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.
HOURS : 2pm - 6pm Tues - Fri or by appt.
FOR MORE INFO PLEASE CONTACT DBOGallery2018@gmail.com or call 913 368 8834