Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Arts Company Presents “Obama Inauguration Art Party and Exhibit”

"Obama on Blue" by Robert Grossman

Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009
11:00 am – 2:00 pm at The Arts Company

The Arts Company is presenting a special “Obama Inauguration Art Party and Exhibit” on Inauguration Day, Tuesday, January 20, 2009, from 11-2pm in the gallery in downtown Nashville at 215 Fifth Avenue of the Arts, North.

This special event will feature big screen live coverage of inauguration activities and present an exhibit of commemorative portraits of Obama by four artists—Jorge Arrieta, Bob Grossman, Brother Mel, and Jeff Hand. The original artwork by these artists will be accompanied by limited-edition prints of each portrait, signed and numbered by each artist to commemorate this historic occasion.

The Obama bust by Robert Grossman, a NY-based illustrator, has been featured on the cover of the New York Observer. Jorge Arrieta has had one of his current political poster series selected to be included in the Manifest Hope: DC Gallery, an exhibit curated by Shepard Fairy and others, scheduled in Washington, D.C. as a special inaugural art event. Brother Mel created a painted metal portrait of Obama “after 4 years in the White House,” and Jeff Hand has created one of his signature portraits in felt.

The original pieces and the limited-edition prints will be in the gallery exhibit through January 30, available for purchase during regular gallery hours, 10-5pm, Tuesday-Saturday. To preview the portraits, please visit The Arts Company website.

The Arts Company
215 Fifth Avenue, North

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