June 4 - Aug. 26, 2018
Art Case C Waiting Lounge
A native Nashvillian, Alice Shepherd was raised in a
family of mechanics and machinists for whom reuse was a natural way of life. As
an only child, she relied on her creativity for entertainment.
In 2007, her husband brought home cast-off parts and
windshield glass slag which Shepherd transformed into her first industrial
sculptures. Yearning for the ability to create original glass components led to
the purchase of her first kiln and the start of "Artwork Cubed" (apropos of the
artist being born third generation). Shepherd is a self-taught glass artist
whose work has been exhibited at OZ Arts Nashville, Centennial Art Center and
Seed Space. Arts at the Airport acquired one of her pieces for its permanent
collection. Shepherd's "Seasons in Glass" collection is currently represented
by Harpeth Art Gallery in Pegram, Tenn.
About Building, Dwelling, Thinking
Shepherd states, "I spontaneously began creating this
body of work while I was a student in the Periscope: Artist Entrepreneur
Training Program. I view this collection as the synthesis of self-examination
exercises, my observations of the rapid transformation of my hometown and
prevailing narratives about progress. Each piece represents my belief that 'the
whole is greater than the sum of its parts' and expresses the beauty in
balancing our growing need for built environments with honoring our identity of
place and the value of our resources."
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 email@example.com.