My Home is a Nest

Nashville, TN (March 26, 2012) Blend Studio presents, My Home is a Nest, an interactive installation by artists Lindsay Black and Tiffany Dyer. My Home is a Nest is a community collaboration with participants reflecting on their idea of home. Participants were given a piece of the nest, the center of the installation, and wrote a reflection of their home. All the pieces were returned and fitted neatly together to create a human scale nest. Viewers are invited to interact with the installation by entering the nest and experiencing the refuge of a safe, comforting space, much like home. Those who did not get to participate before the opening are invited to participate during the art crawl. Nest pieces will be available to add to the installation. The exhibit will open May 5, 2012 from 6-9pm during the downtown art crawl.
Black, an art educator, received her BFA from Belmont University, as well as her Master of Arts in Teaching. She is also a painter and sculptor. She will be showing recent paintings during this exhibit reflecting various experiences that can change or alter ones perception of home.
Dyer is also an art educator. She studied art education and visual art at Tennessee Tech and recently received her MFA from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. She is an installation and fiber artist who uses re-purposed, salvaged and scavenged materials and incorporates interactive and participatory elements into her installations. She explores issues of collectivity, opportunity, and labor. Embracing notions of momentarily lived objects she offers alternatives to static, single voiced art production.
In addition to the gallery exhibit, Black and Dyer will host a free workshop May 26, 2012 from 12-2pm for all ages.

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