Local artist to inaugurate new art space with show

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Gathering thirty-plus pieces of her work, symbolizing over a decade of her life, local artist Nancy VanReece prepares for her one-night-only art show to be held Friday, February, 3.  The solo show will serve to not only launch Suite 207, Nashville’s newest art space in Hillsboro Village, but also as a fundraiser for the Tennessee Equality Project.

“It is the first show of this size in my career,” says VanReece.  “So I am honored that the owners of A Thousand Faces are allowing me to be the debut artist in their fantastic new space.”

Working in contemporary and abstract expression, much of VanReece’s work focuses on creating multimedia spaces with energy and movement. Other works play on basic elements such as water and wind, fire and steel, nature and the seasons.

The Tennessee Equality Project (TEP), a non-profit organization established to promote and sustain the equality of gay, lesbian, bi and transgender people across the state of Tennessee will receive a significant portion of all sells of VanReece’s artwork, a contribution that is much appreciated by the board of TEP.

“Creativity is one of the driving forces in the Nashville community,” said Chris Sanders, a spokesperson for TEP.  “TEP is grateful that Nancy is putting her creativity to work for equality!”

"It is important that we all do what we can to provide the funds necessary to help the education initiatives on marriage equality. If I can help TEP reach that goal through my art, then I am happy to do so," VanReece says.

Located in Suite 207 of the 1720 21st Ave building, the approximate 700 square foot newly renovated space will host several other events during the coming year according to Linda Turner, owner of A Thousand Faces. “We are pleased that an artist of Nancy’s caliber is the first to utilize our new space.”

VanReece’s art show is free and open to the public and will be held from 6p.m. to 9 p.m.  

For more information on Tennessee Equality Project, visit www.tnep.org.