Friday, September 14, 2018

Art Therapy at DBO Gallery

Art Therapy Sessions Now Available

DBO Gallery is pleased to announce a new experience for visitors to take advantage of. We know how important it is to excercise your creative side. Sometimes for pure joy. Sometimes for therapy in working thru the challenges, upsets, and surprises we find ourselves in from time to time. Life tells us to squash it and stay in survival mode. But to be healthy in our minds, bodies, and spirit, all that energy needs to be processed. What better way than to take time out during your week and paint inside a gallery for an afternoon?
You visit Tuesday thru Friday between 2pm and 6pm with or without an appt- just call or text Kim Barry at 412 370 7446 when you are on your way. For a Saturday afternoon, We are not usually open but will by appt only of 4 people or more and pre pay. For $25 per person, you have up to 3hrs of time at DBO Gallery. We are happy to provide water, access to bathrooms and clean up stations. Bring your materials you would like to work with and enjoy. It’s that simple. We accept cash, Venmo, or Square. Please no checks.
As artists, we realize most of why we do what we do is along the lines to processing our own therapies on one level or another. Ola, Sam, and I are committed to sharing that space and opportunity with anyone who would like to explore this as well. We look forward to having you here to share inspiration and get a new perspective on life.

DBO Gallery
65 Arcade Alley Suites #69 & #73
Nashville, TN 37219
931 368 8834
or 412 370 7446 direct appt line

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

PRESS RELEASE: DBO Gallery Opening of "Things I Should Finally Address" Art Exhibition

"Cicada" by Jennifer Lee Thompson
mixed media on paper
available to collect 




PRESS RELEASE:
"Things I Should Finally Address" Opening Night Art Exhibit

Where: DBO Gallery located on the second floor of the Nashville Arcade - 65 Arcade Alley #69 Nashville, TN 37219
Time: 6pm- 9pm
The exhibit will run Oct. 6, 2018 thru Oct. 27, 2018

Jennifer Lee Thompson is a 1995 graduate of The Savannah College of Art & Design with a BFA in fine art. After college, she relocated to Atlanta and participated in a number of group shows. This will be her first exhibition in Nashville.

Artist Statement
These paintings began over 2 years ago. I got back into painting after a 10 year hiatus. I find my inspiration in nature, especially the insect world. The earlier paintings, "Insect Tree" and "Walking Stick" are more about the beauty and fascination I have with them. In more recent paintings, they have become a vehicle to express my emotional state and hide behind a familiar subject. "Things I Should Finally Address" has a millipede as its subject matter but is about my long term chronic illness, many hospitalizations, surgeries, and finally a somewhat "cure." The under paintings include maps of the Atlanta area which is where I first became sick. As I was finishing this painting, my husband and partner of 18 years passed away in September 2017. The next two paintings became about loneliness and depression. "How I Feel At Night While Alone" has an opposum-like creature as its subject since they are mostly solitary and nocturnal. As always, there are maps having personal meanings underneath. "Moth Mode" has a Luna moth as its' subject. The adult moths lack a mouth and are unable to eat as I felt during low days. The work is a metaphor for the journeys we take through dark times into light. My subject matter, though, deeply personal, can be connecting to those who have struggled in their own battles of the mind, body, and heart.


We are also celebrating the addition of Suite #73 to our current Suite #69 inside the Nashville Arcade the new, larger exhibit space for DBO Gallery. We are now offering “Art Therapy” sessions during regular hours or by appt. inside the gallery. Take an hour or two for you to get fresh perspective, new ideas, and peace to express what needs to be released. Bring your own materials and paint to your heart’s content. Individuals come as you wish. For larger parties, contact us to schedule a company or organizational workshop.



DBO Gallery- Downtown Nashville is the brainchild of artist, Olasubomi Aka-Bashorun. Having opened a DBO Gallery in Clarksville in May 2018, he teamed up with artist, Sam Welch, to find a Downtown location within the Arts District. Located inside The historic Nashville Arcade, the gallery is surrounded by a great community of artist studios. Bashorun & Welch welcomed recent Nashville transplant, Kim Barry, into the fold as a represented artist, partner, and gallery director.

Olasubomi Aka-Bashorun is an artist born in Lagos, Nigeria and grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma. He graduated with an art degree from Oklahoma Baptist University in 2010 and now lives and works in the Middle Tennessee area. His work focuses on expressionistic portraits, Nashville’s urban landscapes, and large scale public murals.
Sam Welch, a native of Nashville, is a creative entrepreneur in bringing platforms, events, and spaces to artists. As an artist, himself, he leans towards the blend of street art through the eyes of a optimistic anarchist.

