- Associated Press - Saturday, May 2, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A group of artists has created a pop-up gallery in a soon-to-be-demolished Nashville apartment building.

The Tennessean reports (https://tnne.ws/1ELFBnE) Sterling Goller-Brown and friends painted murals on the walls, ceilings and floors of the doomed building. They also made sculptures out of found objects there.

“It’s nice to work with the imperfections and using the trash and junk to make something nice to look at,” Goller-Brown said.

Most of the River Village Apartments already has been torn down to make way for affordable family housing. The last building is set to be demolished Monday.

On Saturday, one room was painted entirely in zig-zagging lines of bright color. An exterior wall held a mural depicting the face of a crying toddler. A half-demolished interior wall held sideways paint cans, spilling their colors onto the floor.

The artists invited the public to view their creations on Saturday afternoon. By Monday afternoon, it would be gone.

“They have the Art Crawl downtown in white-walled galleries, but this is a little more interesting to me,” Goller-Brown said. “It’s not going to be here forever. … Hopefully we’ll have a good turnout. They have to see it or it disappears forever.”


Information from: The Tennessean, https://www.tennessean.com

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