This week is going to be a fun one from start to finish. I won't waste your time. I'l begin with the fun.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 12th, there will be quite a two for Tuesday that involves animals and art. You and all your friends are welcome to come out from 6-8pm to Village Community Gallery inside Jacob's Well Coffee Shop (1053 Donelson Ave) to see Animalia: a solo exhibition by Sarah Shearer. Not only is it a solo exhibition for the talented Sarah Shearer, it is also a Valentine Making Workshop. Percentages of sales will benefit animals in need in the Old Hickory Village area. Donations are welcome to add to the pot of goodness to be had for animals' sake.
Then, Wednesday at 7pm marks another lovely art show out of the blue. This might be a first and I'm excited to share that there will be a Valentines art show at fooBAR (2511 Gallatin Road). Yes, Wednesday, at 7pm, there will be an art show that may or may include art related to love-hate-valentines at all. All I know is that there will be art and it will be a collective of different artists selling affordable art to give to the sweetheart in your life. Plus, it's an art show at fooBAR!!!! Brilliant!
I'm sure you'll take the time to visit your favorite restaurant, art gallery, or tree this Thursday for the worldwide day devoted to LOVE for Valentine's Day, but you might not already know that you can have all 3-in-1 in sorts with the opening of "Affectionately Yours" at Cheekwood. From February 14-August 25, this exhibition not only showcases the Raymond and Linda White Collection of American miniature portraits at Cheekwood miniature artwork, but pieces together the stories that have stayed with these portraits as they were passed from generation to generation … ilke LOVE.
And Speaking of love, love, LOVE, let me remind you that this Saturday marks the reception of artist Duy Huynh's latest art at Art & Invention Gallery. Aside from my wife, I don't think art gets any better in my world than Duy's. This Saturday, February 16th, from 6-9:30pm, Meg will be all smiles with doors open for one and all to experience the world of Duy and party. It, like all of Duy's works, will be amazing and more than words. Seriously, make it a point to mark your calendar NOW to visit this reception on Saturday.
I think that the party for Duy on Saturday will allow you to rest on Sunday for a change. You don't have any football or other errands to keep you too busy until you have the tough decision to make between The Walking Dead or Downton Abbey later in the evening (for those without TiVo that is). But, that written, there is something that is NOT a tough decision to make for next Tuesday night. Next Tuesday, February 19th, marks the final East Side Storytellin' show that I will host at Rumours East. It is FREE to attend but you need to call 615-262-5346 to reserve a seat for you and your friends to witness a night celebrating a reading with National Bestselling author Kevin Wilson, music by rising star Amanda Shires, and sponsored by The University of the South: Sewanee and it's School of Letters program. But please don't cry for East Side Storytellin' though, we are moving the show to another location on the East Side beginning in March. I will spare you the information right now so that you remember to come to Rumours East one more time on February 19th. Just saying, it will be a night to remember.
Have a great day and week ahead. I told you it was going to be fun. Now go out and have fun!