Kim Barry, a Pittsburgh-born artist and recent transplant to Nashville, has travelled the country created experimental art studios - Suite 106 in Florida, West Eleven in Los Angeles, and, most recently SixTHreeFouR in Pittsburgh, PA.
HOURS : 2pm - 6pm TUES - FRI or by APPT.
FOR MORE INFO PLEASE CONTACT 
DBOGallery2018@gmail.com or call 913 368 8834

Monday, August 27, 2018

DBO Gallery Art Opening Sept 1, 2018


"Stolen Innocence- A Silent Epidemic" Art Exhibition by artist Olasubomi Aka-Bashuron will have it's opening during the Downtown Nashville ArtCrawl Saturday Sept. 1, 2018 from 6pm to 9pm. This series dives deep into the exploited lives of homeless youth, the abuse, the corruption, and the hope of salvation through awareness, real help and healing by blending the paintings with his poetry-- weaving clear stories of the lives of these vulnerable children. This issue is at the forefront of today's societal problems and is still pushed under the rug until now. Please join us for a night of art, conversation, and the chance to imagine bright new futures for those who need it the most. 

Complimenting this opening exhibit in our center room, Kim Barry will be continuing her public interactive installation, “The Dream Map” Project -- a public interactive conversation regarding the value of our personal dreams, hopes, & convictions vs. the power of the dollar. Since 2010, she has personally installed this work in the public spaces of Jacksonville, FL, Los Angeles, CA, and Pittsburgh, PA , documenting what dreams have been shared as it becomes a community study in where are our thoughts heading. Add your own two cents to this Nashville public interactive art installation and restart everything by dreaming again.Learn more at www.kimbarrystudio.com and Sam Welch will be displaying his most recent paintings in the front room.

What: Stolen Innocence- A Silent Epidemic Opening Exhibit by Olasubomi Aka- Bashuron

Where: DBO Gallery located on the second floor of the Nashville Arcade - 65 Arcade Alley #69 Nashville, TN 37219

Time: 6pm- 9pm
Nashville Arcade second floor
65 Arcade Alley #69
Nashville TN 37219
DBO Gallery- Downtown Nashville is the brainchild of artist, Olasubomi Aka-Bashorun. Having opened a DBO Gallery in Clarkesville in May 2018, he teamed up with artist, Sam Welch, to find a Downtown location within the Arts District. Located inside The historic Nashville Arcade, the gallery is surrounded by a great community of artist studios. Bashorun & Welch welcomed recent Nashville transplant, Kim Barry, into the fold as a represented artist. 

Olasubomi Aka-Bashorun is an artist born in Lagos, Nigeria and grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma. He graduated with an art degree from Oklahoma Baptist University in 2010 and now lives and works in the Middle Tennessee area. His work focuses on expressionistic portraits, Nashville’s urban landscapes, and large scale public murals. 

Sam Welch, a native of Nashville, is a creative entrepreneur in bringing platforms, events, and spaces to artists. As an artist, himself, he leans towards the blend of street art through the eyes of a optimistic anarchist.

Kim Barry, a Pittsburgh-born artist and recent transplant to Nashville, has travelled the country created experimental art studios - Suite 106 in Florida, West Eleven in Los Angeles, and, most recently SixTHreeFouR in Pittsburgh, PA. 

HOURS : 2pm - 6pm TUES - FRI or by APPT.
FOR MORE INFO PLEASE CONTACT DBOGallery2018@gmail.com or call 913 368 8834

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

DBO Gallery Press Release for August 4 Downtown ArtCrawl Opening




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
                                                                    
Contact: Olasumbomi Aka- Bashorun  
Phone:931 368 8834
Email: DBOGallery2018@gmail.com


DBO GALLERY EXHIBIT OPENING - AUGUST DOWNTOWN ARTCrawl

WHAT: DBO Gallery August Exhibits - Arts District DOWNTOWN
WHEN: AUGUST 4, 2018 6PM - 9PM during the Downtown Nashville ArtCrawl
WHERE : #69 (SECOND FLOOR) THE NASHVILLE ARCADE 65 ARCADE ALLEY NASHVILLE, TN 37219 
WHO: OLASUBOMI AKA-BASHORUN, SAM WELCH, JAMIN WELCH AND KIM BARRY


NASHVILLE, TN JULY 12, 2018 DBO Gallery will be showing the latest work of artists Olasubomi Aka- Bashorun, Sam & Jamin Welch, and Kim Barry. In the front room, brothers Sam & Jamin Welch, will collaborate for a new twist on the idea of social currency --- ART SNOB/A FEAR OF LOSS.”Complimenting within the front room, Barry premieres her ”RESET“ exhibit including “The Dream Map” Project -- a public interactive conversation regarding the value of our personal dreams, hopes, & convictions vs. the power of the dollar. Since 2010, she has personally installed this work in the public spaces of Jacksonville, FL, Los Angeles, CA, and Pittsburgh, PA , documenting what dreams have been shared as it becomes a community study in where are our thoughts heading. Add your own two cents to this Nashville public interactive art installation and restart everything by dreaming again. In the center room, expressionistic portraits and landscapes by Olasubomi Aka-Bashorun will be on exhibit highlighting his Nashville’s Country Music Legends Series.

DBO Gallery- Downtown Nashville is the brainchild of artist, Olasubomi Aka-Bashorun. Having opened a DBO Gallery in Clarkesville in May 2018, he teamed up with artist, Sam Welch, to find a Downtown location within the Arts District. Located inside The historic Nashville Arcade, the gallery is surrounded by a great community of artist studios. Bashorun & Welch welcomed recent Nashville transplant, Kim Barry, into the fold as a represented artist.

