Art can be soulfully contemplative. It can ooze with dire angst. Or, in the case of Nashville art activist Andee Rudloff, it can smack you square in the heart with happiness.
And this would describe Andee. Well, not the saccharin part. But the happy part. And the largeness of her work is indicative of her time, talent and passion when it comes to helping others with artistic causes. A generous 50 percent of the sales of Andee's work for this show benefit the Whole Foods Whole Planet Foundation.
Originally from Bowling Green, Ky., Andee is also a muralist and serves at the educator for outreach at the Frist Center for Visual Arts here in Nashville. She is also formerly the curator of the Arts at the Airport Foundation. That cool art you see when you breeze by en route to your gate.
Holding true to the belief that we should never take a second for granted, one rarely sees Andee standing still, but always in constant motion. I've left out numerous achievements of hers here, but wanted to note what promises to be a fabulous show of some equally colorful Nashville Artists. Don Evans, Myles Mallie, Brandon Donahue, Keith Harmon and Ellen Stevens are in an exhibition, "My Magic Cape," curated by Andee for Tinney Contemporary July 18 -- August 1st. (I last wrote about Tinney Contemporary here.)
*Apologies to Andee and my Nashville readers. Andee and I had a Mac vs PC war (yes, I still use a PC) and were unable to share the above image during many initial attempts, causing me to miss my writing window to craft this piece until now. But, you can see it and more for three more days, including the rest of today!