Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Yuri Cunza, Jose Gonzalez, and Priscilla Partridge de Garcia among guest curators for Cheekwood's Music City Picks

Exhibitions runs July 7 - September 16

The Tennessean reported here about Music City Picks, an art exhibition at Cheekwood revolving around prominent Nashville personalities and their favorite pieces from Cheekwood's collection.

Yuri Cunza, Jose Gonzalez, and Priscilla Partridge de Garcia were named among the curators. Cunza is President of the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Gonzalez is a former Executive Director and co-founder of Conexión Américas and recently joined the faculty of Belmont University's College of Business Administration. Dr. Partridge de Garcia is a clinical psychologist with a degree from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles in counseling psychology, with expertise in posttraumatic stress disorder with children and adults.

From Cheekwood's announcement:
In a unique exhibition, Cheekwood invites fifty Nashville residents known in the world of sports, politics, music, and more to browse through the collection and choose their favorite work of art. Music City Picks: Choices from Cheekwood’s Collection will provide visitors with a fresh perspective of Cheekwood. Guest curators can choose from familiar images such as works by Andy Warhol or Red Grooms, or they can bring a lesser known work back to light, such as an early American portrait or modern photograph. Some of the guest curators that have already committed include Andrea Conte, Red Grooms, Gordon Gee, Marty Stuart, John Hiatt, Butch Spyridon, Demetria Kalodimos, Daron Hall, and Nancy Peterson.

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