Olasubomi Aka-Bashorun is an artist born in Lagos, Nigeria and grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma. He graduated with an art degree from Oklahoma Baptist University in 2010 and now lives and works in the Middle Tennessee area. His work focuses on expressionistic portraits, Nashville’s urban landscapes, and large scale public murals.
Sam Welch, a native of Nashville, is a creative entrepreneur in bringing platforms, events, and spaces to artists. As an artist, himself, he leans towards the blend of street art through the eyes of a optimistic anarchist.

Kim Barry, a Pittsburgh-born artist and recent transplant to Nashville, has travelled the country created experimental art studios - Suite 106 in Florida, West Eleven in Los Angeles, and, most recently SixTHreeFouR in Pittsburgh, PA.

HOURS : 2pm - 6pm TUES - FRI or by APPT.

FOR MORE INFO PLEASE CONTACT DBOGallery2018@gmail.com or call 913 368 8834


Kim Barry and her art installation "The Dream Map"
photo credit : Mark Hanauer
taken at West Eleven Los Angeles, CA 2012


Monday, June 18, 2018

Press Release For Grand Opening of DBO Gallery - Downtown Nashville


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DBO GALLERY GRAND OPENING JULY 7 DURING DOWNTOWN ARTCrawl

WHAT: OFFICIAL GRAND OPENING OF DBO Gallery- DOWNTOWN

WHEN: JULY 7, 2018 6PM - 9PM during the Downtown Nashville ArtCrawl

WHERE : #69 (SECOND FLOOR) THE NASHVILLE ARCADE 65 ARCADE ALLEY NASHVILLE, TN 37219 

WHO:     OLASUBOMI AKA-BASHORUN, SAM WELCH, STEPHEN SHELLENBERGER AND KIM BARRY 


DBO Gallery will be celebrating its official opening July 7, 2018 6pm to 9pm during the Downtown Artwalk. DBO Gallery in the brainchild of artist, Olasubomi Aka-Bashorun. Having opened a DBO Gallery in Clarkesville in May 2018, he teamed up with artist, Sam Welch, to find a Downtown location within the Arts District. Located inside The historic Nashville Arcade, the gallery is  surrounded by a great community of artist studios. Bashorun & Welch welcomed recent Nashville transplant, Kim Barry, into the fold as a represented artist.  

Olasubomi Aka-Bashorun is an artist born in Lagos, Nigeria and grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma. He graduated with an art degree from Oklahoma Baptist University  in 2010 and now lives and works in the Middle Tennessee area. His work focuses on expressionistic portraitures and large scale public murals.  

Sam Welch, a native of Nashville, is a creative entrepreneur in bringing platforms, events, and spaces to artists. As an artist, himself, he leans towards the blend of street art through the eyes of a optimistic anarchist.

Kim Barry, a Pittsburgh-born artist, has travelled the country created experimental art studios  - Suite 106 in Florida, West Eleven in Los Angeles, and, most recently SixTHreeFouR in Pittsburgh, PA. Within each creative space, she designs interactive environments that include her paintings, sculptures, collaborative music, movement and installation. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including The Louvre's Contemporary Art Festival, Long Beach's 100 years of Women in Art Exhibit, The Oxford International Art Fair  and is held in private and corporate collections. 

This month, The Gallery will feature work from Bashorun, Welch, and Barry. Additionally, former Hollywood film star gone controversial artist, filmmaker, and activist, Stephen Shellenberger will be on display. The pieces are from his October 2017 Pittsburgh exhibition “Recycled & Reclaimed”  at SixTHreeFouR. "Recycled and Reclaimed" is the exploration into worlds that linger in the shadows on every street, heard on every radio station , and seen on our fav t.v shows without detection. 

Musical Guest is Alexis Marie Thompson- songwriter, folksinger, and environmentalist. She released her debut studio EP “Featherwind” in May 2018. 
Links:www.alexismariethompson.com Instagram.com/ol_whitetail

HOURS : 2pm - 6pm Tues - Fri or by appt. 

FOR MORE INFO PLEASE CONTACT DBOGallery2018@gmail.com or call 913 368 8834

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Now Available... Collect Prints from "Recycled & Reclaimed" by Artist Stephen Shellenberger

Now Available to Collect ......

Prints of over 25 original newspaper art pieces from the "Recycled & Reclaimed" exhibit by guest artist Stephen Shellenberger. A timely conversation, a timely artist and a timely opportunity to collect those willing to take a stand raising awareness NOW as it all unfolds. It will be worth the small investment.....

Find this and many more at this link. Thank you. Onward and Upward.  



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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

New Work by Stephen Shellenberger Available to Collect

I have recently reopened my Etsy online store and working on its latest art section, the original pieces  and art prints are now avaible to colect from our "Recycled & Reclaimed" exhibit by artist, filmmaker, and activist Stephen Shellenberger...  KimBarryStudioEtsy

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