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Creating Community: International Artist Panel

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (CDT)

Creating Community: International Artist Panel

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Artists live and work in every community in every country throughout the world. Join us as artists from Nashville and around the globe share their experiences building their creative careers, both in their home communities and in an increasingly global economy.

Presented by the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville and Sister Cities of Nashville, as part of Sister Cities' “World of Friendship” 10th-anniversary celebration, and hosted by Fort Houston, one of Nashville’s premier spaces for makers. 

Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.


Jill McMillan
Executive Director, Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville


Maria Gabriela Bianchi
Maria Gabriela Bianchi (1972) from Mendoza Argentina is Interior Designer (Mendoza University) and a graduate of the School of Arts at Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. She started painting in 1995 with different techniques as oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas and mixed techniques including collage. Since 2009 she perfected her skills and started her abstract stage under the tutelage of the recognized Mendocinean artist Alberto Thormann (1959-2016).

Her work was exhibited in different galleries and art events as Supermercarte in La Palmera Gallerie and Luján de Cuyo Exposition and Art Centre. Her art is also related to wine (Mendoza´s emblematic industry).  One of her paintings is the label for Seminare Malbec (Gen del Alma Winery), selected two times as best Argentinean Malbec by Descorchados Wine Guide.  Her style is abstract and full of color, simple forms with modular lines, plain and bright colors, use transparency and reference to ludic.  Currently, she is perfecting mixed techniques as paint on clay. She is also teaching arts to children in her studio.

“I'm passionate about my work. My paints are an explosion of color and joy, reflecting my personality. I love to travel and know other people and cultures activities who inspire me.”  

Max Grimm
Born in 1986 in Magdeburg, Max Grimm is a native of Nashville's German sister city and an established part of its art scene. Max attended Magdeburg's Waldorf School, trained professionally as a design assistant, and has been exhibiting his work since 2006. Describing himself as an artisan rather than a partisan, Max produces paintings and murals characterized by lush colors and strong contours, including work recalling the 1920s cubism of Ernst or Malewitsch. Max's work has been exhibited throughout Germany as well as internationally. His mural projects in Magdeburg -- including work for the Magdeburg Puppet Theater and the Otto-von-Guericke University -- reflect a commitment to public art and social engagement with great potential for the Magdeburg-Nashville partnership.

Brady Haston
Brady Haston is a native of Spencer, Tennessee and currently teaches printmaking at Watkins College of Art and Design. Brady earned a B.F.A from Middle Tennessee State University in 1992 and during 1991 he also attended the University of Georgia’s Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy. After his undergraduate studies, he then attended Montana State University (Bozeman) and was awarded an M.F.A in 1997. Following graduate school, Brady spent the next eight years in Chicago teaching at Columbia College before moving back to Nashville.

Currently, he is an associate professor at Watkins College. His shows of note include Paintings and Sketchbooks at the Cheekwood Museum of Art, the Los Angeles Printmaking Society National Exhibition in 2003, The Portrait, An Investigation of the Self at Camberwell College of Art in London, England in 2003, Bacchanal at the Appalachian Center for Crafts in 2004, Art Chicago in 2006, Intersection at the Contemporary Artist Workshop in Chicago during 2006, Abstract Painting in Tennessee at the Cheekwood Museum of Art in Nashville in the summer of 2008, and Superstruct at PLUG Projects in Kansas City in 2012. Brady is also the recipient of the 2016 Tennessee Arts Commission for painting and a 2016 Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant.

Brady Haston is represented by Zeitgeist Gallery of Nashville.    

Wolfgang Krebs
A native of Magdeburg, Germany, Wolfgang Krebs is a multi-talented artist having worked as a puppeteer, a stage actor, a musician and most recently a photographer and silkscreen artist.  He worked as a puppeteer, lighting director and technical director for Magdeburg’s renowned Puppet Theatre. He has performed in and directed numerous productions for TV and Theatre in Germany.

Krebs’ art and photographs have been featured in exhibits including 2012 HO Gallery Magdeburg; 2012 – 2014 Gallery Turnpark Group Exhibition; three exhibitions in art initiative at the Friese Schirgiswalde-Kirschau; solo exhibition Barleben 2014 Gallery Flox “Face to Face”; solo exhibition 2015 Le Havre (France); Group exhibition in 2016 and 2017 in Magdeburg and Le Havre; and solo exhibitions in 2018 in Magdeburg Kunstwerstatt Gallery and Hundertwasserhaus.  

For his recent exhibition at Kunstwerkstatt, Krebs said this about his work:

“These photos, montages and silkscreen prints can be seen in their entirety for the first time in the Kunstwerkstatt. He works with the means of photography as models for images in which the realism of the model is alienated. For his silkscreen works, the artist uses photographs and drawings as models. He sees aesthetics and beauty in the catastrophe, dynamics, and versatility in the line. He draws influences on the work developing in this phase from Pop Art and Surrealism.”

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Fort Houston
2020 Lindell Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (CDT)

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The Arts & Business Council leverages and unites the unique resources of the arts and business communities to create a thriving, sustainable creative culture in Nashville.

  • We create mutually beneficial partnerships between arts and business.
  • We provide direct services, key opportunities, and education to the creative community to help them master the business of art.
  • We inspire workplace creativity in businesses to demonstrate the impact of the arts through tangible benefits and develop life-long arts participants and supporters.

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