Red Arrow Gallery displays local present-day artwork at Parthenon

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Red Arrow Gallery's exhibition "Show Up" includes "Zephyrus Rising," an acrylic on acrylic by Duncan McDaniel. The exhibit is on view at Nashville's Parthenon through June 5.

Prior to heading upstairs to ogle the 42-foot-tall Athena statue, Nashville Parthenon visitors will see what 1 of the city’s leading artwork galleries is all about. 

“Show Up,” on perspective in the museum’s East Gallery by means of June 5, functions a range of work by 24 modern artists, a lot of of them Nashville-centered, represented by Red Arrow Gallery in East Nashville. The exhibition celebrates Pink Arrow’s eighth anniversary and presents website visitors a appear into how a smaller gallery off the overwhelmed route can be a major champion for the modern art world in Nashville and past.

“The title embodies our mission and values,” claims Katie Shaw, operator of Crimson Arrow Gallery. “To ‘show up’ is to bear witness to another’s pleasure, sorrow, and emotion. ‘Showing up’ solidifies associations and results in neighborhood.”

Red Arrow Gallery staff members Ashley Layendecker, Katie Shaw and Lexie Roland

Curated by the Parthenon’s earlier curator, Mark Medley, “Show Up” signals the museum’s curiosity in highlighting present-day artwork, primarily function by area artists, alongside its long lasting selection of historic artifacts, photography, and 19th and 20th century American art. As a vestige of when Nashville was regarded as the “Athens of the South,” and as just one of the most greatly trafficked landmarks in Nashville, the Parthenon is an great position to promote the city’s deep but usually overlooked marriage to visual art, both of those past and present.