October 12, 2019
L’Evate hosts the eighth annual ARTable at The Clay Lady’s Campus. ARTable is an annual event that brings together local artists and art enthusiasts for an evening of food, wine and conversation. Crystal Jahnig, Mr. Hooper, Nan Jacobsohn are the three incredible artists demonstrating and discussing their processes on October 12, 2019.
Crystal Jahnig – Southern Strings Jewelry all started in Franklin, Tennessee by Crystal Jahnig, wife to Morgan Jahnig, bassist for Old Crow Medicine Show. During the year, she is an Elementary Art Teacher, teaching around 680+ young artists a week. In 2013, while planning a recyclable Frist Museum summer camp, the idea of repurposing guitar strings came about.
Specified jewelry pieces on ETSY are repurposed strings from Old Crow Medicine Show’s onstage performances. Each piece is unique and of limited quantity and include guitar, banjo, fiddle or bass strings. The jewelry will be shipped inside a gift box along with an authenticity card signed by Crystal.
Mr. Hooper? After college, a myriad of low paying, dead-end jobs, and limited prospects in the cartooning business, he picked up a paint brush and began to paint in 1998. His paintings are an extension of what he was doing as a cartoonist, though not quite the same linear narrative as comic strips. Again, through self-training, trial and error, his paintings have evolved into distinctive artwork.
For years while he was doing comix and graffiti, he operated under several pseudonyms. he never intended to be a painter who operated under a pseudonym. However, he had a teacher in college who addressed everyone by their last name. The parallel between his being Mr. Hooper and the character on Sesame Street (also named Mr. Hooper) was irresistible to his classmates. The nickname stuck and he began to sign prints and eventually paintings with Mr. Hooper . His given name is Tim Hooper but you can call him Mr. Hooper – everyone else does.
Nan Jacobsohn was born in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. She earned a BA in art education from Pasadena College in California in 1970 and an MLAS from Vanderbilt in 2000. After graduation, she spent the next ten years teaching high school art in public schools in California, Massachusetts, and Georgia. In Tennessee, she worked for Cheekwood Fine Arts Center and Botanical Gardens as an teacher, then an Outreach Coordinator, and finally as the Director of Education. In 1996 Nan began working as a full time studio artist as a sculptor in clay.
She is an exhibiting member of the Southern Highland Guild, Foothills Guild and Piedmont Guild. Her work is represented in galleries and collections throughout the United States and Canada and has multiple pieces represented in the Tennessee State Museum collection. She teaches clay sculpture workshops across the country as a teaching artist for the Tennessee Arts Commission. Nan Jacobsohn lives in Sparta Tennessee, is married to wood carver, Russ Jacobsohn.
We are offering tickets for $25 – the same price as the very first ARTable.
ARTable 2019 attendees can expect to arrive at The Clay Lady’s Campus [1416 Lebanon Pike, Nashville] around 4:30 p.m. for a preview (4:30 – 5:30), with demonstrations beginning at 6:00 p.m., and an auction with wine, dessert and drawings to follow. ARTable concludes at 8:00 p.m.
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For a $100 investment, you will receive a ticket to ARTable, and your name will be prominently displayed at the event and in social media. Your investment allows us advertising in higher profile places to attract more attendees from outside Donelson and Hermitage. It’s a great way to give back to an organization that has given the community so much.
ARTable is presented annually by L’Evate and is sponsored by Arts at the Airport, Apartment Selector, Nashville Arts Magazine, The Clay Lady’s Campus, Picture This Creative Framing and Gallery, and Holladay Properties. ARTable was created by Matt Fischer, owner of Picture This.