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Flying Solo-Summer 2013 Series

Ruben Ubiera

Flying Solo-Summer 2013 Series

The summer Flying Solo exhibition of art at Nashville International Airport (BNA) runs from June 11, 2013 through September 3, 2013.


Ruben Ubiera - SkateBoArt: Quiet Stillness

June 11, 2013 - September 3, 2013
Art Case, Concourse A/B Meeter-Greeter Lounge

Ruben Gerardo Ubiera Gonzalez was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in 1975. He is a neo-figurative artist known for his strong use of the line. He is best known for his urban murals and reclaimed-object driven pieces. Ubiera paints and draws in a style considered by many as Pop-Surrealism, but he prefers to call it Post Graffism. This is a new kind of urban art that is an eloquent evolution of what’s happening on the streets with graffiti. His work includes still-life and situational portraiture, but he tends to primarily focus on city landscapes.

About Post Graffism
“Post Graffism is the evolution of graffiti art as a whole – a more formal, planned and elevated realm of urban-derived creativity and visual experimentation. I paint what I see and depict it with graphic contrast, in concept and in execution. My work is driven by my childhood memories, experiences and my immediate ecosystem; the most everyday, mundane action captured in a new light, frozen in time by an outsider.”

Ubiera’s paintings, on first examination, are noted for being charged with “skateboard-isms,” paint drips and the constant presence of graffiti in some shape or form. But, after closer inspection, one notices the detail, sarcastic contrast, the social commentary and human struggle that are expressed by the technique and subject matter.

Homegrown and Handmade: Tennessee Association of Craft Artists
June 11, 2013 - September 3, 2013
Art Case, Concourse C Meeter-Greeter Lounge
The Tennessee Association of Craft Artists (TACA) is a nonprofit, artist-driven organization with the mission to encourage, develop and promote crafts and craftspeople of Tennessee. TACA has actively worked to preserve the tradition of Tennessee craft art since 1965.
In addition to producing juried craft shows in Nashville’s Centennial Park twice a year, TACA preserves the cultural heritage of traditional and contemporary craft. The organization supports the livelihood of craft artists through education, scholarships, professional development workshops, the Master Artist Apprentice Program (one-on-one mentoring with stipend, supported by the Tennessee Arts Commission), biennial Best of Tennessee Craft museum exhibits and outreach efforts.
TACA has been an integral part of Tennessee’s history for the last four decades. Through its efforts, TACA creates a network of craftspeople able to transmit their skills to future generations. By passing on this knowledge, TACA helps to ensure that crafts continue to be practiced within our communities, providing livelihoods to their makers, reflecting traditions of the past and inspiring creativity in the future.

Chad Hollingsworth: The Grand Octave
June 11, 2013 - September 3, 2013
Concourse C, across from Gates 10 and 13
Chad Hollingsworth is not afraid to step outside the lines. The former owner of Take 121 Art Gallery in downtown Nashville now operates a custom framing and installation service from his home in Brentwood, Tenn. Hollingsworth’s sepia-quartz photography of Nashville is a high-contrast collection of images that are retrospective and architecturally current at the same time. If this work looks familiar, you might have seen it in the background of the popular television series “Nashville.”

About The Grand Octave
The Grand Octave collection represents familiar scenes in the Nashville landscape but with a different point of view – a contemporary artist’s eye. The work emphasizes the beauty in the elements we take for granted. Hollingsworth also want to bring an element of storytelling to his collection of photographs. One example is his image titled “Only Back Roads,” depicting Nashville’s contemporary, iconic tower amidst a slave wall and a trailer on a gravel road. “People wonder where on earth I found that rural glen so close to the city,” Hollingsworth said. “That’s part of the whimsy.” The Grand Octave is one collection under the name Loft Art. A contemporary collection of macro-photography has been released as well, and Hollingsworth plans to add collections of other cities.

Continuing Exhibits:
Heather Deyling
March 12, 2013 - September 3, 2013
Ticketing Lobby (North side)

Martica Griffin: Sweet Inspiration
March 12, 2013 - September 3, 2013
Ticketing Lobby (South side)

Conexión Américas: International Nashville, Captured by the Community
March 12, 2013 - September 3, 2013
Concourse A, across from Gate 3

Natalie Dunham
March 2013 - March 2014
Skylight - Concourse C, between Gates 9 and 10

Scott Hodes: Encalmo in Shades of Red
March 2012 - March 2014
Skylight - Concourse B, near Gate 6

Nancy Loves Nashville: Illustrations by Guy Gilchrist
February 2013 - January 2014
Concourse C Food and Retail Court

Arts at the Airport receives funding for the visual arts from the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) and the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC). The Flying Solo Exhibition Series is funded under an agreement with TAC. For more information about Arts at the Airport, please call (615) 275-1614 or send email to