautifully.
Our corporate gal that turned back to canvas, Erin Laughlin shined at the Cork & Canvas event. After falling in love with art in high school, she felt defeated by a discouraging teacher and followed the conservative path to the 9-5 life. After nearly 10 years in an unhappy career, Erin tossed the briefcase and followed her heart in making a new life for herself and her artwork. Her mission is to paint from a place to where she can serve other. Erin shared with us, “When I paint from that place, it in turn elicits a beautiful emotion from the viewer.” Erin mix & mingled with guests at the event and even sold two of her pieces that night!
In conclusion, the event brought in a new crowd of guests – much to our surprise were all the artists that came from various realms of art, from couture hat designers, to art museum owners, and journalists from the local art scene. It was a pleasure to converse with all of the guests and always a joy to see who walks through the doors to join us for our budding event.
BHHS Woodmont Realty would also like to extend a huge THANKS to our sponsors for the event, West Nashville Wines & Liquors and SWBC. If you’d like to snag a 10% off your next order at West Nashville Wines & Liquors, ask Chelsea at the Nashville office front desk. She’s got a load of them to hand out.
We encourage all to stop by and view the works of art displayed at the Nashville office. Location is in the heart of the Wedgewood/Houston (We/Ho) District of Nashville. All artwork will be on display through June 2017.
Please contact the artist(s) direct for pricing and access to their other pieces not on display. #CorkAndCanvas