GROW LOVE

GROW LOVE PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION

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NASHVILLE WELCOMES GROW LOVE

The American Artisan Festival, Centennial Park, Nashville Metro Arts Commission are celebrating the return of the 43rd American Artisan Festival this summer by bringing GROW LOVE to the Parthenon’s great lawn in Centennial Park. GROW LOVE is a site-specific, interactive art installation by San Francisco Bay Area artists Tracy Ginsberg and Theodore Lillie of Forest Alchemy which will be open to the public Friday, June 16 at 4 PM - Sunday, June 18 at 5 PM.

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WHAT IS INTERACTIVE ART?

The intent of an interactive art installation is to bring people together to participate and engage in art as a community.  GROW LOVE is an invitation to local residents and visitors alike to experience Nashville and Centennial Park in a new and creative way, and proudly demonstrate that Nashville is a diverse city that can come together as one.

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GROW LOVE: ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Visiting San Francisco Bay Area artists Tracy Ginsberg and Theodore Lillie of Forest Alchemy, will create the temporary exhibit which will present a giant white labyrinth designed in the shape of a Magnolia blossom, a defining tree of the southern landscape and Centennial Park. Visitors will walk the labyrinth - a spiritual practice for many cultures - and will also be invited to write a message and affix it to the center of the work as you walk through.

The magnolia-shaped labyrinth will be created using white fabric panels with a communal center blossom.  At dusk, video projections will emerge on the installation lighting the site with color, movement, and shadow. Videos include time lapse footage of magnolias growing from bud to blossom, interspersed with images of correlating Greek archaeological sites evoking the Parthenon and its history, as well as participants walking the labyrinth throughout the day

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WALKING THE LABYRINTH

It is customary before walking a labyrinth, to make an offering, set an intention, ask a question or say a prayer. We will provide pens and fabric so if you wish to write a message of love or healing, you can hang a blossom tag to the center as you complete your walk through the art. As you walk out, the message you leave builds on those of others, and collectively we plant seeds for our great city to GROW LOVE as a unified community.

Labyrinths are sacred spaces that have been used in many cultures and are found in many public gathering places and often at the entrance of ancient sites around the word. As one walks the single path toward the heart of the labyrinth, the sacred space is believed to open the gateway to our body, mind, and soul and when we leave, we do so with a renewed sense of connection to ourselves and the world.

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS

GROW LOVE is created by artists Tracy Ginsberg and Theodore Lillie of the San Francisco Bay Area as part of their collaborative works entitled Forest Alchemy. Ginsberg and Lillie both graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute, with a BFA, in 1996 where they also served as visiting faculty. Together they have over twenty years experience in creating interactive art. Their interdisciplinary approach combines painting, drawing, installation, sculpture, photography and performance.  Their work is exhibited in galleries, museums, performing art centers, universities and alternative spaces across the country.

SCHEDULE YOUR GROUP VISIT

We are eager to connect to community groups all across Metro Nashville to invite you to come and walk the labyrinth together as one. We are thrilled that the visiting artists have offered to provide some group tours of the work and discussions with community groups.  If you would like to arrange for your group to come and visit and meet the artists - please email our Community Outreach Manager, Jessie Rosenblum jessierosenblum@gmail.com.

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Large-scale wall construction/painting with GROW LOVE blossoms and tags; Extra tags included for family and friends to add their GROW LOVE messages to the art over time.

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3 oversized fabulous stickers with different GROW LOVE images

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4x6 Limited Edition Photograph of GROW LOVE, signed by the artists

Photograph of choice, signed by the artists

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5x7 Limited Edition Photograph of GROW LOVE, signed by the artists

Photograph of choice, signed by the artists

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$50
Public Art Playing Cards

Get your game on in style. Photos shown here are placeholders only. New images of GROW LOVE installation go on cards and will be posted June 17.

1 Supporter
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$75
Public Art Stationary Set

Set of 10 folded cards and envelopes. Photos shown here are placeholders only. New images of GROW LOVE installation go on cards and will be posted June 17.

0 Supporters
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$100
GROW LOVE T-Shirt

Your choice of Tank or V-Neck T-Shirt

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$150
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$500
16in x 20in Signed Limited Edition Photograph

16in x 20in Signed Limited Edition GROW LOVE Photograph of Choice printed on archival paper. Photo shown here is a placeholder, new images of GROW LOVE will be posted 6/17.

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2ft x 3ft Signed Limited Edition Photograph

2ft x 3ft Signed Limited Edition GROW LOVE Photograph of Choice printed on archival paper or fabric of choice, mounted and sealed with UV protectant. Photo shown here is a placeholder, new images of GROW LOVE will be posted 6/17.

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3ft x 5ft Signed Limited Edition Photograph

3ft x 5ft Signed Limited Edition GROW LOVE Photograph of Choice printed on archival paper or fabric of choice, mounted and sealed with UV protectant. Photo shown here is a placeholder, new images of GROW LOVE will be posted 6/17.

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4ft x 6ft Signed Limited Edition Photograph

4ft x 6ft Signed Limited Edition GROW LOVE Photograph of Choice printed on archival paper or fabric of choice, mounted and sealed with UV protectant. Photo shown here is a placeholder, new images of GROW LOVE will be posted 6/17.

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Custom GROW LOVE artwork created with the artists

Photograph weave/sequence/construction- to be designed with the collector; Image samples and descriptions available after 6/17.

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$5,000
GROW LOVE Wall Sculpture/Painting with GROW LOVE tags-

Large-scale wall construction/painting with GROW LOVE blossoms and tags; Extra tags included for family and friends to add their GROW LOVE messages to the art over time.

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GROWLOVEatParthenonNEW1-1
$25,000
Bring GROW LOVE Installation to your City, Town or Park

Host a GROW LOVE interactive art installation in your town. This covers the art and artists rebuilding the structure. Additional shipping fees based on location.

0 Supporters
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