& Artist of the Day – Nate Patterson (Stained Glass)

March 1, 2012

Only a few days away from the & Pop-Up Art Exhibition, I wanted to take some time to focus on the three artists whose work will be displayed at the event. I will be featuring one a day, for a three day period. Here’s todays:

Nate Patterson – Stained Glass:

When the thousand-year-old art of stained glass is mentioned, many people exclusively think of the windows of churches and other significant buildings, but Nate’s contemporary style is a beautiful mix of modern, avant-garde art, with the occasional hints of traditional flair. His carpentry and stained glass work is greatly respected in the local community, and can be found in a multitude of homes and other buildings.

Nate’s pieces vary from minimal yet beautifully intricate designs with geometric shapes and vivid colors, to glass murals mirroring the Tennessee landscape that has surrounded him his entire life; beauty such as colorful flowers, fiery sunsets, and luscious green trees. His body of work exhibits the refined level of craftsmanship of a highly skilled artist.


& Artist of the Day – Rhyan McReynolds (Mixed-Media Modern Art)

February 29, 2012

Only a few days away from the & Pop-Up Art Exhibition, I wanted to take some time to focus on the three artists whose work will be displayed at the event. I will be featuring one a day, for a three day period. Here’s todays:

Rhyan McReynolds – Mixed-Media Modern Art:

Rhyan has been involved in the local music, art and skate boarding community for most of his life, and the amalgamation of these cultures, with a little bit of extra flare, comes through loud and clear in his extremely unique artistic style. His work, often done on found objects, plywood, wood shipping palettes, or anything he can get his hands on, is best described as Mixed-Media Modern Art.

Rhyan’s trademark bright color palette of oils and acrylics, mixed with iconic screen-printed images, and free-flowing graphite outlined sketches, sing with fun, witty humor, and controlled chaos. Laisser-faire yet mature, unpretentious yet bold, he has honed his artwork to the point of recognizable genius; a loud, distinctive voice amidst a crowd of monotony.


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February 9, 2012

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February 3, 2012

We all like fun. You know, “good, clean fun”. Most of us do, at least. I’m helping plan an event that will take place on the 3rd of March at 7:00PM in Cookeville, TN. I hope you’ll come!

I promise it will be fun! If it’s not, I’ll give you your money back (and seeing that entry will be free, I will owe you absolutely nothing, BUT I’ll give you a hug for good measures, and to stay on speaking terms).

I mean, we often see the same old things, done in the same old ways. This is just an attempt to do something slightly different and fun, in a slightly fun and different way.

We sure could use your help spreading the word! It would be totally bodacious (Michelangelo was my favorite Ninja Turtle, fyi) if you got involved by sharing the event page on Facebook, posting random &’s in Cookeville, telling people about the event (even though you don’t know what it is yet), sharing the videos with friends and/or enemies, getting an “&” tattoo on your face, or whatever else you come up with.

Here’s an informative video about the event:

I’m sorry. I know that didn’t help much. Here’s another one that will clear it all up:

Ok, so you should be TOTALLY in the loop now, and completely on board! I sure hope so. Please, oh please, help spread the word. You will be like & Soldiers, fighting the good fight, and every person who takes part in this peaceful, completely imaginary battle to spread the word about this event will get a congressional medal of honor. That was a really dumb metaphor. But for real, help an & out!